October 04, 2019

The Jimi Hendrix Experience: The Royal Albert Hall film screening

Everybody knows it exists, but no one has seen it: The Jimi Hendrix Experience live @ The Royal Albert Hall in London. A one-night only screening of the carefully restored footage will happen at that same venue on October 21:

One of the greatest and most anticipated, unseen treasures in musical history will finally be revealed next month in London. The Jimi Hendrix Experience: The Royal Albert Hall, a feature-length film that documents the last European performance of the original line up of the Jimi Hendrix Experience will be screened to the public for the very first time since it was shot 50 years ago at the very location where it was primarily filmed: London’s historic Royal Albert Hall.

The surprise announcement came from Experience Hendrix L.L.C. and The Last Experience, Inc. which have partnered on the event set for the evening of Monday, October 21. Experience Hendrix, headed by Janie Hendrix, is the family-owned company that administers the rights to recordings, performances and publishing associated with the late superstar. The Last Experience, Inc. is the production company, led by Jerry Goldstein, that originally partnered with Hendrix and documented the legendary performance on February 24, 1969.

The surprise announcement came from Experience Hendrix L.L.C. and The Last Experience, Inc. which have partnered on the event set for the evening of Monday, October 21. Experience Hendrix, headed by Janie Hendrix, is the family-owned company that administers the rights to recordings, performances and publishing associated with the late superstar. The Last Experience, Inc. is the production company, led by Jerry Goldstein, that originally partnered with Hendrix and documented the legendary performance on February 24, 1969.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience: The Royal Albert Hall has long been considered the holy grail of ‘lost’ films. It has never before been released on any format nor commercially screened anywhere in the world. It has remained unseen and been the subject of death, litigation and intrigue since its creation fifty years ago.

The film presents an extraordinary performance by the Jimi Hendrix Experience and also chronicles the hours leading up to the concert with the crew granted unprecedented access to Hendrix and his team throughout the day that preceded the performance, including backstage goings-on and a post-show reception. Producer Jerry Goldstein had the famed Royal Albert Hall theatrically lit as if it were a movie set, resulting in a richly detailed film free of the primitive concert lighting of the era and bizarre camera zooms and pans that poorly served other films from that era.

» jimihendrix.com

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