Jimi Hendrix - A Film About Jimi Hendrix [2 Disc Special Edition DVD] £4.99 + Free Delivery/Quidco @ HMV - HotUKDeals
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Considered by many to be the greatest rock guitarist of all time, Hendrix was an enigmatic, contradictory character: an impassioned, extroverted performer and at the same time a timid, unsure man. Sadly, Hendrix went the way of many other rock legends, dying well before he reached middle age. This absorbing documentary gives insight into the life and career of Hendrix through both interviews and rare performances. Included are sequences from the Monterey Pop, Woodstock, and Isle of Wight Music Festivals.

Double Disc Set - Special Features
'From Ukulele To The Strat' 60 Minute Bonus Featurette Remembering Hendrix
The Making Of Dolly Dagger' - Producer/Engineer Eddie Kramer Breaks Down The Mix
Never-Before-Seen Performance Of 'Stone Free' From The July 4, 1970 Atlanta Pop Festival, Culled From The Vaults Of The Experience Hendrix Estate
Widescreen 1.85:1
Dolby Digital 5.1 / Dolby Digital Stereo
Languages - English
Region 2 / PAL / Colour
Running Time Approx. 98 Minutes (Disc 1) / 87 Minutes (Disc 2)
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If your learning the guitar don't watch this - you will never be as good as this guy. Hendrix is still the best (IMO of course).
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I listened to some buddhist chant music the other day, and they had an out take of a bit of Hendrix guitar!

Superb, the man is still getting heard nearly 40 years after his death. Cant believe it.

If your learning the guitar don't watch this - you will never be as good as this guy. Hendrix is still the best (IMO of course).

I'm a massive Hendrix fan. His musicianship was awesome, you only have to watch the black and white footage on youtube of him playing Machine Gun to witness how good he was.

Technically though he was quite a sloppy player, there's 100's of guitarists if not 1000's that are way better than him now technically. He reinvented the guitar, had fantastic song writing ability, his knowledge of chords, inversions and musical virtuosity are amazing. He was at one with the guitar, Robert Fripp said something like Hendrix wasn't great technically but he embodied the spirit of the guitar.

Also Hendrix played in Spalding in 1967 where I now live, along with Cream and Pink Floyd which I still find mind boggling to this day.

A totally unique musician, a genius, a down to earth really nice fella and one that died too young.
This DVD is mediocre though. The only reason I'd buy it would be for the acoustic "Hear My Train a'Comin" which is just sublime....
Having said that, this is a great DVD if you'd like to see somewhat rarer footage, some period 60's promo films showing the way Hendrix was launched and promoted.

You can clearly see how Hendrix's image was portrayed, which is one reason he's seen today as an archetype hippie, druggie, flashy psychedelic performer. Yes, he embraced the style and fashions of the time, but in fact he was a very shy, down to earth, highly intelligent creative artist, and more into soul and R&B than people credit him for.

This DVD is well worth a watch.
Oh and to the chap earlier who said don't watch this because you'll stop playing guitar and not want to play after seeing Hendrix....well yes he was a great force of nature and one of the most influential artists of his epoch, but equally he's an inspiration who's music was so far ahead of its time much of it would still sound contemporary if released tomorrow.
To that end, here are two humble offerings of my attempts to murder some classic Hendrix numbers...you can tell I'm a sad fan can't ya! :w00t:




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