Jimi Hendrix Experience — Axis Bold As Love
Remastered on 180-gram Vinyl
Authorized Hendrix Family Edition
Jimi and the Experience come out swinging on album #2, released just seven months after their incendiary debut record and six months after their stunning U.S. debut concert at the Monterey Pop Festival. Axis shows Jimi’s evolution as a songwriter with sensitive ballads like “Little Wing” and “Castles Made of Sand.”
Remastered from the original two-track master tapes, with a gatefold sleeve and 8-page color booklet featuring rare photos and liner notes.
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Axis Bold As Love features some serious sonic exploration — from Jimi’s guitar feedback and tremolo-bar dive bombs to the experimental stereo panning effect, which causes the sound to revolve around the listener — notable on the album opener, EXP. This is also the first time Hendrix plays his guitar through a revolving Leslie speaker to create a wavering effect (the Leslie is typically used on an organ). Check out this video of engineer Eddie Kramer providing a behind-the-scenes look at the recording of Axis Bold as Love.
- Up from the Skies
- Spanish Castle Magic
- Wait Until Tomorrow
- Ain't No Telling
- Little Wing
- If 6 Was 9
- You Got Me Floatin
- Castles Made of Sand
- She's So Fine
- One Rainy Wish
- Little Miss Lover
- Bold as Love
Interestingly, Axis almost missed its release date after Hendrix left the master tape of side one in the back seat of a London taxi. There was a hurried overnight remixing of most of the side, with bassist Noel Redding literally using an iron to smooth out the wrinkles in his tape of If 6 Was 9.
Be sure to check out Jimi's mind-blowing debut album: Are You Experienced.
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