Jimi Hendrix Documentary Coming to DVD and Blu-ray

2015-10-07

Story by Cat Badra

Jimi Hendrix’s performance at the Atlanta International Pop Festival is coming to home video

“Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church” premiered on Showtime this fall, and now, the documentary is coming to DVD and Blu-ray. The film – which follows the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s July 4, 1970, show at the second Atlanta International Pop Festival – will arrive on DVD and Blu-ray on Oct. 30.  The John McDermott-directed release will offer an expanded edition of the movie and pack live footage of “Red House” and “Freedom” that wasn’t part of the televised show.

“Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church” follows Atlanta promoter Alex Cooley’s work to organize the Atlanta International Pop Festival and Hendrix and his band’s performance. Hendrix’s performance at the festival happened 10 weeks before his untimely death. It marked Hendrix’s biggest headlining performance ever in the U.S., with more than 300,000 in attendance.

Hendrix’s performance at the festival included favorites such as “Purple Haze,” “Fire,” “Hey Joe,” “Foxy Lady,” “All Along the Watchtower” and “Voodoo Child (Slight Return).” The film also features interviews with Paul McCartney, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, the Black Crowes’ Rich Robinson, Steve Winwood and former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Derek Trucks.

Performances on ‘Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church’ DVD and Blu-ray:

“Fire”
“Spanish Castle Magic”
“Red House”
“Room Full of Mirrors”
“All Along the Watchtower”
“Freedom”
“Foxy Lady”
“Purple Haze”
“Hey Joe”
“Voodoo Child (Slight Return)”
“Stone Free”
“Star-Spangled Banner”
“Straight Ahead”

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