In celebration of the 70th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix
's birth, for the first time ever see Jimi Hendrix's unforgettable August 1969 Woodstock
concert will be shown in select cinemas globally. This special-edition theatrical presentation has been carefully reassembled from the extensive archive of film footage helmed by Academy Award
-winning director Michael Wadleigh
and his handpicked team of skilled camera operators and support personnel under the auspices of Experience Hendrix LLC
, the Hendrix
family-owned company. 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)"
, "Purple Haze"
and "Foxy Lady"
as well as his dramatic interpretation of the "Star Spangled Banner"
'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
's promoter Michael Lang
. Directed by Grammy Award
winner Bob Smeaton
, "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.Jimi Hendrix
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
originally recorded the Woodstock
festival and also served Jimi Hendrix
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
09. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
10. Star Spangled Banner
11. Purple Haze
12. Woodstock Improvisation
13. Villanova Junction
14. Hey Joe"Hendrix 70: Live From Woodstock"
will see a worldwide theatrical release by Omniverse Vision
with limited screenings from November 26. Tickets for the theatrical screenings will be available at JimiHendrix.com