Jubilation (The Band album)

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Studio album by The Band
Released September 15, 1998
Recorded March - May 1998
Genre Rock
Length 43:02
Label River North Records
Producer Aaron Hurwitz, The Band
The Band chronology
High On The Hog
(1996)High On The Hog1996
The Best of The Band, Vol. II
(1999)The Best of The Band, Vol. II1999
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Jubilation is the tenth and final studio album by Canadian/American rock group the Band. Recorded in the spring of 1998 in Levon Helm's home studio in Woodstock, New York, it was released on September 15, 1998. For the first time since the group reformed without guitarist and songwriter Robbie Robertson, there were more originals than covers. Songs include "Last Train to Memphis", featuring guest guitarist Eric Clapton, Garth Hudson's solo instrumental closer "French Girls", Rick Danko's "High Cotton" and the ode to Ronnie Hawkins, "White Cadillac".

On only one track, "If I Should Fail", do all six group members appear. Helm and Danko are missing from one track each, guitarist Jim Weider is missing from two. Richard Bell is replaced by producer/engineer Aaron Hurwitz on piano and keyboards for much of the album (Bell appears on just three tracks). Hudson and drummer-percussionist Randy Ciarlante are on every track. Friends and family abounded to help out.

A colored vinyl of the album was released in September 1998 in a limited run. The album cover is by Illinois folk artist George Colin.

This is the only album released by The Band to include no contributions from Richard Manuel.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Book Faded Brown" Paul Jost 4:12
2. "Don't Wait" The Band, Kevin Doherty, Levon Helm 4:09
3. "Last Train to Memphis" (featuring Eric Clapton) The Band, Bobby Charles, Helm 4:06
4. "High Cotton" Rick Danko, Helm, Tom Pacheco 3:25
5. "Kentucky Downpour" The Band, Marty Grebb, Helm 4:26
6. "Bound by Love" (featuring John Hiatt) John Hiatt 3:22
7. "White Cadillac (Ode to Ronnie Hawkins)" Randy Ciarlante, Helm, Jim Weider 3:38
8. "If I Should Fail" Rick Danko, Pacheco 3:56
9. "Spirit of the Dance" Ciarlante, Danko, Helm, Weider 5:05
10. "You See Me" Allen Toussaint 4:36
11. "French Girls" Garth Hudson 2:07


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