December 4, 2011 – 4:29 am

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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released this same bootleg recording on the 2003 album, The Rainbow Bridge Concert: The Early Show, until it was withdrawn due to a court action by ‘Experience Hendrix’ which makes this officially a bootleg CD release.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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  1. 19 Responses to “JIMI HENDRIX - MAUI 1970”

  2. I have a 2008 version of this called The Complete Rainbow Bridge but it doesn’t have the 1st intro tracks from these 2 discs and is probably missing Midnight Lightning from the 2nd disc. I’ll know for sure after you post the rest. Then I’ll change my folder to The Not Quite Complete Rainbow Bridge.

    I’m glad BigO posts the individual songs. Maybe I can fix mine.

    A little info not mentioned above:
    On the first set Jimi plays his white Stratocaster. For the second set he plays a Gibson Flying V.

    By Sking on Dec 4, 2011

  3. Thanks for the Jimi, guys :)

    By tony on Dec 4, 2011

  4. I also have the set Sking references. Mine includes a 2-part interview with Jimi that was taken from the movie soundtrack. Can’t wait to make the A-B comparison. Thanks as always for Philip’s insights. I have the Jimi USA posthumous vinyl releases. Most sound as if they were rush released by Reprise to cash in on his death. At least “Rainbow Bridge” had tracks like ‘Room Full of Mirrors’ and ‘Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)’ to make us Jimi devotees happy. I do think, however, that all of the soundtrack performances have been released on CD, just not as collected on ‘Rainbow Bridge’. Same with my favorite Reprise vault LP, ‘The Cry of Love’. You should be able to assemble that LP on your own.

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Dec 5, 2011

  5. Just an addition to your info: “Foxey Lady” from Maui has also been released; it’s on the live disc of the “Voodoo Child” compilation from 2001.

    By Max Barrett on Dec 7, 2011

  6. Hello Max

    Thanks very much for your feedback. Cheers.

    By bigozine2 on Dec 8, 2011

  7. Thanks for sharing. I don’t think I have anything from this.

    By Matt on Jan 12, 2012

  8. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/313010332/strange-day-on-maui-jimi-hendrix-1970-by-duff-hend

    By Duff Hendrickson on Mar 6, 2012

  9. There is really not much information on this. I was wondering if anyone knows whether Hendrix played the “Pali Gap” jam at this Maui concert? Has this ever been played live? The film footage makes it look like it was played live.

    By jawelcome on Mar 7, 2012

  10. pali gap was never played live..recorded in new york at electric lady studios..the soundtrack Rainbow Bridge lists Pali Gap but there is really only one track on the entire soundtrack of the movie that was played live..
    you need to get Belmo`s Excellent book..
    Jimi Hendrix Experience the Music, it`ll answer most of your questions.

    By sluggo on Mar 7, 2012

  11. jawelcome- None of the music released as the film soundtrack was recorded at the Rainbow Bridge concert. Pali Gap was recorded at Electric Lady studio July 1, 1970. The recording here is what Jimi actually played that day. If he ever played Pali Gap live or even under a different title I couldn’t tell you. Hope that helps some.

    By sking on Mar 7, 2012

  12. Sluggo we must of been typing at the same time

    By sking on Mar 7, 2012

  13. THanks for such a fast response sluggo and skiing. I appreciate it. Very interested in getting Belmo’s book. Does anyone have a link as to where I can find it?
    Thank you.

    By jawelcome on Mar 7, 2012

  14. jawelcome, Belmo the author has posted here a few times his fine self. Perhaps he can tell you the best place,you might try amazon, ebay, abebooks ..just type in a search for ..
    Jimi Hendrix Experience the Music by Belmo and Steve Loveless..it is worth it`s weight in unreleased Hendrix recordings !

    By sluggo on Mar 7, 2012

  15. I have the Jimi Hendrix live in maui album on colored vinyl one red one blue, whats it worth?

    By Mike Rossi on Dec 1, 2012

  16. mike,without even seeing it, or hearing it for skips and surface noise it is impossible to assess.what label is it on what is the condition of the vinyl and the jacket.

    By sluggo on Dec 1, 2012

  17. Mike once you take a fair assessment of what you have you could check popsike,
    this is a site that keeps track of ebay record sales and you can see what your album has sold for [if it has been sold ] on Ebay .

    By sluggo on Dec 1, 2012

  18. Tx, Got some more info for you it’s a german import I purchased back in the 70’s collector’s edition broadcasts & maui on colored vinyl from Ruthless Rhymes ltd. the vinyl is like new only been played a couple of times but the sound quality is poor probably because it’s on red & blue vinyl

    By Mike Rossi on Dec 3, 2012

  19. Thanks sluggo great web site I see one sold for $128.00 I have other rare albums in my collection too great reference site!

    By Mike Rossi on Dec 4, 2012

  20. Links are dead. Any chance of a re-up? Thanks!

    By Juniper Sierra on Dec 10, 2020

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