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Taking Woodstock (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Various (2009)
2009 Rhino Entertainment
1. Freedom (2009) - Richie Havens
2. Taking Woodstock Titles - Danny Elfman
3. Wooden Ships - Crosby, Stills & Nash
4. China Cat Sunflower (Live) - Grateful Dead
5. Maggie M'Gill - The Doors
6. Elliot's Place - Danny Elfman
7. Coming Into los Angeles (Live) - Arlo Guthrie
8. I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag (Live) - Country Joe McDonald
9. Going Up the Country (Live) - Canned Heat
10. Try (Just a Little Bit Harder) [Live] - Janis Joplin
11. A Happening (Office #2) - Danny Elfman
12. The Red Telephone - Love
13. Beautiful People (Live) - Melanie
14. I Shall Be Released (Live) - The Band
15. Perspective Extended - Danny Elfman
16. One More Mile - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
17. Volunteers - Jefferson Airplane

The 2009 Ang Lee film Taking Woodstock is a comedic adaptation of Elliot Tiber’s 2007 memoir by the same title (Tiber along with dairy farmer Max Yasgur allowed the famed festival to encroach on their respective properties). This collection celebrates music of the time — not just the tunes of those who played the historic event. The Doors for instance weren’t allowed to play Woodstock, but their twisted nursery rhyme “Maggie M’Gill” is here in its bluesy glory, as is Love’s “The Red Telephone” — one of the more important songs from their psychedelic baroque-pop masterpiece Forever Changes. Other standouts include a newly recorded version of Richie Havens’ “Freedom” (allegedly strummed with a matchbook instead of a guitar pick, just as he played it back in 1969) and a live version of the Band covering Dylan’s “I Shall Be Released.” The Deluxe Edition also contains the entire 18-track Danny Elfman score, doing an outstanding job of approximating the sound and feel of late ‘60s music without any aural anachronisms other than the obvious 21st-century-sounding production.


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