- Number of Discs: 3
- Format: NTSC
- Label: Various
- ASIN: B00006JU7P
- Other Editions: DVD | Blu-ray
- Average Customer Review: 18 customer reviews
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Criterion Collection: Complete Monterey Pop Fest [DVD]  [US Import] NTSC
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(2004/MONTEREY) NTSC, Code 0, 1:33, 5.1, Stereo, Color, Digital Transfer, Deluxe Edition Boxset - Digipacks with 64 page color booklet
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Extended performances with many of the other artists makes it even better.
The only complaint I have is that the picture quality of most of the scenes (1967) at not even close to the picture quality of Jazz on a Summers day (1956), and I wonder why.
But the music and the bands.... wow.
So, if you're interested in finding out what was happening see the original film. But if, like me, you already have it, or if you're just more curious, then this expanded 3 disc DVD edition is just about all you could ask for, and probably all you're ever going to get. Sure, the film quality on several of the additional sequences is poor but hey, you get a further two hours of performances - including Al Kooper, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Quicksilver Messenger Service, the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield (with David Crosby & without Neil Young), the Association, Laura Nyro and Electric Flag, none of who were included in the original film, and... additional numbers from artists who made it into the original, including Country Joe & the Fish, Jefferson Airplane, Simon & Garfunkle, Big Brother & the Holding Company, the Who and the Mamas & Papas. Plus... a further hour featuring the full sets from Jimi Hendrix (simply electric!) and Otis Redding.
In amongst what totals over four hours of music, you get much good and some bad - this was 1967 and many of these groups were still finding their way - but as a comprehensive insight into both the festival and the mid 60's "underground" scene it's unbeatable. And... to top it all, the booklet included in this boxed set includes several lengthy reviews of the event, and the background to it, that put it all into context. Wonderful stuff...
If you want to go all the way, you'll probably want to get the four CD box of the festival as well- Here you will find additional performances, including Scott McKenzie's San Francisco (be sure to wear a flower in your hair) and Steve Miller Band's Mercury Blues as well as more from the other artists' performances on the festival. This box comes in a vinyl sized box and has a colour booklet superior to the one supplied with the DVD set. Still if you had to choose between the two I'd go for the DVD set, because in this case it is true as they say - every picture tells a story - and this is a great one!
My biggest gripe is that, having paid the price of the DVDs + Vat I then get stung by HM Customs for a further £14.
Given that I would recommend this collection to anyone who enjoys festivals and music. Janis Joplin and Otis Redding on the same lineup - awesome
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