Various Artists:
Woodstock - Three Days of Peace and Music
Woodstock Box Set
Cover of the Woodstock box set from 1994
Released August 9, 1994
Length 259:44
Label Atlantic
Producer Eric Blackstead
  • All Music Guide link
Series Chronology
Woodstock II
Woodstock - Three Days of Peace and Music

This is the Woodstock box set you should normally start with. It contains four CDs and a big booklet with some interesting photos. The music was originally released on Woodstock I and Woodstock II and was re-issued as this box set on Woodstock's 25th anniversary.

It's really a beautiful package and four CDs may be enough for most of the people but it also has its weaknesses. As the movie captures interviews, stage comments and the crowd in general you can't find something like that on the discs. The music is distracted from the festival.

Recording Notes Edit

The following three songs on this compilation weren't recorded in Woodstock at all: "Blood Of The Sun" and "Theme for an Imaginary Western" from Mountain and "Sea Of Madness" from Crosby, Stills & Nash (and Young). This was discovered by song analysis and comparison of recordings[1].

Track Listing Edit

Disc 1
# Title Artist Length
1. "Handsome Johnny" Richie Havens 5:47
2. "Freedom" Richie Havens 6:23
3. ""Fish" Cheer > I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag" Country Joe McDonald 4:53
4. "Rainbows All Over Your Blues" John B. Sebastian 3:11
5. "I Had a Dream" John B. Sebastian 2:36
6. "If I Were a Carpenter" Tim Hardin 2:52
7. "Beautiful People" Melanie Safka 4:05
8. "Coming into Los Angeles" Arlo Guthrie 2:24
9. "Walking Down the Line" Arlo Guthrie 5:10
10. "Joe Hill" Joan Baez 3:42
11. "Sweet Sir Galahad" Joan Baez 4:08
12. "Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man" Joan Baez 3:38
13. "Soul Sacrifice" Santana 11:47
14. "Blood of the Sun" (not recorded at Woodstock) Mountain 3:30
15. "Theme for an Imaginary Western" (not recorded at Woodstock) Mountain 5:26

Disc 2
# Title Artist Length
1. "Leaving This Town" Canned Heat 7:56
2. "Going Up the Country" Canned Heat 4:14
3. "Commotion" Creedence Clearwater Revival 2:50
4. "Green River" Creedence Clearwater Revival 3:06
5. "Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won't Do)" Creedence Clearwater Revival 3:41
6. "I Put a Spell on You" Creedence Clearwater Revival 4:34
7. "Try" Janis Joplin 4:27
8. "Work Me Lord" Janis Joplin 7:52
9. "Ball and Chain" Janis Joplin 5:39
10. "Medley: Dance to the Music > Music Lover > I Want to Take You Higher" Sly & The Family Stone 12:28
11. "We're Not Gonna Take It > See Me, Feel Me" The Who 6:02

Disc 3
# Title Artist Length
1. "Volunteers" Jefferson Airplane 3:07
2. "Somebody to Love" Jefferson Airplane 4:36
3. "Saturday Afternoon/Won't You Try" Jefferson Airplane 5:05
4. "Uncle Sam Blues" Jefferson Airplane 6:09
5. "White Rabbit" Jefferson Airplane 2:53
6. "Let's Go Get Stoned" Joe Cocker 5:41
7. "With a Little Help from My Friends" Joe Cocker 7:56
8. "Rock and Soul Music" Country Joe & The Fish 2:41
9. "I'm Going Home" Ten Years After 12:02
10. "Long Black Veil" The Band 3:11
11. "Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever" The Band 5:04
12. "The Weight" The Band 4:47
13. "Mean Town Blues" Johnny Winter 4:55

Disc 4
# Title Artist Length
1. "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" Crosby, Stills & Nash 9:00
2. "Guinnevere" Crosby, Stills & Nash (and Young) 5:29
3. "Marrakesh Express" Crosby, Stills & Nash (and Young) 2:33
4. "4 + 20" Crosby, Stills & Nash (and Young) 2:42
5. "Sea of Madness" (not recorded at Woodstock) Crosby, Stills & Nash (and Young) 3:33
6. "Find the Cost of Freedom" Crosby, Stills & Nash 3:11
7. "Love March" Paul Butterfield Blues Band 9:44
8. "At the Hop" Sha Na Na 3:12
9. "Voodoo Child (Slight Return) > Stepping Stone" Jimi Hendrix 12:19
10. "Star Spangled Banner" Jimi Hendrix 3:43
11. "Purple Haze" Jimi Hendrix 3:50

References Edit

  1. Yahoo! Woodstock Project mailing list - information about Woodstock Complete v.3.0

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