Released today on DVD/Blu-ray and CD/vinyl is Music, Money, Madness…Jimi Hendrix In Maui. The film chronicles the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s legendary visit to Maui and “how they became ensnared with the ill-fated Rainbow Bridge movie produced by their controversial manager Michael Jeffery.” The Blu-ray edition will include the full documentary as well as bonus features featuring all of the existing 16mm color film shot of the two performances on July 30th, 1970 — mixed in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound by longtime Hendrix engineer Eddie Kramer, and mastered by Bernie Grundman. Directed by John McDermott and produced by Janie Hendrix, George Scott and McDermott, Music, Money, Madness…Jimi Hendrix In Maui 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. Their fascinating account tells the definitive story about one of the most controversial independent films ever made.
Hendrix’s stepsister, Janey Hendrix, who heads up Experience Hendrix, LLC, said in a statement: “Jimi loved adventure and there was certainly no shortage of it during his time in Hawaii, a place he also loved. The back story of Rainbow Bridge and these recordings paint a picture of Jimi’s uncanny ability to turn the bizarre into something amazing! We’re excited about this release because it gives the world a closer look at Jimi’s genius.”
The tracklisting to Jimi Hendrix Experience – Live In Maui is:
- Disc One – First Show: Chuck Wein Introduction, “Hey Baby (New Rising Sun),” “In From The Storm,” “Foxey Lady,” “Hear My Train A-Comin’,” “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” “Fire,” “Purple Haze,” “Spanish Castle Magic,” “Lover Man,” and “Message To Love.”
- Disc Two – Second Show: “Dolly Dagger,” “Villanova Junction,” “Ezy Ryder,” “Red House,” “Freedom Jam,” “Back At The House,” “Straight Ahead,” “Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)/Midnight Lightning,” and “Stone Free.”
CHECK IT OUT: The Jimi Hendrix Experience on July 30th, 1970 performing “Foxey Lady” as featured in Live In Maui: