Jimi Hendrix - Rainbow Bridge 12" Vinyl LP Album Description

- Original Movie Sound Track

Rainbow Bridge was released after Hendrix's death in 1970. The LP was compiled by Hendrix's manager, Michael Jeffery, from various recordings and unfinished tracks that Hendrix had left behind. The album was named after a natural rock formation in Hawaii, and it features several live recordings from a concert Hendrix performed in Maui in 1970. This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.

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Jimi Hendrix - "Rainbow Bridge" 12" Vinyl LP Album Cover - Original Movie Soundtrack
Album Description:

In the ever-evolving landscape of rock music during the late 1960s and early 1970s, few artists managed to push boundaries as relentlessly as Jimi Hendrix. His posthumous release, "Rainbow Bridge" (1971), encapsulates an era of musical exploration and innovation that remains significant in the annals of rock history.

Historical Context and Musical Exploration

Released on 26 October 1971, "Rainbow Bridge" serves as the soundtrack for the documentary film of the same name. The movie, though not well-received, featured footage from Hendrix's performance in Maui, Hawaii, during the summer of 1970. The album is a testament to Hendrix's virtuosity and his relentless pursuit of new sounds and textures.

Music Genre and Tracks

"Rainbow Bridge" delves deeply into the psychedelic rock and blues genres, a signature of Hendrix's style. Tracks like "Dolly Dagger" and "Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)" showcase his unparalleled guitar work and innovative use of studio technology. The album's opener, "Dolly Dagger," with its biting riffs and dynamic structure, sets the tone for an album that is both a tribute to Hendrix's past and a hint at the musical directions he was exploring before his untimely death.

Controversies and Reception

Despite its musical brilliance, "Rainbow Bridge" was not without its controversies. Critics and fans were divided over the posthumous nature of the release, questioning whether it truly reflected Hendrix's artistic vision or was a commercial exploitation of his legacy. The inclusion of tracks that were not part of the original Maui performance further fueled debates about the authenticity and integrity of the album as a soundtrack.

Production Team and Recording Studio

The production team behind "Rainbow Bridge" included Hendrix himself, Mitch Mitchell, Eddie Kramer, and John Jansen. This formidable quartet ensured that the album captured the essence of Hendrix's late recordings. Eddie Kramer, who had worked extensively with Hendrix, brought his technical expertise to the mixing and mastering process, preserving the raw energy and innovative soundscapes that defined Hendrix's music.

Musical Legacy

Though "Rainbow Bridge" may not have achieved the same commercial success as Hendrix's earlier works, its significance lies in its encapsulation of a pivotal moment in rock history. The album stands as a testament to Hendrix's enduring influence and his unwavering commitment to musical innovation.

Album Production Information:

Produced by Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell, Eddie Kramer, John Jansen

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Gatefold/FOC (Fold Open Cover) Album Cover Design.
 

Music Genre:

70s Hard Rock 

Record Label & Catalog-nr: 

Reprise REP 54 004

Media Format:

12" Full-Length Vinyl LP 
Album weight: 300 gram 

Year & Country:

1971 Made in Germany
Track Listing of: Jimi Hendrix Rainbow Bridge Original Movie Sound Track

The Song/tracks on "Jimi Hendrix Rainbow Bridge Original Movie Sound Track" are

    Side One:
  • Dolly Dagger
  • Earth Blues
  • Pali Gap
  • Room Full of Mirrors
  • Star Spangled Banner
    Side Two:
  • Look Over Yonder
  • Hear my Train Coming
  • Hey Baby
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Jimi Hendrix was a true original, a musician whose innovative approach to the guitar helped to define a generation of rock music. His untimely death cut short a career that was still full of promise, but his influence continues to be felt to this day. He remains a true icon of American music, and his legacy is a testament to the power of creativity and innovation in the arts.

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Barclay XBLY 80 581, Panache License Yameta , 1967 , France

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  Barclay 0920221 , 1970 , France

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Music For Pleasure Ltd MFP 50053 , 1970 , Holland

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  Polydor 2480 027 , 1971 , Germany

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Atlantic 940.056, XBLY 940.056 , 1967 , France

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