Jimi Hendrix Experience: Miami Pop Festival First Ever Release Coming on double AAA Vinyl November 5th
Experience Hendrix LLC and Legacy Recordings Division of Sony Music Entertainment announced today the first ever release of Jimi Hendrix Experience's Miami Pop Festival performance of May, 18th 1968 recorded by long-time Hendrix engineer Eddie Kramer. The album will be a double vinyl set mastered all-analog by Bernie Grundman.
The Miami Pop Festival co-produced by Michael Lang, who later produced Woodstock, and Ric O'Barry who had been the dolphin trainer for the TV show "Flipper" (!) was held at Hallandale, Florida's Gulfstream Race Track.
Jimi Hendrix American Masters Documentary Premiering Nationwide on PBS Tuesday, November 5, 2013 will also have an expanded version simultaneously issued on DVD and Blu-ray.
Injecting a personal note here: my parents lived within walking distance from the track but I wasn't there for this festival. However I did attend the second one, which took place during Christmas college break December 28-30th featuring Procol Harum, Joni Mitchell, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Fleetwood Mac, Richie Havens, Chuck Berry, Iron Butterfly, Steppenwolf, Terry Reid, The Grateful Dead, Jr. Walker and The All Stars, The Charles Lloyd Quartet (with Keith Jarrett, etc.) and I could go on!
Was it great? What do you think?