Taking Woodstock is a new comedy directed by Oscar winner Ang Lee (who did Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,) inspired by the memoirs of Elliot Tiber.
Elliot and his family inadvertently play a role in making the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the happening it was, forty years ago.
If the trailers are any indication, this looks like a hilarious trip back to Yasgur’s farm.
The soundtrack, with songs from many of the artists who performed at the original Woodstock festival, will be offered in three different versions, available from Rhino Entertainment August 25th.
The CD version features the soundtrack with selections of Danny Elfman’s score, digital versions will include the standard soundtrack and the score-only version. An iTunes exclusive deluxe version will include the soundtrack plus the complete score.
Richie Havens opens the soundtrack with a newly recorded version of “Freedom,” the song he closed his original Woodstock set with.
The soundtrack also features live performances by artists who were scheduled to perform at the festival, but had to drop out; there’s Love with “The Red Telephone” and The Doors doing “Maggie M’Gill.”
Focus Features will release the Taking Woodstock movie nationwide on August 28th, starring Demetri Martin, Dan Fogler, Henry Goodman, Jonathan Groff, Eugene Levy, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Imelda Staunton, with Emile Hirsch and Liev Schreiber.
Soundtrack Track Listing:
1. “Freedom (2009)” – Richie Havens
2. Taking Woodstock Titles (film score)
3. “Wooden Ships” – Crosby, Stills & Nash
4. “China Cat Sunflower” – Grateful Dead
5. “Maggie M’Gill” – The Doors
6. Elliot’s Place (film score)
7. “Coming Into Los Angeles” – Arlo Guthrie
8. “I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-To-Die Rag” – Country Joe McDonald
9. “Going Up The Country” – Canned Heat
10. “Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)” – Janis Joplin
11. A Happening (Office #2) (film score)
12. “The Red Telephone” – Love
13. “Beautiful People” – Melanie
14. “I Shall Be Released” – The Band
15. Perspective Extended (film score)
16. “One More Mile” – The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
17. “Volunteers” – Jefferson Airplane
Monday, August 17th, 2009
Written by: Mike Withrow
Posted in Classic Rock, Concert, Video