The Band, then known as Levon and the Hawks, released a few forgotten songs before heading to that basement with Bob Dylan. Here’s one of the best.
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The Band’s ‘Moondog Matinee,’ released on Oct. 15, 1973, was meant to be a passionate homage. Instead, it’s unfairly overlooked as a career retrenchment.
Released on Sept. 15, 1971, ‘Cahoots’ has always felt like a breakup album. Still, there were notable moments when the Band recaptured the magic.
‘Stage Fright,’ issued on August 17, 1970, was the Band’s highest-charting LP. But there’s still much to discover inside these overlooked moments.
The Band’s Garth Hudson, celebrating an Aug. 2 birthday, discusses overcoming tragedy, the sounds that inspire, and his love affair with the Lowry.
The Band’s ‘Moondog Matinee,’ critics always say, was no ‘Big Pink.’ As Richard Manuel gleefully crows through ‘Saved,’ you realize it wasn’t meant to be.
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.
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 appeared to be turning toward a kind of modernity that might clear the way for new explorations. But night was, indeed, falling.
Richard Manuel shows one final time why Rick Danko and Levon Helm always saw him as the Band’s true frontman.