Last Waltz (Live) CD (2003)

Artist: Band

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Label Rhin/mesa/bluemoon Records
SKU 60613039
UPC 081227392529
UPC 14 00081227392529
Format CD
Release Date 9/23/2003
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Author Band
Associated Artist/Work Dylan, Bob
Associated Artist/Work Hudson, Garth
Technical Info
Engineer Dennis Mays; Donivan Cowart; Jerry Stroud; Elliot Mazer; Wray Smallwood; Ed Anderson; Paul Sandweiss; Neil Brody; Patrick McDougal; Wayne Neuendorf; Andy Bloch; Ray Thompson; Stuart Taylor; Terry Becker; Tim Kramer; Bradley Hartman
Producer Rob Fraboni; Robbie Robertson; John Simon
CatalogID 73925
Lable Name Rhino (Label)
Released 09/23/2003
Original Release 1978
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Length 134m : 6s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Live
UPC 00081227392529
Musical Guests
Neil Young
Bob Dylan
Dr. John
Joni Mitchell
Van Morrison
Eric Clapton
Muddy Waters
Ronnie Hawkins
Ringo Starr
Album Notes and Credits
The Band: Robbie Robertson (vocals, guitar, piano); Richard Manuel (vocals, dobro, piano, organ, keyboards, drums); Levon Helm (vocals, mandolin, drums); Rick Danko (vocals, violin, bass); Garth Hudson (accordion, soprano saxophone, horns, piano, pipe organ, organ, keyboards, synthesizer).
Additional personnel includes: Neil Young (vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica); Joni Mitchell, Emmylou Harris (vocals, acoustic guitar); Dr. John (vocals, guitar, piano, conga); Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Roebuck "Pops" Staples, Neil Diamond (vocals, guitar); Paul Butterfield (vocals, harmonica); Ronnie Hawkins, Van Morrison, Muddy Waters, Bobby Charles, Mavis Staples (vocals); Ron Wood, Bob Margolin (guitar); Joe "Pine Top" Perkins, John Simon (piano); Ringo Starr, Dennis St. John (drums).
Principally recorded live at Winterland Arena, San Francisco, California on November 26, 1976. Originally released on Warner Brothers (3146). Includes liner notes by David Fricke.
Personnel: Robbie Robertson (vocals, guitar, harp guitar, piano); Dr. John (vocals, guitar, piano, congas, background vocals); Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond (vocals, guitar, background vocals); Roebuck "Pops" Staples, Bob Dylan (vocals, guitar); Neil Young (vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, background vocals); Joni Mitchell (vocals, acoustic guitar, background vocals); Emmylou Harris (vocals, acoustic guitar); Richard Manuel (vocals, dobro, piano, organ, keyboards, drums, background vocals); Levon Helm (vocals, mandolin, drums); Rick Danko (vocals, violin); Paul Butterfield (vocals, harmonica, background vocals); Ronnie Hawkins, Van Morrison, Bobby Charles (vocals, background vocals); Mavis Staples, Muddy Waters (vocals); Ron Wood, Bob Margolin (guitar); Larry Packer (electric violin); Charlie Keagle (flute, clarinet, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Jim Gordon (flute, clarinet, tenor saxophone); Tom "Bones" Malone (alto flute, trombone, bass trombone, euphonium); Garth Hudson (accordion, saxophone, soprano saxophone, horns, piano, organ, keyboards, synthesizer); Howard Johnson (bass clarinet, baritone saxophone, flugelhorn, tuba); Jerry Hay, Rich Cooper (trumpet, flugelhorn); Joe Perkins, John Simon (piano); Dennis St. John, Ringo Starr (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Robbie Robertson.
Audio Remixer: Robbie Robertson.
Liner Note Author: David Fricke.
Recording information: MGM Studios, Culver City, CA (11/25/1976); Shangri-la Studios, Malibu, CA (11/25/1976); Village Recorder, Los Angeles, CA (11/25/1976); Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA (11/25/1976).
Editor: Patrick McDougal.
Photographers: Ken Regan; Neal Preston; Annie Leibovitz; Robert Full; Howard Rosenberg.
THE LAST WALTZ is the document of the Band's 1976 farewell performance, filmed as a documentary by Martin Scorsese, capturing the all-star concert for posterity. Sort of a rock version of "This Is Your Life," THE LAST WALTZ brought together performers from all phases of the group's career, giving them a chance to pay tribute and jam with the Band one last time.
Many of the group's classics are reprised, but there are some notable standouts. Legendary Canadian rocker Ronnie Hawkins, who the Band backed in their early days as The Hawks, offers "Who Do You Love." After their tenure with Hawkins, the group went on to accompany Bob Dylan on some of his earliest electric sessions. Dylan returns the favor by performing a strong folk-blues medley beginning and ending with a fiery, rocking version of "Baby Let Me Follow You Down." Muddy Waters gives a lesson in the blues on "Mannish Boy," with the late great Paul Butterfield on harmonica. Eric Clapton offers his own polished version of the blues with a blistering "Further On Up The Road." Emmylou Harris, a highlight in any setting, duets on the gentle waltz "Evangeline." Dr. John's accurate and rousing "Such A Night" brings a bit of Mardi Gras to the proceedings. Joni Mitchell provides another pleasant change of pace, introducing her jazz-inflected sound with "Coyote," and joining in on soulful soaring harmonies with Neil Young on his classic "Helpless." Even Neil Diamond joins in on the fun, on a song he co-wrote with Robbie Robertson (who produced Diamond's BEAUTIFUL NOISE). Although not the last track on the disc, the Dylan-led all-star rendition of the Band/Dylan classic "I Shall Be Released" is the emotional climax of one of the most important performances in contemporary music.
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (10/12/01, p.40) - Ranked #64 in EW's "100 Best Movie Soundtracks" - "...Packed with sublilme moments..."
Q (1/04, p.128) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[T]his 2CD set still serves as a potent souvenir of one of rock's finest eras."
Disc 1
1 Theme From The Last Waltz,Shape I'm In
2 Up On Cripple Creek,Down South In New Orleans - (with Bobby Charles)
3 Who Do You Love - (with Ronnie Hawkins),Ophelia
4 Helpless - (with Neil Young),Tura-Lura-Lural (That's An Irish Lullaby) - (with Van Morrison)
5 Stagefright,Caravan - (with Van Morrison)
6 Coyote - (with Joni Mitchell),Life Is A Carnival
7 Dry Your Eyes - (with Neil Diamond),Baby Let Me Follow You Down - (with Bob Dylan)
8 It Makes No Difference,I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) - (with Bob Dylan)
9 Such A Night - (with Dr. John),Forever Young - (with Bob Dylan)
10 Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, The,Baby Let Me Follow You Down (Reprise) - (with Bob Dylan)
11 Mystery Train - (with Paul Butterfield),I Shall Be Released - (with Bob Dylan)
12 Mannish Boy - (with Muddy Waters),Well, The
13 Further On Up The Road - (with Eric Clapton),Evangeline
14 Out Of The Blue
15 Weight, The
16 Last Waltz Refrain, The
17 Theme From The Last Waltz - (with The Orchestra)
Disc 2
1 Theme From The Last Waltz,Shape I'm In
2 Up On Cripple Creek,Down South In New Orleans - (with Bobby Charles)
3 Who Do You Love - (with Ronnie Hawkins),Ophelia
4 Helpless - (with Neil Young),Tura-Lura-Lural (That's An Irish Lullaby) - (with Van Morrison)
5 Stagefright,Caravan - (with Van Morrison)
6 Coyote - (with Joni Mitchell),Life Is A Carnival
7 Dry Your Eyes - (with Neil Diamond),Baby Let Me Follow You Down - (with Bob Dylan)
8 It Makes No Difference,I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) - (with Bob Dylan)
9 Such A Night - (with Dr. John),Forever Young - (with Bob Dylan)
10 Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, The,Baby Let Me Follow You Down (Reprise) - (with Bob Dylan)
11 Mystery Train - (with Paul Butterfield),I Shall Be Released - (with Bob Dylan)
12 Mannish Boy - (with Muddy Waters),Well, The
13 Further On Up The Road - (with Eric Clapton),Evangeline
14 Out Of The Blue
15 Weight, The
16 Last Waltz Refrain, The
17 Theme From The Last Waltz - (with The Orchestra)

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