USA1961-1970D.A. PennebakerDocumentaryPerformance

D.A. Pennebaker – Monterey Pop [+Extras] (1968)

On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the beginning of the Summer of Love, the Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll. Monterey featured career-making performances by Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding, but they were just a few of the performers in a wildly diverse lineup that also 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—and a camera crew that included the likes of Albert Maysles and Richard Leacock—D. A. Pennebaker captured it all, immortalizing moments that have become legend: Pete Townshend smashing his guitar, Jimi Hendrix burning his, Mama Cass watching Janis Joplin’s performance in awe. The most comprehensive document of the Monterey Pop Festival ever produced features the film Monterey Pop along with every available complete performance filmed by Pennebaker and his crew, along with additional rare outtakes and supplements.

Feature-length audio commentary from 2002 featuring director D.A. Pennebaker and festival producer Lou Adler
Original stereo soundtrack
Alternate soundtracks featuring new 2.0 and 5.1 mixes by recording engineer Eddie Kramer
Two hours of performances not included in Monterey Pop from the Association, Big Brother and the Holding Company (in 2.0 and 5.1), the Blues Project, Buffalo Springfield, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, the Byrds, Country Joe and the Fish, the Electric Flag, the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Al Kooper, the Mamas and the Papas, the Steve Miller Blues Band, Moby Grape, Laura Nyro, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Simon and Garfunkel, Tiny Tim, and the Who (featuring “A Quick One While He’s Away” in 2.0 and 5.1)
New and archival interviews with Adler and Pennebaker
Audio interviews with festival producer John Phillips, festival publicist Derek Taylor, and performers Cass Elliot and David Crosby
Photo-essay by Elaine Mayes
Trailers and radio spots

2.49GB | 1h 19m | 768×576 | mkv


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