Before there was Wiz Khalifa, before we knew Kid Cudi there was the late, great Jimi Hendrix. Beginning November 26th, the extended footage of Hendrix’s 1969 Woodstock set will hit theatres as a docu-piece called “Hendrix 70: Live at Woodstock.” For more details on the film and how to get tickets, hit the jump. A version of the Rock & Roll Superstar’s historic set was put together and released on DVD in 1999, leaving out some portions that were not caught on film. This time around, Jimi’s engineer Eddie Kramer has taken the original footage to another level with a 5.1 surround sound audio mix taking us back to the legendary three-day festival in New York.
According to the Los Angeles Times:
The film will include 14 performances such as his rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “Purple Haze” featured in the original “Woodstock” theatrical film, plus “Spanish Castle Magic,” “Red House” and “Lover Man” and “Izabella,” “Fire” and “Villanova Junction” as Hendrix introduced his new band, Gypsy Sun & Rainbows.
This presentation also includes previously unreleased footage and interviews with Hendrix band members Billy Cox and Mitch Mitchell, Kramer and Woodstock promoter Michael Lang.
Hip-Hop and its history is coming full circle, and we get to see it happen first hand. To see when the film comes to your area and how to get tickets, you can visit the Original Jimi Hendrix website.
[Shouts to the LA Times]