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Favorite Woodstock Version
« on: August 17, 2013, 11:53:18 PM »



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Re: Favorite Woodstock Version
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2013, 12:01:25 AM »

I grew up listening to CSN&Y's version and always preferred it but lately I find myself enjoying Joni's version more. It's so lovely and ethereal sounding. I'm glad we have both though. Joni's captures the spiritual side of Woodstock and CSN&Y's conveys the enormous energy of the event.
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Re: Favorite Woodstock Version
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2013, 12:53:59 AM »

I like both equally and for the same reasons you mentioned, Kelley.

Joni Mitchell did not perform at Woodstock as her manager felt it would be better for her to appear on The Dick Cavett Show.  She wrote the song in New York City just after the festival and performed it for the first time at the Big Sur Folk Festival one month later...


Joni Mitchell - Woodstock (Big Sur, CA 1969)
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Re: Favorite Woodstock Version
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2013, 07:28:23 PM »


Joni Mitchell did not perform at Woodstock as her manager felt it would be better for her to appear on The Dick Cavett Show.  She wrote the song in New York City just after the festival and performed it for the first time at the Big Sur Folk Festival one month later...


I always liked Joni Mitchell, thanks to my cousin but when I was older and learned that she was able to write such an amazing song as "Woodstock" without even attending my admiration for her soared.
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Re: Favorite Woodstock Version
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2013, 08:51:38 PM »

I dislike the Joni Mitchell and the CSN&Y versions, but the Matthews Southern Comfort version of 'Woodstock' is one of my all-time favorite songs!
Matthews Southern Comfort - Woodstock


Iain Matthews lives in The Netherlands nowadays. He performed a short live set at my local record store for last year's Record Store Day. About seven or eight people showed up to see him...
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Re: Favorite Woodstock Version
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2013, 09:51:18 PM »


All of these are nice. Can't choose just one. CSN&Y's rocks and the others are mellow. Nuttin' wrong with that.

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Re: Favorite Woodstock Version
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2013, 11:08:50 PM »

I dislike the Joni Mitchell and the CSN&Y versions, but the Matthews Southern Comfort version of 'Woodstock' is one of my all-time favorite songs!

I know I've heard this before but I must have forgotten about it. I really like it though. I like the video montage too. The very first face you see is Sandi, the girl from my hometown who was there!
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Re: Favorite Woodstock Version
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2013, 09:41:10 PM »

I know I've heard this before but I must have forgotten about it. I really like it though. I like the video montage too. The very first face you see is Sandi, the girl from my hometown who was there!

Worldwide the Matthews Southern Comfort version was actually the most successful one: #1 in the UK, #5 in Canada, #23 in the US. The CSN&Y version was a US #11 but for as far as I know it didn't chart anywhere else.
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Re: Favorite Woodstock Version
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2013, 03:04:57 AM »

I kept thinking there was something familiar about Iain Matthews' voice then I realized he did "I Don't Wanna Talk About It". It was new to me when my Pandora station started playing it. I like it better than Rod Stewart's version.
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Re: Favorite Woodstock Version
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2013, 04:12:12 AM »

Yeah, well Crosby, Stills and Nash can still rock that song...


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« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2013, 04:27:48 AM »

And Joni can still sing it.  With soul...


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Re: Favorite Woodstock Version
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2013, 05:05:32 AM »

Yeah, well Crosby, Stills and Nash can still rock that song...
And Joni can still sing it.  With soul...


Indeed! I can't get over how much Joni reminds me of my college advisor now that she's older. That's a good thing! She was a real hoot. She had one of these in her living room:
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Re: Favorite Woodstock Version
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2013, 08:10:58 AM »

I dislike the Joni Mitchell and the CSN&Y versions, but the Matthews Southern Comfort version of 'Woodstock' is one of my all-time favorite songs!
Matthews Southern Comfort - Woodstock

Iain Matthews lives in The Netherlands nowadays. He performed a short live set at my local record store for last year's Record Store Day. About seven or eight people showed up to see him...


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