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From The Stacks: ‘Woodstock – Back To The Garden: The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive’

 

It took half a century, but Warner Brothers finally released the complete Woodstock. Well, almost.

I’ve always sworn that if the label would put out a comprehensive box set I would pony up the cash for one. It wouldn’t be the first time I’ve burned cash on those three days of peace and music, after all: I already own all of the official Woodstock releases and quite a few unofficial ones, too. My existing collection accounts for roughly 70% of all of the songs played during that legendary long weekend in Bethel, New York.

But 70% isn’t 100%, so when Rhino, Warner’s re-release subsidiary, announced a limited edition 38 disc box (39 including the Blu-Ray of the 1970 documentary) containing all but three tracks I was giddy. Not only would I have official versions of tracks I’ve only known as bootlegs but I’d get complete sets from all artists–even Keef Hartley, whose Woodstock set was thought to be long lost. Come on!

Of course, being an elaborate box set Woodstock – Back To The Garden: The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive had to contain a bunch of bonus goodies including a guitar strap, prints, posters, and books (among them a reprint of the original program and an attendee’s diary), all of which are really cool. Even the plywood box that contains all of this hippie goodness is a work of art. And of course it had to be a limited edition of 1,969 copies because, you know, 1969 dude!

While tickets to the original Woodstock retailed for $18 and the gig famously turned into a  free concert, customers who preordered the 50th anniversary box set from Rhino’s website were in for around $900 after tax and shipping. Even at that price (retail: $799.98), all 1,969 units sold out prior to the set’s official release date of August 2, 2019.

You’d think that for 800 bones you’d get every note played, but no. The Hendrix estate wouldn’t sign off on “Mastermind” and “Gypsy Woman,” and Sha Na Na’s “Teenager In Love” is missing due to a gap in the tape. The good news: You can get the two missing Hendrix tracks on the bootleg Woodstock Nation. As for “Teenager In Love”; well, it is now the only known missing piece to the Woodstock puzzle. Maybe we’ll get it on the 75th Anniversary Brain Implant Edition.

The Archive may be missing three songs, but it contains 36 hours 21 minutes, and 51 seconds of audio. Much of that is stage announcements and field recordings, which for a true researcher or fan is just as important as the actual musical performances. Even in its shorter forms (Michael Wadleigh’s documentary, the original soundtrack, etc.) these elements provide context that allow the viewer/listener to sort of experience the festival. The Archive places as many of these recordings in their proper chronological place as can be proven, and the rest fill up the set’s final disc. (The festival’s 10 minute opening also appears on the final disc, even though its chronological place is obvious. This is because Archive producer Andy Zax didn’t want to open the set with 10 minutes of chatter.)

And speaking of context, the musical recordings include no sweetening–no fixed bum notes, no added (or subtracted) crowd noise. One hears the helicopters flying overhead, Tim Hardin’s voice cracking, Bert Sommer telling someone (presumably an audience member) to fuck off. Apparently all that has been deleted are significant audio problems such as feedback or tape gaps, the long periods of general busyness captured between sets (the mics were always running), and the three songs mentioned previously. Producer Andy Zax’s liner notes, included in one of the Archives inserts, notes the albums that were played between performances, which include Jethro Tull’s This Was, Any Day Now from John Baez, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Johnny Winter’s Second Winter, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Willy and the Poor Boys,  and Running, Jumping, Standing Still by John Koerner and Willie Murphy. If one really wants to duplicate the festival experience I suppose he or she could sprinkle tracks from those albums between artists when compiling a playlist. Add some mud, sleep deprivation, and LSD, and you’ll be as close to Yasgur’s Farm circa 1969 as you’ll ever get.

In brief, Woodstock – Back To The Garden: The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive, might be the most important, most carefully curated box set ever released. Historians work from “primary sources”–letters, journals, official documents–whenever possible, and rely on “secondary sources” such as biographies and other historians’ research as necessary. What has been publicly available regarding Woodstock for the last 50 years has been secondary sources. Wadleigh’s film is a curated presentation of Woodstock specific to the story that the director wanted to tell, as are the countless books written about the festival. The many official album releases are similarly curated, not only in terms of what artists and songs we’ve been able to hear but even the performances themselves. This is the first time we’re hearing Ravi Shankar’s actual full performance, for example: According to Archive producer Andy Zax, 1970’s Ravi Shankar at the Woodstock Festival was actually a studio recording. Shankar’s is just one of several examples Zax cites in his essay. With the Archive, those of us who will never have access to the original tapes in the Warner vaults are as close as we’ll ever get to Woodstock’s primary source. This is the stone tablets, the Rosetta stone, Shakespeare in folio editions.

So if you’re one of the lucky 1,969 to snag a copy of The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive and you pick up one Hendrix bootleg you can compile your own nearly complete Woodstock, but what if you’re one of the 7.7 billion people on the planet who missed out? Well, you can pick up a copy on the secondary market. The day after the box set shipped, it began showing up on auction sites. As of the time I’m writing this, copies have sold online for as low as $1,000 and as high as $1,850. Once the speculators are out of the market and the 50th anniversary hype is over prices will likely drop, but unless Rhino reneges on their promise to limit the box set to 1,969 copies I doubt that it will fall below $1,000 anytime soon, if ever.

If that’s too much for you, Rhino also released new 3 CD, 10 CD, and 5 LP anniversary boxes at much more reasonable prices, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they do individual releases for select artists soon. Any of these might make a good cornerstone for building your own collection, or you can cheat off of my homework. A few years ago I compiled “The (Kind Of) Complete Woodstock,” which tells you what you need to pick up to get to that 70% number I mentioned at the head of this article.

Here’s Woodstock – Back To The Garden: The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive’s track listing exactly as it appears on Rhino’s official website:

Disc 1

RICHIE HAVENS
Featuring/RICHIE HAVENS: vocals, guitar • PAUL “DEANO” WILLIAMS: guitar, vocals • DANIEL BEN ZEBULON: congas

1. “Hello!” [1:49]
2. FROM THE PRISON>GET TOGETHER>FROM THE PRISON [5:08]
3. STRANGER [6:39]
4. “You’re all groovy, you know” [1:23]
5. HIGH FLYING BIRD [4:18]
6. I CAN’T MAKE IT ANYMORE [6:19]
7. WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS [3:30]
8. HANDSOME JOHNNY [4:49]
9. “100 Million Songs” [1:34]
10. STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER [6:42]
11. FREEDOM [5:14]
12. Sri Swami Satchidananda – “Music is the celestial sound” [17:19]
13. John Morris – “We’re all here now, I guess” [0:27]

Disc 2

SWEETWATER
Featuring/FRED HERRERA: bass, vocals • ALEX DEL ZOPPO: keyboards, vocals • NANSI NEVINS: lead vocals, guitar • ALBERT MOORE: flute, vocals • R.G. CARLYLE: guitar, bongos, vocals • ELPIDO (PETE) COBAIN: congas • ALAN MALAROWITZ: drums • AUGUST BURNS: cello

1. John Morris – “We apologize for the noise of the choppity-choppity…” [6:35]
2. MOTHERLESS CHILD [8:31]
3. LOOK OUT [4:36]
4. Alex Del Zoppo – “Kick out the jams, folks” [1:00]
5. FOR PETE’S SAKE [8:27]
6. DAY SONG [2:27]
7. Nansi Nevins – “Guess it’s gonna take a little more time to get together” [0:42]
8. WHAT’S WRONG [15:17]
9. MY CRYSTAL SPIDER [5:14]
10. TWO WORLDS [5:51]
11. Nansi Nevins – “There sure are a lot of people here” [1:55]
12. WHY OH WHY [4:18]
13. LET THE SUNSHINE IN [1:43]
14. OH HAPPY DAY [3:59]

Disc 3

BERT SOMMER
Featuring/BERT SOMMER: guitar, vocals • IRA STONE: electric guitar, Hammond organ, harmonica • CHARLIE BILELLO: bass

1. JENNIFER [3:40]
2. “There’s too much stuff to set up” [0:30]
3. THE ROAD TO TRAVEL [4:48]
4. I WONDERED WHERE YOU’D BE [3:12]
5. SHE’S GONE [3:23]
6. THINGS ARE GOIN’ MY WAY [2:31]
7. John Morris – “Come on, creep–come on down” [2:22]
8. AND WHEN IT’S OVER [3:25]
9. JEANETTE [3:36]
10. AMERICA [4:23]
11. A NOTE THAT READ [4:17]
12. SMILE [3:57]
13. John Morris – “What we do here counts” [14:45]

Disc 4

TIM HARDIN

Featuring/TIM HARDIN: vocals, guitar • RICHARD BOCK: cello • RALPH TOWNER: guitar, piano • GILLES MALKINE: guitar • GLEN MOORE: bass • STEVE “MURUGA” BOOKER: drums

1. John Morris – “Let’s see how bright it can be” [1:04]
2. HOW CAN WE HANG ON TO A DREAM [4:29]
3. ONCE-TOUCHED BY FLAME [4:57]
4. IF I WERE A CARPENTER [5:39]
5. REASON TO BELIEVE [4:42]
6. YOU UPSET THE GRACE OF LIVING WHEN YOU LIE [5:22]
7. SPEAK LIKE A CHILD [4:54]
8. SNOW WHITE LADY [15:48]
9. BLUES ON MY CEILING [10:31]
10. SIMPLE SONG OF FREEDOM [4:40]
11. MISTY ROSES [4:39]
12. John Morris – “How is it out there?” [11:06]

Disc 5

RAVI SHANKAR
Featuring/RAVI SHANKAR: sitar • ALLA RAKHA: tabla • MAYA KULKARNI: Tambura

1. John Morris – “Somebody somewhere is giving out some flat blue acid” [6:30]
2. RAGA PURIYA-DHANASHRI/GAT IN SAWARITAL [11:48]
3. “I would like to introduce the instruments” [7:43]
4. TABLA SOLO IN JHAPTAL [4:06]
5. RAGA MANJ KMAHAJ [18:27]
6. John Morris – “I guess nobody’s thirsty anymore” [0:34]

Disc 6

1. John Morris – “One, two, three–light ’em up!” [6:12]

MELANIE
Featuring/MELANIE: vocals, guitar

2. CLOSE TO IT ALL [3:28]
3. MOMMA MOMMA [4:33]
4. BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE [4:10]
5. ANIMAL CRACKERS [2:53]
6. MR. TAMBOURINE MAN [2:26]
7. TUNING MY GUITAR [5:16]
8. BIRTHDAY OF THE SUN [4:00]
9. John Morris – “It’s a free concert from now on” [7:20]

Disc 7

ARLO GUTHRIE
Featuring/ARLO GUTHRIE: vocals, guitar • JOHN PILLA: guitar • BOB ARKIN: bass • PAUL MOTIAN: drums

1. John Morris – “Okay, Arlo?” [0:44]
2. COMING INTO LOS ANGELES [3:21]
3. “Lotta freaks!” [1:05]
4. WHEEL OF FORTUNE [3:23]
5. WALKING DOWN THE LINE [5:04]
6. THE STORY OF MOSES [10:57]
7. OH MARY, DON’T YOU WEEP [4:46]
8. “I was the only person, like, in this whole festival that, uh, you know, was, like, acquainted with the garbage scene” [4:03]
9. EVERY HAND IN THE LAND [1:54]
10. AMAZING GRACE [3:37]
11. John Morris – “Ain’t nothin’ can make you high as this” [6:03]

Disc 8

JOAN BAEZ
Featuring/JOAN BAEZ: vocals, guitar • JEFFREY SHURTLEFF: guitar, vocals • RICHARD FESTINGER: guitar

1. OH HAPPY DAY [4:31]
2. THE LAST THING ON MY MIND [3:31]
3. I SHALL BE RELEASED [3:48]
4. “He’s fine, and we’re fine, too” [3:00]
5. JOE HILL [3:02]
6. “We three together constitute the Struggle Mountain Resistance Band” [2:12]
7. SWEET SIR GALAHAD [3:51]
8. HICKORY WIND [3:53]
9. DRUG STORE TRUCK DRIVIN’ MAN – featuring Jeffrey Shurtleff [2:49]
10. ONE DAY AT A TIME [4:35]
11. TAKE ME BACK TO THE SWEET SUNNY SOUTH [2:44]
12. WARM AND TENDER LOVE [4:16]
13. SWING LOW, SWEET CHARIOT [5:55]
14. “I think it’s amazing that you people are still awake” [0:42]
15. WE SHALL OVERCOME [4:45]
16. John Morris – “That brings us fairly close to the dawn” [3:10]

Day 2

Disc 9

QUILL

Featuring/DAN COLE: vocals • JON COLE: bass, vocals • NORMAN ROGERS: guitar, vocals • PHIL THAYER: keyboard, saxophone, flute • ROGER NORTH: drums

1. John Morris – “Wave, funny little man” [3:20]
2. THEY LIVE THE LIFE [8:19]
3. THAT’S HOW I EAT [5:31]
4. Hugh Romney & John Morris – “Kiss those guys if they start punching somebody” [1:23]
5. DRIFTIN’ [8:15]
6. Unknown – “We’re over at the Hog Farm, and we have tons of food” [2:15]
7. WAITING FOR YOU [11:59]

Disc 10

COUNTRY JOE McDONALD
Featuring/COUNTRY JOE McDONALD: vocals, guitar

1. Chip Monck – “Would those of you who have taken up residence on the towers please come down?” [10:36]

2. JANIS [2:50]
3. DONOVAN’S REEF [4:04]
4. HEARTACHES BY THE NUMBER [3:06]
5. RING OF FIRE [2:50]
6. TENNESSEE STUD [3:11]
7. ROCKIN’ ROUND THE WORLD [1:59]
8. FLYING HIGH [2:06]
9. I SEEN A ROCKET [1:50]
10. THE “FISH” CHEER/I-FEEL-LIKE-I’M-FIXIN’-TO-DIE RAG [3:17]
11. I-FEEL-LIKE-I’M-FIXIN’-TO-DIE RAG (Reprise) [1:51]
12. Chip Monck – “Cut, bleeding, whatever” [3:37]

Disc 11

SANTANA
Featuring/CARLOS SANTANA: guitar • GREGG ROLIE: vocals, keyboard • DAVID BROWN: bass • MICHAEL SHRIEVE: drums • MIKE CARABELLO: timbales, congas, percussion • JOSE “CHEPITO” AREAS: trumpet, timbales, congas, percussion

1. WAITING [5:11]
2. EVIL WAYS [4:34]
3. JUST DON’T CARE [4:21]
4. SAVOR [5:22]
5. JINGO [5:45]
6. PERSUASION [3:25]
7. SOUL SACRIFICE [13:04]
8. FRIED NECK BONES AND SOME HOME FRIES [6:33]
9. Chip Monck – “Wheat Germ, Holly has your bag” [16:19]

Disc 12

JOHN B. SEBASTIAN
Featuring/JOHN B. SEBASTIAN: vocals, guitar

1. Chip Monck – “If it’s out of reason, I trust someone will tell me” [1:23]
2. HOW HAVE YOU BEEN [6:29]
3. RAINBOWS ALL OVER YOUR BLUES [3:43]
4. I HAD A DREAM [3:41]
5. DARLING BE HOME SOON [5:57]
6. YOUNGER GENERATION [4:15]
7. John Morris & Chip Monck – “They’re with us, man!” [1:36]

Disc 13

THE KEEF HARTLEY BAND
Featuring/KEEF HARTLEY: drums • MILLER ANDERSON: guitar, vocals • GARY THAIN: bass • JIMMY JEWELL: saxophone • HENRY LOWTHER: trumpet, violin

1. Chip Monck – “Please meet Harold at the stand with the blood pills” [5:59]
2. SPANISH FLY [6:58]
3. SHE’S GONE [7:10]
4. TOO MUCH THINKING [7:19]
5. BELIEVE IN YOU [7:43]
6. Halfbreed Medley:

SINNIN’ FOR YOU>LEAVING TRUNK>JUST TO CRY>SINNIN’ FOR YOU [17:57]

7. Chip Monck – “Le dernière parte de la stage, immédiatement, s’il vous plait” [15:10]

Disc 14
THE INCREDIBLE STRING BAND
Featuring/MIKE HERON: vocals, guitar, piano, various instruments • ROBIN WILLIAMSON: vocals, guitar, piano, violin • CHRISTINA “LICORICE” McKECHNIE: organ, vocals • ROSE SIMPSON: bass, recorder, vocals, percussion

1. Chip Monck – “Puppet theatre will be going on at the Hog Farm at 6:15” [3:55]
2. INVOCATION [1:42]
3. THE LETTER [5:37]
4. Chip Monck – “Please excuse this interruption” [1:30]
5. GATHER ‘ROUND [6:30]
6. Robin Williamson – “It makes me fantastically happy” [0:44]
7. THIS MOMENT [6:13]
8. COME WITH ME [3:40]
9. Robin Williamson – “I just want to acknowledge all the requests” [1:00]
10. WHEN YOU FIND OUT WHO YOU ARE [8:56]
11. Chip Monck – “Could we please have the driver of Sly’s truck, please?” [1:14]
12. Hugh Romney – “I don’t think there’s such a thing as a bum trip” [0:56]
13. Chip Monck – “Let’s see if we can get some semblance of order going”” [11:37]

Disc 15

CANNED HEAT
Featuring/ALAN “BLIND OWL” WILSON: guitar, harmonica, vocals • BOB “THE BEAR” HITE: vocals, harmonica • HARVEY “THE SNAKE” MANDEL: guitar • LARRY “THE MOLE” TAYLOR: bass • ADOLPHO “FITO” DE LA PARRA: drums

1. Chip Monck – “There’s been a little tremor of paranoia” [4:19]
2. I’M HER MAN [6:17]
3. GOING UP THE COUNTRY [6:09]
4. A CHANGE IS GONNA COME/LEAVING THIS TOWN [8:25]
5. ROLLIN’ BLUES [8:39]
6. WOODSTOCK BOOGIE [28:29]

Disc 16

CANNED HEAT (Continued)
1. Bob Hite & Chip Monck – “Sure, man. Go right ahead.” [3:01]
2. ON THE ROAD AGAIN [10:57]
3. Chip Monck – “Welcome yourselves to this experiment” [18:53]

Disc 17

MOUNTAIN
Featuring/LESLIE WEST: guitar, vocals • FELIX PAPPALARDI: bass • STEVE KNIGHT: keyboards • NORMAN “N.D.” SMART: drums

1. Chip Monck – “The brown acid that is circulating around us is not specifically too good” [9:26]
2. BLOOD OF THE SUN [3:01]
3. STORMY MONDAY [7:18]
4. THEME FOR AN IMAGINARY WESTERN [5:13]
5. LONG RED [5:45]
6. WHO AM I BUT YOU AND THE SUN (FOR YASGUR’S FARM) [3:47]
7. BESIDE THE SEA [3:32]
8. WAITING TO TAKE YOU AWAY [4:50]
9. DREAMS OF MILK AND HONEY [16:11]
10. SOUTHBOUND TRAIN [6:17]
11. Chip Monck – “The green acid is really a great deal more serious than we thought” [2:28]
12. Chip Monck & Joshua White – “Open your eyes wide, ‘cause here it comes” [5:57]

Disc 18
1. Ken Babbs, Chip Monck, et. al. – “It’s the ninth wave” [9:12]

GRATEFUL DEAD
Featuring/JERRY GARCIA: guitar, vocals • BOB WEIR: guitar • RON “PIGPEN” McKERNAN: keyboards, vocals • TOM CONSTANTEN: keyboards, vocals • PHIL LESH: bass • BILL KREUTZMANN: drums • MICKEY HART: drums

2. ST. STEPHEN [2:05]
3. MAMA TRIED [2:41]
4. Ken Babbs, Country Joe McDonald, Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Pigpen, Owsley Stanley, et. al. – “All us people from the Bay Area, we’re real LSD freaks!” [11:08]
5. DARK STAR [19:10]
6. HIGH TIME [6:18]

Disc 19

GRATEFUL DEAD (Part 2)

1. TURN ON YOUR LOVELIGHT [39:01]
2. Ken Babbs & Chip Monck – “This is Richie and he’s lost his chick” [6:26]

Disc 20

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
Featuring/JOHN FOGERTY: vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano • TOM FOGERTY: rhythm guitar, vocals • STU COOK: bass • DOUG “COSMO” CLIFFORD: drums

1. John Morris & Chip Monck – “You’re carrying Janis’s wah-wah pedals” [4:42]
2. BORN ON THE BAYOU [5:22]
3. GREEN RIVER [3:17]
4. NINETY-NINE AND A HALF (Won’t Do) [4:46]
5. BOOTLEG [3:38]
6. COMMOTION [2:47]
7. BAD MOON RISING [2:13]
8. PROUD MARY [3:50]
9. I PUT A SPELL ON YOU [4:27]
10. THE NIGHT TIME IS THE RIGHT TIME [3:39]
11. KEEP ON CHOOGLIN’ [10:28]
12. SUZIE Q [10:52]
13. Chip Monck – “It’s going to be a very long evening” [1:08]

Disc 21

JANIS JOPLIN
Featuring/JANIS JOPLIN: vocals • TERRY CLEMENTS: tenor saxophone • CORNELIUS “SNOOKY” FLOWERS: baritone sax, vocals • LUIS GASCA: trumpet • JOHN TILL: guitar • RICHARD KERMODE: keyboards • BRAD CAMPBELL: bass • MAURY BAKER: drums

1. audience & Chip Monck – “Douglas!” [1:27]
2. RAISE YOUR HAND [5:16]
3. AS GOOD AS YOU’VE BEEN TO THIS WORLD [6:23]
4. TO LOVE SOMEBODY [5:31]
5. SUMMERTIME [5:23]
6. TRY (Just A Little Bit Harder) [5:15]
7. KOZMIC BLUES [4:43]
8. “This is Snooky Flowers” [0:57]
9. I CAN’T TURN YOU LOOSE [6:40]
10. WORK ME, LORD [8:24]
11. PIECE OF MY HEART [4:39]
12. “Music’s not for putting yourself through bad changes” [1:31]
13. BALL AND CHAIN [6:29]
14. Chip Monck – “If that’s to your liking” [9:12]

Disc 22

SLY & THE FAMILY STONE
Featuring/SLY STONE: keyboards, vocals • FREDDIE STONE: guitar, vocals • JERRY MARTINI: saxophone • CYNTHIA ROBINSON: trumpet • ROSE STONE: keyboards, vocals • LARRY GRAHAM: bass, vocals • GREGG ERRICO: drums

1. Chip Monck – “A little exercise” [1:12]
2. M’LADY [6:55]
3. “We have some equipment that is not working properly” [0:44]
4. SING A SIMPLE SONG [5:15]
5. YOU CAN MAKE IT IF YOU TRY [5:34]
6. Medley: [22:53]

EVERYDAY PEOPLE [3:09]

DANCE TO THE MUSIC [3:11]

MUSIC LOVER [3:56]

I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER [8:25]

7. LOVE CITY [5:46]
8. Chip Monck – “Get it out in all one big burst” [1:54]
9. STAND! [3:35]
10. Chip Monck – “A wallet lost” [2:24]

Disc 23

THE WHO
Featuring/ROGER DALTREY: vocals • PETE TOWNSHEND: guitar, vocals • JOHN ENTWISTLE: bass, vocals • KEITH MOON: drums

1. Abbie Hoffman – “I think we, like, oughtta do something about John Sinclair” [2:11]

2. HEAVEN AND HELL [3:34]
3. I CAN’T EXPLAIN [2:25]
4. IT’S A BOY [0:37]
5. 1921 [2:30]
6. AMAZING JOURNEY [5:41]
7. SPARKS [3:27]
8. EYESIGHT TO THE BLIND [2:00]
9. CHRISTMAS [3:17]
10. ACID QUEEN [3:34]
11. PINBALL WIZARD [2:57]
12. Abbie Hoffman & Pete Townshend – “Fuck off my fucking stage!” [0:31]
13. DO YOU THINK IT’S ALRIGHT [0:49]
14. FIDDLE ABOUT [1:14]
15. THERE’S A DOCTOR I’VE FOUND [0:22]
16. GO TO THE MIRROR BOY [3:25]
17. SMASH THE MIRROR [1:06]
18. I’M FREE [2:25]
19. TOMMY’S HOLIDAY CAMP [1:00]
20. WE’RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT [9:21]
21. SUMMERTIME BLUES [3:36]
22. SHAKIN’ ALL OVER [6:17]
23. MY GENERATION [6:43]
24. Chip Monck – “Welcome this new day” [0:54]

Day 3

Disc 24

JEFFERSON AIRPLANE
Featuring/MARTY BALIN: vocals • GRACE SLICK: vocals • PAUL KANTNER: guitar, vocals • JORMA KAUKONEN: guitar, vocals • JACK CASADY: bass • SPENCER DRYDEN: drums • NICKY HOPKINS: piano

1. Chip Monck – “That’s not a piece of rope that you’re hanging on” [2:30]
2. THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS LIFE [8:29]
3. Grace Slick – “One of those sloppy things that goes on and cannot be repeated” [3:50]
4. SOMEBODY TO LOVE [4:38]
5. 3/5 OF A MILE IN 10 SECONDS [5:44]
6. WON’T YOU TRY/SATURDAY AFTERNOON [5:28]
7. ESKIMO BLUE DAY [6:11]
8. Grace Slick – “We got a whole lot of orange and it was fine” [1:03]
9. PLASTIC FANTASTIC LOVER [4:31]
10. WOODEN SHIPS [22:07]

Disc 25

JEFFERSON AIRPLANE (Continued)

1. UNCLE SAM BLUES [6:43]
2. VOLUNTEERS [4:14]
3. Grace Slick – “It’s Pooneil 1” [1:05]
4. THE BALLAD OF YOU & ME & POONEIL [15:57]
5. COME BACK BABY [6:05]
6. WHITE RABBIT [2:27]
7. THE HOUSE AT POONEIL CORNERS [9:17]
8. Hugh Romney & John Morris – “There is always a little bit of heaven in a disaster area” [2:24]
9. John Morris – “The roads are fairly clear now” [1:21]
10. Muskrat – “We got a Times” [1:21]
11. Hugh Romney, John Morris, et. al. – “Bugsy to the pink and white tent” [3:33]

Disc 26

JOE COCKER
Featuring/JOE COCKER: vocals • With THE GREASE BAND (CHRIS STAINTON: keyboards • HENRY McCULLOUGH: guitar, backing vocals • ALAN SPENNER: bass, backing vocals • BRUCE ROWLAND: drums)

1. Max Yasgur – “I think you people have proven something to the world” [2:53]
2. John Morris and The Grease Band – “Now is the time!” [2:19]
3. ROCKHOUSE [The Grease Band] [4:15]
4. WHO KNOWS WHAT TOMORROW MAY BRING [The Grease Band] [4:28]
5. “That farming guy who came out, he seemed a nice little bloke” [0:21]
6. DEAR LANDLORD [8:05]
7. SOMETHING’S COMING ON [4:02]
8. DO I STILL FIGURE IN YOUR LIFE [3:30]
9. “An English variation on somebody’s head-bashing tune” [0:35]
10. FEELIN’ ALRIGHT [4:54]
11. “A ballad of Grecian quantity” [0:30]
12. JUST LIKE A WOMAN [6:23]

Disc 27

JOE COCKER (Continued)
1. LET’S GO GET STONED [7:04]
2. I DON’T NEED NO DOCTOR [12:01]
3. “Just shows you what you can do with a few shillelaghs” [0:37]
4. I SHALL BE RELEASED [5:50]
5. HITCHCOCK RAILWAY [7:02]
6. SOMETHING TO SAY [9:08]
7. WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS [8:07]
8. John Morris, Barry Melton, audience & rainstorm – “Maybe we can stop this rain” [10:03]

Disc 28

COUNTRY JOE & THE FISH
Featuring/COUNTRY JOE McDONALD: vocals, guitar • BARRY MELTON: guitar, vocals • MARK KAPNER: keyboards • DOUG METZNER: bass • GREG DEWEY: drums

1. Chip Monck – “Leave the fences for last when you take firewood” [10:21]
2. ROCK & SOUL MUSIC [2:08]
3. LOVE [3:08]
4. NOT SO SWEET MARTHA LORRAINE [4:28]
5. SING SING SING [3:16]
6. SUMMER DRESSES [5:37]
7. FRIEND, LOVER, WOMAN, WIFE [2:27]
8. SILVER AND GOLD [4:48]
9. MARIA [4:13]
10. THE LOVE MACHINE [5:25]
11. EVER SINCE YOU TOLD ME THAT YOU LOVE ME (I’M A NUT) [2:47]
12. CRYSTAL BLUES [6:03]
13. ROCK & SOUL MUSIC (Reprise) [13:07]
14. THE “FISH” CHEER/I-FEEL-LIKE-I’M-FIXIN’-TO-DIE RAG [3:10]
15. Chip Monck – “We’ll start with minimal lighting” [4:18]

Disc 29

TEN YEARS AFTER
Featuring/ALVIN LEE: guitar, vocals • CHICK CHURCHILL: keyboards • LEO LYONS: bass • RIC LEE: drums

1. Chip Monck – “Please do come down” [1:19]
2. SPOONFUL [7:31]
3. GOOD MORNING LITTLE SCHOOLGIRL (1) [2:08]
4. GOOD MORNING LITTLE SCHOOLGIRL (2) [1:23]
5. GOOD MORNING LITTLE SCHOOLGIRL (3) [4:41]
6. HOBBIT [8:08]
7. I CAN’T KEEP FROM CRYING SOMETIMES [18:00]
8. HELP ME [17:56]
9. I’M GOING HOME [12:15]
10. Chip Monck – “There’s been an awful lot of broken limbs” [5:22]

Disc 30

THE BAND
Featuring/ROBBIE ROBERTSON: guitar, vocals • RICHARD MANUEL: piano, organ, vocals • GARTH HUDSON: organ, piano • RICK DANKO: bass, vocals • LEVON HELM: drums, vocals

1. Chip Monck – “B.B. King, Freddie King, Herbie Mann” [10:57]
2. CHEST FEVER [5:42]
3. DON’T DO IT [4:24]
4. TEARS OF RAGE [5:37]
5. WE CAN TALK [3:25]
6. LONG BLACK VEIL [4:25]
7. DON’T YA TELL HENRY [3:52]
8. AIN’T NO MORE CANE [5:08]
9. THIS WHEEL’S ON FIRE [3:57]
10. I SHALL BE RELEASED [3:38]
11. THE WEIGHT [6:18]
12. LOVING YOU IS SWEETER THAN EVER [5:14]
13. audience, Chip Monck, et. al. – “Help, I’m being busted!” [3:22]

Disc 31

JOHNNY WINTER
Featuring/JOHNNY WINTER: guitar, vocals • TOMMY SHANNON: bass • JOHN TURNER: drums • Special Guest: EDGAR WINTER: keyboards, vocals (tracks 5-7)

1. Chip Monck – “There’s evidently a trickle” [3:09]
2. MAMA, TALK TO YOUR DAUGHTER [5:02]
3. LELAND MISSISSIPPI BLUES [5:13]
4. MEAN TOWN BLUES [11:13]
5. YOU DONE LOST YOUR GOOD THING NOW [17:02]
6. I CAN’T STAND IT – with Edgar Winter [6:26]
7. TOBACCO ROAD – with Edgar Winter [10:17]
8. TELL THE TRUTH – with Edgar Winter [7:48]
9. JOHNNY B. GOODE [5:35]
10. Chip Monck & stage crew – “Amplifier Section, come in please” [6:52]

Disc 32

BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS
Featuring/DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS: vocals, guitar • STEVE KATZ: guitar, harmonica, vocals • DICK HALLIGAN: keyboards, trombone, flute • JERRY HYMAN: trombone • FRED LIPSIUS: alto sax, piano • LEW SOLOFF: trumpet, flugelhorn • CHUCK WINFIELD: trumpet, flugelhorn • JIM FIELDER: bass • BOBBY COLOMBY: drums

1. Chip Monck – “It’s really annoying to have to constantly make this announcement”” [2:34]
2. MORE AND MORE [2:51]
3. JUST ONE SMILE [4:45]
4. SOMETHIN’ COMIN’ ON [2:29]
5. I LOVE YOU MORE THAN YOU’LL EVER KNOW [7:29]
6. SPINNING WHEEL [4:56]
7. SOMETIMES IN WINTER [3:30]
8. SMILING PHASES [10:22]
9. GOD BLESS THE CHILD [6:54]
10. AND WHEN I DIE [5:18]
11. YOU’VE MADE ME SO VERY HAPPY [4:24]
12. Audience – “What about the Moody Blues?” [8:08]

Disc 33

CROSBY, STILLS & NASH
Featuring/DAVID CROSBY: guitar, vocals • STEPHEN STILLS: guitar, vocals • GRAHAM NASH: guitar, vocals

1. “Tell ‘em who we are, man” [1:02]
2. SUITE: JUDY BLUE EYES [8:38]
3. BLACKBIRD [2:45]
4. HELPLESSLY HOPING [3:05]
5. GUINNEVERE [5:55]
6. MARRAKESH EXPRESS [2:36]
7. 4 + 20 [2:44]

CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG
Featuring/Same as above, adding NEIL YOUNG: guitar, piano, vocals • GREG REEVES: bass • DALLAS TAYLOR: drums

8. MR. SOUL [6:31]
9. I’M WONDERIN’ [1:51]
10. YOU DON’T HAVE TO CRY [3:31]
11. “Is everybody ready?” [0:46]
12. PRE-ROAD DOWNS [2:51]
13. LONG TIME GONE [6:12]
14. BLUEBIRD REVISITED [4:32]
15. SEA OF MADNESS [2:52]
16. WOODEN SHIPS [6:45]
17. FIND THE COST OF FREEDOM [2:09]
18. “Good luck, fellas” [1:19]
19. 49 BYE-BYES [5:19]
20. Chip Monck – “We’ll have to talk about it” [0:50]

Disc 34

THE BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND
Featuring/PAUL BUTTERFIELD: vocals, harmonica • HOWARD “BUZZY” FEITEN: guitar • ROD HICKS: bass • DAVID SANBORN: alto saxophone • GENE DINWIDDIE: tenor saxophone, vocals • TREVOR LAWRENCE: baritone saxophone • KEITH JOHNSON: trumpet • STEVE MADAIO: trumpet • PHILLIP WILSON: drums

1. Chip Monck – “Doriza of Utica” [2:15]
2. BORN UNDER A BAD SIGN [13:38]
3. NO AMOUNT OF LOVING [6:12]
4. DRIFTIN’ AND DRIFTIN’ [12:08]
5. MORNING SUNRISE [8:01]
6. ALL IN A DAY [7:50]
7. LOVE MARCH [11:20]
8. EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE ALRIGHT [9:21]
9. Chip Monck – “Good morning” [0:19]

Disc 35

SHA NA NA
Featuring/DONALD “DONNY” YORK: vocals • ROB LEONARD: vocals • ALAN COOPER: vocals • FREDERICK “DENNIS” GREENE: vocals • DAVE GARRETT: vocals • RICHARD “RICHIE” JOFFE: vocals • SCOTT POWELL: vocals • JOE WITKIN: keyboards • HENRY GROSS: guitar • ELLIOT CAHN: rhythm guitar • BRUCE CLARKE III: bass guitar • JOHN “JOCKO” MARCELLINO: drums

1. “Test, Test” [1:36]
2. GET A JOB [2:27]
3. COME GO WITH ME [2:32]
4. SILHOUETTES [2:58]
5. TEEN ANGEL [3:31]
6. (MARIE’S THE NAME) HIS LATEST FLAME [2:08]
7. WIPE OUT [2:13]
8. BOOK OF LOVE [2:01]
9. LITTLE DARLIN’ [incomplete] [0:44]
10. AT THE HOP [3:05]
11. DUKE OF EARL [2:00]
12. Get A Job (Reprise) [0:27]
13. Chip Monck – “Thank you for making all this possible” [8:12]

Disc 36

JIMI HENDRIX
Featuring (as GYPSY SUN AND RAINBOWS)/JIMI HENDRIX: guitar, vocals • LARRY LEE: rhythm guitar • BILLY COX: bass, backing vocals • MITCH MITCHELL: drums • JUMA SULTAN: percussion • GERARDO “JERRY” VELEZ: congas

1. Introduction [2:21]
2. MESSAGE TO LOVE [7:21]
3. HEAR MY TRAIN A COMIN’ [9:49]
4. SPANISH CASTLE MAGIC [7:06]
5. RED HOUSE [5:24]
6. LOVER MAN [5:12]
7. FOXEY LADY [5:07]
8. JAM BACK AT THE HOUSE [7:45]

Disc 37

JIMI HENDRIX (Continued)

1. IZABELLA [6:42]
2. FIRE [3:42]
3. VOODOO CHILD (SLIGHT RETURN) [13:40]
4. THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER [3:43]
5. PURPLE HAZE [4:24]
6. WOODSTOCK IMPROVISATION [4:00]
7. VILLANOVA JUNCTION [4:28]
8. HEY JOE [5:53]

Disc 38 – A Farewell and Four Appendices

1. Chip Monck – “Good wishes, good day, and a good life” [4:33]
2. “This is Groesbeek” [0:16]
3. “Hungry wet hordes” [4:48]
4. “Sun dance” [0:10]
5. “Cancel out whatever I said about the morning” [0:26]
6. “Lotsa kooks around here” [0:39]
7. “National Outdoor Leadership types” [1:17]
8. “Why aren’t you dishonest like everybody else?” [1:17]
9. “I just saw the titles on this thing” [0:16]
10. “We’ve had hassles” [0:30]
11. “This is up at the hospital tent” [2:07]
12. “It’s Monday afternoon” [0:49]
13. “It’s my Geiger counter” [1:25]
14. “Uh… boys by the American flag” [1:22]
15. “Magic Terry knows what he’s talking about” [5:57]
16. “150 logs” [4:15]
17. “There’s a little tin box full of hash around somewhere” [0:43]
18. “Here’s a guy slightly freaked out” [1:14]
19. “Walking up the hill” [0:35]
20. Appendix 2: The Rain Chant [original field recording] [1:12]
21. “Please go to the information booth, man” [0:15]
22. “Around that crane in a three foot radius” [0:35]
23. “On Sunday, man, the Times gave a very favorable editorial” [0:49]
24. “It’s gonna take me a few weeks to fully comprehend it” [1:50]
25. “We are making announcements” [1:30]
26. “Other people’s pills” [0:16]
27. Chip Monck -“Please bear with us” [1:36]
28. “If anybody can understand what I’m saying, stand up and move” [1:17]
29. “A matter of life and death—dig it!” [0:25]
30. “Up against the wall, boys” [2:06]
31. “Rap Central, near the first aid trailer” [4:15]
32. “For those of you who haven’t heard of the Bindi Bazaar” [1:06]
33. “Three; Richie’s voice” [1:00]
34. “Hello!” [0:16]

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  1. Jeez, I’m blown away at the monetary value (a limited release edition…REALLY??) attached to this product. I’m afraid some of us are too willing to self-aggrandize our supposedly transformational youth culture; guess what though, it fizzled demonstrably upon Nixon’s ending the military draft, and we 1960s youth will all be dying off perceptibly henceforth. We need to get over it; Woodstock was no WW2 or even any tea party phenomenon. When in history have the young really accomplished serious things on their own?

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  2. Hey, great look at this set. I’m wondering, that last disc of archival recordings. Any idea how to break that up to insert into the play list, or where they should go? I have rips from a friend to play over my PC, so CD limitations don’t effect me. It would be cool to stick that material where it belongs.

    Any help or pointing to resources would be greatly appreciated.

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    • Hey, Ruz-El: Aside from putting the “Appendix 4: The First Reel” tracks ahead of Richie Havens in your playlist, I don’t think anyone can accurately place the rist of the last disc’s material in its chronological sequence. That’s why the producers placed this material on the last disc–its placement is uncertain.

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      • Thanks for the heads up on that last disc. I think Track 1 is included in the other boxset at the end of the Hendrix songs, so it could probably go there. Rain dance stuff would be after the Joe Cocker set, that’s when the storm hit according to wiki. First reel as ou said before Havens. That, I think deals with most of it. I’m tempted to track down the missing Hendrix, but to actually insert it into this would be jarring sound quality wise. Something to play with though. 🙂

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