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Posted on Jul 14, 2014 12:46 pm
The Jimi Hendrix documentary, "Hear My Train A Comin'," which aired on PBS last year, has earned two Emmy nominations, Hennemusic reports.
The film about the life of the guitar legend Jimi Hendrix was nominated for "Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming," as well as for "Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming."
Directed by Bob Smeaton ("The Beatles Anthology," "Festival Express") and broadcast as part of the PBS series "American Masters," "Hear My Train a-Comin'" unveils previously unseen performance footage and home movies while sourcing an extensive archive of photographs, drawings, family letters and more to provide new insight into the musician's personality and genius with interviews with Hendrix himself, commentary from well-known friends and musicians including Paul McCartney, Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell, Billy Cox, Eddie Kramer, Steve Winwood, as well as revealing glimpses into Jimi from those closest to him.
The film details the meteoric rise of the Experience, the creation of his groundbreaking music, the building of Electric Lady Studios, his state of the art recording facility in Greenwich Village and concludes with poignant footage from his final performance in Germany in September 1970, just 12 days before his death at age 27.
A pioneering electric guitarist, Hendrix had only four years of mainstream exposure and recognition, but his influential music and riveting stage presence left an enduring legacy.
Available on DVD and Blu-ray, the package features an array of special features highlighted by never before released film footage, including 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 Jimi Hendrix.
Hosted by Seth Myers, the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will air live on NBC, Monday, August 25th at 8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT from the Nokia Theatre LA LIVE In Los Angeles.