The Band: The Last Waltz

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The Band The Last Waltz on Numbered-Edition 2x Hybrid SACD Box Set from Mobile Fidelity

1976 Farewell Concert Doubles as a Get-Together of Many of Rock´s Greatest Talents and Spawned Once-in-a-Lifetime Collaborations

Live Album Contains Several Songs Not Seen or Heard in Famous Film: The Band Plays as if Each Note is Its Last

Mastered from the Original Master Tapes and Housed in a Box Set: Mobile Fidelity Gives Music Listeners 10th Row Access to Definitive Live Performances By The Band, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, and Many Other Luminaries


"It started as a concert--it became a celebration." Unprecedented in scope and unrivaled in spirit, The Last Waltz transcends both the group it honors and every A-list star that appears. Indeed, The Band´s farewell event captures the zeitgeist of a creative period like none other and raises a glass to the communal ethos and artistic electricity that emerged from a time during which foreign wars, political assassinations, and equality inspired an exceptional outburst of originality and innovation. Overflowing with once-in-a-lifetime collaborations and contagious performances, The Last Waltz is here afforded by Mobile Fidelity a version that makes the 1976 shindig come alive with tremendous realism, vigorous energy, and visceral body.

Mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity´s double hybrid SACD box set gives listeners a seat mere feet away from the Winterland Ballroom stage. Enhancing overall transparency, this collector´s edition boasts supreme separation and full dynamic range, allowing each of the many musicians to occupy their own space in the mix. Details emerge unscathed, tonalities soar, and the soundstage stretches far beyond (and behind) speaker boundaries. You get the sense that you´re a VIP guest watching the ceremony as it unfolds, with everything from Garth Hudson´s tube-warm organ lines to Robbie Robertson´s rounded solos delineated in balanced, rich, and lifelike fashion. The enthusiasm of the performances practically jumps off the proverbial page.

Indeed, as The Band´s going-away party, The Last Waltz is one of the few albums in any genre where each instrumentalist plays as if every note will be their last. In this case, such circumstances were believed to be true. From the rustic Southern charm of the invigorating opener "Up on Cripple Creek" through a joyous circus-themed run through "Ophelia" to a stellar version of "The Weight" filled with palatable gravitas, The Band gives its all and more, cementing once and for all its permanent mark in the annals of rock´s greatest artists.

Containing several songs not seen in the companion film, the soundtrack to The Last Waltz unspools as both a journey through one of the greatest catalogs of a single artist as well as a survey of fundamental American music styles and blends. The Band receives assists in the form of horn charts and a full-on brass section via New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint and ace instrumentalists. But, as we all now know, that was only the beginning of what amounts to a blowout affair graced with friends, cohorts, and admirers alike.

A Hall of Fame cast helps make The Last Waltz the first and last concert of its kind. Paul Butterfield, Muddy Waters, Pinetop Perkins, Eric Clapton, and Dr. John are among the virtuosos lending a hand on bluesier material. Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Neil Diamond, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, and Ronnie Wood all take turns in assisting the hosts. The Band closes out the party with its own encore set. It is a truly magical affair, one further bettered by the selfless presence of Emmylou Harris, who contributes angelic backing vocals to numerous songs.

Recognizing it symbolized the culmination of a special era, The Last Waltz organizers and performers took every precaution to ensure the concert would be an event for the ages. Mobile Fidelity has done the same with this hybrid SACD set.

Artist The Band
Tittel The Last Waltz
Sjanger Pop / Rock
Mastret av  
Format CD / SACD (Hybrid SACD)
Antall plater 2
Lydkvalitet Audiofil
Plateselskap Mobile Fidelity 
Utgivelsesdato 1978 / 2014 
Platenummer UDSACD 2139
Diverse Ultradisc UHR  Gain HD 
Opplag Nummerert! 
Nr          CD 1             TID
01 Theme From The Last Waltz 3:28
02 Up On Cripple Creek 4:44
03 Who Do You Love 4:16
04 Helpless     5:47
05 Stagefright 4:25
06 Coyote 5:50
07  Dry Your Eyes 3:57
08 It Makes No Difference 6:48
09 Such A night 4:00
10 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down 4:34
11  Mystery Train 4:59
12 Mannish Boy 6:54
13 Further On Up The Road 5:08
Nr CD 2   
01 Shape I'm In  4:06
02  Down South In New Orleans  3:06
03 Ophelia 3:53
04 Tura Lura Lural (That's An Irish Lullaby) 4:15
05 Caravan 6:02
06 Life Is A Carnival 4:32
07 Baby Let Me Follow You Down 3:00
08 I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) 3:23
09 Forever Young 4:42
10 Baby Let Me Follow YouDown (Reprise) 2:46
11 I Shall Be Released 3:53
  The Last Walz Suite:  
12 The Well 3:27
13 Evangeline 3:17
14 Out Of The Blue 3:08
15 The Weight 4:38
16 The Last Waltz Refrain 1:28
17 Theme From The Last Waltz (With Orchestra) 3:22

1-1 Theme From The Last Waltz

Bass [Electric Standup] – Rick Danko

Dobro – Richard Manuel

Harp Guitar – Robbie Robertson

Organ [Pipe Organ] – Garth Hudson

1-2 Up On Cripple Creek

1-3 Who Do You Love

Guitar [Solo] – Robbie Robertson

Vocals – Ronnie Hawkins

1-4 Helpless

Backing Vocals – Joni Mitchell

Guitar, Vocals – Neil Young

1-5 Stagefright

Arranged By [Horns] – Tom Malone

Guitar [Solo] – Robbie Robertson

Organ [Solo] – Garth Hudson

1-6 Coyote

Congas – Dr. John

Guitar, Vocals – Joni Mitchell

1-7 Dry Your Eyes

Drums – Dennis St. John

Guitar, Vocals – Neil Diamond

1-8 It Makes No Difference

Arranged By [Horns] – Howard Johnson 

1-9 Such A Night

Piano, Vocals – Dr. John

1-10 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

Arranged By [Horns] – Allen Toussaint

1-11 Mystery Train

Harmonica, Vocals – Paul Butterfield

1-12 Mannish Boy

Guitar – Bob Margolin

Harmonica – Paul Butterfield

Piano – Pinetop Perkins

Vocals – Muddy Waters

1-13 Further On Up The Road

Guitar [Solo] – Robbie Robertson

Guitar, Vocals – Eric Clapton

2-1 Shape I'm In

Arranged By [Horns] – Howard Johnson

Organ [Solo] – Garth Hudson

2-2 Down South In New Orleans

Accordion [Solo] – Garth Hudson

Guitar, Vocals – Dr. John

Vocals – Bobby Charles

2-3 Ophelia

Arranged By [Horns] – Garth Hudson

Guitar [Solo] – Robbie Robertson

2-4 Tura Lura Lural (That's An Irish Lullaby)

Arranged By [Horns] – Henry Glover

Piano – John Simon

Vocals – Van Morrison

2-5 Caravan

Vocals – Van Morrison

2-6 Life Is A Carnival

Arranged By [Horns] – Allen Toussaint

Guitar [Solo] – Robbie Robertson

2-7 Baby Let Me Follow You Down

2-8 I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)

2-9 Forever Young

2-10 Baby Let Me Follow You Down (Reprise)

Guitar [Solo] – Robbie Robertson

Guitar, Vocals – Bob Dylan

2-11 I Shall Be Released

Backing Vocals – Bobby Charles, Dr. John, Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell, Neil Diamond, Neil Young, Paul Butterfield, Ronnie Hawkins, Van Morrison

Drums – Ringo Starr

Guitar – Ron Wood

Vocals – Bob Dylan

The Last Waltz Suite 

2-12 The Well

2-13 Evangeline

Guitar, Vocals – Emmylou Harris

2-14 Out Of The Blue

2-15 The Weight

Arranged By [Horns] – Tom Malone 

Guitar, Vocals – Roebuck Staples

Vocals – Mavis Staples

2-16 The Last Waltz Refrain

2-17 Theme From The Last Waltz (With Orchestra)

Arranged By [Horns] – John Simon

Arranged By [Strings] – John Simon

Backing Vocals – Alison Hormel