'Jimi Hendrix - The Guitar Hero'
(Jimi Hendrix / DVD / NR / 2010 / IMAGE)
Overview: Coming out of nowhere to stun – then inspire – the music world, he would be known as the master of the electric guitar. He came into his own during the late 1960’s, when it seemed that there was a new music idol born every day. But there was only one Jimi Hendrix and years after his untimely death, his genius is still among us.
DVD Verdict: James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix was, as I'm sure we all know by now, an American guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is often considered to be the greatest electric guitarist in the history of rock music by other musicians and commentators in the industry, and one of the most important and influential musicians of his era across a range of genres.
Marking the the 40th anniversary of the death of rock’s greatest guitarist, 'Jimi Hendrix - The Guitar Hero' is a wonderful, if not heard-it-all-before (one way or another) grouping together of just such a cross section of those great musicians; each one bowing verbally to the master of electric guitar, Jimi Hendrix.
Narrated by guitarist Slash (Guns N Roses), this latest entry in the British-produced “Classic Artists” series, The Guitar Hero shows us that along the way, some well-known musicians were his mentors, some his contemporaries, and yet most all purely admirers of his incredible talent.
That selection of greatness includes: Dave Mason, Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Eric Burdon, Mick Taylor, Paul Rodgers and ELO's Bev Bevan. Running at a heartwarming two-hours it also features some new interviews with members of Hendrix’s family. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Henry Diltz' 8mm Silent Footage: "The Monkees"
"Jimi Hendrix Experience" at the Marquee - "Hey Joe"
Collectible 20-page booklet