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Are You Experienced is the debut studio album by English-American rock band the Jimi Hendrix Experience . Released in 1967, the LP was an immediate critical and commercial success, and it is widely regarded as one of the greatest debuts in the

Are You Experienced is the debut studio album by English-American rock band the Jimi Hendrix Experience . Released in 1967, the LP was an immediate critical and commercial success, and it is widely regarded as one of the greatest debuts in the history of rock music . The album features Jimi Hendrix 's innovative approach to songwriting and electric guitar playing which soon established a new direction in psychedelic and hard rock music.

By mid-1966, Hendrix was struggling to earn a living playing the R&B circuit as a backing guitarist. After being referred to Chas Chandler , who was leaving the Animals and interested in managing and producing artists, Hendrix was signed to a management and production contract with Chandler and ex-Animals manager Michael Jeffery . Chandler brought Hendrix to London and began recruiting members for a band designed to showcase the guitarist's talents, the Jimi Hendrix Experience. In late October, after having been rejected by Decca Records , the Experience signed with Track , a new label formed by the Who 's managers Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp .

Are You Experienced and its preceding singles were recorded over a five-month period from late October 1966 through early April 1967. [10] The album was completed in sixteen recording sessions at three London locations, including De Lane Lea Studios , CBS, and Olympic . Chandler booked many of the sessions at Olympic because the facility was acoustically superior and equipped with most of the latest technology, though it was still using four-track recorders, whereas American studios were using eight-track. [11]

Are You Experienced (also known as Are You Experienced? ; sometimes shortened to RUX or AYE ) is the debut studio album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience , released on May 12th 1967 in the United Kingdom and August 23rd 1967 in the United States. The album was produced by the band's manager, Chas Chandler , and was recorded between October 23rd 1966 and April 3rd 1967 at De Lane Lea , CBS and Olympic Sound Studios .

Two singles were released from RUX worldwide: " Hey Joe " b/w " Stone Free " (UK) and " 51st Anniversary " (US), and " Purple Haze " b/w "51st Anniversary" (UK) and " The Wind Cries Mary " (US). "The Wind Cries Mary" b/w " Highway Chile " was released as a UK-only single, and " Foxy Lady " b/w "Hey Joe" was limited only to the United States. " Purple Haze " was the highest-charting single from the album, reaching #3 in the UK, though only #65 in the US.

RUX gave Hendrix his first chance to showcase his unique style, comprising feedback-ridden electric guitar riffs and solos, superb blues/rock songwriting, psychedelic sound effects and rhythm and blues-influenced vocal work, which helped to launch the band into the international spotlight, just under a year since forming.

Are You Experienced is the debut studio album by English-American rock band the Jimi Hendrix Experience . Released in 1967, the LP was an immediate critical and commercial success, and it is widely regarded as one of the greatest debuts in the history of rock music . The album features Jimi Hendrix 's innovative approach to songwriting and electric guitar playing which soon established a new direction in psychedelic and hard rock music.

By mid-1966, Hendrix was struggling to earn a living playing the R&B circuit as a backing guitarist. After being referred to Chas Chandler , who was leaving the Animals and interested in managing and producing artists, Hendrix was signed to a management and production contract with Chandler and ex-Animals manager Michael Jeffery . Chandler brought Hendrix to London and began recruiting members for a band designed to showcase the guitarist's talents, the Jimi Hendrix Experience. In late October, after having been rejected by Decca Records , the Experience signed with Track , a new label formed by the Who 's managers Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp .

Are You Experienced and its preceding singles were recorded over a five-month period from late October 1966 through early April 1967. [10] The album was completed in sixteen recording sessions at three London locations, including De Lane Lea Studios , CBS, and Olympic . Chandler booked many of the sessions at Olympic because the facility was acoustically superior and equipped with most of the latest technology, though it was still using four-track recorders, whereas American studios were using eight-track. [11]

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