In recognition of what would have been Jimi Hendrix’s 70th birthday, Experience Hendrix L.L.C will release the guitarist’s legendary 1969 Woodstock performance at select cinemas around the globe starting November 26th.
Hendrix 70: Live at Woodstock has been assembled from the original 16mm film footage by Academy Award winning director Michael Wadleigh (Woodstock, Janis) with sound digitally remastered in a new 5.1 audio surround mix by Hendrix’s own recording engineer Eddie Kramer, who also originally recorded the Woodstock festival.
Hendrix’s performance at Woodstock on August 18, 1969 is one of the most well-known in rock history, thanks in large part to Wadleigh’s Woodstock film. However, this new release marks the first time that the guitarist’s entire set has been shown on the big screen.
Also included in this new release is a documentary following Hendrix’s fascinting road to the famous festival, which includes never before seen footage and interviews with band members Billy Cox and Mitch Mitchell as well as 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 reveals the struggle to stage the now legendary festival and the difficulty in securing Hendrix as the headlining act.
Janie Hendrix, Jimi’s sister and CEO of Experience Hendrix says: “All of us at Experience Hendrix are thrilled with the fact that ‘Live At Woodstock’ will be shown in theaters. This film reflects a legendary event in our history as well as a true pinnacle of Jimi’s career. We celebrate his 70th birthday as we continue to celebrate his legacy”.
Songs performed in original sequence
Message To Love
Spanish Castle Magic
Jam Back At The House
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Star Spangled Banner