TAS Rated 4/5 Music, 4/5 Sonics in the December 2020 Issue of The Absolute Sound!
Experience Hendrix announces a brand new collection that couples the brand new feature length documentary Music, Money, Madness . . . Jimi Hendrix In Maui with the accompanying live performances on both audio and video.
The film chronicles the Jimi Hendrix Experience's storied visit to Maui, their performance on the dormant lower crater of Haleakala volcano on the island and how the band became ensnared with the ill-fated Rainbow Bridge movie produced by their controversial manager Michael Jeffery. Directed by John McDermott and produced by Janie Hendrix, George Scott and McDermott, the documentary incorporates never before released original footage and new interviews with firsthand participants and key players such as Billy Cox, Eddie Kramer, Warner Bros. executives and several Rainbow Bridge cast members, as well as its director Chuck Wein.
The Blu-Ray will include the full documentary as well as the 16mm color film shot of the two afternoon performances captured on July 30, 1970 mixed in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound. Also included in the package will be Live In Maui - both of the aforementioned sets spread across 3 LPs, newly restored and mixed by longtime Jimi Hendrix engineer Eddie Kramer, and mastered by Bernie Grundman.
The 2 sets finds The Experience - Hendrix, Billy Cox on bass, Mitch Mitchell on drums - at the height of its powers playing flawlessly against a stunning natural backdrop. Included are breathtaking renditions of crowd favorites like "Foxey Lady", "Purple Haze" and Voodoo Child (Slight Return)", as well as then-unreleased songs like "Dolly Dagger" and "Freedom" that showcased the new direction Hendrix was moving toward.
Beautifully restored, this is a raw, ripping document of Jimi in full flight.
Hendrix delivers the guitar pyrotechnics that were his trademark, demonstrating his skills with a clear focus while using the swoops and cries of his Stratocaster to explore the outer limits of his songs....fans will revel in this document of late-period Hendrix in full flight.
- 3LP & Blu-Ray Box Set
- Live In Maui audio restored & remixed by Eddie Kramer
- Vinyl mastered by Bernie Grundman
- Plated & pressed at QRP
- Blu-Ray: Full documentary "Music, Money, Madness . . . Jimi Hendrix In Maui"; 16mm Color Film of 2 afternoon performances on July 30, 1970; Stereo & 5.1 surround sound mixes
- Blu-Ray includes all existing footage from both performances
- 24-page booklet filled with never-before-published photos
- Authorized Hendrix Family Edition
- Chuck Wein Introduction
- Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)
- In From The Storm
- Foxey Lady
- Hear My Train A-Comin'
- Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
- Purple Haze
- Spanish Castle Magic
- Lover Man
- Message To Love
- Dolly Dagger
- Villanova Junction
- Ezy Ryder
- Red House
- Jam Back At The House
- Straight Ahead
- Hey Baby (New Rising Sun) / Midnight Lightning
- Stone Free
Blu-Ray - Music, Money, Madness... Jimi Hendrix In Maui
Full length documentary
Bonus features: all of the existing 16mm color film shot of the 2 performances that afternoon (Mixed in both stereo & 5.1 surround sound)