The six-CD, 77-track commemoration of the Woodstock Music & Art Fair is expected to be released on Aug. 18, Guitar World magazine reported.
Of course, the music collection would mark the famed festival’s 40th anniversary.
It’s hard to imagine that you could get anything “new” from the 1969 festival, which has been coverd to death in the four decades since, and captured on film in Michael Wadleigh’s famed documentary.
But, in fact, Rhino Records says the commemorative collection will include 38 previously unreleased cuts from the concert, including performances by the Grateful Dead, The Who and Jefferson Airplane.
The CD set is just part of what’s supposed to be in store for the concert’s anniversary, which was held in Bethel, N.Y. in August, 1969. Organizers also planned simultaneous concerts in upstate New York, near the original site, and in Europe.
But earlier this year there were questions whether they could get the whole thing together in time.
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