Thursday, 23 February 2017

Band, The - The Complete Last Waltz (4CD Box Bootleg) [SBD]

The Band
'The Complete Last Waltz' (4CD Box)
(1995 Cool Daddy Productions : CD-001/2/3/4)
Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA
Thursday November 25th, 1976

Soundboard Recordings
Encoded: 320 Kbps MP3

Track List: (Artwork Included)
Disc 1:
01 - Intro
02 - Up On Cripple Creek
03 - The Shape I'm In
04 - It Makes No Difference
05 - Life Is A Carnival
06 - Wheels On Fire
07 - WS Walcott Medicine Show
08 - Georgia On My Mind
09 - Ophelia
10 - King Harvest
11 - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
12 - Stage Fright
13 - Rag Mama Rag
Disc 2:
01 - Intro
02 - Who Do You Love (Hawkins)
03 - Such A Night (Dr John)
04 - Down South In New Orleans (Bobby Charles)
05 - Mystery Train (Butterfield)
06 - Caledonia (Muddy Waters)
07 - Mannish Boy (Waters)
08 - All Our Past Times (Clapton)
09 - Further On Up The Road (Clapton)
10 - Helpless (Young)
11 - Four Strong Winds (Young)
Disc 3:
01 - Intro
02 - Coyote (Mitchell)
03 - Shadows & Light (Mitchell)
04 - Furry Sings The Blues (Mitchell And Young)
05 - Dry Your Eyes (Diamond)
06 - Tura Lura Lura (Morrison)
07 - Caravan (Morrison)
08 - Acadian Driftwood
09 - Genetic Method
10 - Chest Fever
11 - The Last Waltz-Evangeline
12 - The Weight
Disc 4:
01 - Intro
02 - Baby Let Me Follow You Down (Dylan)
03 - Hazel (Dylan)
04 - I Don't Believe You (Dylan)
05 - Forever Young (Dylan)
06 - Baby Let Me Follow You Down (Reprise) (Dylan)
07 - I Shall Be Released (All With Ringo And Ron Wood)
08 - Jam #1
09 - Jam #2
10 - Don't Do It

Here it is, The Complete Last Waltz Bootleg, the raw, unmixed, unretouched soundboard tapes of the entire concert from that historic Thanksgiving Day (11/25/76) Show. This is the only recorded version that includes the entire concert from start to finish, and presents the show as a concert experience, rather than as an album experience. Yes, there is an official release that presents an expanded version of the concert (2002, Rhino, 4-CD Box Set), that includes several songs not originally included in the film or the original 3-LP or 2-CD releases, but it still leaves out several songs, and does not present all the songs in the actual concert order (The official expanded set fills up the 4th CD with rehearsal session takes and additional studio film music, rather than all songs from the concert). Also, the sound is vastly different on the bootleg from both the original and remastered expanded official releases. Don't get me wrong, the 4-disc Rhino release is exquisite and I heartily recommend it to all fans of the Band. Please, Go buy it. That project was meticulously remastered, crafted, and overseen by the perfectionist Robbie Robertson himself, and it sounds great!. But they also redubbed or overdubbed parts that were not clear, edited some of the songs, removed much of the crowd noise, etc. to create the best sound possible. What this bootleg version gives you is the actual concert experience, what it was like to have been there for the event itself, even with some sound limitations and mistakes (crowd noise, some instruments lost in the mix, or sloppy playing, etc. But it is still a fine sounding soundboard recording). I think both the expanded official release and this bootleg version are must-have for serious fans. Thus, this version is decidedly different from any official releases and does not infringe upon them. -Original

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