Next week marks the 50th anniversary of the most important music festival of all time: Woodstock. The fest, whether we’d like to admit it or not, set the bar for every festival that has come since; if you’re going to Coachella each year, you’re, in your subconscious, hoping for something approaching Jimi Hendrix playing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at sunrise. We might not ever get to experience anything as transcendent as that, but luckily, thanks to Rhino and Vinyl Me, Please, we can get close.
Out in a box set for the first time, Vinyl Me, Please has a new 10 LP, tie-dye vinyl box set that combines the four released soundtrack albums from the festival and its accompanying film, Woodstocks 1-4. These four soundtracks are spread across the 10 records, and feature Jimi Hendrix’s legendary performance, along with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young doing “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” Paul Butterfield Blues Band doing “Born Under A Bad Sign,” and performances from a who’s who of who was at Woodstock, including The Who, Joan Baez, Jefferson Airplane, Sly and the Family Stone, and many more. You can buy the box set here.
Here’s a video about the box set: