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Monterey Pop deluxe DVD set on its way |
"Monterey Pop," one of the first great "rockumentaries," with
career-defining performances by Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Otis Redding
and others, is getting the deluxe DVD reissue treatment.
The Criterion Company, the people who last year released an expanded
version of the Maysles' Brothers' Rolling Stones' Altamont festival
documentary "Gimme Shelter," is preparing a three-disc set drawing on
footage director D.A. Pennebaker shot at the festival.
Pennebaker, whose credits include the documentaries "The War Room"
(1993) and the recent "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" concert film "Down
From The Mountain," made his reputation with 1967's Bob Dylan
documentary "Don't Look Back," and followed it up in 1969 with
The concert also featured performances by The Mamas & Papas, Canned
Heat, Simon & Garfunkel, Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother And The
Holding Company, The Animals and Country Joe And The Fish.
Pennebaker's footage shot at that show has previously provided
footage for "Jimi Plays Monterey" and "Shake," videos which focused
on sets by Hendrix and Redding respectively.
Criterion's official website (www.criterionco.com) said music
historian Peter Guralnick (author of the Elvis Presley biographies
"Last Train To Memphis" and "Careless Love") is recording two
narration soundtracks to accompany the footage of Redding.
One narration will analyze Redding's performance song-by-song, while
the other will be more of a historical overview of the soul legend's
career, the site said.
The Criterion edition of "Monterey Pop" is due later this year, the site said. By PAUL CANTIN
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