The Jimi Hendrix Experience Axis: Bold As Love 180g LP (Mono)
Michael Fremer Rated 9/10 Music, 9/10 Sonics!
Limited Edition! 180g Mono Audiophile Vinyl!
Mastered by Bernie Grundman From Original Monoaural Mixes!
Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time - "Little Wing" - Rated 366/500!
The mono versions of this Jimi Hendrix classic is drawn from the original monoaural mixes created by Chas Chandler, Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Kramer in 1967. Mastered by Bernie Grundman, each album features original artwork and sequencing. This highly sought after mix, previously unavailable for decades, is presented on 200-gram audiophile vinyl.
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."
"This is the album that let the other guitar greats of the era know that
Hendrix was the greatest—that he’d transcended the blues riffs, the Chuck
Berry-isms and the electrified C&W picking and taken string bending to new
territory." - Michael Fremer, www.musicangle.com, Music 10/10, Sound 9/10
"...Axis is a leisurely, bluesy jewel; Hendrix slowed down on "Little Wing"
and "If 6 Was 9" to allow his guitar space to breathe as well as burn. " 'Little
Wing' is like one of these beautiful girls that come around sometimes," he said.
"They might be spaced, they might be kinda strung out. But everybody has a right
to . . . their beliefs, if they want to believe that a star is purple, or
whatever." Like Hendrix, Axis was cryptic and bewitching." -
"Blissed out from his appearance at Monterey Pop, Hendrix brought a delicate
touch to this ballad at a 1967 London session. In a mere 145 seconds, he
conjured a gossamer reverie. Hendrix played one of his most lyrical solos
through a Leslie speaker cabinet (creating an oscillating sound) and later added
glockenspiel to complete the mood." - Rolling Stone
"[A]s good as the stereo mix and well worth having... [T]here's power in the mono focus, and the drums in particular are well served... [T]he QRP pressings are dead quiet and physically perfect." - Michael Fremer, www.analogplanet.com, Music 9/10, Sound 9/10!
• Limited Edition
• 180g Vinyl
• Re-mastered by Bernie Grundman
• Mastered from Original Mono Mix
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Re-issue plated by Gary Salstrom
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