[ Rhino Records / 2 CD ]
Release Date: Monday 29 September 2003
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The complete 30-song track listing from the original 1978 triple LP release, re-mixed by Robbie Robertson and newly re-mastered for incredible clarity!
Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 1994, The Band (Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel, and Robbie Robertson) got their start in Canada as The Hawks, backing blues-rocker Ronnie Hawkins. In 1965 they connected with Bob Dylan and became his famed electric backing unit. In 1967 The Band embarked upon a solo course that would span ten years and 11 albums. By 1976 they were ready to call it a day after 16 years together. On The Band's last night together, they staged a historic final performance dubbed 'The Last Waltz', that celebrated their many musical milestones in the concert-hall setting at Winterland.
Augmented by a 7-piece horn section and an orchestra, The Band played all their favourite songs and welcomed guest performers - more than a dozen musical mentors and peers who had all been there along the way - Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Ringo Starr, Van Morrison and Neil Diamond. And as icing on the cake, celebrated filmmaker Martin Scorsese documented the whole event for theatrical release. No group before or since has gone out in such opulent style.
This two-CD distillation of Rhino's four-CD boxed set presents all 30 songs from the original 1978 triple-LP release. All tracks have been re-mixed by The Band's Robbie Robertson and re-mastered for stunning clarity. A comprehensive booklet contains historic photos and detailed liner notes by Rolling Stone editor David Fricke.
Theme From The Last Waltz
Up On Cripple Creek
Who Do You Love
Dry Your Eyes
It Makes No Difference
Such A Night
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Further On Up The Road
The Shape I'm In
Down South In New Orleans
Tura Lura Lural (That's An Irish Lullaby)
Life Is A Carnival
Baby Let Me Follow You Down
I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) Forever Young
Baby Let Me Follow You Down (reprise)
I Shall Be Released
Out Of The Blue
The Last Waltz Refrain
Theme From The Last Waltz - The Band with Orchestra