November 6, 2012 21:44

Jimi Hendrix's Woodstock performance for cinematic release

This month marks the 70th anniversary of the iconic guitarist's birth

Jimi Hendrix's Woodstock performance for cinematic release
Jimi Hendrix's set from the 1969 Woodstock festival is set to receive a cinematic release.

The legendary guitarist's gig will be shown on November 29 and December 4 at more than 30 cinemas across the UK, and in movie theatres globally.

The gig is being released to celebrate the 70th year of Hendrix's birth and will play alongside the film Live at Woodstock, which features interviews with band members Billy Cox and Mitch Mitchell, as well as engineer Eddie Kramer and Woodstock promoter Michael Lang. Live at Woodstock is directed by Bob Smeaton [Festival Express].

Of the cinematic release, Janie Hendrix, Jimi's sister has said: "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."

The gig footage has been digitally restored and features a new 5.1 audio surround mix by Kramer. The footage will show the songs performed in original sequence, as shown below.

'Message To Love'
'Spanish Castle Magic'
'Red House'
'Lover Man'
'Foxy Lady
'Jam Back At The House'
'Izabella'
'Fire'
'Voodoo Child (Slight Return)'
'Star Spangled Banner'
'Purple Haze'
'Woodstock Improvisation'
'Villanova Junction'
'Hey Joe'


For more information on ticketing, visit: jimihendrix.com.

Jimi Hendrix was born on November 27, 1942 and died on September 18, 1970, aged 27.

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