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Woodstock Complete is an ambitious project to combine all known sources and re-create the Woodstock Festival of 1969 as it took place. There are a lot of pieces of music scattered over official and unofficial media (LP, CD, tape, VHS, DVD, etc.). So the idea was to put it all together, find the longest and best quality versions, rearrange the material and distribute it under fans.

Since Warner Brothers (who own the rights of all Woodstock audio and video material) are not willing to release the missing music, Woodstock Complete is the essential and most comprehensive source for every Woodstock fan.

History Edit

This chapter covers some information of the history of the Woodstock Complete project.

V.1: Woodstock Complete Edit

Work was begun on in the year 2000 when the idea first arose to put together all material and listen to the whole historic festival at once. Actually two people (who are still major contributors to the project) worked on it independently who later met via Internet and put their knowlegde and music together: Woodstock Complete was born.

This first version, released to the public in 2003, covered 17 CDs and had 219 tracks. It combined bootleg sources and official material in one package in order to offer a complete feeling of the festival. It already contained complete sets in excellent quality (e.g. Janis Joplin, Sly & The Family Stone and Jimi Hendrix) and tried to arrange the sets in the assumed correct running order.

One of the major points of Woodstock Complete is that a lot of stage comments are included, too. This gives a drastically better impression of the festival in contrast to official releases like Woodstock - Three Days of Peace and Music. The comments were mostly taken from bootlegs or video material and were combined with the songs. For instance almost every band gets a nice introduction by stage manager Chip Monk.

V.2: From Havens to Hendrix Edit

The first version of Woodstock Complete was heavily discussed under fans. More and qualitative better material was discovered and missing songs were officially released (e.g. the almost complete set from Santana on the Legacy Editon of their debut album). It was time for the second, revised version: From Havens to Hendrix.

Improvements over the first version[1]:

  • General rearrangements of some band's sets based on given audience recordings, logic and to some part even guessing
  • The running order of day two was corrected
  • The Sweetwater set was expanded with new songs
  • Added "America" to the Bert Sommer set
  • Complete Santana set from Santana (Legacy Edition) added
  • Canned Heat expanded with new audience recordings

Version 2 was released in spring 2006, totalling 20 CDs with 234 tracks.

V.3: The Third Trip Edit

It didn't take long and a third version appeared, this time entitled The Third Trip (and subtitled Three Days of Music, Masses, Mud and Mushroom). Actually there were two "Woodstock Complete V.2" versions, the before mentioned From Haven to Hendrix and another personal edition which also made the rounds in trader circles and had its advantages. So it was just logical to combine these two and make a proper third version.


  • Again changes in the day two running order (see Time Schedule)
  • Tim Hardin's "If I Were a Carpenter" replaced with longer version
  • Joan Baez' "Warm and Tender Love" added
  • Quill set expanded with two additional tracks ("BBY" and "Waiting for You")
  • Replaced the complete The Grateful Dead set with an excellent new source of a soundboard tape
  • Replaced the complete The Band set with an excellent new source of a soundboard tape and added an additional song
  • Added "Long Time Gone" to the Crosby, Stills & Nash (and Young) set
  • Added a stage comment from Chip Monk to the Jimi Hendrix set
  • Further the compilation includes now the "WoodODDS & WoodSODS" bonus CD which contains a few recordings from the free stage and other places (e.g. the well known Jerry Garcia and Rosalie Sorrels jam behind the stage), unused audience tape segments and additional leftovers

Version 3 was released in February 2008, totalling 19 CDs (plus one bonus CD) with 236 tracks (plus 36 bonus tracks). Though five songs were added, V.3 has only two more tracks. This results because of different track splicing. No songs of V.2 were left out on V.3!

V.4: Woodstock Complete - 2012 Edition Edit

Followed by the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock festival in 2009 and its following releases of yet unheard music, the idea of a new Woodstock Complete version came up. The newly released tracks are now a fix part of the package, as well as recently discovered audience recordings. A new arrangement of non-music audio snippets - introductions, speeches, crowd chants or simply weather noises - give the new version the feeling of a real documentary.

The fourth version was released to the public in August 2012. The preparation work did roughly take one year. The goal was to incorporate as much material as possible and making it also enjoyable to listen to. Many level correction and edits were necessary to reach a smooth listening experience.

The new version reached a tremendous size of 26 discs totaling 312 tracks. This means more than 25 hours of original Woodstock material! The "WoodODDS & WoodSODS" bonus CD was dropped.


  • Four recently surfaced audience tapes were mixed into the compilation
    • The A27 tape, contains some Ten Years After fragments and ambiance pieces
    • The Ira Stone stage tape completes Bert Sommer’s set
    • The Dave Miller Tape; it contains ultra-rare Keef Hartley material as well as some other things
    • The Ken Bielen tape, the best sounding one of the four, contains some missing spots here and there
  • All bands' sets where updated with the new official releases which were released in the mean time
  • The bands' running order (order of performances) was finally confirmed as accurate and will never change again

Track Listing Edit

This is the complete track list of the current Woodstock Complete - 2012 Edition.

Woodstock Complete Edit


  1. Original WNEW-FM NYC Woodstock Radio Spot with Scott Muni
  2. Original WNEW-FM NYC Woodstock Radio Spot with Rosko
  3. Re-created WNEW-FM NYC Woodstock Radio Spot
  4. Friday Radio News Report
  5. Friday Afternoon Stage Announcements (John Morris, Chip Monck and others)

  6. Richie Havens:
  7. John Morris / Richie Havens Intro
  8. From The Prison (incl. Get Together)
  9. I’m A Stranger Here
  10. High Flyin' Bird
  11. I Can't Make It Anymore
  12. With A Little Help From My Friends
  13. Handsome Johnny
  14. Strawberry Fields Forever > Hey Jude
  15. John Morris Intro > Freedom (incl. Motherless Child) > John Morris Outro

  16. Stage Announcements: "Choppity Choppity", "We Don’t Need It Anymore"
  17. Stage Announcements: "It’s A Free Concert From Now On" Speech
  18. Swami Satchidananda Speech
  19. Swami Satchidananda Chants


  1. Motherless Child
  2. Look Out
  3. For Pete's Sake
  4. Day Song
  5. What's Wrong
  6. My Crystal Spider
  7. Two Worlds
  8. Why Oh Why > John Morris Outro
  9. Oh Happy Day > Let The Sunshine In


    Bert Sommer:
  1. John Morris Intro > Jennifer
  2. The Road To Travel
  3. I Wondered Where You’d Be
  4. She’s Gone
  5. Things Are Going My Way
  6. And When It’s Over
  7. Jeanette
  8. America
  9. A Note That Read
  10. Smile > John Morris Outro


  1. Stage Announcements: "There Goes Marilyn!"

  2. Tim Hardin:
  3. John Morris Intro > How Can We Hang Onto A Dream
  4. If I Were A Carpenter
  5. Blue On My Ceiling
  6. Simple Song Of Freedom
  7. Stage Announcements: "Flat Blue Acid"
  8. Misty Roses

  9. Stage Announcements: Hugh Romney - "Hobo Voyages"

  10. Ravi Shankar:
  11. Ravi Shankar Intro > Raga Puriya-Dhanashri / Gat In Sawarital
  12. Tabla Solo In Jhaptal
  13. Raga Manj Kmahaj > John Morris Outro

  14. Melanie:
  15. Momma Momma
  16. Beautiful People > John Morris Outro
  17. Birthday Of The Sun


    Arlo Guthrie:
  1. Coming Into Los Angeles > "Lotta Freaks" Rap
  2. Wheel Of Fortune
  3. Walking Down The Line
  4. "Exodus" Rap
  5. Oh Mary, Don’t You Weep > "Throw It In The Road" Rap
  6. Every Hand In The Land
  7. Amazing Grace

  8. Stage Announcements: "All You Funny People"

  9. Joan Baez:
  10. John Morris / Joan Baez Intro
  11. The Last Thing On My Mind
  12. I Shall Be Released
  13. "One Of David’s Favorite Songs" Rap
  14. Joe Hill
  15. Sweet Sir Galahad
  16. Hickory Wind
  17. Drug Store Truck Driving Man
  18. One Day At A Time
  19. Warm And Tender Love
  20. Swing Low Sweet Chariot
  21. We Shall Overcome

  22. Stage Announcements: "Bring Scully His Asthma Pills"


  1. Saturday Morning Stage Announcements: "Where All The Food Is Being Served" > Hugh Romney Rap "The First Free City In The World!" > "Let's Make It Work!" (Tom Law Yoga Classes)

  2. Saturday Afternoon Stage Announcements: "They Are With Us!" (John Morris US Army Rap) > Thank You Abbie > John Morris "The Light Show" > "Insulin"

  3. Quill:
  4. John Morris Intro > They Live The Life
  5. That’s How I Eat
  6. Stage Announcements: Hugh Romney "We Are All Different Parts Of The Same Revolution"
  7. Waitin' For You > Chip Monck Outro

  8. Stage Announcements: Chip Monck "The Hitchhikers Need The Pills From Your Car"
  9. Stage Announcements: "I Understand Your Wife Is Having A Baby" And Chip Monck Intro

  10. Country Joe McDonald:
  11. Chip Monck Intro
  12. Janis
  13. Donovan’s Reef
  14. Rockin' Round The World
  15. Flyin' High
  16. Seen A Rocket
  17. "Fish" Cheer > I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixing-To-Die Rag
  18. I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixing-To-Die Rag (Encore) > Chip Monck Outro


  1. Waiting
  2. Evil Ways
  3. You Just Don't Care
  4. Savor
  5. Jingo
  6. Persuasion
  7. Soul Sacrifice
  8. Chip Monck Intro > Fried Neckbones And Some Home Fries > Chip Monck Outro


  1. Intermission: Stage announcements buried under dialogue

  2. John B. Sebastian:
  3. Chip Monck / John Sebastian Intro
  4. How Have You Been
  5. Rainbows All Over Your Blues
  6. I Had A Dream
  7. Darlin' Be Home Soon > Chip Monck / John B. Sebastian Intro
  8. Younger Generation

  9. Cousin Al Is Sick

  10. Keef Hartley Band:
  11. Chip Monck Intro > Spanish Fly
  12. She’s Gone
  13. Too Much Thinking
  14. The Halfbreed

  15. Intermission: Faint Stage announcements under ISB tuning

  16. Incredible String Band:
  17. Invocation
  18. The Letter
  19. Gather ‘Round
  20. This Moment
  21. When You Find Out Who You Are > Chip Monck Outro

  22. Stage Announcements: "She Is Lost"


  1. Stage Announcements: "We’re In Pretty Good Shape"

  2. Canned Heat:
  3. Chip Monck Intro > I'm Her Man
  4. Going Up The Country
  5. A Change Is Gonna Come > Leaving This Town
  6. I Know My Baby
  7. Woodstock Boogie
  8. Stage Announcements - Chip Monck "Please, If You Will, ..."
  9. On The Road Again

  10. Stage Announcements - Chip Monck "The Brown Acid Is Not Specifically Too Good"

DISC 10:

  1. Blood Of The Sun
  2. Stormy Monday
  3. Theme From An Imaginary Western
  4. Long Red
  5. Who Am I But You And The Sun (For Yasgur's Farm)
  6. Beside The Sea
  7. Waiting To Take You Away
  8. Dreams Of Milk And Honey
  9. Southbound Train

  10. Stage Announcements: Chip Monck "For Those Of You Who Have Partaken Of The Green Acid"
  11. Stage Announcements: Joshus White "Open Your Eyes Wide"

DISC 11:

  1. Ken Babbs / Chip Monck Intro And Stage Announcements

  2. The Grateful Dead:
  3. Saint Stephen
  4. Mama Tried
  5. High Time (Tease) > Equipment Failure And Stage Announcements
  6. Dark Star
  7. High Time

DISC 12:

    The Grateful Dead:
  1. Turn On Your Lovelight
  2. Chip Monck Outro And Stage Announcements

DISC 13:

    Creedence Clearwater Revival:
  1. Chip Monck Intro > Born On The Bayou
  2. Green River
  3. Ninety-Nine And A Half (Won't Do)
  4. Bootleg
  5. Commotion
  6. Bad Moon Rising
  7. Proud Mary
  8. I Put A Spell On You
  9. Night Time Is The Right Time
  10. Keep On Chooglin' > Chip Monck Intro
  11. Suzie Q

DISC 14:

    Janis Joplin:
  1. Chip Monck Intro > Raise Your Hand
  2. As Good As You've Been To This World
  3. To Love Somebody
  4. Summertime
  5. Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)
  6. Kosmic Blues
  7. Can't Turn You Loose
  8. Work Me Lord > Chip Monck Intro
  9. Piece Of My Heart
  10. Ball and Chain > Chip Monck Outro

DISC 15:

    Sly & The Family Stone:
  1. Pre-set check > Chip Monck Intro
  2. M’Lady
  3. Sing A Simple Song
  4. You Can Make It If You Try
  5. Everyday People
  6. Dance To The Music
  7. Music Lover
  8. I Want To Take You Higher
  9. Love City
  10. Stand

DISC 16:

  1. Stage Announcements: Abbie Hoffman - "The Politics Of The Situation"

  2. The Who:
  3. Chip Monck Intro > Heaven And Hell
  4. I Can’t Explain
  5. It's A Boy
  6. 1921
  7. Amazing Journey
  8. Sparks
  9. Eyesight To The Blind
  10. Christmas
  11. The Acid Queen
  12. Pinball Wizard
  13. Abbie Hoffman Incident
  14. Do You Think It’s Alright?
  15. Fiddle About
  16. There's A Doctor
  17. Go To The Mirror!
  18. Smash The Mirror
  19. I'm Free
  20. Tommy's Holiday Camp
  21. We're Not Gonna Take It
  22. Summertime Blues
  23. Shakin' All Over > Chip Monck Intro > Pete Townshend Intro
  24. My Generation
  25. Naked Eye > Chip Monck Outro

  26. Stage Announcement: Chip Monck "We Need A Doctor"

DISC 17:

    Jefferson Airplane:
  1. The Other Side Of This Life
  2. Somebody To Love
  3. 3/5 Of A Mile In 10 Seconds
  4. Saturday Afternoon/Won't You Try
  5. Eskimo Blue Day
  6. Plastic Fantastic Lover
  7. Wooden Ships
  8. Uncle Sam's Blues

DISC 18:

    Jefferson Airplane:
  1. Volunteers
  2. The Ballad Of You And Me And Pooneil
  3. Come Back Baby
  4. White Rabbit
  5. The House At Pooneil Corners

  6. Sunday Morning Stage Announcements: "Breakfast In Bed For 400,000" > "It Just Keeps Goin’" > "Come To The Information Booth"
  7. Sunday Afternoon Stage Announcements: Muskrat Reads The Times > Stage Announcements Buried Under The Port-O-San Interview
  8. Stage Announcements: Max Yasgur Speaks

DISC 19x:

    The Grease Band:
  1. John Morris Intro > Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring?

  2. Joe Cocker And The Grease Band:
  3. Dear Landlord
  4. Something's Coming On
  5. Do I Still Figure In Your life?
  6. Feelin’ Alright
  7. Just Like A Woman
  8. Let's Go Get Stoned
  9. I Don’t Need No Doctor
  10. I Shall Be Released
  11. Hitchcock Railway
  12. Something To Say
  13. With A Little Help From My Friends

DISC 20:

  1. Stage Announcements: The Rainstorm
  2. Crowd Rain Chant
  3. Michael Land and Artie Kornfeld Talk to NBC "The First Aquarian Exposition"
  4. Stage Announcements: Chip Monck "The Forecast For This Afternoon"
  5. Woodstock Crowd: "Let The Sunshine In"

  6. Country Joe & The Fish:
  7. Chip Monck Intro > Rock And Soul Music
  8. Love
  9. Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine
  10. Summer Dresses
  11. Silver And Gold
  12. The Love Machine
  13. Rock And Soul Music (Reprise)
  14. Chip Monck Intro > The ‘Fish’ Cheer > I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixing-To-Die-Rag

  15. Ten Years After:
  16. I Can’t Keep From Crying Sometimes
  17. Help Me
  18. I'm Going Home

DISC 21:

  1. Stage Announcements: Chip Monck "That’s Not Really For Sitting"

  2. The Band:
  3. Chip Monck Intro > Chest Fever
  4. Baby Don't You Do It
  5. Tears Of Rage
  6. We Can Talk
  7. Long Black Veil
  8. Don't Ya Tell Henry
  9. Ain't No More Cane On The Brazos
  10. This Wheel's On Fire
  11. I Shall Be Released
  12. The Weight
  13. Loving You (Is Sweeter Than Ever)

DISC 22:

    Johnny Winter:
    1. Mama, Talk To Your Daughter 2. Leland Mississippi Blues 3. Mean Town Blues 4. You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now 5. I Can’t Stand It (with Edgar Winter) 6. Tobacco Road (with Edgar Winter) 7. Tell The Truth (with Edgar Winter) 8. Johnny B. Goode (with Edgar Winter)

DISC 23:

    Blood Sweat And Tears:
  1. Chip Monck Intro > More And More
  2. Something's Coming On > More Than You'll Ever Know
  3. Spinning Wheel
  4. You’ve Made Me So Very Happy

  5. Crosby, Stills & Nash:
  6. Suite Judy Blue Eyes
  7. Blackbird
  8. Helplessly Hoping
  9. Guinnevere
  10. Marrakesh Express
  11. 4 + 20

  12. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young:
  13. Mr Soul
  14. Long Time Gone
  15. Sea Of Madness (Intro only--music not recorded at Woodstock)
  16. Wooden Ships
  17. Find The Cost Of Freedom

DISC 24:

  1. Stage Announcements - Chip Monck "Good Morning"

  2. Butterfield Blues Band:
  3. Chip Monck Intro > No Amount Of Loving
  4. Drifting Blues
  5. Morning Sunrise
  6. All In A Day
  7. Love March
  8. Everything's Gonna Be Alright

  9. Sha-Na-Na:
  10. Get A Job
  11. Teen Angel
  12. Wipeout
  13. Who Wrote The Book Of Love
  14. At The Hop
  15. Duke Of Earl
  16. Get A Job (Reprise) > Stage Announcements: "A Short Intermission"

DISC 25:

    Jimi Hendrix:
  1. Chip Monck Intro > Introduction
  2. Message To The Universe (Message To Love)
  3. Getting My Heart Back Together Again
  4. Spanish Castle Magic
  5. Red House
  6. Master Mind
  7. Lover Man
  8. Foxy Lady
  9. Jam Back At The House

DISC 26:

    Jimi Hendrix:
  1. Izabella
  2. Gypsy Woman
  3. Fire
  4. Voodoo Child (slight return) > Stepping Stone
  5. Star Spangled Banner
  6. Purple Haze > Woodstock Improvisation
  7. Villanova Junction
  8. Hey Joe

  9. Stage Announcements: Chip Monck "Woodstock Farewell"

Links Edit

External Links Edit

References Edit

  1. Yahoo! Woodstock Project mailing list - information about Woodstock Complete v.2.0
  2. Yahoo! Woodstock Project mailing list - information about Woodstock Complete v.3.0

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