The Band: A Musical History [Box]

Audio Samples

>Who Do You Love?
>You Know I Love You
>Further on up the Road
>Nineteen Years Old
>Honky Tonk
>Bacon Fat
>Robbie's Blues
>Leave Me Alone
>Uh Uh Uh
>He Don't Love You (And He'll Break Your Heart)_
>I Want to Be the Rainmaker
>Stones I Throw, The
>Stones I Throw, The (Will Free All Men)
>Go Go Liza Jane
>Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window
>Tell Me Mama
>Just Like Tom Thumbs Blues
>Words and Numbers
>You Don't Come Through
>Beautiful Thing
>Caledonia Mission
>Odds and Ends
>Ferdinand the Imposter
>Ruben Remus
>Will the Circle Be Unbroken
>Katie's Been Gone
>Ain't No More Cane on the Brazos
>Don't Ya Tell Henry
>Tears of Rage
>To Kingdom Come - (full-length version)
>In a Station
>Weight, The
>We Can Talk
>Long Black Veil
>Chest Fever
>Lonesome Suzie - (alternate take)
>This Wheel's on Fire
>I Shall Be Released
>Yazoo Street Scandal
>I Ain't Got No Home
>Orange Juice Blues
>Baby Lou
>Long Distance Operator
>Key to the Highway
>Bessie Smith
>Across the Great Divide
>Rag Mama Rag
>Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, The
>When You Awake
>Up on Cripple Creek
>Whispering Pines
>King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
>Get up Jake
>Jemima Surrender - (early version)
>Daniel and the Sacred Harp - (alternate take)
>Time to Kill
>All la Glory - (early version)
>Shape I'm In, The
>Stage Fright
>Rumor, The
>Slippin' & Slidin'
>Don't Do It
>Strawberry Wine
>Rockin' Chair
>Look Out Cleveland
>4% Pantomime - (featuring Van Morrison)
>Life Is a Carnival
>When I Paint My Masterpiece
>Moon Struck One, The
>River Hymn, The
>Don't Do It
>Caledonia Mission
>Smoke Signal
>Unfaithful Servant
>W.S. Walcott Medicine Show, The
>Genetic Method, The
>Chest Fever
>I Don't Want to Hang up My Rock 'N' Roll Shoes
>Loving You (Is Sweeter Than Ever)
>Endless Highway
>Move Me
>Two Piano Song
>Mystery Train
>Ain't Got No Home
>Share Your Love With Me
>Didn't It Rain
>Forever Young
>Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
>Highway 61 Revisted
>Ophelia
>Acadian Driftwood
>It Makes No Difference
>Twilight
>Christmas Must Be Tonight
>Saga of Pepote Rouge, The
>Livin' in a Dream
>Forbidden Fruit
>Home Cookin'
>Out of the Blue
>Evangeline - (featuring Emmylou Harris)
>Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, The
>Weight, The - (featuring The Staple Singers)

Track List

>Who Do You Love?
>You Know I Love You
>Further on up the Road
>Nineteen Years Old
>Honky Tonk
>Bacon Fat
>Robbie's Blues
>Leave Me Alone
>Uh Uh Uh
>He Don't Love You (And He'll Break Your Heart)_
>I Want to Be the Rainmaker
>Stones I Throw, The
>Stones I Throw, The (Will Free All Men)
>Go Go Liza Jane
>Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window
>Tell Me Mama
>Just Like Tom Thumbs Blues
>Words and Numbers
>You Don't Come Through
>Beautiful Thing
>Caledonia Mission
>Odds and Ends
>Ferdinand the Imposter
>Ruben Remus
>Will the Circle Be Unbroken
>Katie's Been Gone
>Ain't No More Cane on the Brazos
>Don't Ya Tell Henry
>Tears of Rage
>To Kingdom Come - (full-length version)
>In a Station
>Weight, The
>We Can Talk
>Long Black Veil
>Chest Fever
>Lonesome Suzie - (alternate take)
>This Wheel's on Fire
>I Shall Be Released
>Yazoo Street Scandal
>I Ain't Got No Home
>Orange Juice Blues
>Baby Lou
>Long Distance Operator
>Key to the Highway
>Bessie Smith
>Across the Great Divide
>Rag Mama Rag
>Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, The
>When You Awake
>Up on Cripple Creek
>Whispering Pines
>King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
>Get up Jake
>Jemima Surrender - (early version)
>Daniel and the Sacred Harp - (alternate take)
>Time to Kill
>All la Glory - (early version)
>Shape I'm In, The
>Stage Fright
>Rumor, The
>Slippin' & Slidin'
>Don't Do It
>Strawberry Wine
>Rockin' Chair
>Look Out Cleveland
>4% Pantomime - (featuring Van Morrison)
>Life Is a Carnival
>When I Paint My Masterpiece
>Moon Struck One, The
>River Hymn, The
>Don't Do It
>Caledonia Mission
>Smoke Signal
>Unfaithful Servant
>W.S. Walcott Medicine Show, The
>Genetic Method, The
>Chest Fever
>I Don't Want to Hang up My Rock 'N' Roll Shoes
>Loving You (Is Sweeter Than Ever)
>Endless Highway
>Move Me
>Two Piano Song
>Mystery Train
>Ain't Got No Home
>Share Your Love With Me
>Didn't It Rain
>Forever Young
>Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
>Highway 61 Revisted
>Ophelia
>Acadian Driftwood
>It Makes No Difference
>Twilight
>Christmas Must Be Tonight
>Saga of Pepote Rouge, The
>Livin' in a Dream
>Forbidden Fruit
>Home Cookin'
>Out of the Blue
>Evangeline - (featuring Emmylou Harris)
>Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, The
>Weight, The - (featuring The Staple Singers)

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

The Band: A Musical History is the definitive collection. 5 CD's, a DVD, 111 tracks, 37 of which are previously unreleased that include demo's, Alternate takes and performances. Comes packaged in a unique coffee table book. Capitol. 2005.

Album 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."

Album Notes

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).

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).

Liner Note Author: Rob Bowman.

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.

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.



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