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Format: CD
Sku: 214101161
UPC: 886976216221
UPC 14: 00886976216221
Release Date: 3/9/2010
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Purple Haze ~ Jimi Hendrix/The Jimi Hendrix Experience
2. Manic Depression ~ Jimi Hendrix/The Jimi Hendrix Experience
3. Hey Joe ~ Jimi Hendrix/The Jimi Hendrix Experience
4. Love or Confusion ~ Jimi Hendrix/The Jimi Hendrix Experience
5. May This Be Love ~ Jimi Hendrix/The Jimi Hendrix Experience
6. I Don't Live Today ~ Jimi Hendrix/The Jimi Hendrix Experience
7. Wind Cries Mary, The ~ Jimi Hendrix/The Jimi Hendrix Experience
8. Fire ~ Jimi Hendrix/The Jimi Hendrix Experience
9. 3rd Stone from the Sun ~ Jimi Hendrix/The Jimi Hendrix Experience
10. Foxey Lady ~ Jimi Hendrix/The Jimi Hendrix Experience
11. Are You Experienced? ~ Jimi Hendrix/The Jimi Hendrix Experience
12. Stone Free ~ Jimi Hendrix/The Jimi Hendrix Experience
13. 51st Anniversary ~ Jimi Hendrix/The Jimi Hendrix Experience
14. Highway Chile ~ Jimi Hendrix/The Jimi Hendrix Experience
15. Can You See Me ~ Jimi Hendrix/The Jimi Hendrix Experience
16. Remember ~ Jimi Hendrix/The Jimi Hendrix Experience
17. Red House ~ Jimi Hendrix/The Jimi Hendrix Experience
 
Jimi Hendrix

In his brief four-year reign as a superstar, Jimi Hendrix expanded the vocabulary of the electric rock guitar more than anyone before or since. Hendrix was a master at coaxing all manner of unforeseen sonics from his instrument, often with innovative amplification experiments that produced astral-quality feedback and roaring distortion. His frequent hurricane blasts of noise and dazzling showmanship -- he could and would play behind his back and with his teeth and set his guitar on fire -- has sometimes obscured his considerable gifts as a songwriter, singer, and master of a gamut of blues, R&B, and rock styles.

It was in a New York club that Hendrix was spotted by Animals bassist Chas Chandler. The first lineup of the Animals was about to split, and Chandler, looking to move into management, convinced Hendrix to move to London and record as a solo act in England. There a group was built around Jimi, also featuring Mitch Mitchell on drums and Noel Redding on bass, that was dubbed the Jimi Hendrix Experience. The trio became stars with astonishing speed in the U.K., where "Hey Joe," "Purple Haze," and "The Wind Cries Mary" all made the Top Ten in the first half of 1967. These tracks were also featured on their debut album, Are You Experienced?, a psychedelic meisterwerk that became a huge hit in the U.S. after Hendrix created a sensation at the Monterey Pop Festival in June of 1967.

Are You Experienced? was an astonishing debut, particularly from a young R&B veteran who had rarely sung, and apparently never written his own material, before the Experience formed. What caught most people's attention at first was his virtuosic guitar playing, which employed an arsenal of devices, including wah-wah pedals, buzzing feedback solos, crunching distorted riffs, and lightning, liquid runs up and down the scales. But Hendrix was also a first-rate songwriter, melding cosmic imagery with some surprisingly pop-savvy hooks and tender se

The debut release from The Jimi Hendrix Experience is widely regarded as the greatest, most influential debut release from any artist. When first released in 1967, Are You Experienced turned the music world upside down as Hendrix showed everyone exactly what it meant to be 'experienced.' Remastered from the original 2-track mixdown master tapes, this expanded 17-song collection features the ageless classics "Purple Haze," "Red House," "Stone Free," "Hey Joe," and "Are You Experienced." Plus a bonus DVD featuring a "Making Of" mini documentary.

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote This 1997 reissue of ARE YOU EXPERIENCED? is a remastered version that restores the original LP's track order and album artwork. ARE YOU EXPERIENCED? was previously reissued in 1993 (MCA 10893) with new cover art and a new 17-track running order that included all the songs on either the U.S. or U.K. versions of the original LP. That version is now out of print, and has been replaced by this one, on the Experience Hendrix label, which features remastered versions of the same 17 songs, this time in the order they appeared on the original American LP, with the extra tracks added to the end (a separate version was simultaneously released in the U.K., featuring the same songs but in the original British track order). The Experience Hendrix label is controlled by Hendrix's family.
Muze PNote The 1997 reissue also adds a 24-page booklet with previously-unpublished photos, the original LP liner notes and song lyrics.
Muze PNote The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Jimi Hendrix (vocals, electric guitar); Noel Redding (bass, background vocals); Mitch Mitchell (drums, background vocals).
Muze PNote Recorded in late 1966 and early 1967 at Olympic Studios, London, England.
Muze PNote Originally released on Reprise.
Muze PNote Includes liner notes by Dave Marsh.
Muze PNote Personnel: Jimi Hendrix (vocals, guitar); Noel Redding (vocals, bass guitar); Mitch Mitchell (drums).
Muze PNote Audio Remasterers: Eddie Kramer; George Marino.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Dave Marsh .
Muze PNote Photographers: Ulrich Handl; Bruce Fleming; Harry Goodwin; Bruce Colvill; Wilson Lindsey; Tom Monaster; John Sullivan .
Muze PNote Jimi Hendrix's debut recording was an instant classic, and is as startling today as when it first hit the streets in 1967. ARE YOU EXPERIENCED? is probably the most rock-oriented of Hendrix's official studio releases, but its influences are incredibly diverse. "Third Stone from the Sun" recalls the supple octaves of jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery; the churning Afro-Cuban polyrhythms of "Manic Depression" evoke John Coltrane and Elvin Jones; "I Don't Live Today" employs ritualistic Native American drumbeats; and the title tune borrows the Eastern airs of sitarist Ravi Shankar. The mix, beautifully refreshed on this 1997 reissue, is dark and churning, a dense wall of sound. Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding blast away with a barely controlled fury, and there's a distorted metallic edge to Hendrix's guitar timbre that has made ARE YOU EXPERIENCED? a particular favorite among rock and heavy metal guitarists. "Purple Haze" and "Foxey Lady" helped define the power trio format, thanks to Hendrix's full-bodied rhythm guitar and his soaring solos. ARE YOU EXPERIENCED? also established Hendrix as a singer/songwriter. His Dylanesque vocals and spacy imagery make each tune a little gem, especially on gentle outings such as the ballad "The Wind Cries Mary."

Producer: Chas Chandler

Engineer: Dave Siddle; Mike Ross; Eddie Kramer

Features

Video Features 36 Page Booklet Includes Detailed Sessin Info, Linear Notes, Photos and Memorabilia.
Video Features Bonus DVD Contains Exclusive "Making Of" Mini Documentary.
Video Features In Lavish 6-Panel Digipak.

Awards


Grammy (2000)
Video Award Name Jimi Hendrix, Winner, Best Music Video, Long Form

Grammy (1993)
Video Award Name Jimi Hendrix, Winner, Lifetime Achievement Award

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1992)
Video Award Name The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Performer Inductees

Grammy (1971)
   Video Award Name Jimi Hendrix, Nominee, Best Contemporary Instrumental Performance

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Rattle & Hum
Muze Music Compilations Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack & More (Remastered)
Muze Music Compilations Apollo 13
Muze Music Compilations It's Your Thing-Story Of The I
Muze Music Compilations Easy Rider
Muze Music Compilations Easy Rider (2-Disc Deluxe Edition) (Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Progressions:100 Years Of Jazz Guitar
Muze Music Compilations Still Life(Live)
Muze Music Compilations Pirate Radio (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Tha Funk Capitol Of The World
Muze Music Compilations Last Poets
Muze Music Compilations 60'S Music Revolution
Muze Music Compilations Woodstock:40 Years On Back To Yasgur
Muze Music Compilations Mr Peabody & Sherman (osc)
Muze Music Compilations Duane Allman's Jukebox
Muze Music Compilations Essential Isley Brothers
Muze Music Compilations Essential 3.0

Associated Artists and Works

Band of Gypsys [Remaster] ~ Band of Gypsys
Bourelly, Jean-Paul
Brewer, Jon
Brown, Phil (Drums)
Brown, Phil (Violin)
Cox, Billy
Doran, Christy
Doran, Studer, Minton, Bates, A
Fremonts Group
Little Richard
Miles, Buddy
Miles, Buddy (Drums)
Moore, Gary
Blues for Jimi ~ Moore, Gary
On, Pickin'
Original Soundtrack
Experience Hendrix: The Best of Jimi Hendrix ~ Original Soundtrack
Pickin' On
Richard, Little
Smith, Lonnie
Smith, Lonnie (Organ)
Studer, Fredy
Power of Soul: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix ~ Various Artists
Westray, Ron
World Saxophone Quartet

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 03/09/2010
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1967
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 62162
Music Label Name Label : Experience Hendrix
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00886976216221

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.96)
- Ranked #15 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "...The incendiary poetry of Hendrix's guitar was historic in itself..."

Q (12/93, p.136)
- 5 Stars (out of 5)
- "...ARE YOU EXPERIENCED? becomes the complete showcase for massive, never-matched earthquaking guitar sounds in improbably balanced dialogue with the laconic voice of a man who genuinely believed he couldn't sing..."

Down Beat (8/97, p.61)
- 5 stars (out of 5)
- "...pile-driving rhythms...deep blues...as well as Hendrix's amazing guitar/vocal display..."

Vibe (12/99, p.156)
- Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century

Vibe (2/94, p.103)
- "...for folks who've never heard Jimi on vinyl, the rainbow fantasia world of Hendrix awaits you in all its polyphonic peacock glory...."

NME (Magazine)
(10/2/93, p.29)
- Ranked #29 in NME's list of the "Greatest Albums Of All Time."

Bio

"Jimi Hendrix

In his brief four-year reign as a superstar, Jimi Hendrix expanded the vocabulary of the electric rock guitar more than anyone before or since. Hendrix was a master at coaxing all manner of unforeseen sonics from his instrument, often with innovative amplification experiments that produced astral-quality feedback and roaring distortion. His frequent hurricane blasts of noise and dazzling showmanship -- he could and would play behind his back and with his teeth and set his guitar on fire -- has sometimes obscured his considerable gifts as a songwriter, singer, and master of a gamut of blues, R&B, and rock styles.

It was in a New York club that Hendrix was spotted by Animals bassist Chas Chandler. The first lineup of the Animals was about to split, and Chandler, looking to move into management, convinced Hendrix to move to London and record as a solo act in England. There a group was built around Jimi, also featuring Mitch Mitchell on drums and Noel Redding on bass, that was dubbed the Jimi Hendrix Experience. The trio became stars with astonishing speed in the U.K., where ""Hey Joe,"" ""Purple Haze,"" and ""The Wind Cries Mary"" all made the Top Ten in the first half of 1967. These tracks were also featured on their debut album, Are You Experienced?, a psychedelic meisterwerk that became a huge hit in the U.S. after Hendrix created a sensation at the Monterey Pop Festival in June of 1967.

Are You Experienced? was an astonishing debut, particularly from a young R&B veteran who had rarely sung, and apparently never written his own material, before the Experience formed. What caught most people's attention at first was his virtuosic guitar playing, which employed an arsenal of devices, including wah-wah pedals, buzzing feedback solos, crunching distorted riffs, and lightning, liquid runs up and down the scales. But Hendrix was also a first-rate songwriter, melding cosmic imagery with some surprisingly pop-savvy hooks and tender sentiments. He was also an excellent blues interpreter and passionate, engaging singer (although his gruff, throaty vocal pipes were not nearly as great assets as his instrumental skills). Are You Experienced? was psychedelia at its most eclectic, synthesizing mod pop, soul, R&B, Dylan, and the electric guitar innovations of British pioneers like Jeff Beck, Pete Townshend, and Eric Clapton.

Amazingly, Hendrix would only record three fully conceived studio albums in his lifetime. Axis: Bold as Love and the double-LP Electric Ladyland were more diffuse and experimental than Are You Experienced? On Electric Ladyland in particular, Hendrix pioneered the use of the studio itself as a recording instrument, manipulating electronics and devising overdub techniques (with the help of engineer Eddie Kramer in particular) to plot uncharted sonic territory. Not that these albums were perfect, as impressive as they were; the instrumental breaks could meander, and Hendrix's songwriting was occasionally half-baked, never matching the consistency of Are You Experienced? (although he exercised greater creative control over the later albums)."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Hendrix,Jimi Experi
Product attributeLabel:   Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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