Live At The Academy Of Music 1971 is a box set by The Band with four CDs and a DVD.
The Band played four concerts at the Academy of Music in New York in the last week of December in 1971 and these concerts became the source for Rock Of Ages.
The DVD is not a film of the concert but a photo montage with music.
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Rick Danko, Richard Manuel and Paul Butterfield Live At The Lone Star Cafe in New York in 1984.
This is an interesting combination of styles and songs as two former members of The Band perform in concert with blues man Paul Butterfield.
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Carter Barron Amphitheater, Washington DC, July 17th 1976 is a live album by The Band which was finally released in 2014.
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The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The “Royal Albert Hall” Concert is a controversial live album by Bob Dylan.
It is one of the most famous live recordings ever made as one disgusted fan of Bob Dylan’s electric rather than acoustic songs yells out “Judas” before Like A Rolling Stone. Listen out for it and you”ll also hear Dylan’s instruction to his band to “play it fucking loud”.
And they do.
Feelings were still running high although the electric Bob Dylan first appeared on the Bringing It All Back Home album, released in March 1965.
For many years it was bootlegged and became known as the Royal Albert Hall recording but it is widely known that the Judas heckling comes from the concert at the Manchester Free Trade Hall in May 1966.
Bob Dylan started to issue a series of official bootlegs and this album appeared legally in 1998.
The group backing Bob Dylan in this concert were known at the time as The Hawks but they became better known later as The Band.
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The Last Waltz is the live recording of the last concert by The Band before they broke up on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976.
The main concert was recorded at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco.
The Last Waltz Suite was recorded at the MGM Soundstage.
The album is also the soundtrack to a film of the concert of the same name.
Personally I find it a strange album and prefer Rock Of Ages for a more authentic experience of The Band as a live group. The problem is that so many rock superstars were keen to pay tribute to The Band, the group rather got lost in the mix.
The Last Waltz finishes up as some kind of rock variety show. Interesting but not The Band at its finest.
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Rock Of Ages is the first live album recorded by The Band from shows at the Academy of Music in New York City December 28 to 31, 1971.
I think this is a much better album than the more famous live album The Last Waltz which captured an all-star cast at The Band’s last gig.
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Before The Flood celebrates Bob Dylan and The Band on tour in 1974 before his Blood On The Tracks album. I think there is an argument that this album helped return Dylan to form after a few years in the wilderness.
It’s an interesting album that has three parts:
- Bob Dylan & The Band
- Bob Dylan on his own
- The Band on its own
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