2019 | Folk, Blues, Soul, Rock
FLAC, Lossless | 1,17 Gb
[3CD Remastered Box Set]
Producer Andy Zax says he, sound producer Brian Kehew and mastering eeer Dave Schultz avoided interfering with the tapes as much as possible in order to preserve their authenticity. "It's not surprising that other producers' first reaction to these tapes over the years has been 'uh-oh,' immediately followed by 'we've gotta find a way to fix this.' I'm not unsympathetic to that approach, but if there's a single overriding lesson that Brian Kehew and I have learned since we began working with the Woodstock tapes in 2005, it's this: you can't fix them. That's less grim than it seems, because once you've accepted the idea that there is no way to make these recordings sound slick, you realize that these tapes are the sonic equivalent of heirloom tomatoes - slightly imperfect, but delicious."
WOODSTOCK - BACK TO THE GARDEN - 50th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION features 42 tracks across 3 CDs and is the first Woodstock collection to feature some of the live recordings of various performers at the festival. Newly remastered audio. Includes 24-page booklet with photos & memorabilia, plus essay & producer's introduction. Quad-gatefold digipak.
01. Richie Havens - Handsome Johnny
02. Richie Havens - Freedom
03. John Morris - "Everybody's ground getting comfortable?"
04. Tim Hardin - Reason To Believe
05. John Morris - "It's deadly serious, man"
06. Arlo Guthrie - Coming Into Los Angeles
07. Arlo Guthrie - "Lotta freaks!"
08. Joan Baez, Jeffrey Shurtleff - Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man
09. Chip Monck - "Please come down"
10. Country Joe McDonald - The "Fish" Cheer/I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag
11. Santana - Jingo
12. Santana - Soul Sacrifice
13. Chip Monck - "Helen Savage, please call your father"
14. John Sebastian - Darling Be Home Soon
15. Wavy Gravy - "It's not poison!"
16. Canned Heat - Going Up The Country
17. Canned Heat - On The Road Again
01. Chip Monck, Country Joe McDonald, Ken Babbs - "Country common sense"
02. The Grateful Dead - Dark Star
03. John Morris - "We've got the keys to your house"
04. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising
05. Creedence Clearwater Revival - I Put a Spell On You
06. Janis Joplin - Kozmic Blues
07. Janis Joplin - Piece Of My Heart
08. Sly & The Family Stone - Medley: Dance To The Music / Music Lover / I Want To Take You Higher
09. The Who - We're Not Gonna Take It
10. The Who - My Generation
11. Jefferson Airplane - Somebody To Love
12. Jefferson Airplane - Volunteers
13. Wavy Gravy - "We must be in Heaven, man!"
01. Max Yasgur - "I think you people have proven something to the world"
02. Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends
03. John Morris - "Looks like we're gonna get a little bit of rain"
04. Ten Years After - I'm Going Home
05. The Band - The Weight
06. Blood, Sweat And Tears - Spinning Wheel
07. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
08. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Sea Of Madness
09. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Wooden Ships
10. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - Love March
11. Sha Na Na - At The Hop
12. Chip Monck - "It's been a delight seeing you"