The music of The Band is justifiably revered, and for many people no cover version of these songs will do them justice. If you are new to The Band or, like me have only discovered their genius fairly recently, very likely the sheer quality of the songs here will blow you away. On the whole, the "loosey-goosey" delivery as it was known isn't imitated, leaving the songs to shine in their own right.
Blues Traveller, Lee Ann Womack, Gomez, Allman Brothers, My Morning Jacket, John Hiatt and Animal Liberation Orchestra all produce the goods with well chosen covers, delivered with first class musicianship. There are one or two lack-lustre songs towards the end of the cd but, on the whole, the quality is excellent and I would definately recommend this to anyone unfamiliar with The Band by way of an introduction.