Product DetailsOn a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the height 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 would launch the careers of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding, but they were just a few among a wildly diverse cast 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, D. A. Pennebaker captured it all, immortalizing moments that have become legend: Pete Townshend destroying his guitar; Hendrix burning his. 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.
Store CommentsSpecial Features * Restored high-definition digital transfers of all three films, supervised and approved by D. A. Pennebaker * Soundtracks featuring 5.1 mixes by legendary recording engineer Eddie Kramer, presented in Dolby Digital and DTS-HD Master Audio (on Blu-ray edition) * THE OUTTAKE PERFORMANCES: 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, Jefferson Airplane, Al Kooper, the Mamas and the Papas, Laura Nyro, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Simon and Garfunkel, Tiny Tim, and the Who * Audio commentaries by Pennebaker and festival producer Lou Adler, and music critics and historians Charles Shaar Murray and Peter Guralnick * Video interviews with Adler and Pennebaker and with Phil Walden, Otis Redding’s manager from 1959-1967 * 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 trailers and radio spots * Monterey Pop Festival scrapbook * PLUS: Booklets featuring essays by critics Michael Lydon, Barney Hoskyns, Armond White, and David Fricke
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