Jericho (album)

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Jericho
Studio album by The Band
Released November 2, 1993 (1993-11-02)
Recorded Summer 1993; except "Country Boy", October 1985, and "Atlantic City", 1990/91
Genre Rock
Length 56:53
Label Rhino
Producer John Simon, Aaron Hurwitz & The Band
The Band chronology
To Kingdom Come: The Definitive Collection
(1989)
Jericho
(1993)
Across the Great Divide
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[2]

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.[3] The Basement Tapes and Music From the Big Pink are albums that originated from the music created in this house.[4][5]


Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
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

Personnel[edit]

Guest musicians
Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jericho (album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Rolling Stone
  3. ^ Dickinson, Chris (20 January 1994). "The Band | Theater Critic's Choice". Chicago Reader. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Hoskyns, Barney (1993). Across The Great Divide: The Band and America. Viking. p. 137. ISBN 0-670-84144-7. 
  5. ^ Bowman, Rob. "History of The Band: The Debut Album". theband.hiof.no. Retrieved 2009-11-03.