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· JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE - AXIS: BOLD AS LOVE - ORIGINAL 1967 REPRISE STEREO LP RS-6281
· ORIGINAL U.S. PRESSING
· ORIGINAL 3-TONE (YELLOW, PINK AND GREEN) REPRISE LABEL WITH RIVERBOAT LOGO (MID-60’s STYLE)
· THIS IS THE ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC, FIRST U.S. PRESSING; THIS IS NOT A REISSUE, AN IMPORT, OR A COUNTERFEIT PRESSING.
· ORIGINAL GATEFOLD COVER, MADE OF THICK CARDBOARD (AMERICAN STYLE)
· ORIGINAL AMERICAN MIX (DIFFERENT FROM THE U.K. OR CANADIAN MIXES); [THE AMERICAN MIX IS MORE “PSYCHEDELIC”, WITH ECHO AND REVERB ADDED TO THE MIX]
· CLEAN, WEAR-FREE LABELS
· THICK, HEAVY VINYL PRESSING
· MATRIX NUMBER IN TRAIL-OFF VINYL (DEAD WAX) ENDS WITH '-1E/-1F’ ON SOME LABELS, SUFFIX '–1' DENOTES THE VERY FIRST, ORIGINAL PRESSING)
(►PLEASE SEE THE IMAGE OF THE COVER, LABEL OR BOTH, SHOWN BELOW)
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Jimi Hendrix's second album followed up his groundbreaking debut effort with a solid collection of great tunes and great interactive playing between himself, Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell, and the recording studio itself. Wisely retaining manager Chas Chandler to produce the album and Eddie Kramer as engineer, Hendrix stretched further musically than on the first album, but even more so as a songwriter. He was still quite capable of coming up with spacy rockers like "You Got Me Floating," "Up from the Skies," and "Little Miss Lover," radio-ready to follow on the commercial heels of "Foxey Lady" and "Purple Haze." But the beautiful, wistful ballads "Little Wing," "Castles Made of Sand," "One Rainy Wish," and the title track set closer show remarkable growth and depth as a tunesmith, harnessing Curtis Mayfield soul guitar to Dylanesque lyrical imagery and Fuzz Face hyperactivity to produce yet another side to his grand psychedelic musical vision. These are tempered with Jimi's most avant-garde tracks yet, "EXP" and the proto-fusion jazz blowout of "If 6 Was 9."
(EXCERPT FROM AN ONLINE REVIEW BY THE LATE, GREAT CUB KODA, ALL MUSIC GUIDE /ALLMUSIC.COM/)
The historical importance of this album cannot be overestimated. Recorded almost immediately after the Hendrix's first album, "Axis" finds Jimi elaborating on his ideas previously experimented on "Are you experienced", but with much more subtlety and finesse and considerably more pronounced psychedelic "feel" (just check the cover and be instantly experienced!). Some of the most important - and beloved - Hendrix tracks are here. We have a privilege of presenting here a copy from the fast-depleting stock of mega-rare first pressings, on the original 3-color Reprise label. Track listing: EXP - Up from the skies - Spanish Castle Magic - Wait until tomorrow - Ain't no telling - Little wing - If 6 was 9 - You got me floating - Castles made of sand - She's so fine - One rainy wish - Little miss lover - Bold as love.
For its extraordinary contribution to the modern music, superb production, craftsmanship, fine musicianship, revolutionary significance and influence it exerted on numerous generations of musicians, writers and general public, or for some other innate quality, this album was voted one of top-200 albums of all time in one of the largest poll of critics, music reviewers, professionals and producers ever organized: the poll, which was conducted by Paul Gambaccini, legendary BBC Radio A&R man, surveyed more than 50 top music professionals (including Roy Carr, Jonathan Cott, Robert Christgau, Cameron Crowe, Chet Flippo, Ben Fong-Torres, Charlie Gillett, Greil Marcus, Murray the K., Lenny Kaye, Bruce Morrow (a/k/a "Cousin Brucie"), Tim Rice (of "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "Evita" fame), Lisa Robinson, Robert Shelton (who wrote liner notes for Bob Dylan's first album), Ed Ward, Joel Whitburn, Pete Wingfield, etc.). For more details, see: "Critics Choice: Top-200 albums" compiled by Paul Gambaccini, Omnibus Press, Library of Congress Catalog No.7855565 (or ►click here for the complete album listing).
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(IMPORTANT NOTE: unless otherwise noted, ALL records are graded visually, and NOT play-graded!; we grade records under the strong, diffuse room light or discrete sunlight)
(a) WE GRADE THE VINYL AS STRONG NEAR MINT (APPEARS UNPLAYED, POSSIBLY PLAYED ONCE). The original luster is very much intact, and the vinyl shines and sparkles almost like new.
(b) The record comes in a poly-lined inner sleeve, which has - apparently with success - shielded the vinyl from the harmful impact of elements over many years!
(c) The record is pressed on a beautiful, thick, inflexible vinyl, which was usually used for the first or very early pressings. Usually, the sound on such thick vinyl pressings is full-bodied, vivid, and even dramatic. Do not expect to obtain such a majestic analog sound from a digital recording!
(d) Of course, this is a full-bodied ANALOG recording, and not an inferior, digital recording!!!
COVER IS STRONG NEAR MINT
The following flaws or imperfections are noted on the cover:
- Cover has JUST A HINT of shelf wear on the seams (nothing significant)
NO OTHER IMPERFECTIONS ON THE COVER:
- No split seams
- No ring wear
- No cut-out (drill) holes.