Live at Woodstock
Live at Woodstock (deluxe edition)
Deluxe Edition cover of Jimi Hendrix Live at Woodstock DVD
Directed by Chris Hegedus, Erez Laufer
Produced by Alan Douglas, D.A. Pennebaker, Frazer Pennebaker
Edited by Chris Hegedus, Erez Laufer
Distributed by MCA / Experience Hendrix
Released July 6, 1999 (original), September 13, 2005 (2 DVD Deluxe Edition), November 24, 2008 (Blu-Ray)
Running Time 57 min. (original), 215 min. (Deluxe Edition DVD / Blu-Ray DVD)
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  • All Music Guide (original DVD) link
  • All Music Guide (Deluxe Edition) link
  • All Music Guide (Blu-Ray) link
  • IGN DVD Review (original DVD) link

Originally MCA lifted the Jimi Hendrix Woodstock material from VHS (see At Woodstock) to DVD. The obscure running order was left intact, stage comments are cut out, there are no extras. At least the audio/video quality is improved compared to the VHS.

In 2005 the Experience Hendrix L.L.C. (a company who now manages and distributes further Jimi Hendrix releases) released the 2 DVD Deluxe Edition which finally contains almost all songs performed at Woodstock - this time even in the correct running order. However, "Master Mind" and "Gypsy Woman", both sung by Larry Lee, are missing. It also contains the documentary "The Road To Woodstock" which features interviews by Jimi Hendrix' band members. The second disc (entitled A Second Look) offers a different perspective for the viewer. The then 22 year old student Albert Goodman shot the film on his black/white camera from a different angle and managed to capture even material that the film crew missed. Additionally disc 2 contains a press conference with Jimi Hendrix held on September 3rd 1969, band members Billy Cox and Larry Lee remember their friendship with Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Kramer's insight as a sound engineer on how the Woodstock festival was recorded.

In 2008 a Blu-Ray DVD version of Live at Woodstock was released. This is basically the same as the 2 DVD Deluxe Edition - but now in high-definition picture quality/size. The Goodman black/white video can now be viewed "picture-in-picture" with the regular performance video.

DVD Content Edit

Original DVD (1999) Edit

  1. Message to Love (no video, music over opening credits)
  2. Fire
  3. Izabella
  4. Red House
  5. Jam Back at the House
  6. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
  7. Star Spangled Banner
  8. Purple Haze
  9. Woodstock Improvisation
  10. Villanova Junction
  11. Hear My Train a-Comin' (no video, music over ending credits)

Deluxe Edition (2005) Edit

Disc 1: Live At Woodstock

  1. Message To Love
  2. Spanish Castle Magic
  3. Red House
  4. Lover Man
  5. Foxey Lady
  6. Jam Back At The House
  7. Izabella
  8. Fire
  9. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
  10. Star Spangled Banner
  11. Purple Haze
  12. Woodstock Improvisation
  13. Villanova Junction
  14. Hey Joe
  15. The Road To Woodstock

Disc 2: A Second Look

  1. Message To Love
  2. Hear My Train A Comin’
  3. Spanish Castle Magic
  4. Red House
  5. Lover Man
  6. Foxey Lady
  7. Jam Back At The House
  8. Izabella
  9. Fire
  10. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
  11. Star Spangled Banner
  12. Purple Haze
  13. Woodstock Improvisation
  14. Villanova Junction
  15. Hey Joe
  16. Jimi Hendrix Press Conference
  17. Nashville Roots with Billy Cox and Larry Lee
  18. Recording Woodstock
  19. Artefacts and memorabilia (photos, ticket stub, handwritten notes, etc.)

Blu-Ray DVD (2009) Edit

Same content as the Deluxe Edition but on one Blu-Ray disc.

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