Woodstock opens with a nice little meta-reference to the famous 1969 festival from which the album takes its name, with opening track Number One sampling – and loosely riffing off – Freedom, the improvisational take on the old spiritual number, Motherless Child, by the festival’s opening act, Richie Havens. It’s a brave choice, and the track’s strong electronic beat induces the listener to bob along, but the song would have been strengthened by omitting the extended outro with its dramatic change of pace.

This is an extract from a review originally published on the 24th June 2017. Please visit Renowned For Sound to read the full review.

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