To Kingdom Come: The Definitive Collection

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To Kingdom Come: The Definitive Collection
Greatest hits album by The Band
Released September 18, 1989 (1989-09-18)
Recorded Early 1968 – Early 1977
Genre Rock
Length 131:57
Label Capitol
Producer John Simon and The Band
The Band chronology
The Last Waltz
(1978)
To Kingdom Come
(1989)
Jericho
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

To Kingdom Come: The Definitive Collection is an anthology by Canadian-American rock band The Band, released in 1989. The thirty-one tracks were mostly taken from the group's eight albums on Capitol Records. The group's better-known songs, such as "The Weight", "Up On Cripple Creek", "Chest Fever", "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down", "The Shape I'm In", "Life Is A Carnival" and "It Makes No Difference", are all present. Rarities such as "Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever", "Get Up Jake" and "Back to Memphis" are also present.

The title track originally appeared on Music From Big Pink and is one of the very few sung by guitarist and principal lyricist Robbie Robertson. It was released on three LPs and two CDs.

To Kingdom Come is now out of print.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

All songs written and composed by Robbie Robertson unless otherwise noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Back to Memphis (Previously unreleased)"   Chuck Berry 6:07
2. "Tears of Rage"   Bob Dylan, Richard Manuel 5:22
3. "To Kingdom Come"     3:19
4. "Long Black Veil"   Marijohn Wilkin, Danny Dill 3:04
5. "Chest Fever"     5:15
6. "The Weight"     4:38
7. "I Shall Be Released"   Dylan 3:16
8. "Up On Cripple Creek"     4:34
9. "Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever (Previously unreleased)"   Stevie Wonder, Ivy Joe Hunter 3:34
10. "Rag Mama Rag"     3:04
11. "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"     3:33
12. "The Unfaithful Servant"     4:18
13. "King Harvest (Has Surely Come)"     3:40
14. "The Shape I'm In"     4:04
15. "The W. S. Walcott Medicine Show"     3:12
16. "Daniel and the Sacred Harp"     4:13
17. "Stage Fright"     3:41

Disc two[edit]

All songs written and composed by Robbie Robertson unless otherwise noted.. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Don't Do It (Baby Don't You Do It)"   Holland-Dozier-Holland 4:44
2. "Life Is a Carnival"   Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Robertson 3:59
3. "When I Paint My Masterpiece"   Dylan 4:22
4. "4% Pantomime"   Robertson, Van Morrison 4:35
5. "The River Hymn"     4:42
6. "Mystery Train"   H. Parker, Jr., S. Phillips, additional lyrics by R. Robertson 5:44
7. "Endless Highway (Previously unreleased version)"     5:25
8. "Get Up Jake"     2:18
9. "It Makes No Difference"     6:34
10. "Ophelia"     3:33
11. "Acadian Driftwood"     6:41
12. "Christmas Must Be Tonight"     3:37
13. "The Saga of Pepote Rouge"     4:17
14. "Knockin' Lost John"     3:49

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