Greatest Hits CD (2000)

Artist: Band

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Product Overview


Label Emd/capitol
SKU 60436169
UPC 724352494125
UPC 14 00724352494125
Format CD
Release Date 9/26/2000
Author Band
Associated Artist/Work Dylan, Bob
Associated Artist/Work Hudson, Garth
Artist Influence Bo Diddley
Artist Influence Bob Dylan
Artist Influence Bobby Charles
Artist Influence Booker T. & the MG's
Artist Influence Buffalo Springfield
Artist Influence Carl Perkins (Rockabilly)
Artist Influence Chuck Berry
Artist Influence Doc Pomus
Artist Influence Duane Eddy
Artist Influence Fats Domino
Artist Influence Jim Kweskin
Artist Influence LaVern Baker
Artist Influence Lefty Frizzell
Artist Influence Marvin Gaye
Artist Influence Muddy Waters
Artist Influence Professor Longhair
Artist Influence Ronnie Hawkins
Artist Influence Sam Cooke
Artist Influence Sonny Boy Williamson II (Rice Miller)
Artist Influence The Byrds
Artist Influence The Everly Brothers
Artist Contemporary American Flyer
Artist Contemporary Bob Seger
Artist Contemporary Bobby Charles
Artist Contemporary Brinsley Schwarz (Group)
Artist Contemporary Bruce Springsteen
Artist Contemporary Chilli Willi and the Red Hot Peppers
Artist Contemporary Creedence Clearwater Revival
Artist Contemporary Crosby, Stills & Nash
Artist Contemporary Derek & the Dominos
Artist Contemporary Dillard & Clark
Artist Contemporary Doug Sahm
Artist Contemporary Dr. John
Artist Contemporary Ducks Deluxe
Artist Contemporary Eric Clapton
Artist Contemporary Fairport Convention
Artist Contemporary Freewheelers
Artist Contemporary Gene Parsons
Artist Contemporary George Harrison
Artist Contemporary Goose Creek Symphony
Artist Contemporary Gram Parsons
Artist Contemporary Grateful Dead
Artist Contemporary Hearts and Flowers
Artist Contemporary Hot Tuna
Artist Contemporary James McMurtry
Artist Contemporary Jerry Garcia
Artist Contemporary Jesse Winchester
Artist Contemporary John Hammond (Drums)
Artist Contemporary John Mellencamp
Artist Contemporary Joni Mitchell
Artist Contemporary Little Feat
Artist Contemporary Michael Nesmith
Artist Contemporary Neil Young
Artist Contemporary New Riders of the Purple Sage
Artist Contemporary Old & In the Way
Artist Contemporary Pure Prairie League
Artist Contemporary Robbie Robertson
Artist Contemporary Rockin' Horse
Artist Contemporary Rod Stewart
Artist Contemporary Ronnie Hawkins
Artist Contemporary Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers
Artist Contemporary The Allman Brothers Band
Artist Contemporary The Amazing Rhythm Aces
Artist Contemporary The Band of Heathens
Artist Contemporary The Beau Brummels
Artist Contemporary The Blues Project
Artist Contemporary The Byrds
Artist Contemporary The Dillards
Artist Contemporary The Flying Burrito Brothers
Artist Contemporary The Sir Douglas Quintet
Artist Contemporary Tom Petty
Artist Contemporary Traffic
Artist Contemporary Van Morrison
Artist Follower Blind Faith
Artist Follower Blue Rodeo
Artist Follower Blues Traveler
Artist Follower BoDeans
Artist Follower Bonnie Raitt
Artist Follower Brinsley Schwarz (Group)
Artist Follower Bruce Cockburn
Artist Follower Continental Drifters
Artist Follower Counting Crows
Artist Follower Cracker
Artist Follower Crazy Horse
Artist Follower Crosby, Stills & Nash
Artist Follower Daniel Lanois (Producer)
Artist Follower Dave Matthews
Artist Follower Dave Matthews Band
Artist Follower Delaney & Bonnie
Artist Follower Eagles
Artist Follower Elton John
Artist Follower Elvis Costello
Artist Follower Eric Clapton
Artist Follower Giant Sand
Artist Follower Golden Smog
Artist Follower Gomez
Artist Follower Graham Parker
Artist Follower Grant Lee Buffalo
Artist Follower Grateful Dead
Artist Follower Handsome Jack
Artist Follower Israel Nash
Artist Follower Jason & the Scorchers
Artist Follower John Anderson
Artist Follower Last Train Home
Artist Follower Led Zeppelin
Artist Follower Little Feat
Artist Follower Lone Justice
Artist Follower Los Lobos
Artist Follower Mercury Rev
Artist Follower Nick Lowe
Artist Follower NRBQ
Artist Follower Pearl Jam
Artist Follower Promised Land Sound
Artist Follower Ray LaMontagne
Artist Follower Ryan Adams
Artist Follower Ryan Beaver
Artist Follower Shinyribs
Artist Follower Son Volt
Artist Follower Tedeschi Trucks Band
Artist Follower The Beatles
Artist Follower The Blasters
Artist Follower The Call
Artist Follower The Del Fuegos
Artist Follower The Del-Lords
Artist Follower The Delgados
Artist Follower The Felice Brothers
Artist Follower The Flaming Lips
Artist Follower The Gourds
Artist Follower The Jayhawks (Rock/Alternative Country-Rock)
Artist Follower The Marshall Tucker Band
Artist Follower The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Artist Follower The Subdudes
Artist Follower The Traveling Wilburys
Artist Follower The Wallflowers
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Artist Follower Wilco
Technical Info
Producer Cheryl Pawelski; Bryan Kelley; Cheryl Pawelski (Compilation)
CatalogID 5249412
Lable Name Capitol
Released 09/26/2000
Original Release 2000
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 76m : 51s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00724352494125
Musical Guests
Byron Berline
Album Notes and Credits
The Band: Robbie Robertson, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel, Rick Danko (vocals, various instruments).
Additional personnel includes: Byron Berline (fiddle); John Simon (tuba, piano); Billy Mundi (drums).
Includes liner notes by Rob Bowman.
Digitally remastered by Ron McMaster & Andrew Sandoval (May 2000, Capitol Mastering).
Personnel: Robbie Robertson (vocals, guitar); Garth Hudson (vocals, keyboards); Levon Helm (vocals, drums); Rick Danko (vocals).
Liner Note Author: Rob Bowman.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Disc 1
1 Weight, The
2 Tears Of Rage
3 Chest Fever
4 I Shall Be Released
5 Up On Cripple Creek
6 Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, The
7 Rag Mama Rag
8 King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
9 Shape I'm In, The
10 Stage Fright
11 Time To Kill
12 Life Is A Carnival
13 When I Paint My Masterpiece
14 Ain't Got No Home
15 It Makes No Difference
16 Ophelia
17 Acadian Driftwood
18 Saga Of Pepote Rouge, The
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