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.
- <h6>Feedback Ahead!</h6><br><em>Axis Bold As Love</em> 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, <em>EXP</em>. 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 <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkJhnDkdC-0">behind-the-scenes look</a> at the recording of <em>Axis Bold as Love</em>.<br><strong>Side 1:</strong><br><ol><br> <li>EXP</li> <li>Up from the Skies</li> <li>Spanish Castle Magic</li> <li>Wait Until Tomorrow</li> <li>Ain't No Telling</li> <li>Little Wing</li> <li>If 6 Was 9</li></ol><br><strong>Side 2:</strong><br><ol><br> <li>You Got Me Floatin</li> <li>Castles Made of Sand</li> <li>She's So Fine</li> <li>One Rainy Wish</li> <li>Little Miss Lover</li> <li>Bold as Love</li></ol><br>Interestingly, <em>Axis</em> 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 <em>If 6 Was 9</em>.<br>Be sure to check out Jimi's mind-blowing debut album: <a href="https://www.deafmanvinyl.com/dmv-shop/jimi-hendrix-experience-are-you-experienced/?preview_id=5575&preview_nonce=aa5b550530&_thumbnail_id=5576&preview=true">Are You Experienced</a>.