The Band A Musical History (5-CD+DVD Box Set)

A Musical History (5-CD+DVD Box Set)
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Format: CD  (5 Discs)
Item:  CAP 77409
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: Capitol

Description by OLDIES.com:

Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Robbie Robertson, Richard Manuel and Rick Danko, often in the company of Bob Dylan, forged a highly original sound that in one way or another encompasses all forms of American roots music. Long after their break-up, The Band's legacy lives on, both in their own recordings and in their tangible influence on popular music since they first hit the scene. With 5 CDs, a DVD, 111 tracks, 37 of which are prviously unreleased, demos, alternate takes and live performances, this is the definitive Band collection.

Entertainment 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."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Who Do You Love?
  • 2.You Know I Love You
  • 3.Further On Up the Road
  • 4.Nineteen Years Old
  • 5.Honky Tonk (Previously Unissued)
  • 6.Bacon Fat (Previously Unissued)
  • 7.Robbie's Blues (Previously Unissued)
  • 8.Leave Me Alone
  • 9.Uh Uh Uh
  • 10.He Don't Love you (And He'll Break Your Heart)_
  • 11.I Want To Be The Rainmaker (Previously Unissued)
  • 12.The Stones I Throw (Previously Unissued)
  • 13.The Stones I Throw (Will Free All Men)
  • 14.Go Go Liza Jane
  • 15.Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window
  • 16.Tell Me, Mama (Previously Unissued)
  • 17.Just Like Tom Thumbs Blues
  • 18.Words And Numbers (Previously Unissued)
  • 19.You Don
  • 20.Beautiful Thing (Previously Unissued)
  • 21.Caledonia Mission (Previously Unissued)
  • 22.Odds And Ends
  • 23.Ferdinand The Imposter
  • 24.Ruben Remus
  • 25.Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Previously Unissued)

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Katie's Been Gone
  • 2.Ain't No More Cane On The Brazos
  • 3.Don't Ya Tell Henry
  • 4.Tears Of Rage
  • 5.To Kingdom Come (Previously Unissued)
  • 6.In A Station
  • 7.The Weight
  • 8.We Can Talk
  • 9.Long Black Veil
  • 10.Chest Fever
  • 11.Lonesome Suzie
  • 12.This Wheel's On Fire
  • 13.I Shall Be Released
  • 14.Yazoo Street Scandal (Previously Unissued)
  • 15.I Ain't Got No Home
  • 16.Orange Juice Blues
  • 17.Baby Lou (Previously Unissued)
  • 18.Long Distance Operator (Previously Unissued)
  • 19.Key To The Highway (Previously Unissued)
  • 20.Bessie Smith

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Across The Great Divide
  • 2.Rag Mama Rag
  • 3.The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
  • 4.When You Awake
  • 5.Up On Cripple Creek
  • 6.Whispering Pines
  • 7.King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
  • 8.Get Up Jake
  • 9.Jemima Surrender (Early Version)(Previously Unissued)
  • 10.Daniel And The Sacred Harp
  • 11.Time To Kill
  • 12.All La Glory (Early Version)(Previously Unissued)
  • 13.The Shape I'm In
  • 14.Stage Fright
  • 15.The Rumor
  • 16.Slippin' & Slidin'
  • 17.Don't Do It
  • 18.Strawberry Wine
  • 19.Rockin' Chair
  • 20.Look Out Cleveland
  • 21.4% Pantomime

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Life Is A Carnival
  • 2.When I Paint My Masterpiece
  • 3.The Moon Struck One
  • 4.The River Hymn
  • 5.Don't Do It
  • 6.Caledonia Mission
  • 7.Smoke Signal (Previously Unissued)
  • 8.Unfaithful Servant
  • 9.The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show
  • 10.The Genetic Method
  • 11.Chest Fever
  • 12.I Don't Want To Hang Up My Rock 'N' Roll Shoes
  • 13.Loving You (Is Sweeter Than Ever)
  • 14.Endless Highway
  • 15.Move Me (Previously Unissued)
  • 16.Two Piano Song (Previously Unissued)
  • 17.Mystery Train

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.Ain't Got No Home
  • 2.Share Your Love With Me
  • 3.Didn't It Rain
  • 4.Forever Young
  • 5.Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (Live)
  • 6.Highway 61 Revisted (Live)(Previously Unissued)
  • 7.Ophelia
  • 8.Acadian Driftwood
  • 9.It Makes No Difference
  • 10.Twilight (Previously Unissued)
  • 11.Christmas Must Be Tonight
  • 12.The Saga Of Pepote Rouge
  • 13.Livin' In A Dream
  • 14.Forbidden Fruit (Live)(Previously Unissued)
  • 15.Home Cookin' (Previously Unissued)
  • 16.Out Of The Blue
  • 17.Evangeline (with Emmylou Harris)
  • 18.The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Live)
  • 19.The Weight (with The Staples)

Product Description:

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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Rating 5.0 Wow! Music Lover: from Scituate, MA US -- April, 19, 2010

If you love The Band, you need this box set. Listened to from beginning to end, you can literally hear them transform from rock-a-billy to rock legends......gleaning the best of blues, gospel, bluegrass and folk, among other genres, to find that unique sound that makes The Band, The Band.


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