Evénement spécial 50 ème anniversaire de Woodstock

En voilà une sortie CD incroyable que celle célébrant les 50 ans de Woodstock.

Evénement musical mythique, il fallait un autre événement que pour célébrer son demi siècle et pour ce faire, on ne s’est pas moqué de nous avec une compilation composée de 10 cd !

Oui, WOODSTOCK – BACK TO THE GARDEN – 50th ANNIVERSARY EXPERIENCE contient 162 titres sur 10 CDs et constitue la première édition comprenant tous les artistes présents au festival.

32 artistes dont Joan Baez, The Band, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, Santana, Sly and the Family Stone et The Who enfin réunis.

Le long chemin vers la reconstruction audio du festival a démarré par la recherche des 60 bandes multi-pistes enregistrés par Eddie Kramer et Lee Osborne et de la centaine de prises capturées par la console. L’édition de ces bandes – dont certaines avaient été coupées, mal référencées ou perdues – a pris, dans certains cas, plusieurs années de travail.

Le contenu audio de cette compilation ne propose pas que de la musique : il permet également d’entendre les voix de ceux qui y étaient. Par chance, les micros étaient éparpillés sur le site du festival en capturant les discussions des roadies sur leurs repas, les spectateurs demandant les scores des derniers matches de baseball et le discours galvanisant de Max Yasgur adressé à tous ceux qui s’étaient rassemblés sur son terrain.

On découvre aussi la longue série d’annonces lancées depuis la scène par le stage manager John Morris et le chef des éclairages Chip Monck, les MCs improvisés du festival car personne n’avait songé à engager un présentateur officiel. Dans ces nouvelles éditions, nous pouvons les entendre prendre la parole entre deux chansons en évoquant la perte de clés ou en invitant les festivaliers à se méfier de “l’acide bleu.” Le dernier disque de BACK TO THE GARDEN contient des enregistrements annexes et des extraits audio dont l’emplacement n’a pu être restitué dans la chronologie du festival.

Vous l’aurez compris, cette compilation est une chance unique de revivre ou de vivre le festival tel qu’il a pu l’être à l’époque et comprendre enfin ce qui a fait la légende !

WOODSTOCK – BACK TO THE GARDEN – 50TH ANNIVERSARY EXPERIENCE
10 –CD Track Listing

Disque 1
Richie Havens
Hello! 
“From The Prison>Get Together>From The Prison”
“High Flying Bird”
“With A Little Help From My Friends”
“Handsome Johnny”
“Freedom”
It seems there are a few cars blocking the road – John Morris
Sweetwater
“Look Out”
“Day Song”
“Two Worlds”
Bert Sommer
“Jennifer”
“And When It’s Over”
“America”
“Smile”
Let’s see how bright it can be – John Morris
Tim Hardin
“How Can We Hang On To A Dream”
“If I Were A Carpenter”
“Reason To Believe”
“Misty Roses”
We’re a pretty big city right now– John Morris

Disque 2
Somebody, somewhere is giving out some flat blue acid – John Morris
Ravi Shankar
“Raga Manj Kmahaj”
Melanie
“Momma Momma”
“Beautiful People”
“Mr. Tambourine Man”
“Birthday Of The Sun”
It’s a free concert from now on – John Morris
Arlo Guthrie
“Coming Into Los Angeles”
Lotta freaks!
“Wheel Of Fortune”
“Walking Down The Line”
“Every Hand In The Land”
Let’s just make the festival, not the other stuff – John Morris
Joan Baez
“The Last Thing On My Mind”
“I Shall Be Released”
He already had a very, very good hunger strike going
“Joe Hill”
“Drug Store Truck Drivin’ Man” – featuring Jeffrey Shurtleff
That brings us fairly close to the dawn – John Morris
I guess the reason we’re here is music – John Morris
Quill
“They Live The Life”
“That’s How I Eat”

Disque 3
Can those of you in the back hear well? – Chip Monck
Country Joe McDonald
“Janis”
“Donovan’s Reef”
“The “Fish” Cheer/I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-To-Die Rag”
Those wishing to be lost, those wishing to be found – Chip Monck
Santana
“Savor”
“Jingo”
“Persuasion”
“Soul Sacrifice”
An exciting set is understandable – Chip Monck
John B. Sebastian
“How Have You Been”
“Rainbows All Over Your Blues”
“I Had A Dream”
“Darling Be Home Soon”
The Keef Hartley Band
Halfbreed Medley: “Sinning For You>Leaving Trunk>Just To Cry>Sinning For You”
Bring Jerry’s nitroglycerin pills to the Indian Pavilion – Chip Monck

Disque 4
Go to Mr. Lang’s office right away – Chip Monck
The Incredible String Band
“Invocation”
“The Letter”
“Gather ‘Round”
“When You Find Out Who You Are”
If things aren’t going well for you or whatever – Chip Monck & Hugh Romney
Canned Heat
“Going Up The Country”
“Woodstock Boogie”
Can we have a little juice on this other microphone, please? – Bob Hite & Chip Monck
“On The Road Again”
It’s your own trip – Chip Monck

Disque 5
We’ll take care of that right away – Chip Monck
Mountain
“Theme For An Imaginary Western”
“Long Red”
“Who Am I But You And The Sun (For Yasgur’s Farm)”
“Southbound Train”
Open your eyes wide – Chip Monck & Joshua White
So many people have been able to participate in such a debacle – Ken Babbs
Grateful Dead
“Mama Tried”
It’s a sinister plot! – Ken Babbs, Country Joe McDonald, et al
“Dark Star”
“High Time”
You’re carrying Janis’s wah-wah pedals – John Morris
Creedence Clearwater Revival
“Green River”
“Bad Moon Rising”
“I Put A Spell On You”
It’s going to be a very long evening – Chip Monck

Disque 6
Janis Joplin
“To Love Somebody”
“Kozmic Blues”
“Piece Of My Heart”
Music’s for grooving, man
“Ball And Chain”
Just in case you should get any ideas about leaving – Chip Monck
Sly & The Family Stone
Medley: “Everyday People>Dance To The Music>Music Lover>I Want To Take You Higher”
Are you supposed to be up there rapping? No, man. – Abbie Hoffman & stagehand
The Who
“I Can’t Explain”
“Pinball Wizard”
I can dig it – Abbie Hoffman & Pete Townshend
“We’re Not Gonna Take It”
“Shakin’ All Over”
“My Generation”
Welcome this new day – Chip Monck

Disque 7
Jefferson Airplane
“The Other Side Of This Life”
“Somebody To Love”
Let’s play it out of tune – Grace Slick
“3/5 Of A Mile In 10 Seconds”
“Won’t You Try/Saturday Afternoon”
We got a whole lot of orange and it was fine – Grace Slick
“Plastic Fantastic Lover”
“Volunteers”
If you’re too tired to chew, pass it on – Hugh Romney
The roads are fairly clear now – John Morris
This is the largest group of people ever assembled in one place – Max Yasgur
Joe Cocker
“Dear Landlord”
“Feelin’ Alright”
“Let’s Go Get Stoned”
“Hitchcock Railway”
“With A Little Help From My Friends”
 Isn’t the rain beautiful? – John Morris, Barry Melton, rainstorm & audience

Disque 8
Country Joe & The Fish
“Rock And Soul Music”
“Love”
“Silver And Gold”
“Rock And Soul Music” (Reprise)
Ten Years After
“Help Me”
“I’m Going Home”
Come down and say hello to us – Chip Monck
The Band
“Chest Fever”
“Tears Of Rage”
“This Wheel’s On Fire”
“I Shall Be Released”
“The Weight”
We’ve just had a slight change in running order – Chip Monck

Disque 9
It’s really a drag – Chip Monck
Johnny Winter
“Leland Mississippi Blues”
“Mean Town Blues”
“Johnny B. Goode”
It just doesn’t seem to be necessary – Chip Monck
Blood, Sweat & Tears
“More And More”
“Spinning Wheel”
“Smiling Phases”
“You’ve Made Me So Very Happy”
Crosby, Stills & Nash
Tell ’em who we are, man
“Suite: Judy Blue Eyes”
“Blackbird”
“Marrakesh Express”
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
“Sea Of Madness”
“Wooden Ships”
Bummer!
“49 Bye-Byes”

Disque 10
The Butterfield Blues Band
“No Amount Of Loving”
“Love March”
“Everything’s Gonna Be Alright”
Sha Na Na
Test – Chip Monck & Sha Na Na
“Get A Job”
“Come Go With Me”
“Silhouettes”
“At The Hop”
“Duke Of Earl”
“Get A Job” (Reprise)
Thank you for making all this possible – Chip Monck
Jimi Hendrix
“Hear My Train A Comin’”
“Izabella”
“The Star Spangled Banner>Purple Haze”
Good wishes, good day, and a good life – Chip Monck

Sachez qu’une édition plus légère de 3 cd sera également proposée à la vente.

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