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The Complete Monterey Pop Festival

Spine #167



Release:
Dec 12, 2017
$69.95

Number of Discs: 3

Specs
  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • English PCM Stereo
  • English PCM Mono
  • English subtitles

The Complete Monterey Pop Festival

Other Versions:

Original release

Blu-ray


Directed By: D.A. Pennebaker
Licensor: Pennebaker-Hegedus Films




On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the beginning of the Summer of Love, the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll. Monterey featured career-making performances by Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding, but they were just a few performers in a wildly diverse lineup that included Simon and Garfunkel, the Mamas and the Papas, the Who, the Byrds, Hugh Masekela, and the extraordinary Ravi Shankar. With his characteristic vérité style—and a camera crew that included the likes of Albert Maysles and Richard Leacock—D. A. Pennebaker captured it all, immortalizing moments that have become legend: Pete Townshend smashing his guitar, Jimi Hendrix burning his, Mama Cass being blown away by Janis Joplin’s performance. The Criterion Collection is proud to present the most comprehensive document of the Monterey International Pop Festival ever produced, featuring the films Monterey Pop, Jimi Plays Monterey, and Shake! Otis at Monterey, along with every available complete performance filmed by Pennebaker and his crew.

Supplements
  • Audio commentary by Festival producer Lou Adler and D.A. Pennebaker
  • Video interview with Lou Adler and D.A. Pennebaker from 2002
  • Audio interviews with festival producer John Phillips, festival publicist Derek Taylor, and performers Cass Elliot and David Crosby
  • Photo-essay by photographer Elaine Mayes
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Radio spots
  • Monterey Pop Festival scrapbook
  • Audio commentary by music critic and historian Charles Shaar Murray
  • Theatrical trailer for Jimi Plays Monterey
  • Two audio commentaries by music critic and historian Peter Guralnick: the first on Otis Redding's Monterey performance, song by song, and on Redding before and after Monterey
  • Interview with Phil Walden, Redding's manager
  • Two hours of performances not included in Monterey Pop, from the Association, Big Brother and the Holding Company, the Blues Project, the Byrds, Country Joe and the Fish, the Electric Flag, Jeffe

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