200-gram audiophile pressing.
The debut release from The Jimi Hendrix Experience is widely regarded as the greatest, most influential debut release from any artist. Are You Experienced has long been acknowledged as one of the most influential rock albums of all time. There are, however, two distinctly different editions of this legendary album. The original version, prepared and sequenced by Jimi and producer Chas Chandler, was issued throughout Europe In May 1967. This album excludes the group's first three UK singles. There has never been a mono release of this album in the US.
The classic US edition of the album was only available in mono for a brief period after its original August 1967 release. This version features the classic fish-eye cover and includes such hits as "Purple Haze" and "Hey Joe."
These original monophonic mixes have been transferred from the original master tapes by noted mastering engineer Bernie Grundman. Grundman's all analog mono mastering process helps to present the vitality of the original recordings as accurately as possible.