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PostPosted: 23 May 2006 21:58    Post subject: Jimi Hendrix Live At Woodstock Reply with quote

Artist: Jimi Hendrix
Title: Jimi Hendrix Live At Woodstock
Genre: Rock-Blues
Format: DVD (2 DVD Set w/booklet)
Label: Experience Hendrix
Website

Jimi Hendrix is one of the most documented rock icons through recorded music and videos
now. There was a time when this was not so but thanks to his family taking things over and
getting things done right we are able to enjoy the man's legacy to the fullest extent
possible.

I was only 11 years old when Woodstock was happening. My older brother, who has eight
years on me, said he was there, but many people said they were there and I know that the
sixties were good to him so I have my doubts, sorry bro.

Jimi Hendrix Live At Woodstock brings his incredible performance back to life. This
one performance changed the face of music forever. Yes, the event itself created changes
and had a huge impact on an entire generation, and there can be no doubt in anyone's mind
that witnessed Hendrix, knew he was the star of the event.

I have never seen all of this footage before. Over the years I have watched bits and
pieces of Woodstock, however to actually sit down and witness Hendrix playing nearly his
entire set was breathtaking.

This two DVD set is remastered beautifully with just a few minor imperfections here and
there that were unavoidable. Considering the conditions at the time, the equipment they
used, and the techniques for filming, well, the production of this is nothing short of
spectacular. For the most part the quality is excellent. The second CD features the only
known filmed performance at Woodstock of Jimi playing "Hear My Train A Comin'."
Ironically, it was a film student that sneaked onstage somehow and filmed it, and that is
the reason we can view it today. The film is mostly black and white and filmed from the
side of the stage so the angle is not that good, and it flips flops from black and white
to color. This is how things worked out with the changing of films during sets, thus the
ability to get an entire performance documented on film was impossible. We take for
granted the technologies we have today.

I was totally captivated watching these DVDs, mesmerized is an over used term on my
behalf, but I was in that state most of the time watching this guitar god do his thing,
its as simple as that. The interviews with all of the people that worked with Jimi were
interesting. Eddie Kramer, the Band of Gypsies bass player Billy Cox, and drummer Mitch
Mitchell, all provided an up-close view of Hendrix. It was so interesting hearing about
the early days and what Jimi was doing to make his way to stardom. There is nothing like a
great story to go along with the music.

This is necessary item to have for any rock fan and for Hendrix fans, well, need I say
anymore? Get it.

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck

May 21, 2006

DVD ONE: Jimi Hendrix: Live At Woodstock

01. Message To Love
02. Spanish Castle Magic
03. Red House
04. Lover Man
05. Foxey 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
15. The Road To Woodstock: New documentary directed by Bob Smeaton featuring new
interviews with Hendrix band members Mitch Mitchell, Billy Cox, Juma Sultan, and Larry
Lee, engineer Eddie Kramer, and Woodstock promoter Michael Lang among others.

DISC TWO: Jimi Hendrix: Live At Woodstock A Second Look

01. Message To Love
02. Hear My Train A Comin'
03. Spanish Castle Magic
04. Red House
05. Lover Man
06. Foxey Lady
07. Jam Back At The House
08. Izabella
09. Fire
10. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
11. Star Spangled Banner
12. Purple Haze
13. Woodstock Improvisation
14. Villanova Junction
15. Hey Joe
16. Jimi Hendrix Press Conference: Color film footage of never before seen Jimi Hendrix
press conference held September 3, 1969 at Frank's Restaurant in Harlem. Hendrix answers
questions about his Woodstock festival performance, his rendition of the "Star Spangled
Banner" and the festival's cultural impact.



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