|1. Theme From 'The Last Waltz'|
|2. Up On Cripple Creek|
|3. Who Do You Love|
|7. Dry Your Eyes|
|8. It Makes No Difference|
|9. Such A Night|
|10. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down|
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|1. Shape I'm In|
|2. Down South In New Orleans|
|4. Tura-Lura-Lura! (That's An Irish Lullaby)|
|6. Life Is A Carnival|
|7. Baby Let Me Follow You Down|
|8. I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)|
|9. Forever Young|
|10. Baby Let Me Follow You Down (Reprise)|
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If you like any of these artists this CD set is very deinitely worth considering, as their performances, while different to how you might previously have heard them, are electric and innovative, supported as they are by five wonderful musicians (The Band.) And if you like The Band, or sixties/seventies rock, soul etc in general, then it is a must! You won't hear better, I promise.
To isolate any of the songs in this set would be to do something of a disservice to the others which aren't mentioned, but here goes anyway - of particular note are Bob Dylan's rocking medley 'Forever Young/Baby let me follow you down' and Van Morrison's frankly indescribable 'Caravan'!
This collection includes material not present on the DVD release of 'The Last Waltz', so this recommendation even extends to people who own the disc.
Firstly, this is no "repackage it, slap on a bonus track and make a quick buck" set. All the material was digitally re-mastered by Robbie Robertson himself - a significant percentage of which is previously unreleased. The packaging comes in a de-luxe hardback book complete with a full-colour booklet (containing a preface by Robertson) and a money-off coupon that is invalid outside of the US.
Secondly, this is also not a case of "list all the guest stars and let namedropping promote the album". Guest stars like Muddy Waters, Ronnie Hawkins, Neil Young, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell all have a significant connection to The Band and give this set a lot of diversity and coherence.
Finally, there's the most important part: the music. Levon Helm is in fine voice and Robbie Robertson's guitar work is white hot - while Rick, Garth and Richard give the music an unrivalled vibrance. They were loving every minute and making each moment count.
My highlights have to be: "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" (Levon singing for all he's worth), "Baby Let Me Follow You Down" (for Dylan, this is totally rockin') and my personal favourite "Arcadian Driftwood".... Read more ›
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