Rick Danko in Concert

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Rick Danko in Concert
Live album by Rick Danko
Released 1997
Recorded 1997
Genre Rock
Length 47:00
Label Woodstock
Producer Aaron Hurwitz, Levon Helm and the Band

Rick Danko in Concert was Band bassist and singer Rick Danko's second solo release, issued in 1997 as the first release from Woodstock Records, a small label in which Danko and the Band had interests. Featuring live recordings of eight tracks previously issued on both early-period and late-period Band albums (with a cover of "Don't Mess Up a Good Thing" added to give keyboardist Aaron Hurwitz a vocal shot), it was culled from two low-fidelity live shows at the Orpheum Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, on 22 February 1997, and Atomic Productions, Clinton, New Jersey, on 6 March 1997.

The album features stripped-down arrangements, as only Danko (mostly sticking to guitar), Aaron Hurwitz (piano and accordion) and Band drummer Randy Ciarlante are present. The performances on this CD are excellent, but the sound quality leaves something to be desired.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Intro" – 0:13
  2. "Crazy Mama" (J. J. Cale) – 5:25
  3. "Twilight" (Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko) – 4:39
  4. "Stage Fright" (Robertson) – 4:14
  5. "It Makes No Difference" (Robertson) – 5:31
  6. "Long Black Veil" (M. J. Wilkin, Danny Dill) – 6:41
  7. "Don't Mess Up a Good Thing" (Oliver Sain) – 3:55
  8. "Blind Willie McTell" (Bob Dylan) – 5:40
  9. "Chest Fever" (Robertson) – 5:58
  10. "The Shape I'm In" (Robertson) – 4:44