‘Axis: Bold as Love’ by The Jimi Hendrix Experience is their second studio album produced By Chas Chandler and released on December 1, 1967 by Track Records.
Track Listing : 1.Exp (Jimi Hendrix) – 01:55 . 2.Up From The Skies (Jimi Hendrix) – 02:55 . 3.Spanish Castle Magic (Jimi Hendrix) – 03:00 . 4.Wait Until Tomorrow (Jimi Hendrix) – 03:00 . 5.Ain’T No Telling (Jimi Hendrix) – 01:46 . 6.Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix) – 02:24 . 7.If 6 Was 9 (Jimi Hendrix) – 05:32 . 8.You Got Me Floating (Jimi Hendrix) – 02:45 . 9.Castles Made Of Sand (Jimi Hendrix) – 02:46 . 10.She’S So Fine (Noel Redding – 02:37 . 11.One Rainy Wish (Jimi Hendrix) – 03:40 . 12.Little Miss Lover (Jimi Hendrix) – 02:20 . 13.Bold As Love (Jimi Hendrix) – 04:11
Musicians : The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Band . Jimi Hendrix – Vocals, Electric Guitar, Piano, Recorder, Voice Of “Mr. Paul Caruso” On (1) . Mitch Mitchell – Drums, Glockenspiel On “Little Wing”, Backing Vocals, “Interviewer” On (1) . Noel Redding – Backing Vocals, Bass Guitars (Four And Eight-String), Foot Stamping On (7), Lead Vocals On (10) . Gary Leeds – Foot Stamping On (7) . Graham Nash – Foot Stamping On (7) . Michael Jeffery – Foot Stamping On (7) . Trevor Burton – Backing Vocals On (8) . Roy Wood – Backing Vocals On (8)
Production : Produced By Chas Chandler . Eddie Kramer – Engineer . George Chkiantz – Engineer . Andy Johns – Engineer . Terry Brown – Engineer
Package : David King – Cover Design. Roger Law – Cover Design . Karl Ferris – Group Portrait
Recorded May – June, October 1967 At Olympic Studios, London, England.
Released On December 1, 1967 By Track Records.
Jimi Hendrix may be the Charlie Mingus of Rock, especially considering his fondness for reciting what might loosely be called poetry. But his songs too often are basically a boreand the Experience also shares with Cream the problem of vocal ability. […]
Overall I’d give the album a 4.5/5, for having such masterpieces as “Bold as Love”, “Little Wing”, “Castles Made of Sand” and “Spanish Castle Magic”. The rest of the songs are good but those are definetly the standout tracks. […]
Are You Experienced was a tough act to follow but Axis Bold As Love showed growth and an increasing technical sophistication. It takes a rightful place as a part of a trio of albums that changed rock music. […]