Anthology (The Band album)

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Anthology The Band.jpg
Greatest hits album by The Band
Released 1978 (1978)
Recorded 1968-70
Genre Rock
Label Capitol
The Band chronology
The Last Waltz
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B−[2]

Anthology is a 2 LP greatest hits compilation by the Canadian-American rock group the Band, released in 1978. In 1982, the set was re-released as two separate albums, Anthology Volume 1 and Anthology Volume 2. In 1988 it was reissued on CD, again in separate volumes.

Volume 1[edit]

All lyrics written by Robbie Robertson except where indicated. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Weight"     4:38
2. "Chest Fever"     5:18
3. "I Shall Be Released"   Bob Dylan 3:19
4. "Rag Mama Rag"     3:04
5. "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"     3:33
6. "Up on Cripple Creek"     4:34
7. "King Harvest (Has Surely Come)"     3:39
8. "Stage Fright"     3:43
9. "The Shape I'm In"     4:00
10. "Daniel and the Sacred Harp"     4:06

Volume 2[edit]

All lyrics written by Robbie Robertson except where indicated. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Life Is a Carnival"   Robertson, Levon Helm, Rick Danko 3:55
2. "When I Paint My Masterpiece"   Dylan 4:21
3. "This Wheel's on Fire"   Dylan, Danko 4:07
4. "The Great Pretender"   Buck Ram 3:07
5. "Mystery Train"   H. Parker, Jr., Sam Phillips, adaptation by Robertson 5:35
6. "Ophelia"     3:32
7. "It Makes No Difference"     6:34
8. "Acadian Driftwood"     6:42
9. "Right as Rain"     3:52
10. "Livin' in a Dream"     2:52

Volume 1 from albums[edit]

Title ! Album
The Weight Music from Big Pink
Chest Fever Music from Big Pink
I Shall Be Released Music from Big Pink
Rag Mama Rag The Band
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down The Band
Up on Cripple Creek The Band
King Harvest has Surely Come The Band
Stage Fright Stage Fright
The Shape I'm In Stage Fright
Daniel and the Sacred Harp Stage Fright

Volume 2 from albums[edit]

Title Album
Life Is a Carnival Cahoots
When I Paint My Masterpiece Cahoots
This Wheel's on Fire Rock of Ages
The Great Pretender Moondog Matinee
Mystery Train Moondog Matinee
Ophelia Northern Lights - Southern Cross
It Makes No Difference Northern Lights - Southern Cross
Acadian Driftwood Northern Lights - Southern Cross
Right as Rain Islands
Livin' in a Dream Islands