|Studio album by The Band|
|Released||November 2, 1993|
|Recorded||Summer 1993; except "Country Boy", October 1985, and "Atlantic City", 1990/91|
|Producer||John Simon, Aaron Hurwitz & The Band|
|The Band chronology|
Jericho is the eighth studio album by Canadian-American rock group The Band. Coming a full seventeen years after their "farewell concert", it was released in 1993 and was the first album to feature the latter-day configuration of the group, as well as their first release for the Rhino subsidiary Pyramid Records.
Joining original members Levon Helm (drums/mandolin/guitar/vocal), Rick Danko (bass/guitar/vocal) and Garth Hudson (organ/keyboards/horns) were Jim Weider (who had played guitar for the group from the time of their 1983 reformation), Randy Ciarlante (who had joined on drums in 1990) and Richard Bell (who had joined as keyboardist in 1991). Richard Manuel recorded his last recording with The Band on "Country Boy". In addition to this sextet, there are an additional fourteen musicians. Having such a large amount of guests would be commonplace on the latter-day group's albums.
Without Robbie Robertson as primary songwriter, the group relied on outside sources to supplement their four original tracks. Among those covered were Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon and folksinger Artie Traum.
The album cover is a painting by Peter Max of the "Big Pink" house in West Saugerties, New York, where Bob Dylan and The Band recorded music during the mid to late 1960's. The Basement Tapes and Music From the Big Pink are albums that originated from the music created in this house.
|1.||"Remedy"||Colin Linden, Jim Weider||4:25|
|2.||"Blind Willie McTell"||Bob Dylan||6:42|
|3.||"The Caves of Jericho"||Richard Bell, Levon Helm, Rick Danko, John Simon||5:23|
|4.||"Atlantic City"||Bruce Springsteen||5:16|
|5.||"Too Soon Gone"||Jules Shear, Stan Szelest||3:59|
|6.||"Country Boy"||Marshall Barer, Fred Brooks||3:17|
|7.||"Move to Japan"||Joe Flood, Levon Helm, John Simon, Stan Szelest, Jim Weider||4:25|
|8.||"Amazon (River of Dreams)"||Artie Traum||6:00|
|9.||"Stuff You Gotta Watch"||Muddy Waters||2:50|
|10.||"The Same Thing"||Willie Dixon||4:31|
|11.||"Shine a Light"||Marty Grebb, Daniel Moore||4:12|
|12.||"Blues Stay Away From Me"||Alton & Rabon Delmore, Henry Glover, Wayne Raney||6:01|
- Rick Danko - Bass guitar, guitars, fiddle, trombone, keyboards, vocals.
- Levon Helm - Drums, percussion, mandolin, guitar, vocals.
- Garth Hudson - Organ, keyboards, accordion, electric piano, saxophones, synthesizers, horns.
- Richard Manuel - Piano, keyboards & vocals on "Country Boy."
- Randy Ciarlante - Drums, percussion, backing vocals.
- Rick Bell - Keyboards, organ, piano, accordion, backing vocals.
- Jim Weider - Guitars, backing vocals.
- Stan Szelest - Electric piano (on “Atlantic City” & “Blind Willie McTell”).
- Guest musicians
- John Simon - Electric piano, horns, saxophones.
- Champion Jack Dupree - Piano on “Blind Willie McTell”.
- Vassar Clements - Fiddle on “The Caves Of Jericho” and “Stuff You Gotta Watch”.
- Erie Brazilian - Mandolin on “Atlantic City”.
- Rob Hyman - Keyboards on “Atlantic City”.
- Steve Jordan - drums on “Blues Stay Away From Me”.
- Jules Shear - backing vocals on “Too Soon Gone”.
- Tommy Spurlock - Steel guitar on “The Caves Of Jericho”.
- Artie Traum - Acoustic guitar on “Amazon (River Of Dreams)”.
- Colin Linden - Backing vocals on “Amazon (River Of Dreams)”.
- Bobby Strickland - Tenor and baritone saxophones on “Remedy” and “Stuff You Gotta Watch”.
- Dave Douglas - Trumpet on “Remedy” and “Stuff You Gotta Watch”.
- Rob Leon - Bass guitar on “Too Soon Gone”, “Amazon” and “The Caves Of Jericho”.
- The Band - Producers.
- Aaron Hurwitz - Producer & engineer.
- John Simon - Producer.
- Chris Andersen - Engineer.
- Steve Churchyard - Engineer.
- John Roper - Engineer.
- Jericho (album) at AllMusic
- Rolling Stone
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