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Jimi Plays Berkeley

Jimi Plays Berkeley

2003
Jimi Hendrix: Jimi Plays Berkeley

Derived from a pair of concerts at the Berkeley (California) Community Theater on May 30, 1970, Jimi Plays Berkeley the film has always been a curious chapter in the history of Jimi Hendrix. Shot more as a test than a true documentary, it was hurriedly whipped together as an official film shortly after the great singer-songwriterguitarist’s unfortunate death, and actually was put on an European tour with acts managed by the artist’s former manager. The final product has protest footage interspersed among the great performances, and at the time, when everyone was so hungry for anything Jimi, it became one of the most popular music films of its era. Now it can be viewed more as a time capsule wrapped around performances by Hendrix et al, performing a distinctly unique set for the time.
The film features excerpts of performances by Jimi, bassist Billy Cox, and drummer Mitch Mitchell from the two concerts. They perform hot versions of such Hendrix favorites as “Purple Haze,” a remarkable lengthy tour de force takes on “Machine Gun” and “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” and the artist’s inimitable take on Chuck Berry’s "Johnny B. Goode.”

Now digitally remastered, Jimi Plays Berkeley finally emerges for the first time on DVD with newly minted stereo and 5.1 surround sound, mixed by original Hendrix producer/engineer Eddie Kramer. As an added audio-only bonus, the DVD features the entire second set from that evening mixed in 5.1 surround sound.

Jimi Plays Berkeley includes footage of:
Jimi In Limousine
Afternoon Rehearsals
Johnny B. Goode
Hear My Train A Comin'
Star Spangeled Banner
Purple Haze
Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)
Lover Man
I Don't Live Today
Machine Gun
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

AUDIO ONLY - BONUS TRACK 2.0/5.1 SURROUND SOUND
Introduction
Pass It On (Straight Ahead)
Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)
Lover Man
Stone Free
Hey Joe
I Don't Live Today
Machine Gun
Foxey Lady
Star Spangeled Banner
Purple Haze
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Jimi Plays Berkeley Discography

And, available exclusively on the DVD verion of this release, Jimi Plays Berkeley includes:
New digital film transfer
Now available for the time in both 2.0 stereo and 5.1 digital surround sound.
Bonus Audio only track featuring the complete second set in both Dolby stereo 2.0 and Digital Surround Sound 5.1 mixes
Stereo // (DVD) 5.1 Surround Sound Mix // color