Rare Picture Disc Collector’s Item! Very Few Made Of This UK Pressing, Featuring One Of The Final Jimi Hendrix Concert Recordings.
The concert held at Haleakala Crater in Hawaii on July 30th of 1970 was supposed to be part of the film Rainbow Bridge, but very little of the concert footage was used in the film. Stranger still, none of it was used on the soundtrack album Rainbow Bridge. The first set kicks off with “Lover Man,” and has Hendrix running through a handful of newer tunes before finishing the set with several “old favorites.” Things start off loose, though not disinterested, but by the time he’s into “Hear My Train a Comin’,” Hendrix is absolutely on fire. Even old warhorses (to Hendrix), like “Fire” and “Purple Haze,” get inspired performances, a far cry from some of the more perfunctory performances of those tunes in 1970. Some critics have said that Hendrix’s playing declined after the breakup of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, but this set shows that Hendrix was always moving forward, incorporating new tones and effects as well as Spanish scales into his playing. The Rainbow Bridge concerts show that Hendrix still had some excellent playing left in him.
PICTURE DISC ARTWORK: A flamboyant abstract illustration (by Steg, who does all Purple Haze covers). Source images appear to be the original ‘Rainbow Bridge’ cover and a Santa Clara 1970 photo of Hendrix.
Condition – Vinyl: EXCELLENT!
Condition – Cover: GENERIC — Cover is clear plastic sleeve.
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In From The Storm
Message To Love
Hear My Train A Comin’
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