Thirty three years after his untimely death, Jimi Hendrix is as popular as ever. In March this year, an album containing twelve previously unreleased recordings of tracks he was working on for the planned follow-up to Electric Ladyland were finally released as 'People, Hell and Angels'
Next month, on 4 November, Experience Hendrix LLC in association with Sony Music Entertainment are set to release a brand new documentary called 'Jimi Hendrix - Hear My Train A Comin'' on DVD/Bluray and, for the first time ever on CD, 'Jimi Hendrix - Miami Pop Festival' which was originally recorded in May 1968.
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Presented as part of a year-long celebration around his 70th birthday year (he was born on 27th November 1942) the two hour 'Hear My Train A Comin'' documentary tells his definitive story, illustrated by interviews with Hendrix himself and illuminated with commentary from well-known friends and musicians including Sir Paul McCartney, Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell, Eddie Kramer, Steve Winwood, Billy Gibbons and Dweezil Zappa.
There are also revealing glimpses into Jimi and his era from the three women closest to him: Linda Keith, the girlfriend who introduced Jimi to future manager Chas Chandler, Faye Pridgeon, who befriended Hendrix in Harlem in the early 1960s, and Colette Mimram, one of the era's most influential fashion trendsetters who provided inspiration for Hendrix's signature look and created some of his memorable stage costumes.
The film also details the meteoric rise of the Experience, the creation of his groundbreaking music, the building of Electric Lady Studios, his state of the art recording facility in Greenwich Village and concludes with poignant footage from his final performance in Germany in September 1970, just 12 days before his death at age 27.
Janie Hendrix, President and CEO of Experience Hendrix LLC and the sister of Jimi Hendrix commented, "'Hear my Train A Comin' is an in depth look at the life and legacy of Jimi with his own words as well as the words and memories of those that knew him well and were close to him. His impression on the world through his genius, music and talent continue to magically touch the lives of ensuing generations."
The documentary is directed by the award winning director Bob Smeaton (The Beatles Anthology; Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child; Hendrix 70: Live at Woodstock) and features an array of special features including never before released performances from the 1970 New York Pop Festival and the September 1970 Love & Peace Festival at the Isle Of Fehmarn in Germany—the final performance by the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
Also being released on Monday 4th November, for the first time ever on CD, is 'Jimi Hendrix Experience: Miami Pop Festival' containing one of his most sought-after performances, as originally recorded on site by Hendrix's long term sound engineer, Eddie Kramer. Never available in any form, the Miami Pop Festival is being released as a single CD and a limited edition numbered double 12" audiophile vinyl set (pressed on 200 gram vinyl).
Jimi Hendrix Experience - Miami Pop Festival introduces the first recorded stage performances of 'Hear My Train A Comin'' and 'Tax Free' while showcasing definitive live takes on such classics as 'Fire', 'Hey Joe' and 'Purple Haze.' The package includes never before published photos taken at the festival and an essay by award winning music journalist and Grammy Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli.
'Jimi Hendrix - Miami Pop Festival' Track Listing:
Hear My Train A Comin
I Don't Live Today
Fire (Bonus performance from afternoon show)
Foxy Lady (Bonus performance from afternoon show)
Official Website: http://www.jimihendrix.com
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