Jimi Hendrix Experience: Electric Church
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This critically acclaimed film combines color, 16mm multi-camera footage of Hendrix's unforgettable July 4, 1970 concert in its original performance sequence together with a new documentary that traces his journey to the festival amidst the dark shadow of civil rights unrest, the unrelenting toll of the Vietnam War and a burgeoning festival culture that drew together young people across the country who were inspired by the Woodstock festival.
The film details Hendrix's integral role in drawing nearly 500,000 people to his Electric Church- a dusty, scorching hot pecan orchard in Byron, Georgia some 100 miles south of Atlanta. Together with Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell and bassist Billy Cox, Jimi skillfully blended favorites such as "Purple Haze," "All Along The Watchtower," and "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" with confident renditions of new songs such as "Freedom" and "Straight Ahead" that had not yet been released on album. As a colorful fireworks display stretched overhead across the night sky, Jimi performed the "Star Spangled Banner" to the wild delight of the massive audience.
The performance footage of the Experience has been carefully restored from the original negative in high definition. The audio soundtrack includes stereo and 5.1 surround sound mixes by Eddie Kramer directly from the original master tapes.
This expanded DVD features three songs not seen in the television broadcast. This includes, "Red House," "Freedom" and a special presentation of "Room Full Of Mirrors" that features all of the existing performance footage combined with never before seen photographs of the Atlanta performance.
Top Customer Reviews
The only special feature is a video for the song Room Full Of Mirrors which uses all the available footage of that particular song, which apparently was very little, but they did managed to make an enjoyable video non the less. One needs to understand that the filming of this performance was set up at the last minute and film cameras could only hold so many minutes on a single reel, and although they had several cameras only so much of this show was actually captured on film. In the parts where they missed some of the performance the editors have done a good job filling the space with shots of the crowd and the two other gentleman on stage, so the film blends these moments seamlessly.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoyed the film and I hope one day the other bands at the festival will also have their own dvd release, like the Allman bros, for one. Read morePublished 1 month ago by carlos aguasvivas
It's great that we still have new Hendrix material coming out!!!Published 1 month ago by Rob Graves
Amazing show, one of the best Hendrix films out there. The sound and video are excellent, fairly interesting documentary precedes the concert footage. Read morePublished 1 month ago by G. Carlson
I had already seen the movie; this is a MUST have for true Jimi fans!!Published 2 months ago by W. Marcus
Arrived safely and promptly and I'm enjoying this presentation of memorable performance by Hendrix and his band.Published 2 months ago by Marc Schimmer