Axis: Bold as Love
Rolling Stone: Ranked #82 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "...Like Hendrix, AXIS was cryptic and bewitching..."
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- Released: October 22, 2013
- Originally Released: 2013
- Label: Sony Legacy
Rolling Stone - 12/11/03, p.116Ranked #82 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "...Like Hendrix, AXIS was cryptic and bewitching..."
Q - 12/93, p.1364 Stars (out of 5) - "...AXIS dazzles as the Experience creates a genre probably short-lived because nobody else could play it: jazz metal might be the appropiate tag..."
Down Beat - 8/97, p.614.5 stars (out of 5) - "...pales only slightly in comparison [to ARE YOU EXPERIENCED?]..."
Vibe - 2/94, p.103"...for folks who've never heard Jimi on vinyl, the rainbow fantasia world of Hendrix awaits you in all its polyphonic peacock glory...."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.52Ranked #7 in Mojo's "The 50 Most Out There Albums Of All Time" - "Far out indeed."
- 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
This 1997 reissue of AXIS: BOLD AS LOVE is a newly remastered version that restores the original album artwork. It is among the first batch of albums on Experience Hendrix, a new label controlled by Hendrix's family.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Jimi Hendrix (vocals, electic guitar); Noel Redding (vocals, bass); Mitch Mitchell (drums, background vocals).
Recorded at Olympic Studios, London, England.
Originally released on Reprise.
Includes liner notes by Jym Fahey.
Audio Remasterers: Eddie Kramer; George Marino.
Liner Note Author: Jym Fahey.
Photographers: Leni Sinclair; Eddie Kramer; Baron Wolman; Bruce Fleming; Wilson Lindsey; Linda McCartney.
AXIS: BOLD AS LOVE was the follow-up to ARE YOU EXPERIENCED?, and represented a much more conscious use of the recording studio's possibilities. Where his live shows continued to showcase the raw rocking power of the Experience, the recording studio gave Hendrix the composer/arranger a broader palette. There are still plenty of powerful blues/rock-inflected songs, such as the menacing "If 6 Was 9," the rolling "Spanish Castle Magic" and the spatial title tune. But "Up from the Skies" is a jazzy trio romp, featuring Hendrix's bluesy, vocalized wah-wah pedal. And on the ballads "Little Wing" and "Castles Made of Sand," Hendrix shifts the focus from the band to the silvery chord/melody accompaniments he often employed to complement his vocals. They are an orchestral effect unto themselves.
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