February 14, 1992 at 05:00 AM EST

Woodstock: The Lost Performances

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
68 minutes
director
Michael Wadleigh
distributor
Warner Home Video
genre
Documentary, Musical

Three days of peace and music and squalor are a lot to fit into one movie. The Lost Performances is a collection of performances that didn’t make it into Woodstock, the movie, and four that did appear on Woodstock, the two albums: excruciating numbers by Canned Heat and Melanie, the infamous rain chant, plus a worthier reprise from Crosby, Stills & Nash (too bad they blow the lyrics on Lennon-McCartney’s ”Blackbird”). The real finds are Joe Cocker’s ”Let’s Go Get Stoned,” Arlo Guthrie’s whimsical cover of Dylan’s ”Walkin’ Down the Line,” in which he seems to have taken Cocker’s advice, and Janis Joplin’s torrid ”Work Me Lord.” B+

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