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Hendrix: 40 years and he's still on fire,
This review is from: Jimi Hendrix: Live At Monterey [DVD]  (DVD)Back in 1967 Jimi Hendrix made his US live debut with The Experience at the Monterey Pop Festival. This year marks the 40th Anniversary of Jimi's legendary performance (including the historic 'guitar-on-fire' sequence).
The DVD has been digitally remastered and mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound by Jimi's original sound recording engineer, Eddie Kramer. The picture quality is sharp as a razor, almost impeccable. The original analogue recording mixed in 5.1 is raw, punchy, dangerous and exciting.
The film footage is crystal clear, almost three dimensional. There is no no sign of grain. It's like you are watching a rock'n'roll hologram.
A few years ago, Hendrix fans were blown away with the release of the longform DVD of Jimi Hendrix Live At Woodstock. That DVD was the number one best selling music DVD in the UK for six consecutive weeks. This time around, Live at Monterey, continues to celebrate the genius that is Jimi Hendrix.
It's Hendrix at his most exciting; a raw, untamed, sexually explicit and pulsating guitar performance from one of the greatest guitarists known to man.
What really gives this release the ultimate rush, are the extras. The DVD is steeped with several documentaries including the brand new film American Landing.
40 years of rock'n'roll. Live at Monterey is a masterpiece. The legacy continues. . .