Hendrixcrop It was one of the definitive musical performances of the ’60s, the moment when the rock festival was born, and in retrospect, still one of the top 5 rock shows ever. Now, the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s set gets its just desserts, with the ultimate visual package now on the shelves. Enter our competition and one winner will score a copy of the definitive edition, plus a Toshiba HD DVD machine to play it on.

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Hendrix’s Monterey show cemented his legend and re-exported him back to his homeland after a 1966-67 spent setting fire to swinging London under the wing of Animals manager Chas Chandler. By the time he hit the stage at Monterey on June 18, 1967, he had developed a fearsome reputation, and there was much anxiety around following such an incendiary performer.

“I felt he was a master, a genius,” Pete Townshend told MOJO earlier this year. “I was not prepared to follow him, not because I was afraid to follow him but because in my old-fashioned showbiz mind the best artists go on latest in the set. In the end we tossed for it, and Jimi lost. We went on first, he then announced that if we preceded him, and set the crowd alight with our destruction act, he too would set them alight. So the crowd got two mind-f**king sets.”

By the show’s end, Hendrix had won America and put the wind good and proper up the festival headliners The Mamas & The Papas.

“I peer my head out to the stage,” recalled Papa Denny Doherty, “over the drums that they're using, and Hendrix is lighting his fucking guitar on fire! And this guy comes up and says, 'Okay, you're on!' 'Huh? We gotta follow this!?'”


This special edition DVD features all of the existing film footage from the concert, newly transferred to high-definition specs from the original 16mm, while the Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound and Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo mixes are by Eddie Kramer, Hendrix’s original recording engineer. In addition, there are two documentary films – American Landing, assessing Hendrix’s impact on the US; plus Music, Love & Flowers, a behind-the-scenes look at the Monterey festival, featuring organiser Lou Adler – and a chance to see the earliest known film and sound recordings of the Experience in concert from February 25, 1967 in Chelmsford, England.

This evening (from 7.45) a live event featuring a one-hour edit of the show, followed by an all-star tribute concert – happening live at London’s Hippodrome – will be simulcast into 20 VUE cinemas across the UK. The band’s line-up stars former Hendrix sidemen Mitch Mitchell and Billy Cox, augmented by blues-rock guitarist Gary Moore (filling some daunting shoes), his long-time bass player Dave Bronze, plus Primal Scream drummer Darrin Mooney. To find out about participating VUE cinemas, and for last-minute ticket requests, go here.



To go in the hat for the chance to win the DVD, plus HD DVD player, email Editor@mojo4music.com before November 5 with the subject "Hendrix Comp". Don’t forget your name, address and the answer to the following question... Billy Cox featured in which Hendrix-fronted band?

a) Band Of Gypsys
b) Band Of Brothers
c) Band Of Joy

Four runners-up will win a copy of the DVD.

Jimi Hendrix Live At Monterey (The Definitive Edition) (Universal Music), is on sale from October 29th.


Terms & Conditions A-Go-Go!
• No prizes can be traded or exchanged for a cash alternative
• Closing date for this competition is November 5, 2007
• All entrants are responsible for including correct contact details
• The judges decision is final and no negotiation or debate will be entered into.
• All winners will be notified by email.
• This competition is open to all UK readers, except employees, associates and their families of Emap and Universal Music.

Posted by Danny Eccleston at 12:29PM | Categories: Competitions