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Next Wave of Hendrix Reissues to Feature Archival DVDs

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Looks like the expansions of Hendrix in the West and the Winterland box that Joe filled you in on this week aren’t the only projects coming from Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings in the coming months!

Hendrix’s estate just announced two DVD reissues that will be joining the September 13 release lineup – a new presentation of Hendrix’s Isle of Wight show from 1971 on DVD, and another DVD of Hendrix’s appearances on The Dick Cavett Show.

The expanded DVD of Blue Wild Angel: Live at the Isle of Wight – originally released on DVD by Experience Hendrix/MCA in 2002 – has been expanded with new footage, chiefly footage of Hendrix performing “Hey Joe” toward the end of the set. There are also some special features in the way of raw footage from multiple cameras that were capturing footage at the show. Viewers will be able to select from various set-ups and angles to get a closer look at Hendrix’s performance. The package is directed by Oscar-winning documentarian Murray Lerner and features stereo and 5.1 surround soundtracks mixed by Eddie Kramer, Hendrix’s original recording engineer.

Also forthcoming is a 90-minute DVD, Jimi Hendrix: The Dick Cavett Show, also originally reissued in 2002 and featuring all of Hendrix’s appearances and interviews on the long-running talk show during its early years on ABC. In addition, then-new behind-the-scenes interviews with Cavett and Mitch Mitchell and Billy Cox of The Jimi Hendrix Experience round out the set.

More information, including full track listings and discographical information, will be posted as they are made available.

Written by Mike Duquette

June 16, 2011 at 13:36

Posted in DVD, Jimi Hendrix, News, Reissues

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