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Live album by
ReleasedAugust 20, 1994 (1994-08-20)
RecordedAugust 18, 1969
Venue Woodstock Festival, Bethel, New York
Genre Rock
Label MCA
Producer Alan Douglas
Jimi Hendrix chronology
Voodoo Soup

Woodstock is a live album by Jimi Hendrix released posthumously on August 20, 1994. It presents some of Hendrix's performance at Woodstock Festival on August 18, 1969. The album was replaced by a more-complete version in 1999 titled Live at Woodstock, albeit with some of the performers mixed out.

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic [1]
Blender [2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide [3]
The Village VoiceA− [4]

In a contemporary review for The Village Voice, music critic Robert Christgau said the under-rehearsed, highly eccentric music on Woodstock makes for what was a transitional but all-important live album by Hendrix: "All in all, your basic rock concert as act of flawed genius. Does this kind of thing happen any more? Not on such a scale for sure." [4]

Although Live at Woodstock (1999) was later released as a more comprehensive record of Hendrix's performance, Christgau felt the "condensed reconfiguration" offered by the 1994 album magnified the concert's "aura". [2] AllMusic's Jason Anderson was less enthusiastic, deeming it "very significant" but not very well recorded, with fairly dull versions of " Fire" and " Purple Haze". [1]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Jimi Hendrix, except where noted.

2." Fire"3:53
4." Hear My Train A Comin' (Get My Heart Back Together Again)"9:16
5." Red House"5:40
6."Jam Back at the House (Beginnings)"7:58
7." Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" / " Stepping Stone"12:49
8." Star Spangled Banner" ( Francis Scott Key, John Stafford Smith)3:42
9." Purple Haze"3:25
10."Woodstock Improvisation"4:59
11."Villanova Junction"3:04



  1. ^ a b Anderson, Jason (2011). "Woodstock - Jimi Hendrix | AllMusic". Retrieved 28 August 2011.
  2. ^ a b Christgau, Robert (December 2005). "Back Catalogue: Jimi Hendrix". Blender. New York. Retrieved March 27, 2013.
  3. ^ Evans, Paul; Brackett, Nathan (2004). "Jimi Hendrix". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp.  374-75. ISBN  0-7432-0169-8. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
  4. ^ a b Christgau, Robert (February 21, 1995). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved June 21, 2014.

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