Artist: The Band
Song: The Shape I’m In
Album/Movie: The Last Waltz
Ah…..The Band, what can I say. If you’ve never listened to or seen The Last Waltz, I’m giving you a mission today to do so. I can listen to this album over & over, and never seem to grow tired of it.
The Band (A.K.A: Bob Dylan & The Band…minus Bob Dylan), was made up of Robbie Robertson, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Rick Danko and Richard Manuel. This album has an amazing collection of songs that get you up and bopping around, then pull at your heart strings.
If you have or buy the DVD you’ll notice a who’s who of music in the late 70’s playing along with them, Paul Butterfield, Dr. John, Muddy Waters, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, and Van Morrison.
It was also filmed by the man himself, Marty Scorsese, he filmed it all live and in one day. This was filmed as their farewell to touring, last concert (last one together anyway).
The Last Waltz, in my opinion, is one of the best and most beautifully filmed live concerts you will ever see on video.
If you like this, you should also check out the double disc CD, Bob Dylan and The Band – Before the Flood. It is a great mix of all the favorite Bob Dylan, and The Band songs. The two artists compliment each other wonderfully, and will give you a new way to listen to old favorites.
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