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Greatest Hits (2000)

Artist: Band
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Format: CD
Sku: 60436169
UPC: 724352494125
UPC 14: 00724352494125
Release Date: 9/26/2000
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Weight, The ~ The Band
2. Tears Of Rage ~ The Band
3. Chest Fever ~ The Band
4. I Shall Be Released ~ The Band
5. Up On Cripple Creek ~ The Band
6. Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, The ~ The Band
7. Rag Mama Rag ~ The Band
8. King Harvest (Has Surely Come) ~ The Band
9. Shape I'm In, The ~ The Band
10. Stage Fright ~ The Band
11. Time To Kill ~ The Band
12. Life Is A Carnival ~ The Band
13. When I Paint My Masterpiece ~ The Band
14. Ain't Got No Home ~ The Band
15. It Makes No Difference ~ The Band
16. Ophelia ~ The Band
17. Acadian Driftwood ~ The Band
18. Saga Of Pepote Rouge, The ~ The Band

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote The Band: Robbie Robertson, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel, Rick Danko (vocals, various instruments).
Muze PNote Additional personnel includes: Byron Berline (fiddle); John Simon (tuba, piano); Billy Mundi (drums).
Muze PNote Includes liner notes by Rob Bowman.
Muze PNote Digitally remastered by Ron McMaster & Andrew Sandoval (May 2000, Capitol Mastering).
Muze PNote Personnel: Robbie Robertson (vocals, guitar); Garth Hudson (vocals, keyboards); Levon Helm (vocals, drums); Rick Danko (vocals).
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Rob Bowman.
Muze PNote Though they were predominantly Canadian, the Band wrote the proverbial book on what would come to be known as Americana roots-rock. After years of backing everyone from rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins to Bob Dylan, they emerged as a creative force in their own right at the end of the 1960s. They were just in time to spearhead a movement away from the acid-rock excesses of the '60s, toward a simpler, more down-home musical mindset heavily informed by folk, country, and blues. GREATEST HITS offers a definitive look at the Rushmore-like legacy they left behind through their classic recordings.
Muze PNote Garth Hudson's quirky Lowery organ sound (quite distinct from the Hammond most rock organists favored) wheezed and ground; Robbie Robertson's terse, blues-influenced guitar licks snapped at the singers' heels; and Levon Helm's syncopated, hillbilly-funky drumming turned the time ever so slightly askew. Atop it all, the rough-hewn harmonies of Helm, bassist Rick Danko, and pianist Richard Manuel carried Robertson's masterfully crafted tales of an America more imagined than remembered, coming off like preachers tossed off the pulpit for carousing and general rowdiness, but still obviously close to God's heart.

Producer: Cheryl Pawelski; Bryan Kelley; Cheryl Pawelski (Compilation)

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Byron Berline

Artist Overview

The Band began as the Hawks, backing up rockabilly cat Ronnie Hawkins. In the mid-1960s, they became Bob Dylan's ensemble of choice, aiding him in his epochal switch to an electric rock-based format. When they emerged as an independent recording entity at the end of the '60s, they helped usher in a move towards earthy roots-rock as a generation shied away from the clamor and excess of the psychedelic era. The mostly Canadian group synthesized a wide variety of traditional American styles in a unique hodgepodge that took full advantage of each member's unique multi-instrumental abilities. THE LAST WALTZ film and album provided their 1978 swan song, but the Band began anew in the '80s without songwriter/guitarist Robbie Robertson.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Duets
Muze Music Compilations Forever Neil Diamond / Variou
Muze Music Compilations Goin' South: Platinum Edition
Muze Music Compilations The Departed
Muze Music Compilations I'm Not There (Soundtrack)
Muze Music Compilations 76 Trombones
Muze Music Compilations 76 Trombones
Muze Music Compilations Singers Songwriters
Muze Music Compilations Basement Tapes Influences
Muze Music Compilations 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration
Muze Music Compilations Americana Christmas

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
Bob Dylan & the Band's Basement Tapes Influences: ~ Various Artists

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/26/2000
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2000
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 5249412
Music Label Name Label : Capitol
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00724352494125

Professional Reviews

Q (5/01, p.129)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "...A fine compilation drawn from the 7 studio albums they recorded between 1968 and '77....Listen to it while polishing Grandpa's pocket-watch."

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