The US edition of The Jimi Hendrix Experience‘s debut album, released in August 1967, was very different from the UK release. Most obviously the cover was completely changed to the now familiar psychedelic ‘fisheye’ design and tracks were removed to make way for the singles that were not included in the original UK issue. Those singles were Purple Haze, Hey Joe and Foxy Lady.
This US version was available in mono for a short time, but the UK release has never been issued in mono in the US – until now.
On 5 March 2013, Sony are issuing a very heavyweight, 200g vinyl pressing of the album, mastered from the original mono master tapes by renowned engineer Bernie Grundman. The UK running order is present and correct, as is the original UK artwork.