Many Hendrix fans might never have seen the other side of these 60s and 70s sleeves.



"Electric Ladyland Part One" (Track 1968)
This wasn't a gatefold, I just put the front and back together.


UK "Are You Experienced"
(Track - Polydor)

US "Are You Experienced"

Axis inner

"Axis bold As Love" - Original inner sleeve (Track)

The "Axis" gatefold

(Track - Polydor - Reprise - MCA)

 The sumptuous UK "Electric Ladyland" inner sleeve

(Track - Polydor)


The original Track gatefoold version included a fold out lyric sheet
which was printed in grey inside the Reprise gatefold.




The US "Ladyland" inner
following Jimi's own layout recommendations (as revealed in the current MCA booklet).
Left of the title is the Central Parc statue shot with children that Jimi had suggested for the front or back cover.
Taken by David Sygall & Linda Eastman (future McCartney), MCA respectfully used two color photos from the shoot
at the back of the booklet of their 1997 re-release.


UK "Smash Hits" back
(Track - Polydor)

US "Smash Hits" back

Back of the 1 st UK edition of "Band Of Gypsys"
Right handed puppet !


The rare "Electric Jimi Hendrix" back cover


Back of "Electric Ladyland - Part 2"
(evidently the same photo session
as the "Axis" inner - see top of Alternates page 4).


The original "Ladyland" vinyl
(and first CD release) on Reprise
compared to the tighter cropped
MCA version of today


The original photo by Karl Ferris


BOG inner

The original Band Of Gypsys inner sleeve, with Jimi's poem:

Baby Child as a man
as a living grain of sand…
Sitting on the ever changing shore,
Greeting the sunrise…
Picked up upon the Gypsy woman,
Hair Flaming Night as ravens even sleep…rainbow cloth
Tambourine complimenting her chant and choice of graces,
And Love Her God…

I actually looked upon her on my right…coming forth,
And Baby Child then secondly looked his left to eye
And 11 or 12 women, men and little ones approached;
They clad in their master’s wish;
White robes swaying to be baptized.
These two world crossed each other in front of me, when
Afterwards, Baby Child sipped a heartful of ocean…
Spat out the waste and walked upon the New Day.

"Band Of Gypsys" gatefold
2nd edition (Track) UK
Isle Of Wight photo



"Cry Of Love" inner and back - Lyrics of "Straight Ahead" on the back.

(Track - Polydor - Reprise)

"Rainbow Bridge" inner and back. Extract of the conversation between Jimi, director Chuck Wein and Pat Hartley that was featured in the film
was on the inside, and lyrics to "Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)" on the back, over an "OM" symbol, as the "Theme from Rainbow Bridge".



"In The West" inner and back - superb photos by Jim Marshall



"Experience" inner and back



"Jimi Hendrix - Film Soundtrack" inner and back




Inner bag of some Reprise albums
(also used for an Australien 12 record box set).


The inside of the French "Electric Ladyland" on Barclay.
Photo by Jean-Pierre Leloir.