45-2723 Woodstock
Produced by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Released on March 1970
US CHART POSITION #11 (charted March 28, 1970 for 11 weeks)
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45-2723 wo. picture sleeve
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T ime to feed the mythology monster living in the basement of our collective conscious. CSN and if you look real closely Y play Woodstock and the world is forever changed, or so it would seem. Joni Mitchell misses the landmark event, but after talking to the group pens “Woodstock” anyway. In March 1970, the band releases the song and the world is changed again via perspective or historical revisionism or myth-making or whatever you want to call it. Joni’s sere rendition of her own song appears one month later on Ladies of the Canyon. Somehow, not unwittingly I suppose, CSN&Y become the spokespersons for a generation, in a sense appropriating Woodstock with this tune. Toss in Young’s “Helpless,” and you have a little slice of history all to yourself. Me, I never bought into the Woodstock mystique, but then I’ve never met a mob I liked.

TRACK LISTING

  1. WOODSTOCK    (Joni Mitchell)    3:52
  2. HELPLESS    (Neil Young)    3:35

    CAN 7-inch reissue
  3. WOODSTOCK
  4. TEACH YOUR CHILDREN

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US March 1970 Atlantic 7" 45-2723  
UK 1970 Atlantic 7" 2091 010  
AUS'L 1970 Atlantic 7" AK-3591  
CAN   Atlantic 7" GS-45728 reissue

 

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