Anthology (The Band album)

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Anthology
Anthology The Band.jpg
Greatest hits album by The Band
Released 1978 (1978)
Recorded 1968-70
Genre Rock
Label Capitol
The Band chronology
Islands
(1977)
Anthology
(1978)
The Last Waltz
(1978)
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.

Track listing[edit]

Volume 1[edit]

All lyrics written by Robbie Robertson except where indicated. 

No. Title Writer(s) Original album Length
1. "The Weight"     Music from Big Pink (1968) 4:38
2. "Chest Fever"     Music from Big Pink 5:18
3. "I Shall Be Released"   Bob Dylan Music from Big Pink 3:19
4. "Rag Mama Rag"     The Band (1969) 3:04
5. "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"     The Band 3:33
6. "Up on Cripple Creek"     The Band 4:34
7. "King Harvest (Has Surely Come)"     The Band 3:39
8. "Stage Fright"     Stage Fright (1970) 3:43
9. "The Shape I'm In"     Stage Fright 4:00
10. "Daniel and the Sacred Harp"     Stage Fright 4:06

Volume 2[edit]

All lyrics written by Robbie Robertson except where indicated. 

No. Title Writer(s) Original album Length
1. "Life Is a Carnival"   Robertson, Levon Helm, Rick Danko Cahoots (1971) 3:55
2. "When I Paint My Masterpiece"   Dylan Cahoots 4:21
3. "This Wheel's on Fire"   Dylan, Danko Rock of Ages (1972); originally from Music from Big Pink 4:07
4. "The Great Pretender"   Buck Ram Moondog Matinee (1973) 3:07
5. "Mystery Train"   H. Parker, Jr., Sam Phillips, additional lyrics by Robertson Moondog Matinee 5:35
6. "Ophelia"     Northern Lights – Southern Cross (1975) 3:32
7. "It Makes No Difference"     Northern Lights – Southern Cross 6:34
8. "Acadian Driftwood"     Northern Lights – Southern Cross 6:42
9. "Right as Rain"     Islands (1977) 3:52
10. "Livin' in a Dream"     Islands 2:52

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