Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack and More is a album of amazing performances of various artists from the 1969 Woodstock Counterculture Festival. It features live performances by Jimi Hendrix, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jefferson Airplane and many more in 3 lp format. There are 3 albums of Woodstock original soundtrack. This American music festival is regarded as a pivotal moment in music history. Rolling Stone Magazine listed it as number 19 of the 50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll in 2004. The festival site became listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2017.
Woodstock Music Festival
This was the most popular festival of the time at Bethel, New York. Everyone was really very excited. They participated in this festival even though there was mud on the ground due to heavy rain and the crowd was creating a chaotic atmosphere. But fans were mad to listen to their favourites. It was a three day festival and the media was also available. There were some problems which became the headlines of several newspapers. But the signs that were performed by various artists were very amazing. Several films were also directed on woodstock. Also Woodstock received the Academy Award for Documentary Feature.
On its 25th anniversary, two albums were released. The first album was “Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack and More” ; it was a 3-LP album. The content of this article was samples of one or two songs by most of the acts. The second album “Woodstock 2” was released a Year later. It was a 2-LP album. Both albums included recordings of stage announcements and most of the announcement was by the Production Coordinator John Morris. And the third album “Woodstock Diary” was released In August 1994. In addition, tracks from all three albums, as well as previously unreleased performances from the festival without the stage announcements and crowd noises were reissued by Atlantic with the title “Woodstock: Three Days of Peace and Music” In August, 1994.
Memorable Performance At Woodstock Music Festival
Woodstock festival was plugged in with some technical issues and stormy weather, but the performances were so amazing that it is remembered by everyone even after years.
- “I had a dream” by John B. Sebastian was the most beautiful song from this festival. Crowd went mad while Sebastian was performing on this song.
- “We’re not gonna take it” by The Who, an English rock band. They were the most influential rock band of the 20th century and their songs still got regular exposure.
- “Soul Sacrifice” by Santana, an American rock band. It got an early success after their appearance at Woodstock Music Festival.
- “Volunteers” by Jefferson Airplane.
- “Freedom” by Richie Havens
- “I am going Home” by The Years After, a British Blue Rock Band popular in both US and UK.
- “With a little help from my Friends” by Joe Cocker, the soulful British Rocker.
- “I Feel Like I’m Fixin’ to Die Rag” by Country Joe and the Fish.
The Woodstock Music Festival was just not another music concert. It was an electrifying and unforgettable event. The three days of this festival became legendary and it became a generational moment. “The whole thing is a gas. I dig it all, the mud, the rain, the music, the hassles.” told the ‘Speed’ the haired man in the New York Times. It was memorable even though there was chaos.