Monterey Pop Festival from Criterion

Joining The Criterion Collection on November 17th 2002 is The Complete Monterey Pop Collection, a 3-disc set that is looking to be one of the best music related DVDs since the format began. The 3-discs contain the following material...

DISC ONE: Monterey Pop (spine #168)

  • New high-definition digital transfer, supervised by D.A. Pennebaker
  • New 5.1 mix by legendary recording engineer Eddie Kramer, presented in Dolby Digital and DTS
  • Audio commentary by Festival producer Lou Adler and D.A. Pennebaker
  • New video interview with Lou Adler and D.A. Pennebaker
  • 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
  • Original theatrical radio spots
  • Monterey Pop scrapbook
DISC TWO: Jimi Plays Monterey & Shake! Otis at Monterey (spine #169)
  • New high-definition digital transfers, supervised by D.A. Pennebaker
  • New 5.1 mixes by legendary recording engineer Eddie Kramer, presented in Dolby Digital and DTS
  • Audio commentary on Jimi Plays Monterey by music critic and historian Charles Shaar Murray
  • Two audio commentaries on Shake! by music critic and historian Peter Guralnick: the first on Otis Redding’s Monterey performance, song by song; the second on Redding before and after Monterey
  • Interview with Phil Walden, Otis Redding’s manager from 1959 to 1967
  • Original theatrical trailer for Jimi Plays Monterey
  • Video excerpt: Pete Townshend on Monterey and Jimi Hendrix
DISC THREE: Monterey Pop—The Outtake Performances
  • Two hours of performances not included in the original film, from the following artists: The Association, Big Brother and the Holding Company, The Blues Project, The Byrds, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Country Joe and the Fish, The Electric Flag, Jefferson Airplane, Al Kooper, The Mamas and the Papas, Laura Nyro, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Simon and Garfunkel, Tiny Tim, and The Who
This set carries a retail price of $79.95.



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