Jimi Hendrix - Rainbow Bridge

 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)





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ALEG 96421
UPC: 888430964211
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200 Gram Vinyl Record

200 Gram LP  

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200-gram gatefold LP pressed at Quality Record Pressings!

Remastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog masters

Reissued with original album art and track order

Rainbow Bridge was compiled and mixed by Eddie Kramer and Mitch Mitchell in 1971, with the help of Electric Lady Studios engineer John Jansen. Most of the tracks were recorded in 1969 and 1970, during the same sessions that spawned The Cry Of Love. Rainbow Bridge is often misconstrued as being an entirely live album, being that the film of the same name features excerpts of a live Jimi Hendrix performance in Maui.

However Hendrix had no role in the creation of the rambling, unfocused 1971 film which was directed by Chuck Wein. The flim was not a Hendrix project in any way but instead an independent vision of his manager Michael Jeffery. After Hendrix's death in September 1970, Jeffery scrapped Hendrix's original vision of a double studio album titled First Rays Of The New Rising Sun and called for Kramer, Mitchell and Jansen to compile two posthumous albums including one that would serve as a soundtrack for the "Rainbow Bridge" film.

Mitchell, Kramer and Jansen drew upon Hendrix's rich trove of studio recordings that the guitarist had been developing at Electric Lady Studios. Songs such as "Dolly Dagger" and "Room Full Of Mirrors" were bright examples of Hendrix's new creative direction.

Other standouts on the album include a studio rendition of "Star Spangled Banner" as well as the majestic "Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)." The one live track on the album, an extraordinary rendition of Hendrix's original blues composition "Hear My Train A Comin'" is taken from a performance at Berkeley Community Theatre in May 1970, and not in the film at all. Buddy Miles and Noel Redding both appear on one track each, and the Ronettes provide backing vocals on "Earth Blues."

Side 1:
1. Dolly Dagger
2. Earth Blues
3. Pali Gap
4. Room Full of Mirrors
5. Star Spangled Banner

Side 2:
6. Look Over Yonder
7. Hear My Train A Comin’ (live at Berkeley Community Center May 30, 1970)
8. Hey Baby

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Rainbow Bridge The Finest Hour On LP

posted on 10/15/2014
5 Stars
Reviewer: Triodeotl
This LP has much better bass and more inner detail than the original Reprise. Its like they took a blanket off the recording. Buy it for "PolyGap" if you want to hear the future of Hendrix songwriting. Definitely get it for possibly the finest live version of “Hear my Train a Com’in”.

Get it while you can I got my LP today 7 days before release. It was delayed initially but it is here now. Noise floor is way off the map compared to the original Reprise pressing. Even if you have that you got to have this. Numbered copies will sell out. Get an early pressing while you still can. I recommend this highly ++++

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