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Watch A New Clip From ‘Music, Money, Madness…Jimi Hendrix In Maui’ Doc

The film will be released on Blu-ray, with the two performances mixed in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound.

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A new trailer clip from the upcoming Music, Money, Madness…Jimi Hendrix In Maui documentary is now available to view an you can check it out below.

Music, Money, Madness… Jimi Hendrix In Maui, is set for release on November 20 via Legacy Recordings.

The documentary will tell the story of the Jimi Hendrix Experience and their journey to Maui in 1970. It’s a long and bizarre tale: having approached Warner Bros. for a $500,000 advance to fund the completion of Hendrix’s new studio, his manager Michael Jeffery managed – at the same meeting – to convince executives to finance a film called Rainbow Bridge that was to be shot in Maui. In exchange, they would be granted the rights to its soundtrack album – consisting of many new Jimi Hendrix recordings.

What followed was complete chaos. Thanks to a series of terrible decisions and wild mismanagement it looked like the movie was on course to become a bewildering flop. In a desperate attempt to save the film’s fate, Hendrix was drafted in to film a free “color/sound vibratory experiment” on the lower slope of the dormant Haleakala volcano, with the audience reputedly arranged by their astrological signs.

Word of mouth about the Jimi Hendrix concert led a few hundred curious Maui locals to the Baldwin cattle ranch in Olinda where a makeshift stage was constructed. Against the odds, the performance was a success – the trio was at the height of its powers and played two sets flawlessly against a stunning natural backdrop.

The DVD bonus features include all of the existing film shot of the two Jimi Hendrix performances, while a Live In Maui album finally gives the shows the platform they deserve, highlighted by breathtaking versions of “Foxy Lady”, “Purple Haze” and “Voodoo Child (Slight Return).”

“Jimi loved adventure and there was certainly no shortage of it during his time in Hawaii, a place he also loved,” says Janie Hendrix, Jimi’s sister. “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.”

Music, Money, Madness… Jimi Hendrix In Maui will be released on Blu-ray, with the two performances mixed in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound. Live In Maui will be released as CD and vinyl box sets.

Music, Money, Madness…Jimi Hendrix In Maui is out on November 20 and can be pre-ordered here.

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