Taking Woodstock Soundtrack

Soundtrack To Ang Lee's New Comedy Taking Woodstock
About The Road To The 1969 Event Includes Unforgettable Songs By The Artists Who Played Woodstock

Taking Woodstock the new film directed by Oscar winner Ang Lee was inspired by the memoirs of Elliot Tiber, who with his family inadvertently played a role in making the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the famed happening it was, 40 years ago this summer. The Taking Woodstock soundtrack, with songs from many of the artists who performed at the festival, reflects a joyous moment in time when everything seemed possible. The soundtrack and score, composed by Danny Elfman, will be available August 25.

The Taking Woodstock soundtrack begins with Richie Havens, who opened the festival on August 15, 1969. For the movie Havens recorded a new version of "Freedom," the song he played to close his set at Woodstock. The soundtrack contains songs from a number of 1960s musical icons who performed at the festival, including Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane and Crosby, Stills & Nash – who played only their second show in front of the crowd, which was estimated at 500,000 strong.

Focus Features will release the movie Taking Woodstock nationwide August 28. The film stars Demetri Martin, Dan Fogler, Henry Goodman, Jonathan Groff, Eugene Levy, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Imelda Staunton, Emile Hirsch and Liev Schreiber. For more information about the film, visit takingwoodstockthemovie.com.

Taking Woodstock Soundtrack Track Listing:
1. "Freedom (2009)" – Richie Havens
2. Taking Woodstock Titles*
3. "Wooden Ships" – Crosby, Stills & Nash
4. "China Cat Sunflower" (Live) – Grateful Dead
5. "Maggie M'Gill" – The Doors
6. Elliot's Place*
7. "Coming Into Los Angeles" (Live) – Arlo Guthrie
8. "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag” (Live) – Country Joe McDonald
9. "Going Up The Country" (Live) – Canned Heat
10. "Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)" (Live) – Janis Joplin
11. A Happening (Office #2)*
12. "The Red Telephone" - Love
13. "Beautiful People" (Live) – Melanie
14. "I Shall Be Released" (Live) – The Band
15. "Perspective Extended*
16. "One More Mile" – The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
17. "Volunteers" – Jefferson Airplane

*Score written and produced by Danny Elfman


[Published on: 7/27/09]

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