Outstanding Picture Editing For Nonfiction Programming
Gordon Mason, A.C.E., Editor
Stephen Ellis, Editor
Phil McDonald, Editor
Outstanding Sound Mixing For Nonfiction Programming
Eddie Kramer, Music Mixing
Steve Crook, Re-Recording Mixer
Hear My Train A Comin’ provides an in-depth look into the upbringing and expeditious ascent into stardom of one of the most beloved musical personalities of the 20th century. American Masters: Jimi Hendrix – Hear My Train A Comin’ is directed by the award winning director Bob Smeaton (Festival Express; The Beatles Anthology; Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child; Hendrix 70: Live at Woodstock). Susan Lacy is series creator and executive producer of American Masters. The expanded DVD features an array of special features highlighted by never before released film footage featuring performances filmed at Miami Pop, the July 1970 New York Pop Festival and the September 6, 1970 Love & Peace Festival at the Isle Of Fehmarn in Germany—the final performance by the Jimi Hendrix Experience. The high definition DVD features new stereo and 5.1 surround mixing by Hendrix’s engineer Eddie Kramer. The documentary is a production of Fuse Films and THIRTEEN’s American Masters in association with WNET.
Released by Legacy and Experience Hendrix, LLC, the DVD and Blu-ray versions contain a multitude of bonus features that never aired.
DVD and Blu-ray editions of Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’, released by Experience Hendrix LLC through Sony’s Legacy Recordings include special content not seen in the American Masters broadcast version as follows:
MIAMI POP FESTIVAL: 5.1 Stereo
Never before released color film footage of the group’s legendary May 18, 1968 festival performance, including “Foxey Lady,” “Tax Free,” and “Fire” in addition to interviews with festival promoter Michael Lang and engineer Eddie Kramer.
NEW YORK POP FESTIVAL: 5.1 Stereo
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 & PEACE FESTIVAL:
Newly discovered film footage of Jimi Hendrix’s final performance on September 6, 1970 at the Isle Of Fehmarn, Germany. Includes “Killing Floor,” “Spanish Castle Magic,” “All Along The Watchtower” and “Foxey Lady”.
TOP OF THE POPS:
March 30, 1967 appearance featuring the group performing “Purple Haze”
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About Experience Hendrix L.L.C.
Founded by James ‘Al’ Hendrix, Jimi’s father, in 1995, Experience Hendrix, has been managed since its inception by the family members handpicked by Al during his tenure as Chairman. It is the official family company charged with managing the music, name, image and likeness of Jimi Hendrix. As a part of their daily operations, Experience Hendrix and Authentic Hendrix oversee Jimi’s timeless legacy on a worldwide basis.
About Legacy Recordings
The multiple Grammy-winning Legacy Recordings, Sony Music Entertainment’s catalog division, produces and maintains the world’s foremost catalog of historic reissues, an unparalleled compendium of thousands of digitally re-mastered archival titles representing virtually every musical genre including popular, rock, jazz, blues, R&B, folk, country, gospel, Broadway musicals, movie soundtracks, ethnic, world music, classical, comedy and more.
In 2013, WNET is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of THIRTEEN, New York’s flagship public media provider. As the parent company of THIRTEEN AND WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, WNET brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to over 5 million viewers each week. WNET produces and presents such acclaimed PBS series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, Need to Know, Charlie Rose and a range of documentaries, children’s programs, and local news and cultural offerings available on air and online. Pioneers in educational programming, WNET has created such groundbreaking series as Get the Math, Oh Noah! and Cyberchase and provides tools for educators that bring compelling content to life in the classroom and at home. WNET highlights the tri-state’s unique culture and diverse communities through NYC-ARTS, Reel 13 and MetroFocus,the multi-platform news magazine focusing on the New York region. WNET is also a leader in connecting with viewers on emerging platforms, including the THIRTEEN Explore iPad App where users can stream PBS content for free.