"Unfortunately with the DVD, the new interviews were done in widescreen, however, the old video footage was not - but they spliced it in as widescreen. So what you get is Jimi's face stretched out wider than it is high. It is too, too bad. I bought this CD for the DVD and was hoping to see some vintage Jimi. Instead his footage is all distorted. Whom ever did the DVD needs to go back to school and learn how to do this correctly. Janie should have this fixed and offer a free disc exchange. Maybe this is why this set is only ten bucks."
Could be better...
Bruno Novaes Souza | São Paulo, Brazil | 05/19/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Axis" have been a classic for over 40 years, so i'm not going to review the album, but this Deluxe Edition. I'm giving the same review to all these Hendrix "New" Remasters...
The remastered sound is really an improvement if you only listened to the first pressings of it on CD. But, if you already have the '97 remasters, it's just the same thing.
I'm givin' it 4 stars because of the dvd. It's so short, that i really wonder why not to put a CD of demos or live recordings from the era? It would be so better."
'Are You Experienced?'
Jonathan Cumberbatch | Trinidad | 07/09/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Received in 'as-new' condition and quite promptly. No glitches on either disc.
Regarding the discs themselves, the sound of the remastered CD is quite good though (to these ears) not as definitive as it still can be. The DVD is substantial (unlike the Beatles video add-ons) and revealing though the guest commentators and mixers focus on highlight tracks rather than the entire classic slate.
The booklet is a great read and rounds off an excellent product offering - 'til the next reissue raises the bar once more:)"
WARNING !!!!! Loudness wins!
D. Floyd | USA | 08/28/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Loudness War wins! I was wondering from the discussion of the 1997 vs 2010 discussion and took a look. The 2010 version is definitely clipped. Sadly I thought it actually improved the sound (imaging) while equally destroying it - yes I notice the clipping - idiots. FWIW."