Jimi Hendrix ‎– Axis Outtakes

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Purple Haze Records ‎– HAZE002
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2 × CD, Unofficial Release
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1-1 Spanish Castle Magic
Written-By – Hendrix*, Mitchell*, Redding*
3:12
1-2 Little Wing
Written-By – Hendrix*
3:25
1-3 You've Got Me Floating
Written-By – Hendrix*
2:43
1-4 She's So Fine
Written-By – Redding*
2:39
1-5 Little Miss Lover
Written-By – Hendrix*
2:20
1-6 Bold As Love
Written-By – Hendrix*
3:19
1-7 Takin' Care Of No Business
Written-By – Hendrix*
4:05
1-8 South Saturn Delta
Written-By – Hendrix*
4:55
1-9 Cat Talkin' To Me
Written-By – Hendrix*
2:37
1-10 The Star's That Play With Laughing Sam's Dice
Written-By – Hendrix*
4:10
1-11 Takin' Care Of No Business
Written-By – Hendrix*
3:58
2-1 Dream
Written-By – Redding*
2:04
2-2 Dance
Written-By – Mitchell*, Redding*
1:56
2-3 Little One (Take 1)
Written-By – Hendrix*
3:27
2-4 Little One (Take 2)
Written-By – Hendrix*
3:30
2-5 Driving South
Written-By – Collins*
6:07
2-6 Jazz Jimi Jazz
Written-By – Hendrix*
12:10
2-7 Tax Free
Written-By – Hanson/Karlsson*
4:57
2-8 Somewhere
Written-By – Hendrix*
3:51
2-9 Cherokee Mist
Written-By – Hendrix*
5:08
2-10 Three Little Bears
Written-By – Hendrix*
12:37

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  • Barcode (Printed): 8 35810 00322 0
  • Barcode (Scanned): 835810003220
  • Rights Society: mcps
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1): CD / HAZE002-1 / 03396 - 2809
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2): CD / HAZE002-2 / 03396 - 2810

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MSIG-0065/6 Jimi Hendrix Axis Outtakes(2xCD, Album) MSI (Music Scene Incorporated) MSIG-0065/6 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
SCM 20180 Jimi Hendrix Axis Outakes(2xCD, Ltd, Num, Unofficial, Gat) Spanish Castle Magic Records SCM 20180 2008 Sell This Version
HAZE2LP002 Jimi Hendrix Axis Outtakes(2xLP, Unofficial) Purple Haze Records HAZE2LP002 UK 2014 Sell This Version

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karlrichard

karlrichard

August 13, 2008

While it's really great to hear how The Jimi Hendrix Experience were going about "shaping" their ideas into the finished album, Axis Bold As Love, it remains really nothing more than a load of rough sketches so similar to the originals, that you'd be better of with the album.

Just to elaborate on that... The ideas contained and captured on tape during these outtakes themselves are not so much variations on the theme as they are almost exact copies preceding the final takes... It is like Hendrix, Mitchell and Redding had already finalized the way it was going to play in their heads, and were merely trying to get it spot on. While there is obviously nothing wrong with this way of writing music (in fact it actually shows how good they were at getting that finished diamond in their minds eye and then onto tape with as few takes as possible, AND so not much experimentation), it doesn't really provide very interesting listening, in my very humble opinion.

Just to top this "slander" off... While the tapes that these outtakes were salvaged from must be very old, the "hiss" on some of the tracks is almost unbearable. What with the modern techniques of cleaning up tape hiss now-a-days, it's quite lame that this wasn't done... At times it's almost a though there is an angry snake in the studio with them during recording!?

Still... Having said all that, it's nice to hear Hendrix from time to time flunk a chord or two while polishing their sound. Sort of brings his almost "god" like status back into the human domain.

Also, to hear tracks like Takin' Care Of No Business, South Saturn Delta (with its weird as panning on the drum solos), the weird as Cat Talkin' To Me and The Stars That Play With Laughing Sam's Dice (to name but a few), all of which are done in such a raw way, is actually quite satisfying, despite the dull mixing of the tape tracks...

While this release isn't revealing any ground breaking stuff, it has some interesting moments that would be of interest to the avid Experience fan so that they might peer behind the workings of a truly revolutionary band...