Woodstock - 40 Years On: Back To Yasgur's Farm
Woodstock - 40 Years On: Back To Yasgur's Farm is a 6-CD live box-setalbum of the 1969 Woodstock Festival in Bethel, New York. Its release marked the 40th Anniversary of the festival. At six CDs, it is the most complete collection ever released of the festival. Every artist who performed at Woodstock is featured on the set, with the curious exception of Ten Years After, The Band and Keef Hartley. Keef Hartley have never been featured on any Woodstock recording, nor were they featured in the film version. After a labor-intensive process of reviewing every inch of multi-track tape, co-producer Andy Zax selected the very best from each of the 33 sets and furthered the collection’s authenticity by including stage announcements, set banter, 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. Over the years, many of the Woodstock albums have featured "doctored" recordings in which mistakes, feedback, and bad micing were either edited or re-recorded. This set features the recordings as close to the original versions as possible in order to simulate actually being at the festival. Also for the first time ever, the complete and accurate set lists are included in the box’s booklet.