Classic Album Sundays Toast Jimi Hendrix

'Electric Ladyland' to receive playback...

Gaining worldwide fame and infamy with his opening two studio albums, Jimi Hendrix opened 1968 in a creative mood.

Locking himself away in the studio, the guitarist pushed himself harder, further than ever before. A true classic of the psychedelic rock era, 'Electric Ladyland' is set to receive the Classic Album Sunday treatment this weekend (May 18th).

The album will be played back in full on on vinyl on an audiophile sound system. Working in collaboration with Jill Furmanovsky’s Rockarchive, the special session will feature photographer Ray Stevenson talking first hand about his experience of shooting Jimi Hendrix.

David Montgomery – who shot the original (and hugely controversial) naked ladies picture of the Tracks Records UK edition of 'Electric Ladyland' – will also be joining the line-up and Jensens Gin will be making up a complimentary 'Gini Hendrix' cocktail for the event.

Taking place at Olympus Rockarchive Image Space (199 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3TY – closest station is Liverpool Street) between 6pm – 9pm, full details are HERE.

Oh, one more thing… Clash has one vinyl copy of 'Electric Ladyland' to give away alongside a pair of tickets for the event. To stand a chance of winning just tweet #electricladyland to Clash on Twitter!

Related: 12 Things You Never Knew… About Jimi Hendrix

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