Woodstock (Jimi Hendrix album)

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Woodstock
Live album by Jimi Hendrix
Released August 20, 1994
Recorded August 18, 1969 at Woodstock Festival, Bethel, New York, USA
Genre Rock, psychedelic rock, acid rock
Length 63:46
Label Polydor
Producer Alan Douglas
Jimi Hendrix chronology
Blues
(1994)
Woodstock
(1994)
Live at the Oakland Coliseum
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Blender 4/5 stars[2]

Woodstock is a live album by Jimi Hendrix released posthumously on August 20, 1994. The album is an edited recording of Hendrix's performance with his band Gypsy Sun and Rainbows at Woodstock Festival, Bethel, New York on August 18, 1969. A more-complete version of the concert would be released in 1999 as Live at Woodstock, albeit with some of the performers mixed out.

Critical reception[edit]

In a contemporary review for The Village Voice, music critic Robert Christgau gave Woodstock an "A–" and said that its under-rehearsed, highly eccentric music makes for what was a transitional, but all-important live album by Hendrix: "All in all, your basic rock concert as act of flawed genius. Does this kind of thing happen any more? Not on such a scale for sure."[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Jimi Hendrix, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Introduction"   1:56
2. "Fire"   3:53
3. "Izabella"   5:10
4. "Hear My Train A Comin' (Get My Heart Back Together Again)"   9:16
5. "Red House"   5:40
6. "Jam Back At The House (Beginnings)"   7:58
7. "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" (incorrectly labeled as "Voodoo Child (Slight Return) / Stepping Stone") 12:49
8. "Star Spangled Banner" (Francis Scott Key, John Stafford Smith) 3:42
9. "Purple Haze"   3:25
10. "Woodstock Improvisation"   4:59
11. "Villanova Junction"   3:04
12. "Farewell"   1:54

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anderson, Jason (2011). "Woodstock - Jimi Hendrix | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (December 2005). "Back Catalogue: Jimi Hendrix". Blender (New York). Retrieved March 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (February 21, 1995). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice (New York). Retrieved June 21, 2014. 

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