is the tenth and final Jubilation studio album by Canadian/ American rock group The Band. Recorded in the spring of 1998 in Levon Helm's home studio in Woodstock, New York, it was released on September 15, 1998. For the first time since the group reformed without guitarist and songwriter Robbie Robertson, there were more originals than covers on Jubilation. Songs include "Last Train to Memphis", featuring guest guitarist Eric Clapton, Garth Hudson's solo instrumental closer "French Girls", Rick Danko's "High Cotton" and the ode to Ronnie Hawkins, "White Cadillac".
On only one track, "If I Should Fail", do all six group members appear. Helm and Danko are missing from one track each, guitarist
Jim Weider is missing from two. Richard Bell is replaced by producer/engineer Aaron Hurwitz on piano and keyboards for much of the album (Bell appears on just three tracks). Hudson and drummer-percussionist Randy Ciarlante are on every track. Friends and family abounded to help out.
A colored vinyl of the album was released in September 1998 in a limited run.
The album cover is by famed Illinois folk artist George Colin.
Track listing [ edit ]
"Book Faded Brown"
Kevin Doherty, Levon Helm 4:09
"Last Train To Memphis"
(featuring Eric Clapton) The Band,
Bobby Charles, Helm 4:06
Rick Danko, Helm,
Tom Pacheco 3:25
Marty Grebb, Helm 4:26
"Bound By Love"
(featuring John Hiatt) John Hiatt
"White Cadillac (Ode to Ronnie Hawkins)"
Randy Ciarlante, Helm, Jim Weider
"If I Should Fail"
Rick Danko, Pacheco
"Spirit of the Dance"
Ciarlante, Danko, Helm, Weider
"You See Me"
Allen Toussaint 4:36
Personnel [ edit ]
Rick Danko – acoustic, electric and double-bass, acoustic guitar, vocals
Levon Helm – drums, percussion, harmonica, mandolin, vocals
Garth Hudson – keyboards, organ, accordion, piano, synthesizers, vocoder, soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, percussion
Randy Ciarlante – drums, percussion, vocals
Jim Weider – guitars, mandolin, dobro, vocals
Richard Bell – keyboards, organ, piano, vocals
Aaron Hurwitz – Producer, engineer, piano, organ, accordion, backing vocals
Tom Malone – trombone, trumpet, tenor and baritone saxophone
Eric Clapton – guitars
John Hiatt – high-string guitar, vocals
Tom Pacheco - guitar, vocals
Bobby Charles – percussion, backing vocals Marie Spinosa – percussion, backing vocals
Marty Grebb – keyboards, backing vocals Jim Eppard –
tenor guitar, mandolin Mike Dunn – bass guitar
Kevin Doherty – backing vocals
Amy Helm – backing vocals Maud Hudson – backing vocals
References [ edit ]