Taking Woodstock Movie Soundtrack
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that while the songs on this soundtrack lack the gratuitous sex and drugs included in much of today's music, these themes are still present in a more muted way -- which could lead kids to want to initiate a larger discussion about this complex and turbulent time in our past.
What's the story?
Some of the most famous artists in the history of music rise again on TAKING WOODSTOCK, the soundtrack to the movie about planning the legendary '60s music festival. The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, Crosby Stills & Nash: the track list reads like a who's-who of big names from this area. In light of the festival's (and the movie's) reputation for adult content, it's no surprise that the songs on the soundtrack are adult as well, with references tosex, drugs, and anti-war sentiments. Interspersed between music from '60s-era artists are instrumental tunes that were composed for the movie by ubiquitous soundtrack composer Danny Elfman.
Is it any good?
Though this album features many of the musicians who shaped the face of music as we know it today, the songs themselves were released even before most parents of young kids were born. As a result, these oldies-but-goodies sound markedly different from most of the music around today. That said, those who appreciate musical talent from any era will agree that this record is terrific, offering a taste of everything from Joplin's powerful rasp, to CSN's beautiful harmonies, to the Dead's nonsensical lyrics that inevitably draw you in.