Beginning late in the evening of April 24th and through the early hours of April 25th, Hendrix joined Chas Chandler and Eddie Kramer at Olympic Studios to work on final mixes (stereo and mono) for several songs slated for inclusion on Are You Experienced, including: “Foxey Lady,” “Manic Depression,” “May This Be Love,” “Fire,” “Remember,” “Third Stone From The Sun,” and “Love Or Confusion.”
Returning to Olympic Studios, Manager Chas Chandler guided The Experience back through the April 4th recordings of “Third Stone From The Sun.”
The session featured two non-musical tracks called described on the tape boxes as “Wild Chat” and “Noises” which featured Hendrix and Chandler talking through a variety of science fiction inspired passages.
Chas Chandler had lacquers created for both mono and stereo mixes of “The Wind Cries Mary” and a mono version of “Highway Chile” which were given to Track Records so manufacturing of The Experience’s forthcoming single could begin.
Tape Log: The Wind Cries Mary // Highway Chile
Returning to London’s Olympic Studios, an additional four-track-to-four-track reduction mix was created for “Are You Experienced?”
Later the group revisited the January 11, 1967 recordings of “Third Stone From The Sun” before redirecting attention to creating both mono and stereo mixes of “Highway Chile.”
The Experience returned to London’s Olympic Studios to continue work on their debut album. This significant session resulted in new recordings, overdubs on some unfinished compositions and final mixes for several tracks.
The group focused their initial attention to recording “Highway Chile,” with the 8th and final take being flagged as the master.
The Experience returned to De Lane Lea Studios in London to focus attention on “Manic Depression.” In between takes of “Manic Depression,” Hendrix lead the band through an instrumental take of Michel Polnareff’s popular 1966 single, “La Poupée qui Fait Non.”
The Experience returned to Olympic Studios where the group completed a final mix on their new single “Purple Haze.” Afterwards, the trio revisited the four-track master for “Fire” which was previously worked on at DeLane Lea Studios. In the end, the original DeLane Lea track was basically replaced with new work.
Jimi Hendrix returns to Olympic Studios to complete further work on “Purple Haze” alongside Chas Chandler and Eddie Kramer. Noel Redding contributes some of the background vocals during this session.
Tape Log: Purple Haze
The Experience head back to De Lane Lea Studios to continue work on their debut album. Recordings this evening focused on “I Don’t Live Today,” and by the session’s end, Chas Chandler had a working master in hand.
Tape Log: I Don’t Live Today