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Last Updated: Tuesday, 16 August 2005, 12:43 GMT 13:43 UK
Unseen Hendrix footage released
Jimi Hendrix
Only part of Hendrix's performance is in the Woodstock film
Jimi Hendrix's legendary performance at the Woodstock festival in 1969 is to be released on DVD in its entirety.

Only part of Hendrix's performance was included in the original Oscar-winning 1970 Woodstock documentary film.

The DVD features uninterrupted footage of Hendrix's infamous set, which was performed in front of 40,000 people.

Woodstock - billed as "three days of peace and music" - featured some of the biggest names in 1960s rock, including Janis Joplin and The Who.

Iconic event

Hendrix's set list contained favourites from the Jimi Hendrix Experience - such as Purple Haze, Foxy Lady, Spanish Castle Magic - and the then-unheard songs Jam Back at the House, Izabella and Message to Love.

But it was his surprise rendition of The Star Spangled Banner that became synonymous with the iconic event.

Longtime Hendrix studio album sound engineer Eddie Kramer was brought in to remaster the video footage.

Jimi Hendrix: Live At Woodstock will be released in the UK on 12 September.



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