THE BAND - WOODSTOCK 1969

September 13, 2011 – 4:34 am

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THE BAND
Woodstock 1969 [no label, 1CD]

Live at Woodstock, Max Yasgur’s Farm Field, Bethel, NY; August 17, 1969 (Day 3). Very good soundboard.

Several of The Band’s tracks at Woodstock have been officially released and, with these, fans will be able to more or less re-create their set at this historic show.

Thanks to Happy Jack [aka dedhed69] for the tracks and the fixes; and for sharing the tracks at planetrock.

Happy Jack noted:

This is the complete show. This is a continuous running recording of the entire show with all songs included. This verifies the songs played and the order the songs were played in. Also this setlist is confirmed in Levon Helm’s book “This Wheel’s On Fire”. The only time it seems the recording was stopped or paused was at the end of track 10 before the encore song during the applause then started back up. This source is the best sounding undedited raw source around.

This is the only raw source of this show that is complete. The two that are the closest are:
1) At Woodstock [Wilcock Records 2000] - sourced from three different sources, missing 2 songs and not in the correct order
2) At Woodstock [Home(r) Entertainment Network Germany HEN106 2004) - still missing one song

I thought I would bring this to light and share being that I have never seen this shared before and if it has I never seen this one that I have had for years shared. This was given to me from a special friend who is no longer with us and I am sure he would like to see more people enjoy this. He used to play this for me all the time and say life just seems simple when you hear these guys play this music… I know he was at this festival and had a lot of good connections and this was lineage he gave me:

Master Soundboard Reel > dat > cdr > eac(secure) > adobe audition 3 > flac level 6

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (sample rate of 224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Intro by MC / The Genetic Method / Chest Fever [5:44] (9.1MB)
Track 02. Don’t Do It [4:22] (7.0MB)
Track 03. Tears Of Rage [5:37] (8.9MB)
Track 04. We Can Talk [3:13] (5.1MB)
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05. Long Black Veil - Omitted
Track 06. Don’t You Tell Henry [3:46] (6.0MB)
07. Ain’t No More Cane On The Brazos - Omitted
Track 08. This Wheel’s On Fire [3:52] (6.2MB)
Track 09. I Shall Be Released [3:49] (6.1MB)
10. The Weight / Outro by MC - Omitted
Encore
11. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever - Omitted

Tracks 5 , 10, 11 - On “Woodstock, Three Days of Peace & Music, 25th Anniversary Collection” boxset
Track 7 - On “Across The Great Divide” boxset

Lineup:
Robbie Robertson - acoustic and electric guitars, vocals
Rick Danko - bass, vocals
Levon Helm - drums, mandolin, vocals
Garth Hudson - organ, saxophone
Richard Manuel - piano, drums, vocals

  

Click on the links to order the Woodstock and Across The Great Divide sets.

  1. 11 Responses to “THE BAND - WOODSTOCK 1969”

  2. thanks , like I said before never nuff Band.

    By sluggo on Sep 13, 2011

  3. sluggo - if u need more band i can direct u to a site with 15 band shows. i dont know what u have and what u dont. but im figuring u could use some that u dont have. theres a lot out there. i knew rick and richard pretty well personally and they often played locally in the city and they often would spend countless hours reminiscing. they hooked me up in the 80s with other friends who i traded tapes with but sadly those tapes are long gone now. sigh.
    the last time i saw rick live was when he opened up for toy caldwell at wetlands near canal st in nyc. it was an incredible show. the manuel danko shows at the roadhouse and lonestar cafe are legendary. one time i got into electric ladyland studios when robbie was doing a recording session with willie dixon for a song that they didnt seem able to get right to willies satisfaction. it may have been called dontcha tell me nothin. had to be around 83. the many variations of band performances and lineups that did shows around the city and in neighboring states and sometimes when i traveled to sf and phila and boston has left me with amazing memories. these guys were amazing. i love them.
    if u need some more stuff u know u can contact me at [email protected] just make sure i know who u are when u write. thanks.
    and thanks bigo for the wonderful stuff u offer.

    ps–85% of what was performed at woodstock exists to collectors. be it on vinyl from broadcast on radio or television from bootleg vinyl or official sources. theres still 15% of what happened that has not been found. such a pity 42 years later. i sure wish we had the rest of ten years after’s set and not just one song.

    By darth on Sep 13, 2011

  4. Dear BigO,

    I am surprised that you have redacted tracks 5, 7, 10 & 11 as both of the officially released titles you mention them being on have long been out of print. They can only be bought expensively on the second-hand market.

    I understand why you omit tracks that are commercially available but these are not. Any chance you could reinstate them so we can get the complete Woodstock set, please?

    By Teabag on Sep 13, 2011

  5. aMAZINGLY great sound! I will never understand what is behind decisions of what to release. Thanks for making these available.

    By Orlando Bobert on Sep 13, 2011

  6. THANK YOU AGAIN & AGAIN & AGAIN! There are no words to express the beauty of this performance! What was Albert Grossman thinking when he kept the Band from being included in the Woodstock movie?

    By LongBlackVeil on Sep 13, 2011

  7. aMAZINGLY great sound! I will never understand what is behind decisions of what to release. Thanks for making these available.

    orlando this justifies my point about many bands at this time playing fluff and the Band by this time had honed their chops through years of gigging as the Hawks behind ronnie Hawkins. They could play circles around most bands of the day, tell me one other group that had the ability to pull off the Last Waltz, playing behind such various artists as Joni Mitchell, Eric clapton, Dr.John and Van Morrison..I can`t think of another group from the day so talented they could have done it.

    By sluggo on Sep 13, 2011

  8. > if u need more band i can direct u to a
    > site with 15 band shows.

    i am not sluggo, but please post a link to that site, esp. if it has the complete woodstock? thanks!

    I-)

    By I-) on Sep 14, 2011

  9. Great…Stuff! Too bad there’s not a better version of the Isle of wight out there..

    By Woodstock on Sep 14, 2011

  10. complete woodstock is out there ,I don`t know if BIGO wants us to post links or not especially to shows with legit released material. just do your homework.

    By sluggo on Sep 14, 2011

  11. common sense should dictate that putting details of another site on this site would just be wrong. even if its acceptable its just not right. now dont get me wrong here.. i dont expect anyone to give their real life name by any means but if u are going to go by the name I-) and thats all i can see of u and u quote me when asking for something it wouldnt kill u to try using my email address if u want something from me. as i mentioned the complete woodstock isnt available. but 85% of what happened there is. the complete performance by the band is available. obviously everything is here minus the 4 songs that are officially released. if u are that much of a fan it is presumed u would already own those songs.
    if u want the other 20 odd cds worth of woodstock perfs that exist u could either do as sluggy suggested and do your homework or u could ask for help in the manner that i offered it. i guess i could share that info without hurting anyone.

    By darth on Sep 18, 2011

  12. Thanks. I always wondered why some groups were left off of the Woodstock I and II Soundtracks.

    By George Martini on Sep 23, 2011

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