Mastered from Original 1967 Two-Track Mix-Down Master Tapes and Cut to Lacquer by Famed Engineer Bernie Grundman. Audiophile Spectacular: Each Album Individually Pressed on 200g LP by Quality Record Manufacturing! First Time Mono Copies Pressed Since 1967: UK Edition Substitutes Three Other Tracks in Place of Trio's First Three Singles.
Music lovers, audiophiles, and collectors: Your chance to hear Jimi Hendrix in pure, unadulterated mono analog sound has arrived for the first time in more than 40 years. Prepare to have your mind blown and re-experience the musician's revolutionary music as if hearing it for the first time.
Out of print since late 1967, Jimi Hendrix's pioneering Are You Experienced? makes its return in mono on a whisper-quiet LP boasting audiophile-quality sound that rivals that of original copies that are basically impossible to find. Individually pressed on 200g LP by Quality Records Pressings, this limited-edition version is mastered by legendary engineer Bernie Grundman from the original two-track mix-down master tapes. Original artwork and sequencing round out this extraordinary vinyl LP, released as part of Hendrix 70, a celebration of the iconic guitarist's 70th birthday.
"It's a collection of free feeling and imagination," said Hendrix about his boundlessly influential and still-revolutionary 1967 debut album. A touchstone of psychedelic rock, the psychedelic era, and guitar-driven poetry, Are You Experienced? remains one of the greatest albums ever released in any genre. Setting an unheard-of standard for what was possible with melodic feedback, rock, jazz, blues, soul, and pop fusion, and otherworldly guitar playing, the set is simultaneously rooted in the classism of the past, currency of the present, and promise of the future.
Ranked as the 15th greatest album ever released by Rolling Stone, here is the record that inspired countless guitar heroes via frenzied jams, dream-laden landscapes, mind-melting performances, and amplifer-buzzing volumes. No guitarist has yet to master let alone catch up with Hendrix's visions. And the songwriting positively sings.
A must for collectors and fans, this UK version of the LP replicates the original 11-song U.K. track version released in May 1967. Excluded from this U.K. version are the group's first three U.K. singles, "Purple Haze," "Hey Joe," and "The Wind Cries Mary." In their place are "Red House," "Can You See Me," and "Remember."
Nobody should be without this record, which now sounds better than anyone can imagine.