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Sku: 64009386
UPC: 724357740906
UPC 14: 00724357740906
Release Date: 9/27/2005
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Who Do You Love? ~ The Band
2. You Know I Love You ~ The Band
3. Further on up the Road ~ The Band
4. Nineteen Years Old ~ The Band
5. Honky Tonk ~ The Band
6. Bacon Fat ~ The Band
7. Robbie's Blues ~ The Band
8. Leave Me Alone ~ The Band
9. Uh Uh Uh ~ The Band
10. He Don't Love You (And He'll Break Your Heart)_ ~ The Band
11. I Want To Be The Rainmaker ~ The Band
12. Stones I Throw, The ~ The Band
13. Stones I Throw, The (Will Free All Men) - (with Levon & The Hawks) ~ The Band
14. Go Go Liza Jane ~ The Band
15. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window ~ The Band
16. Tell Me Mama ~ The Band
17. Just Like Tom Thumbs Blues ~ The Band
18. Words And Numbers ~ The Band
19. You Don't Come Through ~ The Band
20. Beautiful Thing ~ The Band
21. Caledonia Mission ~ The Band
22. Odds and Ends ~ The Band
23. Ferdinand The Imposter ~ The Band
24. Ruben Remus ~ The Band
25. Will The Circle Be Unbroken ~ The Band
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Katie's Been Gone ~ The Band
2. Ain't No More Cane On The Brazos ~ The Band
3. Don't Ya Tell Henry ~ The Band
4. Tears Of Rage ~ The Band
5. To Kingdom Come - (full-length version) ~ The Band
6. In A Station ~ The Band
7. Weight, The ~ The Band
8. We Can Talk ~ The Band
9. Long Black Veil ~ The Band
10. Chest Fever ~ The Band
11. Lonesome Suzie - (alternate take) ~ The Band
12. This Wheel's On Fire ~ The Band
13. I Shall Be Released ~ The Band
14. Yazoo Street Scandal ~ The Band
15. I Ain't Got No Home ~ The Band
16. Orange Juice Blues ~ The Band
17. Baby Lou ~ The Band
18. Long Distance Operator ~ The Band
19. Key To The Highway ~ The Band
20. Bessie Smith ~ The Band
Disc 3
Song Title
1. Across The Great Divide ~ The Band
2. Rag Mama Rag ~ The Band
3. Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, The ~ The Band
4. When You Awake ~ The Band
5. Up On Cripple Creek ~ The Band
6. Whispering Pines ~ The Band
7. King Harvest (Has Surely Come) ~ The Band
8. Get Up Jake ~ The Band
9. Jemima Surrender - (early version) ~ The Band
10. Daniel And The Sacred Harp - (alternate take) ~ The Band
11. Time To kill ~ The Band
12. All La Glory - (early version) ~ The Band
13. Shape I'm In, The ~ The Band
14. Stage Fright ~ The Band
15. Rumor, The ~ The Band
16. Slippin' & Slidin' ~ The Band
17. Don't Do It ~ The Band
18. Strawberry Wine ~ The Band
19. Rockin' Chair ~ The Band
20. Look Out Cleveland ~ The Band
21. 4% Pantomime - (featuring Van Morrison) ~ The Band
Disc 4
Song Title
1. Life Is A Carnival ~ The Band
2. When I Paint My Masterpiece ~ The Band
3. Moon Struck One, The ~ The Band
4. River Hymn, The ~ The Band
5. Don't Do It ~ The Band
6. Caledonia Mission ~ The Band
7. Smoke Signal ~ The Band
8. Unfaithful Servant ~ The Band
9. W.S. Walcott Medicine Show, The ~ The Band
10. Genetic Method, The ~ The Band
11. Chest Fever ~ The Band
12. I Don't Want to Hang up My Rock 'N' Roll Shoes ~ The Band
13. Loving You (Is Sweeter Than Ever) ~ The Band
14. Endless Highway ~ The Band
15. Move Me ~ The Band
16. Two Piano Song ~ The Band
17. Mystery Train ~ The Band
Disc 5
Song Title
1. Ain't Got No Home ~ The Band
2. Share Your Love With Me ~ The Band
3. Didn't It Rain ~ The Band
4. Forever Young ~ The Band
5. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 ~ The Band
6. Highway 61 Revisted ~ The Band
7. Ophelia ~ The Band
8. Acadian Driftwood ~ The Band
9. It Makes No Difference ~ The Band
10. Twilight ~ The Band
11. Christmas Must Be Tonight ~ The Band
12. Saga Of Pepote Rouge, The ~ The Band
13. Livin' In A Dream ~ The Band
14. Forbidden Fruit ~ The Band
15. Home Cookin' ~ The Band
16. Out Of The Blue ~ The Band
17. Evangeline - (featuring Emmylou Harris) ~ The Band
18. Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, The ~ The Band
19. Weight, The - (featuring The Staple Singers) ~ The Band
 
This exhaustive, rarity-laden six-disc collection tells a story that's long begged to be told: the tale of one of the most seminal yet underrated forces of rock 'n' roll's formative years. True to its name, A Musical History goes back to the embryonic days of the Hawks, who would later morph into the Band, collecting several songs -- highlighted by a burning version of "Who Do You Love" -- culled from their days as Ronnie Hawkins's backing band. That era is also represented by a handful of unreleased songs, notably the roadhouse-ready "Bacon Fat," that exhibit the burgeoning rootsiness that would endear the Band to Bob Dylan, who ultimately hired them to help propel what was arguably the most vital period in his career. Songs from both their stints with Zimmy pop up here and there, the pleading "Tell Me Mama" and a fierce live version of "Highway 61 Revisited" being the most compelling. But, to the credit of the musicians involved, the set's most stirring moments occur when they're working things out on their own. Early, radically different versions of songs like "Daniel and the Sacred Harp" and "Jemima Surrender" (the latter a real showcase for Levon Helm's earthy-yet-cerebral drumming) give insight into their restless nature as a collective, while song sketches for "Beautiful Thing" and "You Don't Come Through" attest to their willingness to get down-and-dirty. A Musical History offers up just about all the things you'd expect from a best-of, but the outtakes and oddities ultimately bring the most pleasure, from the gnarled blues shuffle of "Look Out Cleveland" to the easy-on-the-ears lope of "Strawberry Wine."

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote The Band: Rick Danko (vocals, guitar, bass guitar); Robbie Robertson (vocals, guitar); Levon Helm (vocals, mandolin, drums); Richard Manuel (vocals, piano, drums); Garth Hudson (accordion, saxophone, bugle, organ, keyboards, synthesizer).
Muze PNote Additional personnel: Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan (vocals, guitar); Mavis Staples, Roebuck "Pops" Staples, Ronnie Hawkins, Van Morrison (vocals); Roy Buchanan (guitar); Mickey Jones (drums); Dionne Warwick (background vocals).
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Rob Bowman.
Muze PNote This stunning six-disc box set, A MUSICAL HISTORY, traces the evolution of the Band, one of the most towering and influential groups of the late 1960s and early '70s. In the minds of many, the Band came to define the sound of roots-oriented "Americana" rock (though most of its members were, ironically, Canadian). This lovingly assembled collection follows the development of that sound, from their inception as Ronnie Hawkins backing band the Hawks and their tenure with Bob Dylan, through their peak years as the Band, and on to their swan song in 1976, THE LAST WALTZ.
Muze PNote What makes this set more essential than any prior compilation is not only its obsessive attention to the timeline (the chronological sequencing really does play, as the title states, like a musical history), but the abundance of new material (32 of the 102 cuts here were unreleased). Live versions, covers, alternate takes, rarities, and well-known songs--not to mention a bonus DVD packed with live-performance footage--work together to give a complete picture of this unique ensemble, making A MUSICAL HISTORY the final and definitive word on the Band.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Big Chill-More Songs From
Muze Music Compilations Duets
Muze Music Compilations Big Chill (2-Disc Deluxe Edition) (Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Easy Rider (2-Disc Deluxe Edition) (Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Forever Neil Diamond / Variou
Muze Music Compilations Goin' South: Platinum Edition
Muze Music Compilations Late Night Tales
Muze Music Compilations The Departed
Muze Music Compilations 76 Trombones
Muze Music Compilations 76 Trombones
Muze Music Compilations Singers Songwriters
Muze Music Compilations 30TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT CELEBRATION

Associated Artists and Works

Dylan, Bob
Before the Flood [Digipak] ~ Dylan, Bob
The Basement Tapes [Digipak] ~ Dylan, Bob
Hudson, Garth
Endless Highway: The Music of The Band ~ Various Artists
Endless Highway: The Music of The Band ~ Various Artists

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/27/2005
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2005
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 77409
Music Label Name Label : Capitol/EMI Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 5
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Mixed
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00724357740906

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (No. 984, p.158)
- 5 stars out of 5 - "...The group's devotees will find much to enjoy on this set, and their pleasures won't be limited to the thirty-seven previously unreleased tracks and film clips...."

Mojo (Publisher)
(p.124)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "A lot of great music...CD1 is the most remarkable: 25 songs plotting their transformation from Nuggetsy rock, via R&B, Dylan's band, folk rock and gospel, to that unmistakable Band sound."

Product Attributes
Product attributeArtist:   Band
Product attributeLabel:   Capitol Records
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