The Last Waltz Box set, Live, Original recording remastered
|Price:||CDN$ 33.99 & FREE Shipping. Details|
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
|1. Theme From The Last Waltz|
|2. Up On Cripple Creek|
|3. Who Do You Love|
|7. Dry Your Eyes|
|8. It Makes No Difference|
|9. Such A Night|
|10. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down|
See all 13 tracks on this disc
|1. The Shape I'm in|
|2. Down South In New Orleans|
|4. Tura Lura Lural|
|6. Life Is A Carnival|
|7. Baby Let Me Follow You Down|
|8. I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)|
|9. Forever Young|
|10. Baby Let Me Follow You Down|
See all 17 tracks on this disc
This 2-CD distillation of Rhino's 4-CD box restores the 30-song track listing from the 1978 triple-LP set, remixed by Robbie Robertson and remastered for stunning clarity! One of the most awe-inspiring concerts ever: Up on Cripple Creek; The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down; Mystery Train with Paul Butterfield; Such a Night with Dr. John; Mannish Boy with Muddy Waters, plus Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison .rapturous to relive!
Even taking into account inflation, it's ironic in this era of $250 concert tickets that critics harped when the Band charged $25 for their legendary November 1976 farewell show at San Francisco's Winterland. That price not only included Thanksgiving dinner, but also numerous guest superstars who'd influenced, worked with, and/or shared the Canadian roots of Robbie Robertson and crew. What transpired was a grand celebration of North American musical forms. There are numerous definitive performances here--from Van Morrison's goose-bump-inducing "Caravan" and solo rendition of the beautiful Irish standard "Tura Lura Lural" (Celtic music inspired those Appalachians in the first place) to Bob Dylan and "the Hawks" delivering a pop-metallic "Baby, Let Me Follow You Down," first captured on the Royal Albert Hall Concert tapes. But because this new fleshed-out version--produced and compiled by Robertson--includes surprises (late blues legend Muddy Waters's endearing take on Louis Jordan's "Caledonia"; current blues legend Dylan's "Hazel"), treasures ("This Wheels on Fire," Neil Young's "Four Strong Winds"), and two jam sessions that just don't add much, the new box set simply matches and enhances--but doesn't top--the original three-LP version of this wonderful slice of rock & roll history. --Bill Holdship --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
It's ironic that Helm could deliver such a powerful vocal performance, belting out the lines that began this review, but the whole time, he was certainly not happy to be a part of this "celebration.Read more ›
A couple of thoughts: of course, Levon died in in 2012, silencing all three of the Band's singers (Robbie, brilliant musician though he was/is, simply can't sing very well, and rarely sang when with the Band). Secondly, I have (since my initial review) purchased the stripped (i.e., small box) Last Waltz 4-disc set. Not as lavish as the original "long box", but all the music is there. The 4-disc set definitely adds to the original 2-disc, 3-LP release, as there are more brilliant performances, by the Band and their guests, but both versions are still outweighed by Rock Of Ages for so many reasons, not least of which is the horn section, notably Howard Johnson (the tuba, etc player, not the hotel!). Although the horns (including Johnson) played in The Last Waltz as well, and definitely added to the whole thing, the magic was in the Rock Of Ages set, and the horns seemed better, tighter. They sounded as tight as they did when I saw them in Montreal, as mentioned in my original review.
The Last Waltz's greatness (and it is indeed GREAT) lies in the event, the sense of occasion. As such, not really comparable to Rock Of Ages, in the end. It truly marked a milestone in rock's history. Interesting that, although Levon, Ricky, Richard and Garth probably resented the focus on Robbie, and saw the writing on the wall (it WAS the end, and they knew it), they displayed their professionalism once the lights went up and everyone was plugged in. Musicians are like that: once they're on stage, they leave the bulls*** behind (well with a few exceptions, such as the Kinks, Oasis :)
Highly recommended. Oh, and there's a significant upgrade in the sound, as well.Read more ›
The Band played for five hours and people still wanted more. The hits are all here -- "Up On Cripple Creek", "The Weight", "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down", etc. -- and each one of them is played with passion by a band that is just making great music, but knows that it is coming to an end.
The guest cast is amazing. Bob Dylan and Ronnie Hawkins are great musicians, and they had to appear for the night to be complete -- if you know The Band's history, you'll understand why. Friends and heroes like Dr. John, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell, Neil Diamond, Van Morrison, The Staples, and more rounded out a set of music with a combination of variety and quality that you'll be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. Even Ringo Starr makes an appearance on drums at the end of the third disk. Where else will you find a combination of songs like "Caravan", "Such a Night", "Mannish Boy", "Dry Your Eyes", and "Helpless"?Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
What is not to love about this DVD! Anybody? Price was right and delivery was amazing! PPublished 19 months ago by Patti Gingerich