Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Jimi Hendrix Experience - 1970 - "Rainbow Bridge Vibratory Color / Sound Experiment" Haleakala Volcano Crater, Maui, Hawaii

Jimi Hendrix / Mitch Mitchell / Billy Cox

"Rainbow Bridge Vibratory Color / Sound Experiment", Haleakala Volcano Crater, Maui, Hawaii
July 30, 1970
Soundboard Recording / 2nd Gen / 1st & 2nd Shows / 105 min.

Safety Master Reel > VHS > Tape > MD > WAV > FLAC

This is the version with the drums overdubbed by Mitch Mitchell at Electric Lady Studios, N.Y in 1972. It's unconfirmed but I wander if the bass wasn't also redubbed (even partly) by Billy Cox at the same period ? This is 2 analog + 1 digital generations away from the original stereo safety masters but the digital transfer was Mini-Disc (that can't make it 100% 'true lossless'). I never come across an as good version without MD copy in. When Alan Douglas was in charge of the "vault", soundboards went in and out... One of these was the Maui overdubbed stereo safety master that was copied to VHS in the late 70s or early 80s (long before DATs & CDRs !) and then came back to the "vault", so the 1st generation VHS copy remains the best & most complete soundboard source in circulation. Note that all cuts on this tape are like on the safety master but it is unknown if these cuts are on the multi-track masters with original drums. The owner give a few copies to selected people, leaving them with a 2nd generation tape source. He still has the 1st gen VHS source apparently, but is currently out of the trading business. This tape has been speed corrected, but no other alterations have been made.
A "Stoned" Conversation with Jimi Hendrix, Pat Hartley & Chuck Wein is added as bonus on disc 2.

My full artwork is also included, enjoy !

Last thing, don't get fooled by so called 'semi-official' Purple Haze Records 2CD release, it's incomplete and in fact a direct copy of the old Swingin Pig bootlegs "Last Amercian Concert VoL.1 & 2", which used unknown Generation altered by EQ or 'No Noise' / Dolby.

Disc 1:
01. Chuck Wein Intro
02. Tune Up
03. Spanish Castle Magic
04. Lover Man
05. Hey Baby (The Land of the New Rising Sun) >
06. In From the Storm
07. Message to Love
08. Foxy Lady
09. Hear My Train a Comin'
10. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) >
11. Drum Solo >
12. Fire
13. Purple Haze

Disc 2:
01. Dolly Dagger >
02. Villanova Junction >
03. Ezy Ryder
04. Red House
05. Freedom
06. Beginning >
07. Straight Ahead
08. Hey Baby (The Land Of The New Rising Sun) >
09. Midnight Lightning >
10. Race With The Devil >
11. Drum Solo >
12. Stone Free >
13. Hey Joe >
14. Stone Free (Reprise)
15-16. Conversation with Jimi, Pat Hartley & Chuck Wein

Enjoy, Share & Preserve Quality !
Brought to You by BP
[August 2007]


here is some video clips from the performance: