Woodstock (Jimi Hendrix album)

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Jimi Hendrix - Woodstock.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedAugust 20, 1994
RecordedAugust 18, 1969
VenueWoodstock Festival in Bethel, New York
ProducerAlan Douglas
Jimi Hendrix chronology
Voodoo Soup
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Blender4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3.5/5 stars[3]
The Village VoiceA–[4]

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 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.

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 Smith3:42
9."Purple Haze" 3:25
10."Woodstock Improvisation" 4:59
11."Villanova Junction" 3:04
12."Farewell" 1:54



  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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