Jimi Hendrix Documentary “Hear My Train A Comin’” Nominated for Two Emmys

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Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’, Fuse Films/Thirteen’s American Masters-produced documentary on the life of Jimi Hendrix that aired on PBS late last year, has just received two Emmy nominations:

Outstanding Picture Editing For Nonfiction Programming

Gordon Mason, A.C.E., Editor

Stephen Ellis, Editor

Phil McDonald, Editor

Outstanding Sound Mixing For Nonfiction Programming

Eddie Kramer, Music Mixing

Steve Crook, Re-Recording Mixer

Directed by Bob Smeaton, Hear My Train A Comin’ provides an in-depth look into the upbringing and expeditious ascent into stardom of one of the most beloved musical personalities of the 20th century. Released by Legacy and Experience Hendrix, LLC, the DVD and Blu-ray versions contain a multitude of bonus features that never aired.

DVD and Blu-ray editions of Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’, released by Experience Hendrix LLC through Sony’s Legacy Recordings include special content not seen in the American Masters broadcast version as follows:

MIAMI POP FESTIVAL: 5.1 Stereo

Never before released color film footage of the group’s legendary May 18, 1968 festival performance, including “Foxey Lady,” “Tax Free,” and “Fire” in addition to interviews with festival promoter Michael Lang and engineer Eddie Kramer.

NEW YORK POP FESTIVAL: 5.1 Stereo

Never before released color film footage of the group’s July 17, 1970 festival performance, including “Message To Love,” “Lover Man,” “All Along The Watchtower,” “Purple Haze,” and “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)”.

LOVE & PEACE FESTIVAL:

Newly discovered film footage of Jimi Hendrix’s final performance on September 6, 1970 at the Isle Of Fehmarn, Germany. Includes “Killing Floor,” “Spanish Castle Magic,” “All Along The Watchtower” and “Foxey Lady”.

TOP OF THE POPS:

March 30, 1967 appearance featuring the group performing “Purple Haze”

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American Masters: Jimi Hendrix – Hear My Train A Comin’ is directed by the award winning director Bob Smeaton (Festival Express; The Beatles Anthology; Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child; Hendrix 70: Live at Woodstock). Susan Lacy is series creator and executive producer of American Masters. The expanded DVD features an array of special features highlighted by never before released film footage featuring performances filmed at Miami Pop, the July 1970 New York Pop Festival and the September 6, 1970 Love & Peace Festival at the Isle Of Fehmarn in Germany—the final performance by the Jimi Hendrix Experience. The high definition DVD features new stereo and 5.1 surround mixing by Hendrix’s engineer Eddie Kramer. The documentary is a production of Fuse Films and THIRTEEN’s American Masters in association with WNET.

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