Jimi Hendrix taking over the us anthem on his six-string, Santana and his musicians in a trance for Soul Sacrifice , the resumption of the Beatles by Joe Cocker… In the collective mind, Woodstock survives only thanks to the images captured by Michael Morning in the documentary oscar winning. In reality, the festival, which lasted four days, cannot be summed up to 225 minutes immortalized by the director of photography. This is what comes to recall the box monster Woodstock: Back to the Garden, The Definitive Anniversary Archive , containing almost all the songs heard at Bethel, from 15 to 18 August.

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Of the memorable performance of Crosby, Stills & Nash at the one, forgotten, Bert Sommer, announcements of speakers, of people lost to the cries of spectators in a full trip of LSD, the experience Woodstock is captured in this limited edition of 38 CD includes 432 pieces, of which 267 previously unreleased songs.

symbolic Figure, the 1969 copies of Woodstock: Back to the Garden, The Definitive Anniversary Archive , placed on the market have passed in a few weeks despite the hefty price tag ($800) of the object. Cabinets reduced 10, 5 and 3 discs are still available on the site Rhino, a branch of Warner Music to produce the disc.

Highlight the artists forgotten

“I never doubted that we can take the full, said Andy Zax, music historian-in-charge of the production of the album, AP News . I have strived to produce more copies… I knew that we wouldn’t have any trouble finding a public plaintiff.” According to him, some buyers would have precipitated on the CD, and resell them online for almost $ 2000.

If these records raise many fantasies among collectors, it is because they can offer a fresh perspective on Woodstock. According to AP , we get to hear the audience react with great enthusiasm at the concerts of Sly and the Family Stone and Canned Heat – performance overshadowed by those of Joe Cocker, Santana, and Jimi Hendrix in the documentary Morning. Furthermore, they highlight the shows of artists forgotten by the cameras, like Bert Sommer. “If only a single extract, [her concert] was put in the movie, it would have become as famous as Richie Havens,” says Zax. The news agency reminds that the recovery of Star-Spangled Banner by Jimi Hendrix, presented as a highlight of the festival, in the documentary, took place at dawn in front of a Woodstock almost emptied of its 400,000 spectators…

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