Thursday, May 30, 2019
Everything But Breakfast For Four Hundred Thousand People
As reported on The Second Disc website, Rhino plans to release Woodstock - Back To The Garden: The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive. It’s a 38-CD box set that captures the Woodstock experience from start to finish, including 267 previously unreleased songs and several announcements. It comes with a hardbound book by Michael Lang, a replica of the original program, Henry Diltz photo prints, and a life-size hologram of Wavy Gravy serving breakfast. Just kidding about that last part.
At the Metropolis Performing Centre in Arlington Heights, Soundtracks Of A Generation will present its 50th Anniversary Tribute to the Woodstcok Era on July 12. The live performances of songs by Crosby, Stills and Nash, Santana, Jefferson Airplane, and other acts will be augmented by a “documentary style narrative that recalls and explains the time frame.”
For a Woodstock-related experience, check out the Louder Than Words – Rock Power Politics exhibit at the Museum of Broadcast Communications. It’s just down the street from the Gene Siskel Center, and runs through the end of August. Echo In The Canyon, Andrew Slater’s new documentary about L.A.’s Laurel Canyon scene in the 1960s, comes to the Music Box Theatre on Chicago’s north side on June 21. Jakob Dylan, who appears in the film, will be on hand for opening night.