Strange it is, yet many a classic rock aficionado never heard of a historic event known as the Dutch Woodstock, or Holland Pop Festival, that took place in August 1970 in Rotterdam and featured a fantastic array of American and British artists. And now, it’s out as a double CD/DVD set on Gonzo Multimedia – with rare footage and excellent playing. If you weren’t one of 100,000 people in attendance, you’re bound to love it; if you were, you’d love to experience it again. That’s what’s on there:
It’s been a few years now since this site started working with good folks at the Esotericlabel, one of the best in the reissues world and a purveyor of great new releases on their Antenna imprint. They’ve just published a list of their forthcoming CDs, and there’s much to be salivating about. So it goes like this.
* HAWKWIND - “Warrior On The Edge Of Time”:
3-disc clamshell box (bonus tracks, a remix, 5.1 surround mix by Steven Wilson);
box Set (vinyl, postcards, poster etc. + 3-disc edition.
Next week should see – or hear – at least one more interview, with one of the greatest tunesmiths whose songs were covered by such diverse acts as RAINBOW, Jeff Beck, NAZARETH, David Bowie and BONEY M. And yes, he’s a drummer. Keep an eye on that space, then.