Live at Woodstock (Deluxe 2DVD & Blu Ray Editions)

November 16, 2010

This special two-disc DVD presentation of Jimi Hendrix: Live At Woodstock stands as the definitive record of one of Jimi’s most celebrated performances. This all-new deluxe set features all of the existing film footage from Jimi’s unforgettable August 1969 Woodstock concert newly re-edited and presented uninterrupted and in its original performance sequence. Live At Woodstock includes never-before-seen versions of “Foxey Lady,” “Message To Love,” “Hey Joe,” “Spanish Castle Magic,” and “Lover Man,” and an all-new 5.1 and 2.0 stereo soundtrack mixed by Eddie Kramer, Jimi’s original studio engineer.
Where 1994’s original VHS [and subsequent DVD] release of Hendrix’s Woodstock performance ran for only 57 minutes, Experience Hendrix has teamed with Warner Bros. to restore all of the existing film footage from Hendrix’s legendary Woodstock performance. This new edition was entirely re-edited by Jere Huggins, one of the original editors of the 1970 Academy Award winning Woodstock documentary. Huggins worked extensively with Experience Hendrix’s Janie Hendrix and John McDermott, as well as noted Warner Bros. film restoration specialist Bill Rush to incorporate a variety of previously unseen camera angles and coverage. Rush has been involved in the careful, critically acclaimed restoration of many classic films, including Public Enemy, Casablanca, and Out Of The Past. The result is a frame by frame digital restoration that presents Hendrix in vibrant color and detail.
In addition to the full-length feature Live At Woodstock, this deluxe two DVD collection features a multitude of special bonus features including:
A new documentary featuring Hendrix performance footage and new interviews with Woodstock promoter Michael Lang, and Hendrix band members Mitch Mitchell, Billy Cox, Larry Lee, and Juma Sultan among others.
In addition to the newly re-edited color footage featured on DVD one, A Second Look offers a totally unique perspective of Jimi’s Woodstock performance that has never before been shared. A Second Look combines never before seen black and white video footage of Jimi’s legendary Woodstock performance intercut with alternate camera angles filmed in color.
A Second Look features uninterrupted footage of every performance featured on DVD One in its original performance sequence. In addition, A Second Look presents never before seen video footage of “Hear My Train A Comin'”–a performance missed by the film crew and presented here for the very first time.
Filmed at Frank’s Restaurant, Harlem on September 3, 1969 two weeks after Woodstock. At a press conference called to announce his upcoming benefit performance on behalf of the United Block Association, a Harlem based youth organiziation, Jimi spoke about the festival and his memorable rendition of “Star Spangled Banner.”
Band members Billy Cox and Larry Lee recall their friendship with Jimi Hendrix and their shared journey from the fabled R&B ‘chitlin circuit’ to the greatest rock festival ever conceived.
Engineer Eddie Kramer details the recording of the entire epic festival.
Collection includes original Woodstock poster, festival tickets, and Hendrix’s own handwritten set list draft, and poem about the festival, “500,000 Halos

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