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Released: December 1, 1967

Rating: 4.682 (average of 11 ratings)

Genre: classic guitar rock

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. EXP [1:55]
  2. Up from the Skies [2:55]
  3. Spanish Castle Magic [3:00]
  4. Wait Until Tomorrow [3:00]
  5. Ain’t No Telling [1:46]
  6. Little Wing [2:24]
  7. If 6 Was 9 [5:32]
  8. You Got Me Floatin’ [2:45]
  9. Castles Made of Sand [2:46]
  10. She’s So Fine (Redding) [2:37]
  11. One Rainy Wish [3:40]
  12. Little Miss Lover [2:20]
  13. Bold As Love [4:09]

Songs written by Hendrix unless otherwise noted.

Total Running Time: 38:49

Sales (in millions):

sales in U.S. only 1.0
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 1.0


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 3
peak on U.K. album chart 5

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Up from the Skies (2/26/68) #82 US


Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Dave’s Music Database. Click to learn more. One of my personal top 100 albums of all time. Click to learn more. Mojo Magazine’s 100 Greatest Albums One of VH1’s 100 Greatest Rock & Roll Albums of All Time.

Axis: Bold As Love
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
“Jimi Hendrix’s second album followed up his groundbreaking debut effort with a solid collection of great tunes and great interactive playing between himself, Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell, and the recording studio itself. Wisely choosing manager Chas Chandler to record the album, since he was in the midst of a creative hot streak, Hendrix stretched further musically than the first album, but even more so as a songwriter. He was still quite capable of coming up with spacy rockers like You Got Me Floating, Up from the Skies, and Little Miss Lover, radio-ready to follow on the commercial heels of ‘Foxey Lady’ and ‘Purple Haze.’ But the beautiful, wistful ballads Little Wing, Castles Made of Sand, One Rainy Wish, and the title track set closer show remarkable growth and depth as a tunesmith, harnessing Curtis Mayfield soul guitar to Dylanesque lyrical imagery and Fuzz Face hyperactivity to produce yet another side to his grand psychedelic musical vision. These are tempered with Jimi's most avant-garde tracks yet, EXP and the proto-fusion jazz blowout of If 6 Was 9.” CK

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Previous Album: Are You Experienced? (1967) Jimi Hendrix’s DMDB page Next Album: Electric Ladyland (1968)

Last updated March 28, 2010.