as well as the vocals. I'm not sure if Band of Gypsies is also available.
They're around $16 and are great.
|interviews with Jimi. I also want to include a Hendrix Network chapter with
|Straight Ahead and Univibes) etc. I would love to include a piece on hey-joe
|spirit of Jimi.
this a C rating, I would say a D but still worth the money. Buddy Miles, on
core Jimi fan.
USA yet. This is also available on Laserdisc. The video contains:
where "*" means it's NOT on the _Stages_ CD. That leaves _Message of Love_,
(technically the 5th) 1970 show. I would much have prefered any of these
hatchet job of the Berkeley video (and even Isle of Wight). This video,
exact contents) are set for release here in the USA in late October.
Apparently it will be as a 4-pack, and not as individual tapes. Sort of a
rip-off to everyone who already has Monterey. The Woodstock tape will be
- 17 Sep 92
+ Paul Hosken - 02 Nov 92]
This contains Purple Haze, Foxy Lady, Hear My Train A Comin', and Wild
Thing. Also included are several seemingly random interview questions asked
by Mitch, Noel and Alexis Korner. Purple Haze and Wild Thing are from a
1967 performance in London. Foxy Lady is played as background music while a
lady scampers around a forest trying to look 'foxy'. The Hear My Train A
Comin' sequence is the same that is used in the "Jimi Hendrix" movie.
Interspersed with the interviews and narration are exerpts from Rainy Day
Dream Away, I Don't Live Today, House Burning Down, Voodoo Chile, Up From
The Skies, Castles Made Of Sand, Wait Until Tomorrow, Little Miss Lover,
May This Be Love, Bold As Love, and If 6 Was 9. This program was definitely
put together in the 60's (lots of psychedelic camera angles, bellbottom
pants, etc) but the copyright date is 1992. Total run time is about 33
[Ames, Tim - 1 Mar 93]
"(A) Film About Jimi Hendrix"
| 98 mins.
"Hear My Music Talking"
Recently re-released...includes that acoustic 12-string version of Hear My
Train A Comin'.
"Hendrix At Woodstock"
The video (also available on Laserdisc) is approx. 55 mins. long (ideal for
a CD!). The quality of the film/camera work is excellent, much better than
Atlanta, and one of the cameras much have been aimed on his hands the whole
time because there are some great shots of his finger work. The the sound
(after being Joe Gastwirt'ed) is EXCELLENT (another good reason why this
should be issued on CD) although I must admit that I saw the video in a
room where there was other noises going on so I can't say if it's hi-fi
quality or not. At Woodstock, Larry Lee takes a solo on almost every single
song, but the camera very rarely found its way to Larry, and I tried to
listen for a second guitar but found it very difficult to make one out. The
only time it was really obvious is at the start of the piece used for the
Woodstock soundtrack where Jimi says "You can leave if you want to, we're
just jammin' that's all". According to JHEG Larry did some vocals on
Mastermind & Gypsy Woman but these numbers are not included. JHEG also says
that Larry's only? solo was on _Voodoo Chile (SR)_ - I'm not sure if this
was cut out or not, I only know that the camera didn't show him do it. As
far as I can remember the songs were:
Message To Love
Getting My Heart Back Together Again
Jam Back At The House (aka Beginnings)
Voodoo Chile (SR)
Star Spangled Banner
Villanova Juction (aka Instrumental Solo)
The amazing thing is that the last 6 songs here (i.e. Jam Back At The
House through Instrumental Solo) appeared to be a 35 min. long medley.
Each song ran into the next. We all know the Woodstock film soundtrack, and
are familiar with the badly edited join between Purple Haze and
Instrumental Solo. And, because this is one of my favourite Hendrix pieces I
was VERY interested to find out what was cut out, and how the complete set
went. Purple Haze continued upto the point where it ends on the soudtrack
and then what do you think? I just couldn't believe my ears & eyes! Jimi
launched into a solo where he played Spanish flamenco runs on his electric
guitar - it was absolutely brilliant, I was astounded. And then it flowed
into the dreamy Instumental Solo. The video ends straight after this, and
rightly so IMHO, because this climax to the 35 min. medley couldn't have
been followed by anything.
[Paul Hosken ]
The video runs 55 minutes, and has remixed (Mark L) sound and good picture
quality (although the camera work is not all that good). Jerry's and Juma's
percussion don't seem to have made it into the mix. I seem to recall they
were missing from the multi-track tapes. Anyone know? Larry's guitar is
generally unnoticeable. The only time I was really aware of him was during
"Jam Back At the House" [aka Beginnings].
"Message of Love": This song opens the video. I'm unsure if it is complete
or not, as this song is missing from the soundboard boots. Its OK, but not
great. It doesn't seem to be all there (compositionally or editted?). The
picute shows people wandering around while the song plays...not shots of
"Fire": The band is announced, and then they launch into Fire (this is not
the order in which Fire, or MoL, appeared at the show BTW). Not bad. The
camera shows Jimi [or short cuts to other band members or things] for the
rest of the video.
"Izabella": Not too bad. Jimi didn't do this one in concert too much. He
does his usual play-guitar-with-his-teeth trick, etc. Fun.
"Red House": A fairly nice version, but not great.
"Jam Back At the House": The band goes into a jamming version of Mitch's
jam song. Quite a mixed performance. Parts of it really drag, but other
parts are pretty good. Oh, and Jimi has a smoke.
"Voodoo Child (SR)": Another jamming version, this one again being a mixed
performance. Jimi tries some things that don't work.
"Star Spangled Banner": Jimi mostly by himself, with Billy and Mitch
occasionally trying to follow him. A classic.
"Purple Haze": a concert standard, and a fairly good version. The crowd
seems to like/understand it better than SSB [but the mixing of the crowd
noise is generally a bit annoying].
"Woodstock Instrumental" [aka Flamenco solo]: Jimi surprises everyone and
plays some weird flamenco influenced stuff. The band occasionally tries to
step in, but Jimi is making it up as he goes and it is just too
unpredictable for the others to follow. Some of it is good, some isn't.
"Villanova Junction" [aka Instrumental Solo]: Jimi realizes the others can
not follow him, so he launches into this predictable blues instrumental and
signals the others to jump in. Short, but very good.
That's it. While the credits roll, part of "Hear My Train A Comin" is
played, but only about a minute or two of it.
Overall, I thought it was pretty good. I was surprised some of the other
songs like "Spanish Castle Magic", "Foxy Lady", and "Hey Joe" were missing,
but I suppose they wanted to keep the running time under 1 hour.
["Mr. Scott Hannon"