I am glad to see they are using the recording of "Coming into Los Angeles" that is actually from Woodstock. It was obvious that the version on the soundtrack album is from somewhere else. I guess they're keeping the "Sea of Madness" recording from the Fillmore East, though.
I'm totally psyched to get a copy of this album, as well as the DVD. I just wish they would release the original theatrical version on DVD, not the "director's cut!" (and I feel very strongly about this; it is my all-time favorite movie) The forty minutes they added in 1994 definitely dragged the movie down. They originally left Janis out for a reason. Actually, at least two reasons: bad lighting, subpar performance. Janis, the Airplane, Canned Heat and the extra Jimi stuff could be on the bonus disc. And as long as I'm commenting on this stuff, I hope they don't constantly switch aspect ratios mid-song like the previous DVD does.
Martin Scorsese was an on-site director, although supposedly the cameramen couldn't hear him in the headsets. He was heavily involved in the initial editing, then he bailed on the production for Hollywood. He edited the Sha Na Na clip, as well as part of Santana. "Soul Sacrifice" is my favorite part of the movie, although that one closeup of Carlos's fingers that is out of sync has always bothered me. He also worked dilligently trying to sync up the Grateful Dead footage because he really liked them and wanted them to be in the final cut, but Brian DePalma stopped by and pointed out it was no use because the footage was way too dark to be included. (information from an interview with editor Thelma Schoonmaker in Dale Bell's book about the movie)