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20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Richie Havens


Download links and information about 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Richie Havens by Richie Havens. This album was released in 2000 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 46:57 minutes.

Artist: Richie Havens
Release date: 2000
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic
Tracks: 12
Duration: 46:57
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No. Title Length
1. High Flyin' Bird 3:37
2. Follow 6:22
3. Handsome Johnny 3:56
4. San Francisco Bay Blues 2:33
5. Just Like a Woman 4:48
6. No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed 3:01
7. The Klan 4:35
8. From the Prison 3:39
9. Run, Shaker Life 5:47
10. Indian Rope Man 3:04
11. Lady Madonna 1:58
12. Strawberry Fields Forever 3:37



This 20th Century Masters compilation both introduces and celebrates the most notable songs recorded by the late, great Richie Havens. Although he was a legendary American folk-rock singer/songwriter, guitarist, and socio-political activist, Havens is most known for being the first musician to open the historic 1969 Woodstock Music festival. Of course many of the songs he played that day are here, including “High Flyin’ Bird,” “Handsome Johnny,” “From the Prison," and a bookending cover of The Beatles’ “Strawberry Fields Forever.” He also covers The Fab Four’s “Lady Madonna,” giving the tune his own earthy rhythm and fatherly voice. Havens pays homage to the Barbary Coast with a groovy take on Jesse Fuller’s “San Francisco Bay Blues” that plays with the smooth, rootsy stroll of a Tim Hardin recording. It would've been easy for Havens to stick close to the original blueprint of Bob Dylan’s “Just Like a Woman,” but instead he softens up the approach with a slower tempo and lilting piano notes. “Indian Rope Man” is Havens’ most rocking original here.