The album was engineered, mixed and compiled by
John Jansen, who is listed on the record's sleeve as "Alex Trevor" because he did not wish his name to be on the album's credits. Additional engineering was provided by Eddie Kramer, Dave Palmer, Kim King,
Gary Kellgren, Jack Adams, Tom Flye and Jim Robinson.
Reprise Records (Jimi Hendrix' label at the time), declined to issue this album in the US and Canada as they considered the material below standard. All the tracks on this album have been subsequently re-released on other official albums, in some form, except "Blue Suede Shoes". The UK, French, and German releases had different covers.
"Blue Suede Shoes" recorded at
Record Plant studios in New York City on January 23, 1970
"Jam 292" recorded at Record Plant Studios on May 14, 1969
"The Stars That Play with Laughing Sam's Dice" recorded at Mayfair Studios, New York City on July 18 and 29, 1967
"The Drifter's Escape" recorded at Electric Lady Studios on June 17, 1970
"Burning Desire" and "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man" recorded at Baggys in New York City on December 18 or 19, 1969
"Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)" recorded at Record Plant Studios on June 14, 1968
^The original UK Polydor album shows "1973" as the copyright year. However, biographers
Harry Shapiro and Cesar Glebbeek and later Hendrix producer John McDermott and long-time Hendrix engineer
Eddie Kramer identify the release date as February 1974.