Woody at 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Image
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  • Summary: The Centennial celebration of Woody Guthrie's birthday brings the three-disc set of some of his most famous songs, 21 unreleased, and six never-before-heard tracks.
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  1. Sep 19, 2012
    100
    Great songs and renewed relevance aside, Woody at 100's greatest bounty may still be Guthrie's own sketches and illustrations, beautifully reproduced in the book. [Oct 2012, p.101]
  2. Jul 20, 2012
    100
    If none of the new songs are essential, they'll still be a boon to completists, while those who only know Guthrie's most famous songs will get a much more rounded overview from Woody at 100.
  3. 91
    This excellent three-CD overview of the hugely influential folksinger's career covers much of the obvious ground, then explores some less-visited hinterlands on its third disc.
  4. Jul 20, 2012
    90
    There certainly is a great deal more to Guthrie's immense body of work than what is represented on Woody At 100, but apart from some newly discovered recordings that completists will want, this is an ideal package for the uninitiated, and one to be treasured for years to come.
  5. Jul 31, 2012
    90
    This sumptuous birthday celebration of America's greatest folk singer is really a present to us: two CDs of his greatest songs and recordings, mostly from the mid-1940s, and a disc of illuminating rarities, including what is thought to be Guthrie's first studio session in 1939.
  6. Jul 20, 2012
    85
    Woody at 100 may be the most successful attempt to capture Guthrie's sprawling essence, but it's hardly the first.
  7. Dec 13, 2012
    67
    Woody at 100 doesn't aim to be the definitive, exhaustive guide to Guthrie's singular legacy; it's far too egalitarian for such ambitions.

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