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Releases

January 15th, 1968

The second Experience album, Axis: Bold As Love, (Reprise Records, RS 6281) is released in America.

Recording

June 15th, 1969

Wally Heider Recording, Los Angeles, Ca.
Studio 3, Mixing

Eddie Kramer resumed mixing sessions for the proposed live album. Upon completion, the album was handed over to Jimi’s manager Michael Jeffery. Despite their work, however, Reprise Records shelved the live album in favor of the compilation Smash Hits.

Releases

July 30th, 1969

Album Release
Smash Hits

Reprise Records, Jimi’s US distributor, issues the popular compilation Smash Hits.

Jimi enjoys a vacation to Mogador, Morocco. His travel begins on July 30 and extends through August 6.

Recording

February 15th, 1970

A master mix for "Sky Blues Today" was achieved during the session at the Records Plant. This master, coupled with "Izabella" from the session on the 12th would later be released (April 13, 1970) on the short-run single "Stepping Stone" b/w "Izabella" (Reprise Records, 0905)
Recording

February 18th, 1970

Sterling Sound, New York
Studio Recording

Hendrix and Kramer team with mastering engineer Bob Ludwig to supervise the final mastering for Band Of Gypsys. In light of his disappointment with the mastering of Electric Ladyland by Reprise Records, Hendrix opts to work independently to insure that the final sound quality meets his satisfaction.