The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis Bold As Love

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis Bold As Love

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Re-released with a 24 page colour booklet. ‘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, vocalised 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.

Tracklist

A1 EXP
A2 Up From The Skies
A3 Spanish Castle Magic
A4 Wait Until Tomorrow
A5 Ain't No Telling
A6 Little Wing
A7 If 6 Was 9
B1 You Got Me Floating
B2 Castles Made Of Sand
B3 She's So Fine
B4 One Rainy Wish
B5 Little Miss Lover
B6 Bold As Love