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Jimi Hendrix Woodstock Performance to Hit the Big Screen

Jimi Hendrix Woodstock Performance to Receive Cinematic Release -

Jimi Hendrix historic set from the 1969 Woodstock festival will receive a cinematic release, reports NME.

The guitar icon's legendary set will be screened on 29th November and the 4th December at over 30 cinemas across the UK and in theatres worldwide.

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 show is being released to celebrate the 70th year of Hendrix's birth and will play alongside the film Live at Woodstock.

Hendrix early morning performance at the 1969 Woodstock festival saw Jimi play for over 200,000 people. Jimi finally took to the stage at 9.00 AM after many delays caused by whether issues along with the Gypsy Suns and Rainbows, which featured bassist Billy Cox and guitarist Larry Lee.

The set is most renowned for Hendrix's 'Star Spangled Banner' medley which lasted for over half an hour. The medley included hits like 'Voodoo Child' and 'Purple Haze' and an unaccompanied an improvisation lasting nearly five minutes. Hendrix performed the national anthem as a solo in this midst of the medley.

The 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, 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

Jimi Hendrix - The Star Spangled Banner (Live from Woodstock 1969)

 

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