The Jimi Hendrix Experience ‎– Are You Experienced

Reprise Records ‎– RS 6261, Reprise Records ‎– RS-6261
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A1 Purple Haze 2:46
A2 Manic Depression 3:30
A3 Hey Joe
Written-By – Billy Roberts
A4 Love Or Confusion 3:15
A5 May This Be Love 2:55
A6 I Don't Live Today 3:55
B1 The Wind Cries Mary 3:21
B2 Fire 2:34
B3 Third Stone From The Sun 6:40
B4 Foxey Lady 3:15
B5 Are You Experienced? 3:55

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Second issue with two-tone orange-top Reprise labels with the Warner Seven Arts W7/Reprise circle logo & address.
Sleeve has Square Reprise identity. No question mark to title, unlike label.
Originally released in August 1967 (Tri-color labels on US).

Text from the record jacket:
"Be forewarned. Used to be an Experience meant making you a bit older. This one makes you wider. With the assistance of Mitch Mitchell (on drums) and Noel Redding (on guitar), Jimi Hendrix breaks the world into interesting fragments. Then reassembles it. You hear with new ears, after being Experienced. Those who've only seen him perform only know part of This Experience. They rave about a young man who plays a guitar in more positions than anybody before him. Now, this debut album will put the heads of Hendrix' listeners into some novel positions. Be forewarned."

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  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Label): 30,681
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Label): 30,682
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout Etching (Variant 1)): 30681 RS 6261 A-1 J
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout Etching (Variant 1)): 30682 RS 6261 B-1 L
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout Etching (Variant 2)): p 30681 RS 6261A-1H 1 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout Etching (Variant 2)): p o 30682 RS 6261B-1K 1 C4
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout Etching (Variant 3)): 30681 RS 6261 A-1 J P C9
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout Etching (Variant 3)): 30682 RS 6261 B-1 L P 10

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June 9, 2016
Is this the 2nd US pressing? Found a very nive VG+ copy the other day