Posted By: Ibiza

Pop | mp3 320 Kbps | 2 CD | 315 MB
Atlantic Recording Corporation 1994

More aural history than concert recording. To say that it's all here would obviously be a literal overstatement – the festival ran for over three days (and these selections were drawn from seventy-two hours of recorded tape). But after listening to the three hours and forty-six minutes of music as well as the now-infamous stage announcements, it's as close as one is going to get two decades after the fact. It's worthwhile to remember that the 400,000 who were a part of this event were representatives of the last real people's revolution this nation has experienced. Impossible as it now seems, they and countless others like them really did stop the Vietnam War. Woodstock was the first great sixties event, the first mega be-in, and no one was prepared for the human outpouring to which it bore musical witness. Soundwise, what you get is the magic moment and the faux pas that make this more concert verité than musical pinnacle – it was really a question of who was there and why, rather than what they played or heard. This CD package captures that as well as it can now be done, but you won't play this one for its sound quality.
01. John Sebastian - I Had a Dream
02. Canned Heat - Going Up the Country
03. Richie Havens - Freedom
04. Country Joe and the Fish - Rock & Soul Music
05. Arlo Guthrie - Coming Into Los Angeles
06. Sha Na Na - At the Hop
07. Country Joe McDonald - The Fish Cheer I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Rag
08. Joan Baez - Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man (feat. Jeffrey Shurtleff)
09. Joan Baez - Joe Hill
10. Crosby, Stills & Nash - Suite Judy Blue Eyes
11. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Sea of Madness
12. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Wooden Ships
13. The Who - We're Not Gonna Take It
14. Joe Cocker - With a Little Help From My Friends

01. Santana - Soul Sacrifice
02. Ten Years After - I'm Going Home
03. Jefferson Airplane - Volunteers
04. Sly & The Family Stone - Medley Dance to the Music Music Lover I Want to Take You Higher
05. John Sebastian - Rainbows All Over Your Blues
06. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - Love March
07. Jimi Hendrix - Star Spangled Banner Purple Haze Instrumental Solo