Offered for sale is an original stereo U.S. pressing of Axis: Bold as Love by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, on the original tri-color Reprise label.
The tri-color label was only used for a few months after the album’s December, 1967 release and was replaced by the orange/brown “two-tone” label.
About this copy: This copy of Axis: Bold as Love is an original U.S. stereo pressing on the original label. The cover is VG++, with slight corner wear. The original Reprise inner sleeve is included and has no wrinkles or splits.
The disc is M-, with a couple of faint inaudible scuffs from the original paper inner sleeve. There is a stamped “O” in the dead wax, indicating that it was pressed at the Capitol Records Jacksonville, Illinois pressing plant.
The record looks as though it may have been played once or twice and then filed away. Clean disc!
This copy comes from our own collection and is the nicest copy we’ve ever had for sale.
Background: Axis: Bold as Love, released in December, 1967, was the second album by the Jimi Hendrix Experience. The album reached #2 on the UK charts and #5 in the U.S., where it has since been certified 5 times platinum by the RIAA.
The album was originally released on the three-color Reprise label, but that label was changed to a two-color label not long after the album’s original release date.
Jimi Hendrix’s second album followed up his groundbreaking debut effort with a solid collection of great tunes and great interactive playing between himself, Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell, and the recording studio itself. Wisely retaining manager Chas Chandler to produce the album and Eddie Kramer as engineer, Hendrix stretched further musically than the first album, but even more so as a songwriter.
It’s our favorite Hendrix album, and it’s also the best-sounding of the three albums he released in his lifetime.
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