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  • Vinyl (25 Mar. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Music On Vinyl
  • ASIN: B00B9DGY5W
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
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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

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180 gram vinyl / Mono version

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'Axis: Bold as Love', the second Experience album, was released merely six months after their debut LP 'Are You Experienced', at the end of 1967. Many of the album's songs were composed with complex studio recording techniques in mind and as a result were rarely performed live. Only 'Spanish Castle Magic' and every-guitar-player's-ultimate-study-material 'Little Wing' became staples during concerts. The album shows an incredible growth in Hendrix's songwriting and sonical versatility. Radio friendly rockers like 'Wait Until Tomorrow' and 'You Got Me Floatin'' are mixed with ballads such as 'Castles Made Of Sand', the album's variety makes it a delightful listen. The original mono pressing was intended to cater to those listeners with outdated hifi equipment, and therefore this is a rare piece of Hendrix legacy. The Music On Vinyl reissue of the mono mix makes this evergreen available for contemporary ears again.

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4.7 out of 5 stars

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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By "thomasbirch2" on 2 April 2002
Format: Audio CD
Unfairly consigned to the history books as the follow-up to "Are You Experienced?" and little else, "Axis: Bold as Love" is actually an eclectic and electrifying album. It shows Jimi and his Experience consolidating upon the sonic battery of their first outing, and delving back to Jimi's days on the chitlin' circuit in the USA, playing tough soul to tough crowds.
Jimi's endearingly silly sci-fi preoccupations are to the fore on the ridiculous "EXP" and jazzy "Up From the Skies", and the aforementioned soul excursions are best represented on the funky "Little Miss Lover". Bassist Noel Redding gets his own number on the dated-but-enjoyable "She's So Fine", but there's no stealing Jimi's thunder on material which ranges from the beautiful "Little Wing" and "Castles Made of Sand" to the hard, hard rock of "Spanish Castle Magic".
Placed within the Hendrix canon, this album is as unique and vital as all the rest, paving the way for the Experience's finest hour, "Electric Ladyland". This, then, remains our only snapshot of the Experience together as a cohesive whole, enthused by their first taste of real success, and working as a tight and efficient studio-based unit. More importantly, though, this is a superb record, and one every rock fan should have in their collection.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Msp Khan on 29 Sept. 2007
Format: Audio CD
one day i woke and discovered that axis was the best hendrix album.I got fed up with the riff based songs on 'are you experienced'. Most of that album seems really commercial to me,it does not work as whole album but a collection of songs where as axis is cohesive as whole. It opens with a jarring insrumental ipersonationg a flying saucer and seques into 'up from the skies'. It is great song that predicts global warming decades before anyone else. It has superb jazz feel.Next is 'spanish castle magic' with great lyrics and a rocker of amazing frenzy. One song follows another till we reach the masterpiece 'little wing'.The opening by even hendrix standard is superb as well as a great love song . If six was nine is three songs in one and ends with an inredible freak out ending with not guitar but flutes. The energy is maintained on the hard and poppy 'you got me floating'. the song is an amazing feel good song which makes the next song feel so unusal on this album.'castles made of sand' makes you come down to earth with three stories of ironies of life. Noel redding song is another piece which grounds the album. the remaining songs lift it up again particularly 'bold as love' which is one of the great hendrix tracks.What makes this album so special among hendrix albums is that no singles were released. I think it is the greatest hendrix album. buy it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By XBBX on 24 Jan. 2012
Format: Audio CD
Before I get started with this review it's worth mentioning an interesting mastering quirk with Axis Bold As Love on CD. The original US CD release on Reprise and all of the subsequent US/European digital remasterings (Polydor, MCA, Experience Hendrix, Sony etc.) have used the same mix of the album as the original vinyl LP. But the original Polydor CD pressing (Polydor 813 5722) uses an *alternate* mix, only one song of which (the title track) has the same mix as that found on all the other discs. Across the rest of that CD the mixing differences with panning choices and reverb/phasing effects etc range from the subtle to the obvious. So that's something to bear in mind for the serious Hendrix fan or collector.

Ok, with that piece of info out of the way I'll get on with my review of Axis Bold As Love.

Coming on the heels of the incredibly cohesive collection of songs which formed Are You Experienced, I've always felt Axis Bold As Love to have something of a half-completed and rushed vibe about it. Which seems oddly paradoxical given the amount of work with overdubs and psychedelic effects which Hendrix and the band clearly put into this material!

The main problem for me is the short length of a number of the songs. Half of the tracks on the album come in at under 3 minutes, with one not even hitting the 2 minute mark. And unlike the previous album there's a distinct lack of guitar solos, the inclusion of which would have seriously improved these shorter songs.

But here's the BIG trade-off; What you lose with this album from an AYE instrumentalist standpoint, you gain from Hendrix upping his game as a songwriter.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By The Guardian TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 2 Jun. 2011
Format: Vinyl
Review of vinyl pressing of 'Axis Bold as Love' follows.

The original bright and distinctive Hindu-cosmology-themed gatefold-cover art graces the vinyl pressing of `Axis Bold as Love', the second album from the Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded later in 1967, the same year as their debut album `Are You Experienced?'. `Axis' is musically more polished than its immediate predecessor, full of new material written since the AYE sessions and has first class production values which still sound crisp and professional even 44 years later.

The album opens with a mock-radio interview during which Jimi plays `Mr Paul Caruso', a man just arrived in a flying saucer, a comedic moment of sci-fi spacyness which sets the tone of the album in a manner absolutely fitting for 1967.

So, what of the music on `Axis'? Here the focus is on songwriting and the mood gentler, more ambient and melodic than Hendrix's first creative outpouring captured on AYE, though some rocking numbers like `Spanish Castle Magic' and `Ain't no Telling' stand out. Many of the songs are short, coming in around the 2-minute mark and displaying an admirable discipline in contrast to the self-indulgent extended improvisations of many 1967 contemporaries. The most enduring numbers from `Axis' are probably the poignant and prolifically-covered `Little Wing' with its distinctive intro and beautifully restrained wailing guitar; and `If Six was Nine' with its rebellious be-true-to-yourself-and-don't-follow-the-crowd theme, used in the soundtrack of the famous Cannes-prize-winning 1969 film `Easy Rider' starring Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper (who also directed) and Jack Nicholson in early film roles.
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