The Band to Release 40th Anniversary Editions of “The Last Waltz”

On Thanksgiving Day 1976, The Band took the stage for the very last time at the Winterland Theatre in San Francisco. For the show, aptly billed as The Last Waltz,  Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel, and Robbie Robertson were joined by an all-star group of music pioneers, including Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Ronnie Hawkins, Dr. John, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Muddy Waters, and Neil Young, among others. The evening was captured on film by director Martin Scorsese.  Released theatrically in April 1978 to critical acclaim, The Last Waltz is still considered by many to be the greatest concert film ever made. 

Rhino will celebrate The Last Waltz with four new 40th Anniversary Editions, including the pairing of the audio and video for the first time. All formats will be available November 11 except the Collector’s Edition, which will be available December 9.

40th Anniversary Edition (2-CD) – Original soundtrack with newly remastered audio from the original master tapes on two CDs.

40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (4-CD/Blu-Ray) – Complete audio from the concert, including rehearsals and outtakes, plus The Last Waltz film on Blu-Ray.

40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Vinyl (6-LP) – Complete audio from the concert, including rehearsals and outtakes, pressed on 180-gram vinyl for the first time and presented in an ornate lift-top box.

40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition (4-CD/2-Blu-Ray) – Limited to 2,500 copies, this version includes: Complete audio from the concert, The Last Waltz film on Blu-ray. Second Blu-Ray disc including a rarely seen interview from the 1990s with Martin Scorsese and Robbie Robertson, photo gallery, and 5.1 audio mix of the original album, 300-page book, bound in red faux-leather with a full replication of Scorsese’s shooting scrip, rare and previously unseen photos, set sketches, three foldout storyboards, and a foreword by Scorsese.

 

THE LAST WALTZ – 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Track Listing

Disc One

1.  “Theme From The Last Waltz” – with orchestra

2.  “Up On Cripple Creek”

3.  “The Shape I’m In”

4.  “It Makes No Difference”

5.  “Who Do You Love” – with Ronnie Hawkins

6.  “Life Is A Carnival”

7.  “Such A Night” – with Dr. John

8.  “The Weight”

9.  “Down South In New Orleans” – with Bobby Charles

10.  “This Wheel’s On Fire”

11.  “Mystery Train” – with Paul Butterfield

12.  “Caldonia” – with Muddy Waters

13.   “Mannish Boy” – with Muddy Waters

14.    “Stagefright”

 

Disc Two

1.  “Rag Mama Rag”

2.  “All Our Past Times” – with Eric Clapton

3.  “Further On Up The Road” – with Eric Clapton

4.  “Ophelia”

5.  “Helpless” – with Neil Young

6.  “Four Strong Winds” – with Neil Young

7.  “Coyote” – with Joni Mitchell

8.  “Shadows And Light” – with Joni Mitchell

9.  “Furry Sings The Blues” – with Joni Mitchell

10.    “Acadian Driftwood”

11.    “Dry Your Eyes” – with Neil Diamond

12.  “The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show”

13.   “Tura Lura Lura (That’s An Irish Lullaby)” – with Van Morrison

14.    “Caravan” – with Van Morrison

 

Disc Three

1.  “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”

2.  “The Genetic Method/Chest Fever”

3.  “Baby Let Me Follow You Down” – with Bob Dylan

4.  “Hazel” – with Bob Dylan

5.  “I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Live We Never Have Met)” – with Bob Dylan

6.  “Forever Young” – with Bob Dylan

7.  “Baby Let Me Follow You Down” (Reprise) – with Bob Dylan

8.  “I Shall Be Released”

9.  Jam #1

10.      Jam #2

11.    “Don’t Do It”

12.  “Greensleeves” (From Movie Soundtrack)

 

Disc Four

“The Last Waltz Suite”

1.  “The Well”

2.  “Evangeline” – with Emmylou Harris

3.  “Out Of The Blue”

4.  “The Weight” – with The Staples

5.  “The Last Waltz Refrain” Concert Rehearsal

6.  “King Harvest (Has Surely Come)”

7.  “Tura Lura Lura (That’s An Irish Lullaby)”

8.  “Caravan”

9.  “Such A Night”

10.   “Rag Mama Rag”

11.    “Mad Waltz” – Sketch track for “The Well”

12.  “The Last Waltz” – Instrumental

13. “The Last Waltz – Sketch

 

Disc Five: Blu Ray

Track Listing (5.1 Surround Sound Mix)

1.  “Theme From The Last Waltz” – with orchestra

2.  “Up On Cripple Creek”

3.  “The Shape I’m In”

4.  “It Makes No Difference”

5.  “Who Do You Love” – with Ronnie Hawkins

6.  “Life Is A Carnival”

7.  “Such A Night” – with Dr. John

8.  “Down South In New Orleans” – with Bobby Charles

9.  “Mystery Train” – with Paul Butterfield

10.   “Mannish Boy” – with Muddy Waters

11.   “Stagefright”

12.  “Further On Up The Road” – with Eric Clapton

13.   “Ophelia”

14.   “Helpless” – with Neil Young

15.  “Coyote” – with Joni Mitchell

16.  “Dry Your Eyes” – with Neil Diamond

17.   “Tura Lura Lura (That’s An Irish Lullaby)” – with Van Morrison

18.   “Caravan” – with Van Morrison

19.  “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”

20.     “Baby Let Me Follow You Down” – with Bob Dylan

21.  “I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Live We Never Have Met)” – with Bob Dylan

22.    “Forever Young” – with Bob Dylan

23.   “Baby Let Me Follow You Down” (Reprise)

24.   “I Shall Be Released” – Finale

25.   “The Well”

26.  “Evangeline” – with Emmylou Harris

27.   “Out Of The Blue”

28.   “The Weight” – with The Staples

29.   “The Last Waltz Refrain”

30.   “Theme From The Last Waltz”

Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield is the long-suffering editor of Americana UK, conceiving the idea in a dark room in 2001, although he ran out of words to personally review anything in about 2007.

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