is the eighth Jericho studio album by Canadian- American rock group The Band. Coming a full seventeen years after their "farewell concert", it was released in 1993 and was the first album to feature the latter-day configuration of the group, as well as their first release for the Rhino subsidiary Pyramid Records.
Joining original members
Levon Helm (drums/mandolin/guitar/vocal), Rick Danko (bass/guitar/vocal) and Garth Hudson ( organ/keyboards/horns) were Jim Weider (who had played guitar for the group from the time of their 1983 reformation), Randy Ciarlante (who had joined on drums in 1990) and Richard Bell (who had joined as keyboardist in 1991). Richard Manuel recorded his last recording with The Band on "Country Boy". In addition to this sextet, there are an additional fourteen musicians. Having such a large amount of guests would be commonplace on the latter-day group's albums.
Robbie Robertson as primary songwriter, the group relied on outside sources to supplement their four original tracks. Among those covered were Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon and folksinger Artie Traum.
The album cover is a painting by
Peter Max of the "Big Pink" house in West Saugerties, New York, where Bob Dylan and The Band recorded music during the mid to late 1960's. [3 ] and The Basement Tapes are albums that originated from the music created in this house. Music From Big Pink [4 ] [5 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
Colin Linden, Jim Weider 4:25
Blind Willie McTell"
Bob Dylan 6:42
"The Caves of Jericho"
Richard Bell, Levon Helm, John Simon 5:23
Bruce Springsteen 5:16
"Too Soon Gone"
Jules Shear, Stan Szelest 3:59
Country Boy" Marshall Barer,
Fred Brooks 3:17
"Move to Japan"
Joe Flood, Levon Helm, John Simon, Stan Szelest, Jim Weider
"Amazon (River of Dreams)"
Artie Traum 6:00
"Stuff You Gotta Watch"
Muddy Waters 2:50
Willie Dixon 4:31
"Shine a Light"
Marty Grebb, Daniel Moore 4:12
"Blues Stay Away From Me"
Alton & Rabon Delmore, Henry Glover, Wayne Raney
Personnel [ edit ]
Rick Danko - Bass guitar, guitars, fiddle, trombone, keyboards, vocals.
Levon Helm - Drums, percussion, mandolin, guitar, vocals.
Garth Hudson - Organ, keyboards, accordion, electric piano, saxophones, synthesizers, horns.
Richard Manuel - Piano, keyboards & vocals on "Country Boy."
Randy Ciarlante - Drums, percussion, backing vocals.
Rick Bell - Keyboards, organ, piano, accordion, backing vocals.
Jim Weider - Guitars, backing vocals.
Stan Szelest - Electric piano (on “Atlantic City” & “Blind Willie McTell”).
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