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Exploring deep cuts from the Band’s Music from Big Pink: Gimme Five

Exploring deep cuts from the Band’s Music from Big Pink: Gimme Five

Released on July 1, 1968, ‘Music from Big Pink’ included several famous cuts that defined the Band’s legacy forever. We discuss some lesser-known favorites.

The Band, “The Well” from The Last Waltz (1978): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “The Well” from The Last Waltz (1978): Across the Great Divide

In this moment, the Band’s Richard Manuel sounds whole again, entirely present, a world away from the fading figure depicted in ‘The Last Waltz.’

The Band, “Let the Night Fall” from Islands (1977): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “Let the Night Fall” from Islands (1977): Across the Great Divide

The Band appeared to be turning toward a kind of modernity that might clear the way for new explorations. But night was, indeed, falling.

The Band, “She Knows” from High on the Hog (1996): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “She Knows” from High on the Hog (1996): Across the Great Divide

Richard Manuel shows one final time why Rick Danko and Levon Helm always saw him as the Band’s true frontman.

The Band, “The Great Pretender” from Moondog Matinee (1973): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “The Great Pretender” from Moondog Matinee (1973): Across the Great Divide

This isn’t the broken-down Richard Manuel of lore. Instead, the Band’s lost legend sings ‘The Great Pretender’ with a palpable hunger.

Deep Cuts from the Band’s Self-Titled 1969 Masterpiece: Gimme Five

Deep Cuts from the Band’s Self-Titled 1969 Masterpiece: Gimme Five

Even lesser-known tracks continue to yield important insights, decades later.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Endless Highway” from Before the Flood (1974)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Endless Highway” from Before the Flood (1974)

With “Endless Highway,” there remains this profound sense of unfinished business.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Country Boy” from Jericho (1993)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Country Boy” from Jericho (1993)

Richard Manuel, and this is so sad, was on to something at the end.

The Band, “Share Your Love [With Me]” from Moondog Matinee (1973): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “Share Your Love [With Me]” from Moondog Matinee (1973): Across the Great Divide

Filled with depthless longing, “Share Your Love” gave this album an emotional center.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Rags and Bones” from Northern Lights-Southern Cross (1975)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Rags and Bones” from Northern Lights-Southern Cross (1975)

And so the reflective ‘Northern Lights-Southern Cross’ ends, so full of promises.