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Title:
Are you experienced?
Author:
Jimi Hendrix Experience (Musical group)
Publication Information:
Universal City, CA : MCA Records ; [Place of publication not identified] : Distributed by Universal Music & Video Distribution, Inc., [1997]

â„—1997
Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
All selections written by Jimi Hendrix, except Hey Joe by Billy Roberts.

Includes singles which were not contained in the original May 1967 album.

Biographical and historical notes by Dave Marsh and lyrics laid in container.

Compact disc.
Language:
English
Contents:
Purple Haze (2:50) -- Manic depression (3:42) -- Hey Joe (3:30) -- Love or confusion (3:12) -- May this be love (3:10) -- I don't live today (3:54) -- The wind cries Mary (3:20) -- Fire (2:43) -- Third stone from the sun (6:44) -- Foxey Lady (3:18) -- Are you experienced? (4:14) -- Stone free (3:36) -- 51st anniversary (3:15) -- Highway Chile (3:32) -- Can you see me (2:33) -- Remember (2:48) -- Red house (3:50).
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UPC:
008811160227

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Summary

Summary

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. [The British and American versions of the album differed substantially when they were initially released in 1967; MCA's 17-song reissue did everyone a favor by gathering all of the material from the two records in one place, adding a few B-sides from early singles as well.] ~ Richie Unterberger