(2010) Axis: Bold As Love

The Jimi Hendrix Experience

... read moreJimi 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...

38′:49″ 13 Songs

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Exp
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
1:55
2
Up From The Skies
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
2:55
3
Spanish Castle Magic
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
3:00
4
Wait Until Tomorrow
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
3:00
5
Ain't No Telling
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
1:46
6
Little Wing
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
2:24
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If 6 Was 9
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
5:32
8
You Got Me Floatin'
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
2:45
9
Castles Made Of Sand
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
2:46
10
She's So Fine
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
2:37
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One Rainy Wish
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
3:40
12
Little Miss Lover
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
2:20
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Bold As Love
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
4:09
Released 01 January 2010, ℗ 2009 Experience Hendrix L.L.C., under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment

Review

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 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." ~ Cub Koda