This is something of a mixed bag. The sound is very strange, constantly shifting in its mix; one minute echo-y, the next flat, often in the same song. Not as terrible as lots of bootlegs I've heard, but pretty distracting. Because of that, the featured horn ensemble is kind of wasted. The performances are solid (they always seemed to be with The Band, for the most part), but the repertoire is familiar. For followers, better buys would be the 4-cd LAST WALTZ box, the newly remastered 2-CD version of the 1971 ACADEMY OF MUSIC set, or--a great surprise--the recently released 1976 Carter Barron Amphitheater show from Washington DC (recorded 2 months before this set, minus the accompanying horn ensemble). I'm assuming that this DC show is a bootleg as well--but even if that's the case, the sound on it is very good. This one, not so much.