Hendrix’s Legendary Woodstock Performance Hitting Theaters
In celebration of the 70th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’s birth, for the first time ever see Hendrix’s unforgettable August 1969 Woodstock concert in select cinemas globally on November 26.
This special-edition theatrical presentation, under the auspices of Experience Hendrix, L.L.C., has been carefully reassembled from Academy Award-winning director Michael Wadleigh’s extensive film archive.
What Wadleigh and his film crew captured at Woodstock was a Hendrix performance unlike any other.
After introducing his new band Gypsy Sun and Rainbows, Hendrix launched into an extraordinary performance on that August morning that 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”.
Hendrix’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’s Woodstock performance stands as one of the finest ever in rock music history. This presentation 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 served as Hendrix’s recording engineer throughout his entire career.
Hendrix 70: Live from Woodstock will see a worldwide theatrical release by Omniverse Vision with limited screenings on November 26. Tickets for the theatrical screenings will be available at jimihendrix.com.
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Songs performed in original sequence
Message To Love
Spanish Castle Magic
Jam Back At The House
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Star Spangled Banner