Rent Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train a Comin' (2013)

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3h 10min
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Synopsis:
This critically acclaimed film unveils previously unseen performance footage and home movies while sourcing an extensive archive of photographs, drawings, family letters and more to provide new insight into the musician's personality and genius. A pioneering electric guitarist, Hendrix had only four years of mainstream exposure and recognition, but his influential music and riveting stage presence left an enduring legacy. "Hear My Train a Cornin'" traces the guitarist's remarkable journey from his hardscrabble beginnings in Seattle, through his stint as a US Army paratrooper, unknown sideman to R&B stars such as Little Richard and the Isley Brothers through to his international stardom.
Illustrated by interviews with Hendrix and illuminated with commentary from well-known friends and musicians including Paul McCartney, Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell, Billy Cox, Eddie Kramer, and Steve Winwood, as well as revealing glimpses into Jimi and his era from the three women closest to him - Linda Keith (who introduced Jimi to future manager Chas Chandler), Fayne Pridgon (who befriended Hendrix in Harlem in the early 1960's) and Colette Mimram (one of the era's most influential fashion trendsetters who provided inspiration for Hendrix's signature look and created such memorable stage costumes as the beaded jacket the guitarist famously wore at Woodstock). The film details the meteoric rise of the Experience, the creation of his groundbreaking music, the building of Electric Lady Studios, his state of the art recording facility in Greenwich Village and concludes with poignant footage from his final performance in Germany in September 1970, just 12 days before his death at age 27.
Actors:
, , , , Bob Hendrix, , , , Bob Santelli, , , , , Chas Chandler, , , , , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Janie Hendrix, John McDermott, Julie Sacks
Aka:
Jimi Hendrix: The Experience: Hear My Train a Comin'
Studio:
Sony
Genres:
Documentary, Music & Musicals, Performing Arts, Special Interest
BBFC:
Release Date:
04/11/2013
Run Time:
190 minutes
Languages:
English DTS 5.1, English LPCM Stereo
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
NTSC
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • "Miami Pop Festival": Never before released color film footage of the group's legendary May 18, 1968 festival performance, including "Foxey Lady", "Tax Free", and "Fire" together with interviews with festival promoter Michael Lang and engineer Eddie Kramer
  • "New York Pop Festival": Never before released color film footage of the group's July 17, 1970 festival performance, including "Message to Love", "Lover Man", "All Along the Watchtower", "Purple Haze", and "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)"
  • "Love and Peace Festival": Newly discovered archival film footage of the final performance by the Jimi Hendrix Experience on September 6, 1970 at the Isle of Fehmarn, Germany. Includes "Killing Floor", "Spanish Castle Magic", "All Along the Watchtower" and "Foxey Lady" and an amateur soundtrack recording recorded by the festival promoters using stage microphones
  • "Top of the Pops": View the March 30, 1967 appearance featuring the group performing "Purple Haze"
BBFC:
Release Date:
04/11/2013
Run Time:
190 minutes
Languages:
English DTS-HD High Resolution 5.1, English LPCM Stereo
Subtitles:
None
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • "Miami Pop Festival": Never before released color film footage of the group's legendary May 18, 1968 festival performance, including "Foxey Lady", "Tax Free", and "Fire" together with interviews with festival promoter Michael Lang and engineer Eddie Kramer
  • "New York Pop Festival": Never before released color film footage of the group's July 17, 1970 festival performance, including "Message to Love", "Lover Man", "All Along the Watchtower", "Purple Haze", and "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)"
  • "Love and Peace Festival": Newly discovered archival film footage of the final performance by the Jimi Hendrix Experience on September 6, 1970 at the Isle of Fehmarn, Germany. Includes "Killing Floor", "Spanish Castle Magic", "All Along the Watchtower" and "Foxey Lady" and an amateur soundtrack recording recorded by the festival promoters using stage microphones
  • "Top of the Pops": View the March 30, 1967 appearance featuring the group performing "Purple Haze"

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Great Film - Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train a Comin' review by AG

Spoiler Alert
Updated 30/07/2020

A super compilation of wonderful music scenes,

interviews with all the people involved in this

astonishing story of overcoming tribulations.

You get to see what life is like at the top in the

music business and what it takes to succeed -

never ending practice and constant innovation.

Two  bits of personal interest to me:

Jimi and band playing Sargeant Peppers

Lonely Hearts Club Band a week after

the record came out - he heard it ,he could

play it!  If only  I could do that......... 

Chas Chandler said there were plans

for them to work together again . That

was best for the JHExperience-perhaps.

Andrew in Luton. 

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