Sound — 8
"Blue Wild Angel: Jimi Hendrix Live At The Isle Of Wight" was a great purchase on my part. The revamped Experience, with Billy Cox in the place of Noel Redding, were fantastic as always. Jimi Hendrix is always tuning and changing his volume levels and whatnot, but you have to forgive one of the greatest guitarists ever for that. If you buy the special edition, you'll find an extra 2 CDs that are the audio of the preformance. In my opinion, they sound better than the DVD itself.
Content — 10
As I said before, I loved the accompanying audio discs. They sounded great. "Blue Wild Angel," a concert DVD of Jimi Hendrix's last English performance, is a great showcase of Jimi's overall mastery of the guitar. He starts off with "God Save The Queen," the English national anthem. He then launches into a short rendition of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." After that, he goes through his usual repitoire of songs, which include "All Along The Watchtower," "Spanish Castle Magic," "Purple Haze," "Foxy Lady," "Dolly Dagger," "Freedom," "Machine Gun" and "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)," although not necessarily in that order. This was a great set of songs, and it allows the viewer to hear some of his more magical melodies that we don't normally see or hear. There's a featurette at the beginning of the movie, which is very good. There is also a complete list of film - and discographies for those involved.
Production Quality — 7
The production quality is pretty good, except for annoying blue lines in the early part of the movie. These distract you and make you think there's something wrong. The sound quality is fine, and the camera angles are great (especially when Jimi goes backstage to fix his pants after a split during "Foxy Lady." The cameras took over during Mitch Mitchell's 3-minute drum solo).
Overall Impression — 9
Compared to "Jimi Hendrix Live At Woodstock," this DVD has a better set list, better sound and visual quality, and is of high standards. It isn't as historic, and Hendrix himself didn't think this was as good a performance. But it's a great movie overall. The most impressive thing on this DVD is the camera work. I loved virtually everything about this, but I hated those blue lines! If it were stolen or lost, I would look over the blue lines and buy it again, most definitely.