The Complete Monterey Pop Festival Blu Ray - The Criterion Collection at Amazon for £17.99 Prime (£19.98)
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The Complete Monterey Pop Festival Blu Ray - The Criterion Collection at Amazon for £17.99 Prime (£19.98)

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Found 22nd Nov
It appears that this has been mispriced by Amazon. Cheapest elsewhere is £35 and I think RRP is £40-£50. Amazon appear to have priced it the same as a standard Criterion Blu Ray instead of a set. Buy it before they realise!

Synopsis
On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the beginning of the Summer of Love, the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll. Monterey featured career-making performances by JIMI HENDRIX, JANIS JOPLIN, and OTIS REDDING, but they were just a few performers in a wildly diverse line up that included SIMON AND GARFUNKEL, THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS, THE WHO, THE BYRDS, HUGH MASEKELA, and the extraordinary RAVI SHANKAR. With his characteristic verite style—and a camera crew that included the likes of Albert Maysles and Richard Leacock— D. A. PENNEBAKER (Don’t Look Back) captured it all, immortalizing moments that have become legend: Pete Townshend smashing his guitar, Jimi Hendrix burning his, Mama Cass being blown away by Janis Joplin’s performance. The Criterion Collection is proud to present the most comprehensive document of the Monterey International Pop Festival ever produced, featuring the films Monterey Pop, Jimi Plays Monterey, and Shake! Otis at Monterey, along with every available complete performance filmed by Pennebaker and his crew.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
  • New 16-bit 4K digital restoration of Monterey Pop, supervised by director D. A. Pennebaker
  • Restored high-definition digital transfers of Jimi Plays Monterey and Shake! Otis at Monterey
  • Alternate soundtracks for all three films featuring 5.1 mixes by legendary recording engineer Eddie Kramer, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio
  • THE OUTTAKE PERFORMANCES: Two hours of performances not included in Monterey Pop, from the Association, Big Brother and the Holding Company, the Blues Project, the Byrds, Country Joe and the Fish, the Electric Flag, Jefferson Airplane, Al Kooper, the Mamas and the Papas, Laura Nyro, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Simon and Garfunkel, Tiny Tim, and the Who
  • Audio commentaries by Pennebaker and festival producer Lou Adler, and music critics and historians Charles Shaar Murray and Peter Guralnick
  • New interviews with Adler and Pennebaker
  • Chiefs (1968), a short film by cameraman Richard Leacock, which played alongside Monterey Pop during its inaugural theatrical run
  • Interviews from 2002 with Adler and Pennebaker and with Phil Walden, Otis Redding’s manager
  • Audio interviews with festival producer John Phillips, festival publicist Derek Taylor, and performers Cass Elliot and David Crosby
  • Photo-essay by photographer Elaine Mayes
  • Monterey International Pop Festival scrapbook
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by critics Michael Chaiken, Armond White, David Fricke, Barney Hoskyns, and Michael Lydon

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Cheers op

Well spotted, heat from me. Another Xmas gift sorted....

This was Hendrix as showman as much as musician and if you can trust the editing to be in context you can see the audience gawping at times.
A great video of Jimi but as an audio concert recording there are much better ones such as Band of Gypsys.

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Agharta47 m ago

This was Hendrix as showman as much as musician and if you can trust the …This was Hendrix as showman as much as musician and if you can trust the editing to be in context you can see the audience gawping at times.A great video of Jimi but as an audio concert recording there are much better ones such as Band of Gypsys.


I am looking forward to seeing it. Not just for Jimi. I love the album your username and picture are from btw. One of the best.

bagrattle16 m ago

I love the album your username and picture are from btw. One of the best.


One of my very favourites of Miles's live albums and I like its twin but not as much.
I have the Japanese remasters of both and Pangaea in particular really benefits as the sound is noticeably better.
Dark Magus could really do with a remastering but maybe the original tape just wasn't that good.
Can't have been an easy band to capture live with 3 guitars.
Here's my fav from Magus although ediited:

bagrattle19 m ago

I am looking forward to seeing it. Not just for Jimi.


There must have been so much footage that never got shown so good to see more released.
The first of the big festivals I suppose and during the Summer of Love so culturally a signifcant moment.

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Agharta7 m ago

One of my very favourites of Miles's live albums and I like its twin but …One of my very favourites of Miles's live albums and I like its twin but not as much.I have the Japanese remasters of both and Pangaea in particular really benefits as the sound is noticeably better.Dark Magus could really do with a remastering but maybe the original tape just wasn't that good.Can't have been an easy band to capture live with 3 guitars.Here's my fav from Magus although ediited:[Video]


I have those Japanese remasters too. They sound much better. The original CDs sounded very flat.

Dark Magus is a masterpiece. I don't think it sounds too bad. The guitars are blistering on it.

bagrattle8 m ago

I have those Japanese remasters too. They sound much better. The original …I have those Japanese remasters too. They sound much better. The original CDs sounded very flat.Dark Magus is a masterpiece. I don't think it sounds too bad. The guitars are blistering on it.


There's some good stuff on YouTube, mainly audio only but some good videos also:

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Agharta7 h, 5 m ago

There's some good stuff on YouTube, mainly audio only but some good videos …There's some good stuff on YouTube, mainly audio only but some good videos also:[Video]


I have watched quite a bit of the YouTube stuff and bought some of the better quality bootlegs. I think Miles is the artist I own the most music by. Interested in all of it but the electric stuff is what I become obsessed with periodically.
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