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    Jimi Hendrix - Axis: Bold As Love

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    My stereo and mono versions have arrived, but I haven’t listened yet.

    Anyone get their’s? Any comments?


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    Re: Jimi Hendrix - Axis: Bold As Love

    My first Hendrix album almost 40 years ago.

    I recently acquired the new Bernie SACD version, and it’s done well!


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    Nice! I’m trying my hand on some HQ vinyl. Let’s see.



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    Re: Jimi Hendrix - Axis: Bold As Love

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    https://store.acousticsounds.com/d/1...R_Vinyl_Record



    My stereo and mono versions have arrived, but I haven’t listened yet.

    Anyone get their’s? Any comments?


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    Mike. Last night at a local dealer's monthly music listening event, we were able to hear two tracks ("Little Wing" and "Spanish Castle Magic") off the stereo LP version of this set that someone brought in. First off, the vinyl is dead quiet. I mean you could hear a spider puke across the room while this thing was spinning (well, you get my drift). While everyone will have their own opinion on the actual remaster and new production, to our ears it was the best LP version of this album we have heard. The dynamics and clarity were startling with the bell hits on "Little Wing" being scarily realistic, the kick drum on "Spanish Castle Magic" virtually perfect, etc. To our ears the mix has Jimi and his guitar pulled slightly forward from previous issues and more pronounced without squelching Noel and Mitch in the process. For example, with other versions of this release, Hendrix's solo in "Spanish Castel Magic" was more buried in the mix and not as easy to pick out. Not so with this one. All the soloing mastery is front and center with the rhythm section right there and not overblown or pushed to the back too far.

    I really wish they had the mono version also to compare, but alas they didn't. We liked it so much that the SACD version of this (we don't spin vinyl anymore) is a must buy in our eyes even though we already own various copies of this album.
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    Re: Jimi Hendrix - Axis: Bold As Love

    From my understanding, Hendrix recorded this both in Mono and Stereo, with these versions available in the UK and US, the rest of the world received Stereo.

    I have always wondered why have both, unless Stereo was a newer format during that period.
    If so, Axis to me released in Mono would make sense as it is clearly best in Stereo to hear what Jimi was doing as he played with engineering.


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    Re: Jimi Hendrix - Axis: Bold As Love

    Groove Note HQ vinyl mastered from original masters, 45 rpm issue. Great SQ.

    I like her music style. Goodbye Alison, Sara, and Diana, welcome Vanessa.



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    Re: Jimi Hendrix - Axis: Bold As Love

    Quote Originally Posted by UltraFast69 View Post
    From my understanding, Hendrix recorded this both in Mono and Stereo, with these versions available in the UK and US, the rest of the world received Stereo.

    I have always wondered why have both, unless Stereo was a newer format during that period.
    If so, Axis to me released in Mono would make sense as it is clearly best in Stereo to hear what Jimi was doing as he played with engineering.


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    Just from personal experience it was "NEW"! This is 1967 by the way and not everyone had a color television set, and or a "stereo console" at home! There were not many stereo radios in cars or homes to receive stereo broadcasts for the masses.
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    Jimi Hendrix - Axis: Bold As Love

    The more I listen to this album, I like it despite how it seems to be recorded, mastered or both.

    What’s interesting is you will hear Hendrix’s voice on say the left speaker and the guitar on the right and drums and bass in the middle.

    Playing it off Qobuz does the same thing but in reverse.

    I would like to get a period correct version again and double check it’s not me, the system or other

    The album is so better than digital - that’s we’re native source comes in, but still the engineering


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    Re: Jimi Hendrix - Axis: Bold As Love

    So if not going for the UHQR vinyl, which release is the recommended one. I’ve read good things about the Legacy one?


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    Re: Jimi Hendrix - Axis: Bold As Love

    Quote Originally Posted by Kuoppis View Post
    So if not going for the UHQR vinyl, which release is the recommended one. I’ve read good things about the Legacy one?


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    I am going to find an original stereo copy just to see how the tracks are studio engineered.

    If you want the release in mono that would solve what I am questioning in stereo.


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