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Rare Footage of Jimi Hendrix’s Full Performance at the Royal Albert Hall in 1969 — Video

Jimi Hendrix on stage at the Royal Albert Hall

Jimi Hendrix played London’s Royal Albert Hall on three occasions at between 1967 and 1969-Firstly sharing the bill with likes of (The) Pink Floyd, The Amen Corner, The Nice and The Move.

When he returned to the venue in February 1969, it was to headline two sold-out nights supported by The Soft Machine.

At the time, tensions had been growing between the band and their management for several months, but these appeared to be put aside for these two concerts. The Royal Albert Hall shows would be remembered as some of The Experience’s best and most successful late performances, and would be there final in the UK.

The event was filmed but due to legal wrangles, it was never been officially released. However, Vimeo user Kurt Max has uploaded Hendrix’s set (from the Feb 24th show) to his channel, which you can see in the video clip below.

 

SETLIST
Lover Man
Hear My Train a Comin’
I Don’t Live Today
Foxy Lady
Bleeding Heart
Fire
Little Wing
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Room Full of Mirrors 

ENCORE
Purple Haze
Wild Thing

 

 

 

3 Comments on Rare Footage of Jimi Hendrix’s Full Performance at the Royal Albert Hall in 1969 — Video

  1. Tania O'Sullivan // May 24, 2016 at 2:34 pm // Reply

    holy holy what a great tuesday am ear and eye candy LOL

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  2. Andrew Rodgers // May 25, 2016 at 1:17 pm // Reply

    I believe the footage was shot by Austn John Marshall, husband of Shirley Collins. Anyone have more information?

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  3. The entire setlist follows:

    1. Introduction and Tune-Up
    2. Lover Man
    3. Stone Free (not filmed — footage replaced by dance troupe)
    4. Getting My Heart Back Together Again (aka “Hear My Train A’ Coming”)
    5. I Don’t Live Today
    6. Red House
    7. Foxy Lady
    8. Sunshine Of Your Love
    9. Bleeding Heart
    10. Fire
    11. Little Wing
    12. Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)
    13. Room Full Of Mirrors
    14. Announcement & Tune Up
    15. Purple Haze
    16. Wild Thing
    17. Star-Spangled Banner/Smashing Of The Amps

    Tracks not in the film in these versions, probably from prior or subsequent show:
    1. Tax Free
    2. Fire
    3. Getting My Heart Together Again
    4. Foxy Lady
    5. Red House
    6. Sunshine Of Your Love
    7. Spanish Castle Magic
    8. Star-Spangled Banner/Purple Haze
    9. Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)

    Experience Hendrix has been representing for the past decade that release of the RAH film and definitive concert album are imminent. They also claim to have “all access” footage and music, including soundchecks and hotel room jams. We will see.

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