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Lisa M. from LEXINGTON, SC
Reviewed on 2/25/2007...
This is a compilation album of some lesser heard songs from Woodstock. Several of these songs are not available on any other album. As with any music from Woodstock, this is of top quality performance-wise. This is an excellent album.
Good sampler of previously unreleased Woodstock tracks
Barry Smith | Plainview, New York United States | 06/23/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In 1994, for the 25th anniversary of the Woodstock festival, this budget CD was released, as well as the brown-covered boxed set (which I will not review here). WOODSTOCK DIARY came and went with little fanfare, but is worth seeking out, as it contains several tracks that can be found nowhere else. Most of the music is very good, especially the pair of Joe Cocker tunes (Let's Get Stoned and I Shall Be Released), Richie Havens (I Can't Make It Anymore), Janis Joplin (Try and Ball & Chain). Sly & The Family Stone's "Love City" is a great track from their celebrated set. The other Amazon.com reviewer on this page is incorrect regarding this track. "Love City" was NOT the set opener but the set closer...BEFORE the famous encore. Sly DID in fact lead the crowd to a "higher" chant to Love City, left the stage, then came back to do Dance To The Music/Music Lover/ Higher/I Want To Take You Higher." Believe it or not, the higher chant was already a well-established routine in the Sly Stone set long before it was done at Woodstock. Most of the people already knew and expected it by August of '69, and was ready to do it whenever Sly asked them to. There are many nice rarities here, and the liner notes are informative. Of course, I am another one who wishes that more Woodstock performances were released than what has been offered on this single CD. I wanted to get more music from Richie, Tim Hardin, Mountain, Ten Years After, and especially Canned Heat. Maybe more CDs like this for the 35th and/or 40th anniversaries? Let's hope so!!! By the way, the opening song in Sly & The Family Stone's Woodstock set was "M'Lady.""
The fire of the first album returns.
simnia | snowy bayou country, USA | 10/17/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Some hot tracks here! Unlike the mellowed out album "Woodstock 2," this 3rd general Woodstock album brings back some of the fire of the first album. "Love City" is intense soul, with Sly at his rockin' best. "Somebody To Love" is unrecognizable until it hits the chorus, but it totally cooks, with Grace Slick's soaring voice sliding in and out of the rock guitars. "Southbound Train" has a very powerful rock sound, with terrific guitar sustain on the lead solo. Other tracks didn't impress me nearly as much--a lot of cover tunes, ballads, and sleeze. "Blackbird" is sweet with all its vocal harmonies. "If I Were A Carpenter" has Tim Hardin's voice breaking constantly, maybe intended, maybe not, but very distracting nevertheless. However, I definitely recommend this album for its high points."