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38 CDs of Peace, Love and Music: Massive Woodstock box set due out in August

In conjunction with the Woodstock festival's upcoming 50th anniversary, a humongous limited-edition box set featuring every recorded performance from the historic event will be released on August 2.

Woodstock: Back to the Garden -- The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archivefeatures 38 CDs and 432 tracks, running nearly 36 hours. 267 of those tracks of which are previously unreleased.

In addition to the performances, the collection will offer various stage announcements and speeches that took place during the festival, including Max Yasgur's famous address to the hundreds of thousands people camped out on his farm in Bethel, New York.

The Back to the Garden box set is priced at just under $800 and only 1,969 numbered copies will be available. The collection also features a Blu-ray of the Director's Cut of the Oscar-winning 1970 Woodstock documentary, a copy of a new book by festival co-founder Michael Lang, a replica of the original concert program, posters, photo prints, a guitar strap like the one Jimi Hendrix used during his Woodstock set, and more.

Meanwhile, less-expansive versions of Back to the Garden will be released on June 28. Back to the Garden -- 50th Anniversary Experience is a 10-CD, 162-track package that's the first collection to feature live performances from every artist who played the festival.

Back to the Garden -- 50th Anniversary Collection is a 42-track set available as three-CD and five-LP vinyl sets. A digital version of the 10-disc package also will be released. You can pre-order all versions at Rhino.com/Woodstock50.

Among the many stars that performed at Woodstock: Hendrix, The WhoCrosby, Stills, Nash & YoungJanis JoplinCreedence Clearwater RevivalSantanaThe Grateful DeadSly and the Family StoneJefferson Airplane and The Band.

Here's the track list for the three-CD set:

Disc One
"Handsome Johnny" -- Richie Havens
"Freedom (Motherless Child)" -- Richie Havens 
"Everybody's ground getting comfortable?" -- John Morris
"Reason to Believe" -- Tim Hardin
"It's deadly serious, man" -- John Morris
"Coming Into Los Angeles" -- Arlo Guthrie
"Lotta freaks!" -- Arlo Guthrie
"Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man" -- Joan Baez with Jeffrey Shurtleff
"Please come down" -- Chip Monck
"The 'Fish' Cheer/I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Rag" -- Country Joe McDonald
"Jingo" -- Santana
"Soul Sacrifice" -- Santana 
"Helen Savage, please call your father" -- Chip Monck 
"Darling Be Home Soon" -- John B. Sebastian 
"It's not poison!" -- Hugh Romney
"Going Up the Country" -- Canned Heat
"On the Road Again" -- Canned Heat

Disc Two
"Country common sense!" -- Chip Monck, Country Joe McDonald, Ken Babbs
"Dark Star" -- The Grateful Dead
"We've got the keys to your house" -- John Morris
"Bad Moon Rising" -- Creedence Clearwater Revival
"I Put a Spell on You" -- Creedence Clearwater Revival
"Kozmic Blues" -- Janis Joplin 
"Piece of My Heart" -- Janis Joplin
Medley: "Dance to the Music/Music Lover/I Want to Take You Higher" -- Sly & The Family Stone 
"We're Not Gonna Take It" -- The Who
"My Generation" -- The Who
"Somebody to Love" -- Jefferson Airplane
"Volunteers" -- Jefferson Airplane
"We must be in heaven, man!" -- Hugh Romney

Disc Three
"I think you people have proven something to the world" -- Max Yasgur 
"With a Little Help from My Friends" -- Joe Cocker
"Looks like we're gonna get a little bit of rain" -- John Morris 
"I'm Going Home" -- Ten Years After
"The Weight" -- The Band
"Spinning Wheel" -- Blood, Sweat & Tears
"Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" -- Crosby, Stills & Nash
"Sea of Madness" -- Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 
"Wooden Ships" -- Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
"Love March" -- The Butterfield Blues Band 
"At the Hop" -- Sha Na Na
"It's been a delight seeing you" -- Chip Monck

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