Originally Posted by Theresa
The Jimi Hendrix disk had horrible sound quality and just wasn't as great as I remembered his music from my LSD days
the Jimi "Live At Woodstock" BluRay was very good (I thought) overall. I was impressed with the DTS-HD soundtrack re-mix, especially being an old "live" concert of this type. The cool thing, which was a surprise to me, was that the film crew actually captured the complete performance, did'nt realize all that footage still existed. I've watched the original "Woodstock" movie several times and always thought Jimi's famous, edited, end-of-festival, performance was exactly what they show, including the "Star Spangled Banner" (maybe four songs). But when you watch this new re-mixed video you get to experience the event exactly as it happened, very cool.
I love all the various camera angles. Illustrates this historic moment in time very well: it's like 06:00am monday morning, while most of the festival's crowd has begun the exodus home, maybe 100,000 or 200,000 remain and move in close to the stage. Also quite a crowd is planted intimately on-stage, to Jimi's side. You really get to see what Jimi was all about up close, laid-back (sober) and in-control- smooth. This was one of the best performances of Jimi's short career. It was the one rare moment in which his label allowed him to work with a large ensemble instead of the usual rock-trio. He brought in Jerry Velez, conga's; Juma Edwards, percussion; Larry Lee, rhythm guitar; Mitch Mitchell, drums; Billy Cox, bass.
So who was that lucky girl sitting in the chair at the side of the stage, closest to Jimi? One of his girlfriends you think?