Axis: Bold As Love

Label
Legacy Recordings
Release date
6 Feb 2012
Running length
26 tracks
Running time
82:26

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Jimi Hendrix Experience - EXP 1:55 10,243
1 The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Exp 1:55 100,601
2 Jimi Hendrix Experience - Up From The Skies 2:56 11,282
2 The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Up From the Skies 2:57 113,709
3 Jimi Hendrix Experience - Spanish Castle Magic 3:02 15,541
3 The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Spanish Castle Magic 3:03 169,016
4 Jimi Hendrix Experience - Wait Until Tomorrow 3:01 12,683
4 The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Wait Until Tomorrow 3:02 151,054
5 The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Ain't No Telling 1:48 112,723
5 Jimi Hendrix Experience - Ain't No Telling 1:48 10,470
6 Jimi Hendrix Experience - Little Wing 3:16 38,760
6 The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Little Wing 2:25 324,194
7 Jimi Hendrix Experience - If 6 Was 9 5:57 20,401
7 The Jimi Hendrix Experience - If 6 Was 9 5:34 153,951
8 The Jimi Hendrix Experience - You Got Me Floatin' 2:48 103,182
8 Jimi Hendrix Experience - You Got Me Floatin' 2:47 9,612
9 Jimi Hendrix Experience - Castles Made Of Sand 2:46 22,566
9 The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Castles Made of Sand 2:47 201,731
10 Noel Redding - She's So Fine 2:38 9,921
10 Jimi Hendrix Experience - She's So Fine 2:38 8,388
11 Jimi Hendrix Experience - One Rainy Wish 3:40 9,872
11 The Jimi Hendrix Experience - One Rainy Wish 3:41 107,003
12 The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Little Miss Lover 2:21 117,738
12 Jimi Hendrix Experience - Little Miss Lover 2:21 11,217
13 The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Bold As Love 4:11 161,231
13 Jimi Hendrix Experience - Bold As Love 7:09 16,750

About this album

Axis: Bold as Love is the second studio album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Under pressure from their record company to follow-up the successful debut of their May 1967 album Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold as Love was released on Track Records in the UK in December 1967. It reached #5 in the UK and later, #3 in the US.

The album was recorded to fulfill the band’s contract, which stated that they must produce two albums in 1967. Even so, it was not released in the USA until 1968 due to fears that it might have disturbed the sales of the first album. Bassist Noel Redding has noted that this was his favourite of three Experience albums. He plays eight string bass on some tracks.

Just before the album’s completion, Hendrix left the master tapes of side 1 in a taxi. They were never found again, and thus the A-side had to be mixed again quickly.

In 2003, the album was ranked number 82 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Many of the album’s songs were composed with studio recording techniques in mind and as a result were rarely performed live. Only ‘Spanish Castle Magic’ and ‘Little Wing’ were performed regularly. The lyrics of “Spanish Castle Magic” were inspired by ‘The Spanish Castle’, a dance hall in what is now Des Moines, Washington near Seattle where Hendrix jammed with local rock groups during his high school years. On ‘Little Wing’ Hendrix plays his guitar through a Leslie speaker (a revolving speaker which creates a wavering effect, that is typically used with electric organs) for the first time.

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  • MisterJunior

    I don't get the people saying this is the "worst" Experience album. Of course when all three of your albums are brilliant and iconic it's kind of hard to pick a best or worst. Anyway, as everybody knows, this one's less about guitar heroics and more about Jimi's songwriting and lyrics, both of which are very good. Most "guitar god" types don't have a shred of the songwriting and lyrical acumen that Hendrix had.Just another reason Jimi is legendary.

    20 Jan 6:48am Reply
  • VultureNation

    The tracklist is really messed up.

    18 Jan 3:10am Reply
  • Nakkinak

    runner up to electric ladyland and a lot more matured and consistent than their debut IMO

    16 Feb 2014 Reply
  • invisiblerain

    WEBSITE : http://www.themindorchestra.com/ You Tube Channel : https://www.youtube.com/user/TheMindOrchestra/videos Soundcloud : https://soundcloud.com/golden-dawn-2

    20 Jan 2014 Reply
  • WaldoJeffers_X

    I don't know why everyone says this is their worst album. [4] I like this.

    23 Oct 2013 Reply
  • cayzel

    I don't know why everyone says this is their worst album. This is easily their best. [3]

    30 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Isco91

    Prefer this to Are You Experienced, tbh.

    19 Dec 2012 Reply
  • popstarthongboy

    I have always been blown away at how the JHE released three fantastic albums in such a short period of time. There are things about each record that I love and it's impossible to choose a favorite ..

    21 Apr 2012 Reply
  • felipemaiden

    their best..

    21 Apr 2012 Reply
  • NeighborTotoro

    Saying it's the 'worst' album is very relative though. The 'worst' Jimi is better than the 'best' of most artists.

    16 Apr 2012 Reply
  • RussellChap

    A great album. Also a great cover.

    28 Mar 2012 Reply
  • shibibbadu

    I don't know why everyone says this is their worst album. This is easily their best. [2]

    2 Feb 2012 Reply
  • pem0983

    "Axis is designed to show what we do besides my guitar playing, like the words and the drumming." Jimi

    1 Feb 2012 Reply
  • IBrokeTheOath

    I love the mellow feel of this album.

    15 Jan 2012 Reply
  • SoggyCrackers

    @SAGY-cro lol

    17 Aug 2011 Reply
  • alexhetes

    prolly the single greatest exit solo ever written

    7 Aug 2011 Reply
  • revenge144

    my dad had this one but my parents are divorced so he tooks all his great vinyls T.T dam you divorce

    26 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Lozal

    I don't know why everyone says this is their worst album. This is easily their best.

    19 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Kylianvb

    This is my favorite album of all-time, gotta say. It's godly on vinyl.

    11 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Roy1968Wood

    Disagree with LetsDrum: The original tapes for this album were lost and Hendrix had to quickly re-record them. Actually, the songs on this album displayed Jimi's songwriting skills and sense of humor as well as his Soul.

    2 Jul 2011 Reply
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