Jimi Hendrix - Live In Maui Vinyl 3LP + Blu-ray
Jimi Hendrix Live In Maui Vinyl 3LP + Blu-ray
Brand New Vinyl 3LP + Blu-ray Collection Couples New Feature-Length Documentary Music, Money, Madness...Jimi Hendrix In Maui with the Accompanying Live Performances on Both Audio and Video!
Experience Hendrix L.L.C. in partnership with Legacy Recordings, present the brand new feature length documentary Music, Money, Madness...Jimi Hendrix In Maui as well as the accompanying album Live In Maui. The film chronicles the Jimi Hendrix Experience's storied visit to Maui and how they became ensnared with the ill-fated Rainbow Bridge movie produced by their controversial manager Michael Jeffery.
The Blu-ray includes the full documentary as well as bonus features featuring all of the existing 16mm color film shot of the two performances that afternoon mixed in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound. Included in the package will be Live In Maui – both of the aforementioned sets spread across three vinyl LPs, newly restored and mixed by longtime Jimi Hendrix engineer Eddie Kramer, and mastered by Bernie Grundman.
Inspired by Easy Rider and directed by Warhol acolyte Chuck Wein, Jeffery's film centered around the idea of a "rainbow bridge" between the unenlightened and enlightened worlds. It was envisioned to feature everything from surfing and yoga to meditation and Tai-Chi and filmed without the aid of a script or professional actors. It proved to be a rambling assemblage of hippie excess and Jeffery grew concerned that his investment was being squandered.
The Experience were already booked to perform a concert in Honolulu at the H.I.C. Arena on August 1, 1970. Wein, desperate to feature Hendrix in some capacity within the film, devised a plan to film a free ‘color/sound vibratory experiment' on the lower slope of the dormant Haleakala volcano. Word of mouth about a free Jimi Hendrix concert led a few hundred curious Maui locals to the Baldwin cattle ranch in Olinda where a makeshift stage was constructed and the audience was arranged by their astrological signs. The performance was a success – the trio was at the height of its powers and played two sets flawlessly against a stunning natural backdrop.
Due to technical problems inherent in the original recording of the Maui performances, Mitchell had to overdub his drum tracks at Electric Lady Studios in 1971 just so those performances could be featured. Eddie Kramer recalls, "Mitch did a tremendous amount of work on the overdubs. If he didn't get it in one take, he certainly did in the second one and I was so blown away by his ability to duplicate the parts he had already played!
He was determined to fix what suffered on the recordings due to the 50 mile an hour winds because they were playing on the side of a bloody volcano! After Jimi died it took a while before I was able to go back to the closet with all the tapes. Mitch was a trooper with a can do British attitude. It's all very well to overdub drums, but to do it so you can't tell, that's the magic. He knew the material extremely well and it's a tribute to his sensitivity as a great musician and an equal and willing partner of Jimi's."
• Vinyl 3LP + Blu-ray
• Brand new feature length documentary Music, Money, Madness...Jimi Hendrix In Maui as well as the accompanying live album Live In Maui
• Live In Maui (3LP), two full Jimi Hendrix Experience sets, newly restored and mixed by longtime Jimi Hendrix engineer Eddie Kramer, and mastered by Bernie Grundman
• Blu-ray includes full documentary as well as bonus features featuring all of the existing 16mm color film shot of the two performances that afternoon mixed in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound
Jimi Hendrix Live In Maui Track Listing:
1. Chuck Wein Introduction
2. Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)
3. In From The Storm
4. Foxey Lady
5. Hear My Train A-Comin'
6. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
1. Purple Haze
2. Spanish Castle Magic
3. Lover Man
4. Message To Love
5. Dolly Dagger
6. Villanova Junction
7. Ezy Ryder
1. Red House
3. Jam Back at the House
4. Straight Ahead
5. Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)/Midnight Lightning
6. Stone Free
Blu-ray - Music, Money, Madness...Jimi Hendrix In Maui
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