Jimi Hendrix
Rainbow Bridge



by PagePlant USER (4 Reviews)
September 17th, 2011 | 6 replies

Release Date: 1971 | Tracklist

Since The Jimi Hendrix Experience split up, Jimi had been working on many songs and recorded a lot of demos. However, without wanting to give another studio album to the producer Ed Chaplin, he decided to make a live album of new material with a few new songs so that he could fulfill his contract. But, unfortunately, Jimi died 9/11/1970, leaving all those demos unfinished , still with a great number of amazing songs.

With him dead, a race to release posthumous albums of that material started. The first one to do it, and the most honest, was Eddie Kramer. Together with Mitch Mitchel, Hendrix's drummer, he produced a trilogy of posthumous albums with the most complete demos and some jams too.

"Rainbow Bridge" was the second one of these albums and has a good number of Hendrix classics, including songs that he planned to release in his next studio album.

The album starts with "Dolly Dagger", a track that feels finished and complete; this hard rocking piece shows that Hendrix had already changed a bit his style since his Experience days. The lyrics seem to be talking about a witch and rituals, a thematic that Hendrix had talked about before.

Other highlights include a 11 min long live version of "Hear My Train a Comin'" which shows Hendrix's incredible live performances, and Hey Baby (New Rising Sun), which by the long intro and the fact that he asks "Is the microphone on?" make it feels like it's a early demo, it feels like it could turn out to be the best songs of the ones in this album.

While some of the songs will make you feel sad about what the could've been, Hendrix playing and singing still makes you satisfied with the songs present in this disc.

Recomended tracks:

Dolly Dager
Earth Blues
Room Full of Mirrors
Hear My Train a Comin
Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)

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September 17th 2011


Album Rating: 3.5

Is it too short? Also, if you press "No" at least give me ideas so i can improve the review.

And I know some of this songs are hard to find even on youtube, so if anyone have problems to find it

or found any place where we can hear them feel free to talk about it.

BTW the album is out of print now, so i recomend you to get First Rays of the New Rising Sun, that

have most of the best tracks on this one but Here My Train a Comin', but you can find a studio version

of it in Valleys of Neptune.

September 17th 2011


You have some mistakes thrown in here and there, better go back and proofread those errors. For example:

Since The Jimi Hendrix (?) split up
Togheder with Mitch Mitchel
this hard rocking piece shows that hendrix
"Hear My Train a Comin'" wich shows Hendrix' increadible

September 17th 2011


awesome to give hendrix more exposure. few things though, you say the word 'but' 3 times in 2 sentences to begin and that makes things a bit awkward.

but more importantly, rather than simply ending the review with a recommended tracks, try to delve into the tracks themselves and the overall feeling of the album, etc. you didn't tell me too much here that i couldn't have gotten from a wiki entry.

still, it's good this has a review now, so keep at it and you'll improve. cheers

September 17th 2011


you've got spelling errors, missing words and grammar issues in almost every sentence

write your reviews in a word processor, proof-read a few times and do a spellcheck before copypasting over

and leave the summary box empty if you can't think of anything

September 17th 2011


Album Rating: 3.5

I didn't thought this would be more viewed than my Jimmy Page review. I'm going to re-write and update the review when i get the chance. thanks

October 8th 2018


Album Rating: 3.5

Dolly Dagger is one hell of a tune.

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