Tuesday, November 8, 2005
As news comes of guitar legend JIMI HENDRIX being inducted into the much coveted UK Music Hall of Fame in London on November 16th, Warner Home Video (UK) is pleased to announce the Two-Disc Special Edition DVD release ‘A Film About Jimi Hendrix’ due January 30, 2006. Click here for full details about the DVD release.
The pioneering rockumentary brings together the best live footage spanning Hendrix’s entire career from his beginnings to the iconic Monterey (1967) and Isle of Wight (1970) Festival performances, all digitally transferred and restored. Included in the film are the classic songs “Hey Joe,” “Rock Me Baby,” “Like A Rolling Stone,” and the milestone “Star Spangled Banner”.
Featuring the guitar wizard on stage and behind the scenes, classic concert footage is interspersed with interviews with friends and prominent musicians giving first-hand recollections, including Pete Townshend, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Lou Reed, and more covering the many facets of the Hendrix story, capturing the sound, look and spirit of the mid to late 1960s and early 1970s.
The long-awaited Two-Disc Special Edition of the 1973 documentary is loaded with extras and completely re-mastered to provide exceptional sound and picture quality, and includes –
* Never-before-seen performance of ‘Stone Free’ from the July 4, 1970 Atlanta Pop Festival, culled from the vaults of the Experience Hendrix estate
* The Making Of Dolly Dagger’ – Producer/Engineer Eddie Kramer breaks down the mix
* ‘From Ukulele to the Strat’ – 60 minute bonus featurettes remembering Hendrix
For HENDRIX‘ forthcoming induction into the second annual UK Music Hall of Fame, the highly regarded guitar icon will join many a new line up of international music legends honoured in recognition of their outstanding contribution to contemporary music. Other inductees this year include THE WHO, THE KINKS, BOB DYLAN, PINK FLOYD and more. The UK Music Hall ceremony will be held at London’s Alexander Palace on 16th November, and will be broadcast on Channel 4 television on November 17th.