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Jimi Plays Monterey & Shake! Otis at Monterey

Chris Hegedus and D. A. Pennebaker

 
  • United States
  • 1986
  • 63 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • English
  •  
  • Spine #169

Jimi Hendrix and Otis Redding arrived in California virtually unknown. Returning stateside from London, where he had moved to launch his musical career, Hendrix exploded at Monterey, flooring an unsuspecting audience with his maniacal six-string pyrotechnics. Redding, a venerable star of Memphis’s Stax record label, seduced the “love crowd” in one of his best—and last—performances. Jimi Plays Monterey and Shake! Otis at Monterey, feature the entire sets of these legendary musicians, performances that have entered rock-and-roll mythology.

Disc Features

Jimi Plays Monterey

  • Restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker
  • Soundtrack featuring a 5.1 mix by legendary recording engineer Eddie Kramer, presented in Dolby Digital, and DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray edition
  • Audio commentary by music critic and historian Charles Shaar Murray
  • Trailer
  • Video excerpt of Pete Townshend discussing Jimi Hendrix

    Shake! Otis at Monterey
  • Restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker
  • Soundtrack featuring a 5.1 mix by legendary recording engineer Eddie Kramer, presented in Dolby Digital, and DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray edition
  • Two audio commentaries by music critic and historian Peter Guralnick: the first on Otis Redding’s Monterey performance, song-by-song; the second on Redding before and after Monterey
  • Interview with Phil Walden, Redding’s manager from 1959 to 1967
  • A booklet featuring a new essay by music critic David Fricke

    New cover by Neil Kellerhouse

Clippings

Talking Shop: Pennebaker and Hegedus

April 29, 2010

Individually and as partners, D. A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus have created some of the most electrifying cinema verité films of all time, from pioneering rock films Monterey Pop and Dont Look . . . Read more »

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