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Music Review: The Isle of Wight Festival

A look at two discs based on the 1970 festival

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The Isle of Wight festival may not have the cultural cachet of Woodstock, but it certainly had its share of legendary performers, including the Who, the Doors, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, and Tiny Tim. With its eclectic mix of folk, blues rock, and prog rock, Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival 1970 captures the heady atmosphere of a fertile musical era. The Who’s relentless set on The Who: Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 — stocked with a healthy dose of Tommy — ranks right up there with their masterful Live at Leeds. Both: A