Gold-Foil Numbered, Limited Edition – 20,000 Sets!
UHQR™ Vinyl LP!
Pressed at Quality Record Pressings on 200g Clarity Vinyl!
Mastered from the Original Tapes & Cut to Lacquer by Bernie Grundman!
Purest possible pressing and most visually stunning presentation and packaging!
Regarded as the greatest, most influential debut release from any artist!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – Rated 30/500!
Analogue Productions presents another UHQR classic title – Jimi Hendrix’s classic Are You Experienced. And working together with Quality Record Pressings, this reissue is a true collector’s gem – an Ultra High Quality Record (UHQR) release!
This stereo UHQR reissue is limited to 20,000 copies, with gold foil individually numbered jackets.
When it was first released in 1967, Are You Experienced turned the music world upside down, as Hendrix showed everyone exactly what it meant to be “experienced.” 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, charting 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 (“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.
Jimi’s thoughts on the recasting of his debut album in the U.S. by Reprise Records, who added “The Wind Cries Mary”, “Purple Haze” and “Hey Joe” to the original 11-track list, aren’t entirely known. But Jimi did vocalize his frustration during later stage performances that “Red House”, his superb original blues composition, had been pulled from the U.S. album.
The U.S. track version released in August 1967. Included are the group’s first three U.K. singles “Purple Haze”, “Hey Joe” and “The Wind Cries Mary”.
This UHQR is remastered by the legendary Bernie Grundman from the original analog master tapes. Each UHQR is pressed at Acoustic Sounds’ industry-leading pressing plant Quality Record Pressings (QRP) using hand-selected Clarity Vinyl® with attention paid to every single detail. These records feature the same flat profile that helped to make the original UHQR so desirable. From the lead-in groove to the run-out groove, there is no pitch to the profile, allowing the customer’s stylus to play truly perpendicular to the grooves from edge to center. Clarity Vinyl allows for the purest possible pressing and the most visually stunning presentation. Every UHQR is hand inspected upon pressing completion, and only the truly flawless will be allowed to go to market. Each UHQR is packaged in a deluxe box and include a booklet detailing the entire process of making a UHQR along with a hand-signed certificate of inspection. This is a truly deluxe, collectible product.