Across the Great Divide (album)

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Across the Great Divide
Compilation album by The Band
Released November 15, 1994 (1994-11-15)
Recorded January 1963 – January 1986
Genre Rock
Length 131:57
Label Capitol
Producer John Simon and The Band
The Band chronology
Jericho
(1993)
Across the Great Divide
(1994)
Live at Watkins Glen
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
MusicHound 4.5/5 stars[2]

Across The Great Divide is a compilation album by Canadian-American rock group The Band. Released in 1994, it consists of two discs of songs from The Band's first seven albums, and a third disc of rarities taken from various studio sessions and live performances. The set is now out-of-print, having been replaced by a five-CD/one-DVD box set that was released in September 2005.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Robbie Robertson, unless otherwise noted.

Disc one[edit]

Tracks 1-7 from Music From Big Pink. Tracks 8-15 from The Band. Tracks 16-19 from Stage Fright.

  1. "Tears of Rage" (Bob Dylan, Richard Manuel) – 5:19
  2. "The Weight" – 4:35
  3. "I Shall Be Released" (Dylan) – 3:12
  4. "Chest Fever" – 5:13
  5. "In a Station" (Manuel) – 3:30
  6. "To Kingdom Come" – 3:19
  7. "Lonesome Suzie" (Manuel) – 4:01
  8. "Rag Mama Rag" – 3:03
  9. "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" – 3:31
  10. "King Harvest (Has Surely Come)" – 3:38
  11. "Rockin' Chair" – 3:39
  12. "Whispering Pines" (Manuel, Robertson) – 3:56
  13. "Up On Cripple Creek" – 4:31
  14. "Across the Great Divide" – 2:54
  15. "The Unfaithful Servant" – 4:16
  16. "The Shape I'm In" – 4:01
  17. "Daniel and the Sacred Harp" – 4:13
  18. "All La Glory" – 3:34
  19. "Stage Fright" – 3:44

Disc two[edit]

Tracks 1-4 from Cahoots. Tracks 5-9 From Rock of Ages. Tracks 10-11 from Moondog Matinee. Tracks 12-14 from Northern Lights – Southern Cross. Tracks 15-17 from Islands (The Band album).

  1. "When I Paint My Masterpiece" (Dylan) – 4:18
  2. "The Moon Struck One" – 4:08
  3. "Life Is a Carnival" (Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Robertson) – 3:57
  4. "The River Hymn" – 4:37
  5. "Don't Do It" (Holland–Dozier–Holland) – 4:42
  6. "Caledonia Mission" – 3:21
  7. "The W. S. Walcott Medicine Show" – 3:52
  8. "Get Up Jake" – 3:16
  9. "This Wheel's on Fire" (Danko, Dylan) – 3:54
  10. "Share Your Love with Me" (Deadric Malone, Alfred Braggs) – 2:54
  11. "Mystery Train" (H. Parker, Jr./Sam Phillips, additional lyrics by Robertson) – 5:40
  12. "Acadian Driftwood" – 6:40
  13. "Ophelia" – 3:29
  14. "It Makes No Difference" – 6:32
  15. "Livin' in a Dream" – 2:50
  16. "The Saga of Pepote Rouge" – 4:13
  17. "Right as Rain" – 3:54

Disc three[edit]

  1. "Who Do You Love?" (Bo Diddley) – 2:40
    • by Ronnie Hawkins & The Hawks, released March 1963
  2. "Do the Honky Tonk" (Don Robey) – 2:58
    • by Levon & The Hawks, recorded live in 1964, previously unreleased
  3. "He Don't Love You" – 2:36
    • by Levon & The Hawks, released 1964
  4. "Katie's Been Gone" (Manuel, Robertson) – 2:46
  5. "Bessie Smith" (Danko, Robertson) – 4:18
    • From The Basement Tapes
  6. "Orange Juice Blues (Blues for Breakfast)" (Manuel) – 3:18
    • Previously unreleased demo
  7. "Ain't No Cane on the Brazos" (Traditional, arr. The Band) – 4:26
  8. "Slippin' and Slidin'" (Richard Penniman) – 3:13
    • Recorded live 1970 St. Louis, MO, previously unreleased
  9. "Twilight" – 3:15
  10. "Back to Memphis" (Chuck Berry) – 5:58
  11. "Too Wet to Work" (Garth Hudson) – 2:30
    • Performed by Garth Hudson solo, during thundershower
  12. "Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever" (Stevie Wonder/Ivy Jo Hunter) – 3:25
  13. "Don't Ya Tell Henry" (Dylan) – 3:23
  14. "Endless Highway" – 5:09
  15. "She Knows" (Jimmy Griffin/Robb Royer) – 3:22
    • Credited to Richard Manuel; Rick Danko and Garth Hudson also perform
    • Recorded live 1986 at Lone Star Cafe in New York, previously unreleased
  16. "Evangeline" – 3:11 (with Emmylou Harris)
  17. "Out of the Blue" – 3:11
  18. "The Weight" – 4:35
  19. "The Last Waltz Refrain" – 1:31
  20. "Theme from The Last Waltz" – 3:26

Personnel[edit]

Producers
  • The Band – producers (disc one, tracks 16-19, disc two, tracks 1-17 and disc three tracks 2, 4-5, 8-14)
  • John Simon – producer (disc one, tracks 1-15)
  • Robbie Robertson – producer (disc three, tracks 16-20)
  • Henry Glover – producer (disc three, track 1)
  • Eddie Heller – producer (disc three, track 3)
  • Albert Grossman – producer (disc three, track 6)
  • Eric Blackstead – producer (disc three, track 7)
  • Garth Hudson – producer (disc three, track 15)
  • See individual albums for engineering credits.
Other participants

References[edit]

  1. ^ Across the Great Divide (album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Graff, Gary; Durchholz, Daniel (eds) (1999). MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide. Farmington Hills, MI: Visible Ink Press. p. 72. ISBN 1-57859-061-2.