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Are You Experienced

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It was captured on January 14, 1961, at Hibiya Public Hall in Tokyo during the band’s first-ever tour of Japan. Although the Mono master tapes were not left in a Taxi like the first mix of 'Axis', the original banded masters for the Mono mix have long since disappeared, with some tracks being cut for compilation releases, leaving only incomplete fragments of this mix still around today. I've been playing this record in one version or another since August of 1967 and I knew there was a "mouth pop" on "Purple Haze" but nonetheless when it came I jumped and adrenaline flowed so present and 3 dimensional was the "pop. Johnson at Skywalker Sound in Marin County, California, Break The Chain brings twelve new MacLeod originals.

Hendrix synthesized various elements of the cutting edge of 1967 rock into music that sounded both futuristic and rooted in the best traditions of rock, blues, pop, and soul. Hendrix’s performance at The Monterrey Pop Festival, where in a competition with fellow Track Records artist The Who for who could produce the most stage mayhem, famously included setting his guitar on fire both figuratively and literally. The 200-gram records feature the same flat profile that helped to make the original UHQR so desirable. I have a pressing that appears to be this one, however my runout is etched "RS 6261-A-30681-1F" for Side A and "30682 RS-6261 B 1A" on Side B.Co-produced by Zev Feldman and David Weiss, the audio was newly transferred from the original 1/4″ tape reels.

This is a Sony Music/Legacy audiophile copy, all analog remaster from the original 2-track master tapes by Jimi's original engineer. Jimi Hendrix synthesized various elements of the cutting edge of 1967 rock into music that sounded both futuristic and rooted in the best traditions of rock, blues, pop, and soul. Eddie Kramer, who’d been involved in the original recordings, remixed and re-imagined the tracks for a “stereo” release. Most audiophiles would understand that the list of critical components in UHQR includes recording, mastering, plating, pressing and quality control.To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Reprise executives, wanting in on the “rock thing” and having witnessed Hendrix’s literally incendiary performance licensed all the music recorded for Are You Experienced. Side two opens aggressively with “Foxy Lady” then “Manic Depression” but takes a left field turn with “Red House”, admittedly a wonderfully constructed and performed blues but a momentum breaker. I compared this new version to the original and to all of the other Experience Hendrix reissues and Bernie’s got them all beat in terms of dynamics, three-dimensionality and especially transparency—a quality I never thought to assign this recording but one listen will convince you that it’s there. Art directed by Ed Thrasher this August '67 release cover uses a Karl Ferris infra-red fish-eye photo, with purple psychedelic text on yellow.

That same year, the record was one of 50 recordings chosen by the Library of Congress in recognition of it's cultural significance to be added to the National Recording Registry. Each UHQR vinyl is pressed, using hand-selected vinyl, on a manual Finebilt press with attention paid to every single detail of every single record. Analogue Productions presents another UHQR classic title — Jimi Hendrix's classic Are You Experienced. Jimi hendrix's debut recording was an instant classic, and is as startling today as when it first hit the streets in 1967.

AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only, from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head.

Released in the UK on May 12, 1967, Are You Experienced spent 33 weeks on the charts, peaking at number two. The album features Jimi Hendrix's innovative approach to songwriting and electric guitar playing which soon established a new direction in psychedelic and hard rock music. In the edit page, go to the 'Metadata' tab and add your Juno artist, label or release page for listeners to purchase your release / releases. These records will feature the same flat profile that helped to make the original UHQR so desirable.Hendrix disappointed by the original’s bland cover art arranged for graphic artist Karl Ferris to shoot new group images, one of which became the far more striking and appropriately psychedelic Reprise cover featuring a fisheye lens distorted group portrait, wild colors and acid saturated lettering. It wouldn’t have meant much, however, without his excellent material, whether psychedelic frenzy (“Foxey Lady,” “Manic Depression,” “Purple Haze”), instrumental freak-out jams (“Third Stone from the Sun”), blues (“Hey Joe”), or tender, poetic compositions (“The Wind Cries Mary”) that demonstrated the breadth of his songwriting talents.

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