Jimi Plays Monterey/Shake! Otis at Monterey [Criterion Collection] [DVD]

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Overview

Special Features

  • Jimi Plays Monterey: Audio commentary by music critic and historian Charles Shaar Murray
  • Jimi Plays Monterey: Excerpts from an interview with Pete Townshend
  • Jimi Plays Monterey: New 5.1 mix by legendary recording engineer Eddie Kramer, presented in Dolby Digital and DTS
  • Jimi Plays Monterey: New high-definition digital transfer, supervised by D. A. Pennebaker
  • Jimi Plays Monterey: Trailer
  • Plus: a new essay by David Fricke
  • Shake! Otis at Monterey: Interview with Phil Walden, Redding's manager from 1959 to 1967
  • Shake! Otis at Monterey: New 5.1 mix by legendary recording engineer Eddie Kramer, presented in Dolby Digital and DTS
  • Shake! Otis at Monterey: New high-definition digital transfer, supervised by D. A. Pennebaker
  • Shake! Otis at Monterey: Two audio commentaries by music critic and historian Peter Guralnick - on Otis Redding's Monterey performance, song by song, and on Redding before and after Monterey

Synopsis

Shake! Otis at Monterey
Renowned documentary filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker captures Otis Redding in his ascendancy, singing at the historic Monterey International Pop Festival in June 1967. Comedian Tom Smothers introduces Redding to a crowd that is leaving -- until Redding grabs them with his charged rendition of "Shake." Redding's performance also includes "Respect" (which he wrote), "I've Been Loving You Too Long," "Satisfaction," and "Try a Little Tenderness." Tragically, Redding died in a plane crash six months later. An innovative filmmaker who started in the 1950s making experimental films, Pennebaker garnered an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature in 1993 for The War Room, his behind-the-scenes look at Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign. His other subjects have included Norman Mailer, Bob Dylan, and David Bowie. ~ Steve Blackburn, Rovi

Jimi Plays Monterey
Few people in the United States had any idea who Jimi Hendrix was when he and his band, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, came on-stage at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival. By the time his relatively short set had been played, everyone present knew they had heard a guitar genius -- the performance was history-making. This HBO Home Video release contains most of the songs from the festival performance, which was the Jimi Hendrix Experience's U.S. concert debut. ~ Steve Blackburn, Rovi

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