Hendrix - Axis bold as love mono vs stereo vinyl reissues US Hendrix Are You Experienced Mono LP - Opinions reported hereJimi Hendrix Experience - You have experience, which is you. More results from forums, stevehoffman, tv. I don't know, the original Beatles' stereo mixes were very rare, with panoramas of the vocals to one side, drums and bass with force, etc. It seems that the mono mixes were much more cohesive than the old stereo mixes.
I think the stereo mixes of Are You Experienced hold up much better than, for example, Sgt Peppers. The stereo version of the Monkees' hit single “Pleasant Valley Sunday” has backing vocals, while the mono version doesn't. Polydor had already stopped making mono albums in 1967, but stereo mixes were not yet available to them, so an electronically recanaled “stereo” version was created, which arguably still has better fidelity than the British song. The original Track Axis mono mix was very popular in the United Kingdom, where it was more common than the stereo mix (which was identified by a small white sticker on the front with “STEREO” in black text).
The simplest thing was to place a sticker on the discs in mono “reminding potential buyers that the albums could be played on a stereo system”. THE BEATLES - Stereo vs MonoCheck out this interesting page on The Beatles' mono and stereo mixes, here. They didn't do this in all their releases, and no one really knows how many copies of a given title could have been printed in mono, but the number was quite small. Well-recorded stereo albums provide a three-dimensional sense of space and offer a “you're there” experience that mono recordings cannot.
I hope you have received the needle of my original in mono-American format that I sent you some time ago (I think on a USB drive). A major headache for both album manufacturers and buyers was the fact that there were problems of incompatibility between mono and stereo discs. If a collector collects The Beatles, for example, he probably has a mono and stereo copy of Meet the Beatles or Revolver. They had stopped recording both mono and stereo discs or had made mono discs available only on special request.
Not that listening to the record in mono for the first time can convince you that the stereo record you've been listening to all your life sounds like a Jim Nabors Christmas album. For the manufacturers, these problems meant that many titles had to produce two different versions of the album: one in mono and the other in stereo. By 1967, stereo discs outsold mono discs by a significant margin, and by 1968, most American record companies concluded that sales of mono discs were declining to the point where it was no longer profitable to continue selling them. Axis and Are You Experienced showed the mastery that Jimi and his teammates (Mitch Mitchell on drums and Noel Redding on bass) had over the studio technology at their disposal and the lyrical beauty of Hendrix's guitar.