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Maui Wowee 1970 - Bob Terry Tapes [no label, 2CD]
Live at the Rainbow Bridge Vibratory Color/Sound Experiment, Haleakala Volcano Crater, Maui, HI; July 30, 1970. Bob Terry Hi-Fi VHS soundboard source and Bob Terry Denon HD6/100 soundboard source patched with audience master tape. A good to very good recording with a bit of hiss.
The Rainbow Bridge concert was the penultimate performance by Hendrix in the United States, his last was two days later on August 1, 1970, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Hendrix died less than two months later on September 18, 1970 in London, England. - wikipedia
Fans might be familiar with Jimi Hendrix’s 1970 Rainbow Bridge concert through the Rainbow Bridge movie (1972) and the subsequent Rainbow Bridge soundtrack (on vinyl but has never been released on CD).
Music collector Philip Cohen points out: “While the Rainbow Bridge film contains 25 minutes of Maui concert footage, the so-called “soundtrack”, the Rainbow Bridge LP (released by Reprise Records), contains no actual Maui recordings. The one concert track on that LP is from Berkeley.”
The wikipedia also notes that the music from the Rainbow Bridge concert was distributed as a bootleg recording for three decades, before Radioactive Records released this same bootleg recording on the 2003 album, The Rainbow Bridge Concert: The Early Show, until it was withdrawn due to a court action by ‘Experience Hendrix’ which makes this officially a bootleg CD release.
In 2000, the four-CD Jimi Hendrix Experience boxset featured Hey Baby and In from the Storm, making these the only tracks from Maui 1970 currently to be officially released.
This Bob Terry matrix set, featuring both first and second shows, surfaced at the crosstowntorrents site in the middle of November 2011. Thanks to Hawkfan369 for sharing the tracks. Hawkfan369 also noted: “Thanks to MP and zombywoof57 for the tapes. Thanks To Karsten for his work patching it all together.” Serious Hendrix fans might already own a copy of Bridge To Haleakala [aka “The Maui Concerts”] (ATM 018-019/03.05.1999/2CDR).
Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (sample rate of 192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.
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Disc 1 (First set)
Track 101. Gemini Twins Intro (5.7MB)
Track 102. Chuck Wein Intro (5.8MB)
Track 103. Spanish Castle Magic (6.4MB)
Track 104. Lover Man (4.3MB)
105. Hey Baby - Omitted*
106. In From The Storm - Omitted*
Track 107. Message To Love (6.8MB)
108. Foxy Lady - Omitted
Track 109. Hear My Train A Comin’ (12.8MB)
Track 110. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (8.4MB)
Track 111. Drum Solo (1.1MB)
Track 112. Fire (5.2MB)
Track 113. Purple Haze (6.1MB)
Disc 2 (Second set)
Track 201. Taper Commentary (2.9MB)
Track 202. Dolly Dagger (6.8MB)
Track 203. Villanova Junction (7.5MB)
Track 204. Ezy Rider (6.8MB)
Track 205. Red House (9.3MB)
Track 206. Freedom (5.9MB)
Track 207. Beginnings (12.1MB)
Track 208. Straight Ahead (4.1MB)
Track 209. Hey Baby (4.0MB)
Track 210. Midnight Lightning/Race With The Devil (2.6MB)
Track 211. Drum Solo (3.9MB)
Track 212. Stone Free/Hey Joe/Stone Free (8.2MB)
*Available on Disc Four of The Jimi Hendrix Experience boxset. The sequence and the length of the tracks indicate that they were probably from the first show.
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