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Tracklist

EXP
Up From The Skies
Spanish Castle Magic
Wait Until Tomorrow
Ain't No Telling
Little Wing
If Six Was Nine
You've Got Me Floating
Castles Made Of Sand
She's So Fine
One Rainy Wish
Little Miss Lover
Bold As Love

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Notes

Jimi Hendrix Experience 2nd studio album.
The original UK Track issue [Dec 1967] is a gatefold. Cover image is oriented 90-degrees right to spine and is laminated, with an unlaminated inside [flipback] spread of a Silverstein photo of the trio. It has an orange-printed 4-page insert with red text lyrics.

There is no insert in the US issue [1968], which has the lyrics on the inside spread. Polydor issues in Europe do not have printed lyrics and the French has a different sleeve. The mono issues were available in UK, US, Australia and New Zealand [US issues on cover have "mono" in l/c on 1st issue & "mono" or "stereo" in serif caps on 2nd+ issues] - stereo available worldwide. All issues have a 2nd A-Side mix, after the original A-side Master was lost. The mono has distinct differences in the [separate] mix to the stereo, most noticeable in the vocals. EXP is a lot shorter in mono mix than in stereo.

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    Cover of Axis: Bold As Love, 1967-12-00, VinylAxis: Bold As Love
    LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold
    Track Record – 613 003UK1967UK1967
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    Cover of Axis: Bold As Love, 1967-12-00, VinylAxis: Bold As Love
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    Track Record – 612 003UK1967UK1967
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    Cover of Axis: Bold As Love, 1967, VinylAxis: Bold As Love
    LP, Album, Gatefold
    Polydor – 184 110Germany1967Germany1967
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    Cover of Axis: Bold As Love, 1967, VinylAxis: Bold As Love
    LP, Album, Mono
    Polydor – LPHM 84709South Africa1967South Africa1967
    Cover of Axis: Bold As Love, 1967-12-00, VinylAxis: Bold As Love
    LP, Album
    Barclay – 820 167, Barclay – 0820 167, Barclay – 0 820 167, Barclay – 0820167
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    France1967France1967
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    Cover of Axis: Bold As Love, 1967, VinylAxis: Bold As Love
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    Polydor – 184110, International Polydor Production – 184110Greece1967Greece1967
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    Cover of Axis: Bold As Love, 1967, VinylAxis: Bold As Love
    LP, Album, Stereo, Misprint, Gatefold
    Polydor – 184110Italy1967Italy1967
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    Cover of Axis: Bold As Love, 1967-12-00, VinylAxis: Bold As Love
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    Polydor – SLPHM 184709South Africa1967South Africa1967
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    Cover of Axis: Bold As Love, 1967, VinylAxis: Bold As Love
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    Polydor – LPHM612003, Polydor – LPHM 612003New Zealand1967New Zealand1967
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    Cover of Axis: Bold As Love, 1967, VinylAxis: Bold As Love
    LP, Album, Stereo
    Polydor – 184110Israel1967Israel1967
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    Cover of Axis: Bold As Love, 1967-12-00, VinylAxis: Bold As Love
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    Barclay – 820167, Barclay – 0 820 167, Barclay – 0820 167, Barclay – 0820167
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    Cover of Axis: Bold As Love, 1967, VinylAxis: Bold As Love
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    International Polydor Production – 612003Australia1967Australia1967
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    Cover of Axis: Bold As Love, 1967-12-00, VinylAxis: Bold As Love
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    Track Record – 613 003UK1967UK1967
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    Cover of Axis: Bold As Love, 1967, VinylAxis: Bold As Love
    LP, Album, Mono
    International Polydor Production – LPHM-612003, International Polydor Production – 612003Australia1967Australia1967
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    Cover of Axis: Bold As Love, 1967, VinylAxis: Bold As Love
    LP, Album, Promo, Stereo
    Polydor – 184 110Germany1967Germany1967
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    Cover of Axis: Bold As Love, 1967-12-00, VinylAxis: Bold As Love
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    Barclay – 820 167, Barclay – 0820 167, Barclay – XBLY 820 167
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    France1967France1967
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    Cover of Axis: Bold As Love, 1967, VinylAxis: Bold As Love
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    Polydor – 184110Italy1967Italy1967
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    Cover of Axis: Bold As Love, 1967, VinylAxis: Bold As Love
    LP, Album, Stereo, Misprint, Gatefold
    Polydor – 184110Italy1967Italy1967
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    Cover of Axis: Bold As Love, 1967-12-00, VinylAxis: Bold As Love
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    Barclay – 820 167, Barclay – 0 820 167, Barclay – XBLY 820167
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    France1967France1967
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    Cover of Axis: Bold As Love, 1967-12-00, VinylAxis: Bold As Love
    LP, Album, Mono, Not Gatefold
    Track Record – 612 003UK1967UK1967
    New Submission
    Cover of Axis: Bold As Love, 1967, VinylAxis: Bold As Love
    LP, Unofficial Release, Stereo
    HES STEREO – RB 3South Korea1967South Korea1967
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    Cover of Axis: Bold As Love, 1967, VinylAxis: Bold As Love
    LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold
    Polydor – SLPHM/D 184110Italy1967Italy1967
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    Cover of Axis: Bold As Love, 1967, VinylAxis: Bold As Love
    LP, Album, Stereo, Misprint, Gatefold
    Polydor – 184110Italy1967Italy1967
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    Cover of Axis: Bold As Love, 1968-12-00, VinylAxis: Bold As Love
    LP, Stereo, Album, Unofficial Release
    First Record – Ⓢ FL-1610Taiwan1968Taiwan1968
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    Cover of Axis: Bold As Love, 1968, VinylAxis: Bold As Love
    LP, Album, Repress, Stereo, Pitman Pressing
    Reprise Records – RS 6281, Reprise Records – 6281US1968US1968
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    LP, Album, Reissue
    Reprise Records – RS 6281Canada1968Canada1968
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    Cover of Axis: Bold As Love, 1968, Reel-To-ReelAxis: Bold As Love
    Reel-To-Reel, 7 ½ ips, ¼", 4-Track Stereo, 7" Cine Reel, Album, Clear Reel
    Reprise Records – RST 6281-CUS1968US1968
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    Cover of Axis: Bold As Love, 1968-01-15, VinylAxis: Bold As Love
    LP, Stereo, Album, Tri-color Labels
    Reprise Records – RS 6281US1968US1968
    Cover of Axis Bold As Love, 1968, VinylAxis Bold As Love
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    Reprise Records – R6281Canada1968Canada1968
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    LP, Album, Club Edition, Capitol Record Club
    Reprise Records – 6281, Reprise Records – SKAO 91441US1968US1968
    Cover of Axis: Bold As Love, 1968, VinylAxis: Bold As Love
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    Reprise Records – RS 6281Canada1968Canada1968
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    Cover of Axis: Bold As Love, 1968, VinylAxis: Bold As Love
    LP, Album, Repress, Santa Maria Pressing, Gatefold
    Reprise Records – RS 6281US1968US1968
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    Cover of Axis: Bold As Love, 1968, VinylAxis: Bold As Love
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    Polydor – 184110, Polydor – 184 110 SLPHMSpain1968Spain1968
    Cover of Axis: Bold As Love, 1968, VinylAxis: Bold As Love
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    International Polydor Production – SLPHM-613003Australia1968Australia1968
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    Cover of Axis: Bold As Love, 1968, 8-Track CartridgeAxis: Bold As Love
    8-Track Cartridge, Album, Stereo
    Reprise Records – 8RM-6281US1968US1968
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    Cover of Axis: Bold As Love, 1968-08-30, VinylAxis: Bold As Love
    LP, Stereo, Album
    Polydor – SLPM 1398Japan1968Japan1968
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    Cover of Axis Bold As Love, 1968-01-15, VinylAxis Bold As Love
    LP, Album, Promo, Mono
    Reprise Records – R 6281US1968US1968
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    Cover of Axis: Bold As Love, 1968, VinylAxis: Bold As Love
    LP, Album, Repress, Stereo, RCA Indianapolis Pressing
    Reprise Records – R 6281, Reprise Records – RS 6281US1968US1968
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    Cover of Axis: Bold As Love, 1968-01-15, VinylAxis: Bold As Love
    LP, Stereo, Album, Terre Haute Pressing, Gatefold
    Reprise Records – RS 6281US1968US1968
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    Reprise Records – RS 6281US1968US1968
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    Reviews

    • SoundsOfGoodbye's avatar
      Edited 7 days ago
      The mono version is where it’s at and this AAA pressing is the one to pick up for cheap. Even though it’s mono and only one channel, the clarity is stunning and you can almost see the instruments and vocals in different areas of the sound field. It’s amazing how 3D this pressing sounds. Sounds better than the scratchy original stereo vinyl or SACD mono versions I own.
      • jeffaniolek's avatar
        jeffaniolek
        For a 1980 repress this is outstanding! Incredibly vibrant and clear. I have had great success with German JH releases but after AYE but the others were 1st year presses. I was told this is the alleged “alternate take” of this album released to the European market (non UK), but I did not hear much different than what I was used to on my US releases. I will listen again and a little closer and play back to back with a US tricolor. Supposedly, there is a flub in Little Wing?
        • boswd's avatar
          boswd
          everything about this particular re issue is amazing. As soon as I saw the Quality Record Pressing sleeve as I pulled out the record I got so excited and then to have the included poster broucher included, very high quaity top to bottom style of gatefold and the pressing is full, rich, and dead quiet. So happy.
          • jarrod_unwin's avatar
            jarrod_unwin
            This pressing really surprised me! Really good especially for the price
            • StephsRecs's avatar
              StephsRecs
              From the inner sleeve: “…Grundman’s Los Angeles mastering facility was specially equipped with a Studer tape machine outfitted with a full track mono head block. In addition, instead of utilizing the tape machine’s more contemporary Studer electronics, Grundman refitted the machine with vintage Ampex 350 tube electronics. These technical alterations provided the closest possible approximation of the original 1967 track records mono mastering process…”

              All analog mono mastering process: “the entire cutting amplifier chain is tube and boy does it sound good” - Eddie Kramer

              Er what else….yeah it sounds fantastic. Especially if you sum your system to mono (or have a mono cartridge if you’re so lucky!)
              • Bruckbauer_Records's avatar
                Everything on this description exactly matches my copy, however it also includes the "scratched out rifle" graphic on the runout. Thinking both Jacksonville Pressings have some discrepancies??
                • RicMargadona's avatar
                  RicMargadona
                  Mine has slightly different id but it sounds great too!! I have other US Hendrix presses but this one sounds best in my opinion.
                  My copy has these ids:
                  Matrix / Runout (Etched in runout A, Variant X): RS-1-6281 WB #2 RS6281 (30725-1)-WB • —◁
                  Matrix / Runout (Etched in runout B, Variant X): RS-6281 (30726-1)-WB • —◁
                  Rig:
                  Sony PS-X70 turntable / Ortofon 2m blue cartridge
                  Sansui AU-517 amplifier
                  B&W DM602 S3 speakers
                  • jeffaniolek's avatar
                    jeffaniolek
                    Edited 20 days ago
                    Is this a second press Santa Maria? The matrix number appear to be similar to those of the other Santa Maria entires but have 1E and 1F and tricolor label (after the 1st press and before the two color repress of 1968). I have the 5th variant. Sounds very vibrant and clear. I agree with the reviewer below that this is a nice stereo production for its time which was not a given yet in 1967-1968.
                    • Nyjeffy1967's avatar
                      Nyjeffy1967
                      Really nice super cool cover but the sound is far from good. Lots of surface noise
                      • McHomie's avatar
                        McHomie
                        I enjoyed this reissue so much I ended up ordering the Experience Hendrix pressings of EXPERIENCED, LADYLAND, and FIRST RAYS the day after I played AXIS. Best I've ever heard this priceless music sound, and the quality/price ratio is insane. Just a fantastic sounding record, great depth to the low end, pure and crisp highs, and so much middle. Glad they brought in Eddie Kramer to work on these excellent releases. My copy plays flat and quiet, with zero surface noise.

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