On the heels of their announcement of the expansive Woodstock 50 campaign, Rhino has announced a new series celebrating The Summer of '69: Peace, Love, and Music. Beginning on July 9, the campaign will feature a three-week-long roll-out of limited-edition vinyl releases of classic recordings from the Woodstock era by the likes of Van Morrison; The Monkees; Grateful Dead; Crosby, Stills & Nash; and many more. These LPs will be available in participating brick-and-mortar stores only. Online shoppers may want to check out Bull Moose, the New England-based chain of independent record shops, whose website now lists a majority of the titles.
The series will open with new color vinyl editions of the legendary compilation Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack and More, a 3-LP set on half blue/half hot pink vinyl, along with its follow-up, Woodstock Two on two LPs on half orange/half mint green vinyl. On the same day, Rhino will release two brand-new collections of material previously unavailable on vinyl. Woodstock Three (3-LP, 180-gram black vinyl) and Woodstock Four (2-LP, 180-gram black vinyl) showcase material that will be released on CD in the Back To The Garden: The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive box set. As previously announced, Vinyl Me Please will be releasing a 10-LP bundle box set featuring all four Woodstock soundtrack collections on their own exclusive color vinyl variants
Other releases set for July 9 include a Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA 2/28/69, a 5-LP, 180-gram vinyl box set of classic live Grateful Dead material. Rhino will also release a 7-LP box set of the recently remastered editions of Tim Buckley's first seven albums on The Album Collection 1966-1972 (7-LP, 140-gram black vinyl).
The second batch will arrive on July 16 and will include The Best of Arlo Guthrie pressed on green vinyl, Jefferson Airplane's Thirty Seconds Over Winterland on sky-blue vinyl, Love's Four Sail on mint green vinyl, along with black vinyl editions of three Buffalo Springfield titles: Buffalo Springfield, Buffalo Springfield Again, and Last Time Around.
The final round is due on July 23 and will include a gold vinyl edition of The Butterfield Blues Band's Keep on Moving, a silver vinyl pressing of The Monkees' cult-classic soundtrack album Head, and Crosby, Stills & Nash's self-titled debut on burgundy vinyl. Other highlights arriving the same day are an orange vinyl pressing of Van Morrison's Moondance, a smoky green edition of Jefferson Airplane's Long John Silver, and the vinyl debut of Graham Nash's Over The Years: The Demos, which collects rarities previously available on his 2-CD collection Over The Years.
As with many of Rhino's previous limited-edition vinyl campaigns, these releases will be exclusive to brick-and-mortar retailers (typically independent record stores and participating Barnes and Noble locations). Independent retailer Bull Moose has added the titles to their online inventory. You can find order links for each below. The titles begin rolling out on July 9. In the meantime, you can check out the full schedule of The Summer of '69: Peace, Love and Music titles, and see a full track listing for the two Woodstock collections below!
Summer of '69: Peace, Love and Music -- Full Schedule:
Woodstock - Music From The Original Soundtrack And More (3-LP, half blue/half hot pink vinyl) (Bull Moose Online)
Woodstock Two (2-LP, half orange/half mint green vinyl) (Bull Moose Online)
Woodstock Three (3-LP, 180-gram Black Vinyl) (Bull Moose Online)
Woodstock Four (2-LP, 180-gram Black Vinyl) (Bull Moose Online)
Grateful Dead - Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA 2/28/69 (5-LP, 180-gram Black Vinyl) (Bull Moose Online)
Tim Buckley - The Album Collection 1966 - 1972 (7-LP, Black Vinyl) (Bull Moose Online)
Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield (Stereo) (1-LP, Black Vinyl) (Bull Moose Online)
Buffalo Springfield - Again (Stereo) (1-LP, 180-gram Black Vinyl) (Bull Moose Online)
Buffalo Springfield - Last Time Around (Stereo) (1-LP, 180-gram Black Vinyl) (Bull Moose Online)
Arlo Guthrie - The Best of Arlo Guthrie (1-LP, Green Vinyl) (Bull Moose Online)
Love - Four Sail (1-LP, Mint Green Vinyl) (Bull Moose Online)
Jefferson Airplane - Thirty Seconds Over Winterland (1-LP, 180-gram Sky Blue Vinyl) (Bull Moose Online)
Van Morrison - Moondance (1-LP, Orange Vinyl) (Bull Moose Online)
Graham Nash - Over The Years... The Demos (1-LP, Black Vinyl) (Bull Moose Online)
The Butterfield Blues Band - Keep On Moving (1-LP, Gold Vinyl) (Bull Moose Online)
Jefferson Airplane - Long John Silver (1-LP, 180-gram Smoky Green Vinyl) (Bull Moose Online)
Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash (1-LP, Burgundy Vinyl) (Bull Moose Online)
The Monkees - Head (1-LP, Silver Vinyl) (Bull Moose Online)
Various Artists, Woodstock Three [3-LP] (Rhino, 2019)
1. Richie Havens - "High Flying Bird"
2. Bert Sommer - "Jeanette"
3. The Incredible String Band - "When You Find Out Who You Are"
4. Melanie - "Mr. Tambourine Man"
1. Creedence Clearwater Revival - "I Put A Spell On You"
2. The Keef Hartley Band -"Too Much Thinking"
3. Joe Cocker - "Hitchcock Railway"
1. Jefferson Airplane - "The Other Side Of This Life"
2. Canned Heat - "A Change Is Gonna Come/Leaving This Town"
1. Country Joe & The Fish - "Rock & Soul Music" (Reprise)
2. Sweetwater - "My Crystal Spider"
1. Sly & The Family Stone - "M'Lady"
2. Janis Joplin - "To Love Somebody"
3. The Who - "Amazing Journey/Sparks"
1. Johnny Winter - "Mean Town Blues"
2. Blood, Sweat & Tears - "Sometimes In Winter"
3. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - "49 Bye-Byes"
4. John Sebastian - "Younger Generation"
Various Artists, Woodstock Four [2-LP] (Rhino, 2019)
1. Jefferson Airplane - "Wooden Ships"
1. Ten Years After - "Help Me
2. The Who - "Summertime Blues"
1. The Butterfield Blues Band - "Born Under A Bad Sign"
2. Joe Cocker - "Something To Say"
1. Arlo Guthrie - "Wheel Of Fortune"
2. Ravi Shankar - "Raga Manj Kmahaj"