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The Band, “Book Faded Brown” from Jubilation (1998): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “Book Faded Brown” from Jubilation (1998): Across the Great Divide

Rick Danko’s voice, poignant now with aged wisdom, finds previously unknown depths on this song with the Band.

The Band, “It Makes No Difference” from Northern Lights-Southern Cross (1975): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “It Makes No Difference” from Northern Lights-Southern Cross (1975): Across the Great Divide

A moment like few others from the Band, and Rick Danko’s greatest vehicle.

Forgotten series: Bobby Charles – Bobby Charles (1972)

Sometimes known as the lost Band album, ‘Bobby Charles’ is an overlooked treasure of roots rock.

The Band, “Thinking Out Loud” from Cahoots (1971): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “Thinking Out Loud” from Cahoots (1971): Across the Great Divide

It’s utterly clear just what Robbie Robertson is lamenting on this song from the Band.

Rick Danko + Garth Hudson, “Blue River” from Danko/Fjeld/Andersen (1991): Across the Great Divide

Rick Danko + Garth Hudson, “Blue River” from Danko/Fjeld/Andersen (1991): Across the Great Divide

Perhaps unsurprisingly, former Band vocalist Rick Danko found renewed vigor within another collaborative experience on ‘Danko/Fjeld/Andersen.’

The Band, “Get Up Jake” from Rock of Ages (1972): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “Get Up Jake” from Rock of Ages (1972): Across the Great Divide

“Get Up Jake” initially got left off 1969’s ‘The Band,’ apparently because it sounded too much of a piece.

The Band, “Blind Willie McTell” from Jericho (1993): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “Blind Willie McTell” from Jericho (1993): Across the Great Divide

That this song, a legendary outtake from Bob Dylan’s ‘Infidels,’ heralded the Band’s long-hoped-for return to the studio was fitting.

Rick Danko + Garth Hudson, “New Mexicoe” from Rick Danko (1977): Across the Great Divide

Rick Danko + Garth Hudson, “New Mexicoe” from Rick Danko (1977): Across the Great Divide

Rick Danko sounds ready, finally, to pass over the threshold, to begin his journey away from the Band.

The Band, “The Rumor” from Stage Fright (1970): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “The Rumor” from Stage Fright (1970): Across the Great Divide

The Band’s ‘Stage Fright,’ it seems, could only have ended in one of two ways: Damnation or salvation. “The Rumor” seems to represent the latter.

The Band, “Stage Fright” from Stage Fright (1970): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “Stage Fright” from Stage Fright (1970): Across the Great Divide

The Band had every right to this song, after what happened on that ill-fated night of April 17, 1969 at Bill Graham’s Winterland in San Francisco.

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