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Axis: Bold As Love

1 Jan 2010 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan 2010
  • Release Date: 1 Jan 2010
  • Label: Legacy Recordings
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  • Total Length: 39:11
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  • ASIN: B00307F0MS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,118 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

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29 of 30 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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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Msp Khan on 29 Sep 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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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By William Shepherd on 11 Jan 2004
Format: Audio CD
I bought this album in the christmas. And i immediately fell in love with it. I am a dedicated Hendrix fan, even at the ripe old age of 16 and if you are a boy of my age do not write off this music as 'stuff my dad listens to' because in fact you will find that this is some of the best music of the last century. If you are a guitarist like me, you will admire this playing. This album has some of the best riffs of the time, even though they are not too well known, Spanish Castle Magic, one of the best on the album, could be passed as a modern retro-rocker tune. It has enormous power. 'you got me floatin' ' is another of those brilliant riffs that you, guitarist or not will long to play. this album is a striking and frightening cosmic display of awesome composition that cannot afford to be missed by any age or era of people.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Shaolin_monkey on 20 Sep 2008
Format: Audio CD
It could be that this was my first introduction to Hendrix, but I maintain to this day it is the best of the 'Jimi Hendrix Experience' studio albums. I say this for a great number of reasons.

First of all, lets assume you've never heard an 'Experience' album before, and want to dip your toe in the water. This album is a great place to start, as it eases you in with a nice gentle, yet sublimely funky number, before it crushes your head with Spanish Castle Magic. The album is like a gentle roller coaster ride of funky rocky highs, and gentle mellow dips, with an ease of access missing from the other two studio albums.

So that gets you into it, and opens your mind to the possibility of exploring Hendrix further. At this point you may be drawn to purchasing 'Are You Experienced' and 'Electric Ladyland'. However, you're going to be torn between two extremes; the former is hard, fast and in your face, and the latter segues into many experimental meanderings.

I found myself reeling away from those two, a bit stunned, back to this album, and finding solace in the 'inbetweenness', in which you have both hard paced tracks of the first, and the beginnings of experimentation of the third. That is by no means a bad thing though - in fact, to the contrary you come to the conclusion that while Hendrix can maintain the hard innovative edge, he can also provide enough structure and control to make a tight album that still sounds fresh and original.

Over the years I have also found it is a very layered album. Different stereo systems and even different headphones have revealed nuances I have not been able to detect previously. As a result of this, I have come back to this album again and again. I have owned it on tape, vinyl, CD and now MP3. I wish the same could be said of the other two.

So, in summary, this is both the best album for newcomers, and also, in my opinion, his best album.
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