A new Jimi Hendrix documentary and CD are being lined up for release over the next few months.
On September 4, Showtime will air Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church, a new film about Hendrix’ Atlanta Pop set.
Experience Hendrix L.L.C. and Legacy Recordings will release the DVD and Blu-ray version on October 30, which will feature bonus content not included in the broadcast version.
Electric Church features interviews with Hendrix’s Experience band mates Billy Cox and the late Mitch Mitchell as well as Paul McCartney, Steve Winwood, Rich Robinson, Kirk Hammett, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, festival organizer Alex Cooley and many others.
The film contains colour 16mm footage of Hendrix’s appearance on July 4, 1970, which took place ten weeks before his death.
Freedom: Jimi Hendrix Experience Atlanta Pop Festival – due on August 28 – includes six performances not seen in the Showtime documentary.
This will be available as a 2CD set and also as a 200-gram 2LP vinyl set.
The first 5,000 vinyl units will be individually numbered.
Jimi Hendrix Experience – Freedom: Atlanta Pop Festival 2CD/2LP VINYL (release date: August 28)
Spanish Castle Magic
Room Full Of Mirrors
Hear My Train A Comin’
Message To Love
All Along The Watchtower
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Star Spangled Banner
Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church DVD/Blu-ray (release date: October 30)
Contains performances of three additional songs not included in the broadcast version of the film, and other never before released Hendrix bonus content.
Earlier this year, work began on a memorial park in Hendrix’ native Seattle.
The 2.5-acre park is located in open green space adjacent to the Northwest African American Museum in Seattle’s Central District.
After four years of planning and fund-raising,the California-based construction company ERRG, Inc. have won a bid to develop the site into the park.
“The Jimi Hendrix Park is the culmination of years of hard work, collaboration, creative input, and generosity invested in something we all believed in and constructed to commemorate an amazing human being,” says Hendrix’s sister, Janie L. Hendrix, who is also Founder and Director of Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation.
“It is our hope that for generations, it will exist as more than an attraction or point of interest, but a place of homage to one of Seattle‘s own. The landscaping, the artistic design, and the ambience all mimic the vibe of the persona of Jimi, whom this park honours.”
ERRG, Inc. began work in April on Phase 1 of the park development, designated “Little Wing”, including a new stairway and grand entrance at the southeast corner of the park, paved pathways, a chronological timeline of Hendrix’s life and career, landscaping, seat wall benches, improved fencing, accessible walkways, gardens, a butterfly garden, and a central plaza for community gatherings and performances.
“Little Wing” is expected to open later this year.
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