Woodstock (Jimi Hendrix album)

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Woodstock
Jimi Hendrix - Woodstock.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedAugust 20, 1994 (1994-08-20)
RecordedAugust 18, 1969
VenueWoodstock Festival, Bethel, New York
GenreRock
Length63:46
LabelMCA
ProducerAlan Douglas
Jimi Hendrix chronology
Blues
(1994)
Woodstock
(1994)
Voodoo Soup
(1995)

Woodstock is a live album by Jimi Hendrix released posthumously on August 20, 1994. It presents some of Hendrix's performance at Woodstock Festival on August 18, 1969. The album was replaced by a more-complete version in 1999 titled Live at Woodstock, albeit with some of the performers mixed out.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Blender4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3.5/5 stars[3]
The Village VoiceA–[4]

In a contemporary review for The Village Voice, music critic Robert Christgau said the under-rehearsed, highly eccentric music on Woodstock 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."[4]

Although Live at Woodstock (1999) was later released as a more comprehensive record of Hendrix's performance, Christgau felt the "condensed reconfiguration" offered by the 1994 album magnified the concert's "aura".[2] AllMusic's Jason Anderson was less enthusiastic, deeming it "very significant" but not very well recorded, with fairly dull versions of "Fire" and "Purple Haze".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Jimi Hendrix, except where noted.

No.TitleLength
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)" / "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. ^ a b Anderson, Jason (2011). "Woodstock - Jimi Hendrix | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 28 August 2011.
  2. ^ a b Christgau, Robert (December 2005). "Back Catalogue: Jimi Hendrix". Blender. New York. Retrieved March 27, 2013.
  3. ^ Evans, Paul; Brackett, Nathan (2004). "Jimi Hendrix". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 374-75. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
  4. ^ a b Christgau, Robert (February 21, 1995). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved June 21, 2014.

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