Experience Hendrix, LLC will release a new Jimi Hendrix documentary and companion live recording this fall.
Music, Money, Madness…Live in Maui is scheduled for release Nov. 20 through Legacy Recordings. The documentary and its companion recording center on The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s 1970 performance in Maui, HI. The band’s performance was part of the now infamous documentary film Rainbow Bridge, which was produced by the band’s then manager Michael Jeffrey.
The central plot of Rainbow Bridge was that of a “rainbow bridge” that connected the unenlightened and the enlightened worlds. It was shot without professional actors, and featured footage of people taking part in activities, such as surfing, Tai-Chi and meditation.
The film remains controversial to this day for a variety of reasons. Jeffrey spent $500,000 — given to him as an advance from Warner Brothers — on the documentary. It is alleged that Hendrix’s involvement in the film was not a guarantee. It is alleged that Jeffrey had to convince Hendrix to perform, as he allegedly did not initially agree to take part.
The performance put on by Hendrix and his band mates ended up totaling only 17 minutes. None of the performance footage featured in the film is a complete song. The recording set for release in November will be the first time that the group’s performance has been released in full.
The Jimi Hendrix Experiences’ performance as part of Rainbow Bridge‘s production would be Hendrix’s last recorded concert and his second to last American Concert. His final American concert was a performance on Aug. 1, 1970 at the H.I.C. Arena in Honolulu, HI. Hendrix had already committed to the concert before being convinced by Jeffrey to take part in Rainbow Bridge.
Hendrix died a short time later on Sept. 18, 1970 when he went to Europe to tour there.
The documentary and recording will release on Blu-ray/2CD combo pack and separate 3LP gatefold vinyl.
Pre-orders for Music, Money, Madness…Live in Maui are open. Audiences can view a trailer for the documentary here. The band’s performance of ‘Voodoo Child (Slight Return)‘ held during its performance in Maui, is also streaming.
The track listing for the concert is noted below.
Chuck Wein Introduction
Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)
In From The Storm
Hear My Train A-Comin’
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Spanish Castle Magic
Message to Love
Jam Back at the House
Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)/Midnight Lightning
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