Woodstock 50- ‘Back to The Garden’: 38 CDs archive

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Back to the Garden – The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive”, coming out for Rhino on August 2nd, 38 CDs, 432 Tracks – 267 Previously Unreleased

38 CDs, 432 Tracks – 267 Previously Unreleased -Blu-ray of the Director’s Cut of the Woodstock Film
Woodstock Hardbound Book by Michael Lang – Ephemera including Replica Original Program, Replica Posters, Henry Diltz Photo Prints, Guitar Strap -Housed in a screen-printed plywood box with canvas insert-
Limited, Numbered Edition Of 1969

The box  basically collects every single note – with the exception of two pieces by Jimi Hendrix and one of Sha Na Na – played at Bethel from 15 to 18 August 1969, for a total of 36 hours – 20 of which have never been released before – of music distributed on 38 records.

The 38-disc box, which also includes a Blu-ray of Michael Wadleigh’s Woodstock movie from 1970 and a replica of the original program among other extras, will reportedly retail for $799. There will also be 10-disc and three-disc editions available.

Meantime the group funding the multi-genre festival in Watkins Glen, N.Y. made the announcement on Monday (April 29) saying in part: “We don’t believe the production of the festival can be executed as an event worthy of the Woodstock Brand name while also ensuring the health and safety of the artists, partners and attendees.” according to  Fox News

Sturgill Simpson and Margo Price are two of the country artists who were slated to perform during the Aug. 16-18 festival. Headliners were the Killers, Dead & Company and Jay-Z. Previously the Black Keys pulled out of an announced headlining slot for the return of Woodstock. The on-sale date for tickets was also delayed prompting speculation of a cancelation.

Other artists set to play Woodstock with ties to country music include Brandi Carlile, Anderson East and Miley Cyrus. Nearly 100 artists were scheduled to play the festival, which billed itself as “3 days of peace, love and music.” Two previous anniversary concerts took place but both were in some ways disastrous due to rain and mud. The original Woodstock in 1969 is remembered for being overrun by fans. Nearly a half million attended a concert built for just 50,000 people.

 

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