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Format: CD
Sku: 214101162
UPC: 886976216320
UPC 14: 00886976216320
Release Date: 3/9/2010
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. EXP ~ Jimi Hendrix/The Jimi Hendrix Experience
2. Up from the Skies ~ Jimi Hendrix/The Jimi Hendrix Experience
3. Spanish Castle Magic ~ Jimi Hendrix/The Jimi Hendrix Experience
4. Wait Until Tomorrow ~ Jimi Hendrix/The Jimi Hendrix Experience
5. Ain't No Telling ~ Jimi Hendrix/The Jimi Hendrix Experience
6. Little Wing ~ Jimi Hendrix/The Jimi Hendrix Experience
7. If 6 Was 9 ~ Jimi Hendrix/The Jimi Hendrix Experience
8. You Got Me Floatin' ~ Jimi Hendrix/The Jimi Hendrix Experience
9. Castles Made of Sand ~ Jimi Hendrix/The Jimi Hendrix Experience
10. She's so Fine ~ Jimi Hendrix/The Jimi Hendrix Experience
11. One Rainy Wish ~ Jimi Hendrix/The Jimi Hendrix Experience
12. Little Miss Lover ~ Jimi Hendrix/The Jimi Hendrix Experience
13. Bold as Love ~ 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 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.

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote 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.
Muze PNote The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Jimi Hendrix (vocals, electic guitar); Noel Redding (vocals, bass); Mitch Mitchell (drums, background vocals).
Muze PNote Recorded at Olympic Studios, London, England.
Muze PNote Originally released on Reprise.
Muze PNote Includes liner notes by Jym Fahey.
Muze PNote Audio Remasterers: Eddie Kramer; George Marino.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Jym Fahey.
Muze PNote Photographers: Leni Sinclair; Peter Riches; Eddie Kramer; Baron Wolman; Bruce Fleming; James Davenport; Bill DiBacco; Wilson Lindsey; Linda McCartney.
Muze PNote 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.

Producer: Chas Chandler

Engineer: 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 Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack & More (Remastered)
Muze Music Compilations Apollo 13
Muze Music Compilations Easy Rider
Muze Music Compilations Easy Rider (2-Disc Deluxe Edition) (Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Essential Isley Brothers
Muze Music Compilations Progressions:100 Years Of Jazz Guitar
Muze Music Compilations Rattle & Hum
Muze Music Compilations Watchmen (Original Soundtrack)
Muze Music Compilations Still Life(Live)
Muze Music Compilations Pirate Radio (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Tha Funk Capitol Of The World
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 It's Your Thing-Story Of The I
Muze Music Compilations Last Poets
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
Westray, Ron
World Saxophone Quartet

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 03/08/2010
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1967
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 88697621632
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 : 00886976216320

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."

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)."

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