All good weekends should start with a triple album and end watching the best music documentary ever made. I accidentally acquired this album in a swap deal with a friend involving a set of wear-em-scarem’s and a pair of chest expanders.
I didn’t really get this album for the longest time, but then the just on air Channel Four decided to show the film. I was hooked, it is such a fascinating document of those amazing and turbulent times. By far and away, for me, it is Richie Haven’s singing Freedom who steals the film, what a completely gobsmacking performance. Go and watch it on YouTube, he is mesmerizing.
Best moment; Richie Havens singing Freedom, he played for so long he ran out of songs so he improvised this song on the spot.
Second best moment; Joe Cocker’s Sideburns
Best lyrical moment; Sometimes I feel like a motherless child, sleep well Richie.