Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

Hear My Train A Comin'

DVD - 2012
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Documentary about the life of Jimi Hendrix with previously unseen performance footage and home movies that provides new insight into the musician's personality and genius.
Publisher: New York : Distributed by Sony Music Entertainment, 2012
Edition: Widescreen
Branch Call Number: DVD 781.66092 H385J 2012
DVD 781.66092 H385J 2012
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 190 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
4 3/4 in.,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
stereo,Dolby Digital 2.0
stereo,uncompressed PCM 2.0
laser optical,NTSC,rda
video file,DVD video,Region 0,rda
Language Note: In English; English, French, Spanish and Dutch subtitles


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Part of PBS' American Masters series, this 2012 award-winning documentary features previously unseen footage of Hendrix at the 1968 Miami Pop Festival, as well as archival interviews, and commentary from friends, family, fellow musicians and former lovers.

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Sep 27, 2019

If you are interested in knowing about the life and career of psychedelic guitarist extraordinaire, Jimi Hendrix, then, this well-presented bio-documentary is certain to hold your rapt attention from start to finish.

Even though Hendrix only lived for but a brief time (1943-1970) his overall impact on hard rock music is still very much an influence today, 50 years after his untimely death at the age of 27.

Through numerous stills, archival footage, and interviews with family, friends, and fellow musicians - "Hear My Train A-Comin'" paints a very respectful portrait of this highly inspirational pioneer of stylized guitar-playing and of versatile showmanship.

Sep 26, 2019

When it comes to the realm of super-flashy guitar playing - There can be no denying the phenomenal influence that Jimi Hendrix' awesome skills on the fret-board have continually had on rock guitarists even 50 years after his death (in 1970) at the youthful age of 27.

Born (1943) in Seattle, Washington, USA - Jimi Hendrix was, without question, one of the most inspiring figures of 1960s psychedelic rock, bar none. Without Hendrix, perhaps, the genre of "heavy metal" may have never been fully realized. Who knows?

Anyway - If you are at all interested in knowing more about the short life and turbulent times of Hendrix, then, this 2-hour, in-depth bio-documentary is certainly worth a view.

Jul 27, 2017

Jimi was truly a genius. I didn't know he came from such humble beginnings. That's why it's so important to encourage children. You never know what they will become. Such a loss to the world.

Jul 07, 2015


I've heard all his music - a lot.

But I'd never seen any live performances - Wow!

AladarNyc Mar 28, 2015

A fantastic collection of interviews, performances, and comments from fellow musicians of the time, give us a unique insight to what this musical genius was really like. The live music and extra bonus renditions, make this a must see for any fan.

Sep 29, 2014

A very interesting video biography. It shows the path Jimi Hendrix took, starting from meager roots, to later post the number 1 pop-chart rock and roll single, "All Along the Watchtower", several top selling albums, and headlining one of the highest earning rock and roll bands on the road. It also shows his tendency towards obsessive perfectionism, which played a part in his story not ending well. Included is some excellent bonus material: a dozen or more classic live Hendrix performances, including full length selections of Purple Haze and Watchtower. Recommended.


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