Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Jimi Hendrix: Live At Woodstock set for global theatrical release

In Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of Jimi Hendrix's birth, fans will – for the first time ever – see Jimi's unforgettable August 1969 Woodstock concert in select cinemas globally.

“Hendrix 70: Live At Woodstock” will see a worldwide theatrical release by Omniverse Vision with limited screenings from November 26.

This special edition theatrical presentation, under the auspices of Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. has been carefully reassembled from the extensive archive of film footage helmed by Academy Award winning director Michael Wadleigh.

What they captured was a Jimi Hendrix performance unlike any other. Jimi premiered a new band and his extraordinary performance on that August morning included unforgettable renditions of such signature Hendrix songs as "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)," "Fire," "Purple Haze" and "Foxy Lady" as well as his dramatic interpretation of the "Star Spangled Banner".

Jimi's fascinating road to the Woodstock festival is revealed by way of never before seen footage and interviews with his band members such as Billy Cox and Mitch Mitchell, engineer Eddie Kramer and Woodstock's promoter Michael Lang.

Directed by Grammy Award winner Bob Smeaton [Beatles Anthology, Band Of Gypsys, Festival Express], the documentary, which precedes the performance footage, reveals the struggle to stage the legendary festival and secure Hendrix as its headline artist.

“Hendrix 70: Live At Woodstock” features the original 16mm footage digitally restored together with a new 5.1 audio surround mix by legendary engineer Eddie Kramer, who originally recorded the Woodstock festival and also worked with Jimi as his recording engineer throughout his entire career.

Songs performed in original sequence:

01. Message To Love
02. Spanish Castle Magic
03. Red House
04. Lover Man
05. Foxy Lady
06. Jam Back At The House
07. Izabella
08. Fire
09. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
10. Star Spangled Banner
11. Purple Haze
12. Woodstock Improvisation
13. Villanova Junction
14. Hey Joe

See also:

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VIDEO: Michael Winslow rocks Jimi Hendrix in Seattle
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VIDEO: Experience Hendrix rocks Bob Dylan classic on Lopez Tonight
Jimi Hendrix: Experience Hendrix Spring tour announced
Whole lotta Jimi Hendrix on the way