Axis: Bold As Love (Remastered) CD (2010)

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The sensational sophomore release of The Jimi Hendrix Experience highlights Hendrix's own evolving musical experimentalism and acknowledges his early musical influences of soul and R&B. Remastered from the original two-track mixdown master tapes, Axis: Bold As Love's 13-songs show the evolving trio as they neared the height of their career. Features the seminal classics "Spanish Castle Magic," "Little Wing," "Castles Made Of Sand," and the classic Easy Rider anthem, "If 6 Was 9." Plus a bonus DVD featuring a "Making Of" mini documentary.

Specifications

Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
SKU 214101162
UPC 886976216320
UPC 14 00886976216320
Format CD
Release Date 3/9/2010
Links
Author Jimi Experi Hendrix
Compilation Appearance Rattle & Hum
Compilation Appearance Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack & More (Remastered)
Compilation Appearance Apollo 13
Compilation Appearance It's Your Thing-Story Of The I
Compilation Appearance Easy Rider
Compilation Appearance Easy Rider (2-Disc Deluxe Edition) (Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Essential Isley Brothers
Compilation Appearance Progressions:100 Years Of Jazz Guitar
Compilation Appearance Guitar Heroes Volume 2
Compilation Appearance Still Life(Live)
Compilation Appearance Pirate Radio (Ost)
Compilation Appearance 60'S Music Revolution
Compilation Appearance Woodstock:40 Years On Back To Yasgur
Compilation Appearance Mr Peabody & Sherman (osc)
Compilation Appearance Duane Allman's Jukebox
Compilation Appearance Under The Influence:songs That Made T
Compilation Appearance Tha Funk Capitol Of The World
Features
36 Page Booklet Includes Detailed Sessin Info, Linear Notes, Photos and Memorabilia.
Bonus DVD Contains Exclusive "Making Of" Mini Documentary.
In Lavish 6-Panel Digipak.
Technical Info
Engineer Eddie Kramer
Producer Chas Chandler
CatalogID 88697621632
Lable Name Experience Hendrix
Released 03/08/2010
Original Release 1967
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Length 39m : 23s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00886976216320
Album Notes and Credits
This 1997 reissue of AXIS: BOLD AS LOVE is a newly remastered version that restores the original album artwork. It is among the first batch of albums on Experience Hendrix, a new label controlled by Hendrix's family.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Jimi Hendrix (vocals, electic guitar); Noel Redding (vocals, bass); Mitch Mitchell (drums, background vocals).
Recorded at Olympic Studios, London, England.
Originally released on Reprise.
Includes liner notes by Jym Fahey.
Audio Remasterers: Eddie Kramer; George Marino.
Liner Note Author: Jym Fahey.
Photographers: Leni Sinclair; Peter Riches; Eddie Kramer; Baron Wolman; Bruce Fleming; James Davenport; Bill DiBacco; Wilson Lindsey; Linda McCartney.
AXIS: BOLD AS LOVE was the follow-up to ARE YOU EXPERIENCED?, and represented a much more conscious use of the recording studio's possibilities. Where his live shows continued to showcase the raw rocking power of the Experience, the recording studio gave Hendrix the composer/arranger a broader palette. There are still plenty of powerful blues/rock-inflected songs, such as the menacing "If 6 Was 9," the rolling "Spanish Castle Magic" and the spatial title tune. But "Up from the Skies" is a jazzy trio romp, featuring Hendrix's bluesy, vocalized wah-wah pedal. And on the ballads "Little Wing" and "Castles Made of Sand," Hendrix shifts the focus from the band to the silvery chord/melody accompaniments he often employed to complement his vocals. They are an orchestral effect unto themselves.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.116) - Ranked #82 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "...Like Hendrix, AXIS was cryptic and bewitching..."
Q (12/93, p.136) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...AXIS dazzles as the Experience creates a genre probably short-lived because nobody else could play it: jazz metal might be the appropiate tag..."
Down Beat (8/97, p.61) - 4 1/2 stars (out of 5) - "...pales only slightly in comparison [to ARE YOU EXPERIENCED?]..."
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...."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.52) - Ranked #7 in Mojo's "The 50 Most Out There Albums Of All Time" - "Far out indeed."
Artist Bio
"Jimi HendrixIn 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)."
Disc 1
1 EXP
2 Up from the Skies
3 Spanish Castle Magic
4 Wait Until Tomorrow
5 Ain't No Telling
6 Little Wing
7 If 6 Was 9
8 You Got Me Floatin'
9 Castles Made of Sand
10 She's so Fine
11 One Rainy Wish
12 Little Miss Lover
13 Bold as Love
Awards
Grammy (2000) Jimi Hendrix, Winner, Best Music Video, Long Form
Grammy (1993) Jimi Hendrix, Winner, Lifetime Achievement Award
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1992) The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Performer Inductees
Grammy (1971) Jimi Hendrix, Nominee, Best Contemporary Instrumental Performance
Product Attributes
Artist Hendrix,Jimi Experi
Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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