The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Are You Experienced (1967) [APO Remaster 2020]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 81:22 minutes | Scans included | 3,54 GB
or DSD64 2.0 (from SACD-ISO to Tracks.dsf) > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Full Scans included | 3,24 GB
or FLAC (carefully converted & encoded to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,34 GB
The authorised Hendrix Family Edition | Features Stereo and Monoural Sound | Analogue Productions # CAPP 19782 SA
The 1967 debut full-length studio release by the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Newly remastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog master tapes, the disc contains the mono and stereo mixes of this historic album. This is pure DSD sound to applaud!
When first released in 1967 in the U.S., this album turned the music world upside down as Hendrix showed everyone exactly what it meant to be “experienced.” This SACD returns to the original 11-song version that was originally released in August 1967. It contains such eternal classics as “Hey Joe,” “Purple Haze,” “The Wind Cries Mary”, “Fire”, and the title song, whose backward drum and guitar tracks and otherworldly guitar work still sound innovative almost a half-century later.
One of the most stunning debuts in rock history, and one of the definitive albums of the psychedelic era. On “Are You Experienced?”, 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. It was his mind-boggling guitar work, of course, that got most of the ink, building upon the experiments of British innovators like Jeff Beck and Pete Townshend to chart new sonic territories in feedback, distortion, and sheer volume. 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 (“Red House”, “Hey Joe”), or tender, poetic compositions (“The Wind Cries Mary”) that demonstrated the breadth of his songwriting talents. Not to be underestimated were the contributions of drummer Mitch Mitchell and bassist Noel Redding, who gave the music a rhythmic pulse that fused parts of rock and improvised jazz. Many of these songs are among Hendrix’s very finest; it may be true that he would continue to develop at a rapid pace throughout the rest of his brief career, but he would never surpass his first LP in terms of consistently high quality.
01. Purple Haze
02. Manic Depression
03. Hey Joe
04. Love Or Confusion
05. May This Be Love
06. I Don’t Live Today
07. The Wind Cries Mary
09. Third Stone From The Sun
10. Foxey Lady
11. Are You Experienced?
12. Purple Haze (Mono)
13. Manic Depression (Mono)
14. Hey Joe (Mono)
15. Love Or Confusion (Mono)
16. May This Be Love (Mono)
17. I Don’t Live Today (Mono)
18. The Wind Cries Mary (Mono)
19. Fire (Mono)
20. Third Stone From The Sun (Mono)
21. Foxey Lady (Mono)
22. Are You Experienced? (Mono)
Jimi Hendrix – guitars, vocals; piano on “Are You Experienced?”
Noel Redding – bass guitar (except on “Red House”); backing vocals on “Foxy Lady,” “Fire,” and “Purple Haze”; rhythm guitar on “Red House”
Mitch Mitchell – drums; percussion on “Stone Free” and “Can You See Me”; backing vocals on “Fire”
+ The Breakaways – backing vocals on “Hey Joe”
Produced by Chas Chandle. Engineered by Dave Siddle, Mike Ross & Eddie Kramer.
Recorded on October 23, 1966 – April 4, 1967 at De Lane Lea, CBS, & Olympic, London.
Newly remastered by Bernie Grundman, from the original analog master tapes.
Tracks “01-11” are stereo and tracks “12-22” are monaural.
The image ripped direct and unretouched using an Oppo BDP-105D, Sonore ISO2DSD, and sacd_extract.