It was recorded at Olympic Studios in London. After the U.S. release of Are You Experienced and American tour dates that left jaws dropped, anticipation was very high about the next Jimi Hendrix album. Many fans and critics consider this follow up, Axis: Bold As Love, his best collective effort. After Axis's release, it immediately garnered high praise for its incredible performances and innovative engineering by Eddie Kramer. The album was to spawn many hits including "Up From The Skies," "If 6 was 9," "Spanish Castle Magic," "Little Wing," and "Castles Made of Sand," among others. Again joined by Noel Redding’s bass and Mitch Mitchell on drums.