The most recent Woodstock Box Set called Woodstock: 40 Years on: Back to Yasgur's Farm (6CD, Limited Edition) marks its 40-year anniversary. The 40 Years on Woodstock Box Set feautres a comprehensive 77-song, six-CD set in chronological order of performance and includes 38 previously unreleased recordings, including the Grateful Dead, The Who, Tim Hardin, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe & The Fish, and others, and Yasgur's legendary breakfast speech. To assemble the most comprehensive document of the myth-steeped weekend, the boxed set's co-producer Andy Zax pored over every inch of multitrack tape in search of the strongest parts of each of the 33 sets. 'The way we approached all of the material was as if it was a cinema verite documentary-the raw record of the event,' Zax says. The set also boasts a considerable amount of ancillary material sprinkled throughout the discs-stage announcements, lysergic babble, the sounds of rain, a cameo appearance by Abbie Hoffman, and the graciousness of Max Yasgur's address to the crowd, heard for the first time in its entirety. Hear the best concert ever in this incredible box set! Buy the Woodstock: 40 Years on: Back to Yasgur's Farm (6CD, Limited Edition) for a price of $55.
August 7, 2009 3:28 PM | Personal Media