The Band
Home

History
Members
Library
Discography
Videography
Filmography
Pictures
Audio files
Video clips
Tape archive
Concerts
Related artists
Merchandise
Guestbook
Chat Room
What's New?
Search

The Band: Live at the Academy of Music 1971

Levon Helm: Ramble at the Ryman

The Band: Three of a Kind

Robbie Robertson: How to Become Clairvoyant

Garth Hudson Presents a Canadian Celebration of The Band

Levon Helm: Electric Dirt

Garth and Maud Hudson: Live at the Wolf

Pulse

Dirt Farmer

Elliot Landy's Woodstock Vision

A Musical History

[cover art]

[Official web site] [Cover] [Discs] [Track details] [Promo CD] [Radio Special Promo CD] [Promo insert for Other Peoples Music]

"OK... here it is, I can really sign off on this; the definitive musical history of The Band"
-- Robbie Robertson, Ice magazine, August 2005
A Musical History is a comprehensive boxed set documenting The Band's recording career from 1963 to 1976, with 37 previously unreleased tracks. Released by Capitol/EMI Music Catalog Marketing in September 2005, A Musical History includes five audio discs and a DVD featuring rare live performance footage. The release concludes the comprehensive restoration campaign for The Band's entire Capitol Records catalog, that also produced the 2000/2001 remastered-with-bonus-tracks re-releases of their 8 first albums.

Among the previously unreleased audio tracks here are live and studio recordings The Band created with Bob Dylan and Ronnie Hawkins, as well as various song sketches. The DVD's nine film clips include previously unreleased concert performances, a filmed studio jam, and three songs The Band performed on "Saturday Night Live" in 1976, never before issued in their entirety.

The boxed set, which was overseen by Robbie Robertson with producers Cheryl Pawelski and Andrew Sandoval, comes packaged with a 108-page hardbound book with previously unseen photos and memorabilia, and a cover painting of The Band by world-renowned artist Ed Ruscha.

On the rather inexpensive 67-track iTunes version of A Musical History, the tracklisting is quite different, disc 1 and the DVD are completely absent, and also tracks with Dylan and others are omitted, but it includes a previously unissued(?) live version of "I Shall Be Released."

Sound samples, purchase info. and more available from Capitol Records' official web site for the boxed set, thebandmusic.net.

Tracks

[More track info.]

Disc 1

  1. Who Do You Love - Ronnie Hawkins & The Hawks
  2. You Know I Love You - Ronnie Hawkins & The Hawks
  3. Further On Up The Road - Ronnie Hawkins & The Hawks
  4. Nineteen Years Old - Ronnie Hawkins & The Hawks
  5. Honky Tonk - Levon & The Hawks #
  6. Bacon Fat - Levon & The Hawks #
  7. Robbie's Blues - Levon & The Hawks #
  8. Uh Uh Uh - Levon & The Hawks (released as: Canadian Squires) *
  9. Leave Me Alone - Levon & The Hawks (released as: Canadian Squires) *
  10. He Don't Love You (And He'll Break Your Heart) - Levon & The Hawks
  11. (I Want To Be) The Rainmaker (song sketch) #
  12. The Stones I Throw (song sketch) #
  13. The Stones I Throw - Levon & The Hawks
  14. Go Go Liza Jane - Levon & The Hawks
  15. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window - Bob Dylan (single version)
  16. Tell Me Mama - Bob Dylan #
  17. Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues - Bob Dylan **
  18. Beautiful Thing (song sketch) #
  19. Words And Numbers (song sketch) #
  20. You Don't Come Through (song sketch) #
  21. Caledonia Mission (song sketch) #
  22. Odds And Ends
  23. Ferdinand The Imposter
  24. Ruben Remus
  25. Will The Circle Be Unbroken #
# = Track previously unissued
* = Track previously unissued on CD
** = Track previously unissued on LP (in the US) or CD

Disc 2

  1. Katie's Been Gone
  2. Ain't No More Cane
  3. Don't Ya Tell Henry
  4. Tears Of Rage
  5. To Kingdom Come (full-length version) #
  6. In A Station
  7. The Weight
  8. We Can Talk
  9. Long Black Veil
  10. Chest Fever
  11. Lonesome Suzie (alternate version)
  12. This Wheel's On Fire
  13. I Shall Be Released
  14. Yazoo Street Scandal #
  15. I Ain't Got No Home (w/ Bob Dylan)
  16. Orange Juice Blues (Blues For Breakfast)
  17. Baby Lou #
  18. Long Distance Operator #
  19. Key To The Highway #
  20. Bessie Smith
# = Track previously unissued

Disc 3

  1. Across The Great Divide
  2. Rag Mama Rag
  3. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
  4. When You Awake
  5. Up On Cripple Creek
  6. Whispering Pines
  7. King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
  8. Get Up Jake
  9. Jemima Surrender (early version) #
  10. Daniel & The Sacred Harp (alternate take)
  11. Time To Kill
  12. All La Glory (early version) #
  13. The Shape I'm In
  14. Stage Fright
  15. The Rumor
  16. Slippin' & Slidin' #
  17. Don't Do It
  18. Strawberry Wine #
  19. Rockin' Chair #
  20. Look Out Cleveland #
  21. 4% Pantomime #
# = Track previously unissued

Disc 4

  1. Life Is A Carnival
  2. When I Paint My Masterpiece
  3. The Moon Struck One
  4. The River Hymn
  5. Don't Do It
  6. Caledonia Mission
  7. Smoke Signal #
  8. Unfaithful Servant **
  9. W.S. Walcott Medicine Show **
  10. Genetic Method **
  11. Chest Fever **
  12. (I Don't Want To Hang Up My) Rock `N' Roll Shoes **
  13. Loving You (Is Sweeter Than Ever) **
  14. Endless Highway
  15. Move Me (song sketch) #
  16. Two Piano Song #
  17. Mystery Train
# = Track previously unissued
** = w/Rock Of Ages Horn Section

Disc 5

  1. Ain't Got No Home
  2. Share Your Love
  3. Didn't It Rain
  4. Forever Young-Bob Dylan
  5. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35-Bob Dylan
  6. Highway 61 Revisited-Bob Dylan #
  7. Ophelia
  8. Acadian Driftwood
  9. It Makes No Difference
  10. Twilight (song sketch) #
  11. Christmas Must Be Tonight
  12. The Saga Of Pepote Rouge
  13. Livin' In A Dream
  14. Forbidden Fruit #
  15. Home Cookin' #
  16. Out Of The Blue
  17. Evangeline (w/ Emmylou Harris)
  18. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
  19. The Weight (w/ The Staples)
# = Track previously unissued

Disc 6 - DVD

  1. Jam/King Harvest ***
    1970 Robbie's Studio - Woodstock, NY

  2. Long Black Veil #
    7/5/70 - Festival Express Train Tour - Calgary, Canada

  3. Rockin' Chair #
    7/5/70 - Festival Express Train Tour - Calgary, Canada

  4. Don't Do It - Rock Of Ages #
    December 28-31, 1971 Academy Of Music - NYC

  5. Hard Times (The Slop)//Just Another Whistle Stop #
    Noble "Thin Man" Watts/Richard Manuel/Robbie Robertson, 9/14/74 Wembley Stadium - London

  6. Genetic Method/Chest Fever #
    9/14/74 Wembley Stadium - London

  7. Life Is A Carnival ***
    10/30/76 Saturday Night Live - NYC

  8. Stage Fright ***
    10/30/76 Saturday Night Live - NYC

  9. Georgia On My Mind ***
    10/30/76 Saturday Night Live - NYC

# = Track previously unissued
*** = Performance previously unissued in its entirety

Credits

  • Compilation Produced & Compiled By: Robbie Robertson, Cheryl Pawelski & Andrew Sandoval
  • Production Resources: Garth Hudson
  • Project Coordinator: Jared Levine
  • Tape Research: Andrew Sandoval & Cheryl Pawelski
  • Mastered at Digiprep by Dan Hersch & Andrew Sandoval
  • Mixed By Patrick MacDougal, Summer 2004
  • Liner Notes: Rob Bowman
  • Editorial Assistance: Audrey Bilger
  • Track Research & Annotation: Cheryl Pawelski & Rob Bowman
  • A&R Editorial: Sean Quinn
  • Business Affairs & Legal: Frank Lopez & Rick DuChateau
  • Project Manager: Stacey Freeman
  • Memorabilia & Records: The Collections of Cheryl Pawelski & Brad Rosenberger

The Band - A Musical History - 2005 - Capitol Records CCAP77409-6


[History] [Members] [Library] [Discography] [Videography] [Filmography] [Pictures] [Audio Files] [Video Clips] [Tape Archive] [Concerts] [Related Artists] [Merchandise] [Guestbook] [Chat Room] [Search] [What's New?] [Main Page]

Webmaster