The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced?


Label:

Analogue Productions

Genre:

Pop/Rock

Product No.:
CAPP 19782 SA
UPC: 190758197821
Availability:
In Stock
Category:

Hybrid Stereo SACD


Note: Stereo + Mono
New Arrival

Hybrid Stereo SACD


Are You Experienced on Hybrid SACD from Analogue Productions!

Newly remastered by Bernie Grundman, from the original analog master tapes!

Includes both mono and stereo mixes — Pure DSD sound!  *cd layer contains stereo mix only

"Highlights for me at HiRez sit with 'The Wind Cries Mary,' and while it may have taken a couple of plays, '3rd Stone From The Sun' is incredibly detailed in a way I never heard or experienced before ... As per usual again with Grundman, Jimi's vocal is detailed and rich in tone and so real. Probably why I like Grundman's mastering on the Harbeth speakers so much as I know just how close to being real they reproduce vocal. If it is on the recording it will be delivered ... critical listening will always find fault especially with this recording. I'm just so pleased that those issues were not enough to prevent this Super Audio Compact Disc release. ... $35 for this set is a bargain and I cannot find any reason not to have this available to play for anyone interested in this record." Are You Experienced Hybrid SACD review, Gordon Johnson, jmhvinyl.co.uk, 2020

Analogue Productions presents the SACDs Jimi Hendrix fans have asked for: Hybrid SACDs of both Axis: Bold As Love, as well as Are You Experienced, the 1967 debut full-length studio release by the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Newly remastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog master tapes, each disc contains the mono and stereo mixes for each of these historic albums. This is pure DSD sound to applaud!

When first released in 1967 in the U.S., Are You Experienced 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.

As Rolling Stone states, Jimi Hendrix was the most innovative instrumental genius the rock era produced, a wizard guitar player whose sense of technique never overwhelmed the blues and rock 'n' roll spirit that was the underpinning of his genius. He improvised with the fervor of a born jazzman; he philosophized like the most cosmic rocker, but ultimately his basics were rooted in soul, a reflection of the chitlin circuit, where he cut his teeth. With the possible exception of Cream, The Jimi Hendrix Experience was debatably the world's finest-ever power trio. Axis and Are You Experienced showcased the grasp that Jimi and his cohorts — Mitch Mitchell on drums and Noel Redding on bass — had on the studio technology at their disposal, and the lyrical beauty of Hendrix's guitar playing.



1. Purple Haze
2. Manic Depression
3. Hey Joe
4. Love Or Confusion
5. May This Be Love
6. I Don’t Live Today
7. The Wind Cries Mary
8. Fire
9. Third Stone From The Sun
10. Foxey Lady
11. Are You Experienced?

Customer Reviews (4.67 Stars) 6 person(s) rated this product.

Yes I am

posted on 11/15/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: Joe
I am very experienced with several renditions of this recording. This is the best one yet.


Amazing transfer to DSD

posted on 11/13/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: Jeff D
I’ve purchased many versions of this album on CD and vinyl. I don’t have an original pressing for comparison, but this SACD is my favorite version. Much warmer than other digital versions, and even warm compared to my vinyl copies, Jimi’s tone and feedback sounds analog and pleasing where other versions can come off harsh and abrasive. The mono mixes are excellent if not definitive.


As it is intended

posted on 11/13/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: Douglas
This edition of "Are you experienced" is t h e psychedelic masterpiece it was meant to be. Amazing and mind- boggling and you will have eargasms and be fully experienced . Thank you Acoustic Sounds for making this available .


Great SACD Transfer

posted on 11/11/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: Tom Caselli
This album was never a stellar sounding album. I have at least 11 different LP versions and 5 different CD mastering. This is the first one that captures the the best attributes of the recording. Would love to see this get the UHQR treatment, at least for the stereo mix. ??


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