The Band Live at the Academy of Music 1971 [CD / DVD] (4-CD)

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Format: CD  (5 Discs)
Item:  CAP 001877000

CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2013
  • Label: Capitol

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show (Friday, December 31)
  • 2.The Shape I'm In (Friday, December 31)
  • 3.Caledonia Mission (Thursday, December 30)
  • 4.Don't Do It (Wednesday, December 29)
  • 5.Stage Fright (Friday, December 31)
  • 6.I Shall Be Released (Thursday, December 30)
  • 7.Up On Cripple Creek (Thursday, December 30)
  • 8.This Wheel's On Fire (Wednesday, December 29)
  • 9.Strawberry Wine (Tuesday, December 28) (Previously Unissued Performance)
  • 10.King Harvest (Has Surely Come) (Friday, December 31)
  • 11.Time To Kill (Tuesday, December 28)
  • 12.The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Wednesday, December 29)
  • 13.Across The Great Divide (Thursday, December 30)

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Life Is A Carnival (Thursday, December 30)
  • 2.Get Up Jake (Thursday, December 30)
  • 3.Rag Mama Rag (Friday, December 31)
  • 4.Unfaithful Servant (Friday, December 31)
  • 5.The Weight (Thursday, December 30)
  • 6.Rockin' Chair (Wednesday, December 29)
  • 7.Smoke Signal (Tuesday, December 28)
  • 8.The Rumor (Thursday, December 30)
  • 9.The Genetic Method (Friday, December 31)
  • 10.Chest Fever (Tuesday, December 28)
  • 11.(I Don't Want To) Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes (Wednesday, December 29)
  • 12.Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever (Wednesday, December 29)
  • 13.Down In The Flood (The Band with Bob Dylan) (Friday, December 31)
  • 14.When I Paint My Masterpiece (The Band with Bob Dylan) (Friday, December 31)
  • 15.Don't Ya Tell Henry (The Band with Bob Dylan) (Friday, December 31)
  • 16.Like A Rolling Stone (The Band with Bob Dylan) (Friday, December 31)

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Up On Cripple Creek (Previously Unissued Performance)
  • 2.The Shape I'm In
  • 3.The Rumor (Previously Unissued Performance)
  • 4.Time To Kill (Previously Unissued Performance)
  • 5.Rockin' Chair (Previously Unissued Performance)
  • 6.This Wheel's On Fire (Previously Unissued Performance)
  • 7.Get Up Jake (Previously Unissued Performance)
  • 8.Smoke Signal (Previously Unissued Performance)
  • 9.I Shall Be Released (Previously Unissued Performance)
  • 10.The Weight (Previously Unissued Performance)
  • 11.Stage Fright

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Life Is A Carnival (Previously Unissued Performance)
  • 2.King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
  • 3.Caledonia Mission (Previously Unissued Performance)
  • 4.The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show
  • 5.The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Previously Unissued Performance)
  • 6.Across The Great Divide (Previously Unissued Performance)
  • 7.Unfaithful Servant
  • 8.Don't Do It (Previously Unissued Performance)
  • 9.The Genetic Method
  • 10.Chest Fever (Previously Unissued Performance)
  • 11.Rag Mama Rag
  • 12.(I Don't Want To) Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes (Previously Unissued Performance)
  • 13.Down In The Flood (with Bob Dylan)
  • 14.When I Paint My Masterpiece (with Bob Dylan)
  • 15.Don't Ya Tell Henry (with Bob Dylan)
  • 16.Like A Rolling Stone (with Bob Dylan)

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show (DVD)
  • 2.The Shape I'm In (DVD)
  • 3.Caledonia Mission (DVD)
  • 4.Don't Do It (DVD)
  • 5.Stage Fright (DVD)
  • 6.I Shall Be Released (DVD)
  • 7.Up On Cripple Creek (DVD)
  • 8.The Wheel's On Fire (DVD)
  • 9.Strawberry Wine (Previously Unissued Performance)(DVD)
  • 10.King Harvest (Has Surely Come)(DVD)
  • 11.Time To Kill (DVD)
  • 12.The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (DVD)
  • 13.Across The Great Divide (DVD)
  • 14.Life Is A Carnival (DVD)
  • 15.Get Up Jake (DVD)
  • 16.Rag Mama Rag (DVD)
  • 17.Unfaithful Servant (DVD)
  • 18.The Weight (DVD)
  • 19.Rockin' Chair (DVD)
  • 20.Smoke Signal (DVD)
  • 21.The Rumor (DVD)
  • 22.The Genetic Method (DVD)
  • 23.Chest Fever (DVD)
  • 24.(I Don't Want To) Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes (DVD)
  • 25.Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever (DVD)
  • 26.King Harvest (Has Surely Come) (Previously Unissued Performance) (Archival Film Clips-December 30, 1971)(DVD)
  • 27.The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show (Previously Unissued Performance) (Archival Film Clips-December 30, 1971)(DVD)

Product Description:

Not so much an expansion of 1972's classic double-live album Rock of Ages, but an exhaustive tribute to its source material, the four-CD/one-DVD 2013 box set Live at the Academy of Music 1971 digs deep into the Band's year-end four-night stint at New York City's Academy of Music. The original 18-track sequence for the 1972 LP has been abandoned in favor of a double-concert construct, where the first two discs present one version of each of the 29 songs the Band played over the course of these four nights, while the final two discs present the entirety of the New Years Eve concert that capped off this residency; this CD is remixed from the soundboard tapes, and the DVD replicates this New Years Eve concert (note that there is no footage of the NYE concert, so the music is presented with a selection of stills; nevertheless, there are full clips of the Band performing "King Harvest (Has Surely Come)" and "The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show" on December 30, which are welcome). This structure is an appealing one but invites perhaps more duplications than are necessary. The 29 songs on the first two disc contain 11 songs from the New Years Eve show -- including the four-song encore with Bob Dylan -- but the trade-off is the NYE concert is loaded with unheard versions of familiar songs: 16 of the 27 songs are previously unreleased (in contrast, the only unearthed song on the first two discs is a killer version of "Strawberry Wine"). Perhaps some of these performances are ever so slightly rougher than the accompanying ones on the first two discs, but that liveliness is part of the appeal (besides, this is hardly ragged; as enthusiastic as the Band is, they're also supplemented by Allen Toussaint's horn section, so they do need to hit their marks to ensure all the elements fit together). Rock of Ages and, in turn, Live at the Academy of Music 1971 do close out the early years of the Band. They'd tour again, supporting Bob Dylan in 1974, and they turned out a few more records before disbanding in 1976, but they never seemed as triumphant as they did at the end of 1971. Although this box is not perfect -- it's hard not to wish there were no duplications on the first two discs, or the last two -- it is nevertheless a mighty testament to the Band at the peak of their powers. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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