The Last Waltz

September 24, 2013 | Format: MP3

$18.99
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: December 16, 2002
  • Release Date: December 16, 2002
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Label: Rhino/Warner Bros.
  • Copyright: 1978 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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  • Total Length: 4:06:28
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  • ASIN: B00F2H7VOY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (203 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,892 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Best concert by one of the best bands ever.
BlackLab7
This album would be good for people just getting into good music; it's kind of a "greatest hits" of Rock-n-roll history.
L. Riley
Amazing music, stellar lineup of musicians and great recording.
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126 of 128 people found the following review helpful By Bud Sturguess on May 28, 2004
Format: Audio CD
"There's a flood out in California, and up North it's freezin' cold! And this a-livin' off the road is gettin' purty old!", drummer Levon Helm twangs as The Band gives a fiery performance of 'Up On Cripple Creek,' one of their many signature songs. And indeed, the actual meaning of "The Last Waltz" was that The Band (or more specifically, songwriter/guitarist Robbie Robertson) were saying goodbye to the touring life, and had the intent of being reborn as a studio unit (think Steely Dan). But that didn't exactly go as planned, and the odds-and-ends album "Islands" was the only product of this idea (but even that album was released mostly as a contract-filler for Capitol Records). And though Band members were still talking about a new album as late as 1979, Robbie Robertson was obviously now focused on his work in terms of films, and the legendary five-man version of The Band was no more. And though some critics are cynical as to why a group would give up touring when touring is what a rock group does for a living, Robertson obviously had good reason to say goodbye to the road; it was obviously taking its toll on the personal lives of the Band members, most notably pianist and one of three lead vocalists Richard Manuel. Robertson said in 1987 "To see people teetering on the brink constantly...Richard scared us to death. We scared ourselves to death." (It's been argued that the touring hassles that the reunited Band went through in the 80s is what caused Manuel's suicide, but that's too personal to get into.)
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.
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106 of 107 people found the following review helpful By different drummer 63 on May 2, 2002
Format: Audio CD
For starters, I'll say that the Band is my favorite group of players/singers of any type of music; if I had to give up all my music except for one artist, the choice of whom to keep would be easy. This is an indispensable set, an unshakeable foundation for the serious lover of music that is emotionally honest and played with incomparable originality, versatility, and soul. There's a quote in the booklet: "The Band didn't sound like a group of teenage millionaires." That sums it up. The subject matter of their songs and their manner of putting it across took you inside a whole way of life, populated by people who paid their dues, took their chances, earned their wisdom and shared it with others. Having said all those nice things, I want to throw in some details on why I can't give it five stars, at least this version of it. I'd prefer the songs presented in their original sequence, which you can hear on the bootleg of the show. There was drama in that structure, and you get something dramatic here too, but it's not the same--originally, the Band played their own set, then most of the guests followed, all but for Bob Dylan. After an intermission with poetry reading by some members of the Beat Generation and a Hell's Angel, The Band came back for a few numbers, playing "The Weight" before Dylan's set. Also, while it is true that MOST of the material from the original show is here, there still are a few things left out, such as Richard Manuel singing "Georgia on my Mind" and ragged versions of "Evangeline" and "The Last Waltz." Finally, even though I'm as impressed by the improved sound as anyone, it wouldn't have hurt to leave some of the rough edges intact.Read more ›
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58 of 59 people found the following review helpful By Pasi Tuominen on May 16, 2002
Format: Audio CD
The dream of millions of The Band fans has at last come true. The Last Waltz box set gives the deserved honour to Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel and Robbie Robertson. Honour for the best rock and roll concert of all time.
The addition of the missing songs, new mixing of the music and the improved layout are things that make this package something very special.
The box set includes no less than 15 songs, which were dropped out from the original publications. Plus, there are a few concert rehearsal versions. It was high time to hear the performances of such songs as `WS Walcott Medicine Show' and `Don't Do It' - the very last song The Band ever played together on stage. As far as guest performances are concerned, `Caldonia' (with Muddy Waters) and `Hazel' (with Bob Dylan) are nothing to be left as takeouts. For the sake of curiosity it's worth mentioning that Robbie's 12-bar Clapton-imitation guitar solo (which is there in The Last Waltz film as Eric fiddles with his guitar strap) on `Further on Up the Road' can be enjoyed now on CD as well.
Thanks to the new mixing, the overall sound of The Last Waltz is different. For example, `The Shape I'm In' is stronger than ever as a perfect The Band song: Richard growling the lyrics, Robbie filling in with delicate guitar licks, Rick bouncing about irresistibly with the bass and Levon hitting the drums like throwing big rocks on a tin roof. All this sweetened by Garth's capturing organ. The Last Waltz sounds brighter and fresher - basically it sounds much more authentic. Close your eyes and you are at Winterland...
The layout is improved by a thick booklet. It includes a lot of behind-the-scenes stories about The Band and The Last Waltz as well as a tidy collection of photos. Fine supporting material.
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