New Jimi Hendrix dvd coming

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It has today been announced that the new 2CD set Jimi Hendrix Experience: ‘Freedom, Atlanta Pop Festival’ will be released on 28 August.

Taken from his now legendary performance on 4 July 1970, in front of his largest ever US audience of approx. 300,000-400,000 people, the album will be available as a 2CD set as well as a 180-gram 2LP vinyl. In addition to the unearthed recording; a new documentary about the music legend’s Atlanta Pop set and the circumstances surrounding it ‘Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church’, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on 30 October.

About 100 miles south of Atlanta, next to a field just outside the town of Byron, there stands a plaque erected by the Georgia Historical Society marking the location of the Second Atlanta International Pop Festival, where from 3 -5 July, 1970, ‘Over thirty musical acts performed, including rock icon Jimi Hendrix playing to the largest American audience of his career.’ Despite the overwhelming attendance, the festival and Hendrix’s performance in particular, has not received its due in terms of historic importance and impact until now.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience: ‘Freedom, Atlanta Pop Festival’ 2CD/2LP VINYL set includes all performances in the forthcoming documentary plus six additional tracks.

Disc 1
1) Fire
2) Lover Man
3) Spanish Castle Magic
4) Red House
5) Room Full Of Mirrors
6) Hear My Train A Comin’
7) Message To Love

Disc 2
1) All Along The Watchtower
2) Freedom
3) Foxey Lady
4) Purple Haze
5) Hey Joe
6) Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
7) Stone Free
8) Star Spangled Banner
9) Straight Ahead

‘Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church’, the new documentary film about the music legend’s Atlanta Pop set and the circumstances surrounding it, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on 30 October. This will feature bonus content not included in the broadcast version. The film documents the massive festival hailed then as the ‘Southern Woodstock’ and recognised now as the last great US Rock Festival. The film presents the story of how rock music’s burgeoning festival culture descended en masse to the tiny rural village of Byron, Georgia and witnessed Hendrix’s unforgettable performance.