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The Band. Such a simple name for such a legendary outfit, but also a completely apt piece of definitive musical description; its terseness only serves to draw you in. They are famous of course for their ground breaking work with Bob Dylan, inside and outside at Woodstock, for concocting The Basement Tapes and Music from Big Pink; for starring in their own Martin Scorsese movie – the epic The Last Waltz – and for reinventing the country rock and roll soul wheel.

Individually and collectively, The Band’s members stand for a level of excellence in performance and writing that is so influential it practically provides the bedrock on which Americana has stood since the term was coined. Roots music and the stuff of the Canadian/North American heartland are the lifeblood of The Band, but they have taken so many side trips that their sound meanders like a river. Aside from their ten stellar studio albums, we have anthologies to eulogise about and a legacy to contend with that stretches way beyond album sales and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards. Consider that The Band’s music changed the lives of Eric Clapton, The Beatles, Elvis Costello, Van Morrison and The Grateful Dead, just for starters; or that the complete Last Waltz set has been recreated by several new generations of musical hue (Wilco, Ween, The Shins etc) and that they are the subject of a tribute album, Endless Highway, that contains contributions from Rosanne Cash, Jakob Dylan, Gomez and The Allman Brothers Band. Their abiding achievement, aside from songs as timeless as ‘Tears of Rage’, ‘The Weight’, ’Chest Fever’ or ‘The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down’ is to have inherited a complete swathe of rock, soul, country and R&B and synthesized that into a brew so potent it can be handed on forever.

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The Band
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Music From Big Pink
The Band - Music From Big Pink
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Rock Of Ages
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Northern Lights – Southern Cross
The Band - Northern Lights – Southern Cross
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Stage Fright
The Band - Stage Fright
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Moondog Matinee
The Band - Moondog Matinee
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Live At The Academy Of Music 1971
The Band - Live At The Academy Of Music 1971
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