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Robbie Robertson, “The Lights” from Contact from the Underworld of Redboy (1998): Across the Great Divide

Robbie Robertson, “The Lights” from Contact from the Underworld of Redboy (1998): Across the Great Divide

Songs like “The Lights,” from Robbie Robertson’s adventurous 1998 solo album, could only come from this songwriter, in this moment.

Robbie Robertson, “It Is a Good Day to Die” from Music for ‘The Native Americans’ (1994): Across the Great Divide

Robbie Robertson, “It Is a Good Day to Die” from Music for ‘The Native Americans’ (1994): Across the Great Divide

Crazy Horse, as Robbie Robertson’s “It Is a Good Day to Die” makes clear, wasn’t being boastful. This wasn’t a warrior’s cry.

Robbie Robertson on a thrilling, unrehearsed New Year’s Eve set with Bob Dylan: ‘We were just winging it’

Robbie Robertson on a thrilling, unrehearsed New Year’s Eve set with Bob Dylan: ‘We were just winging it’

Two and a half hours into a Dec. 31, 1971 show, the Band was joined by Bob Dylan — who arrived without a setlist.

The Band, “Christmas Must Be Tonight” from Islands (1977): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “Christmas Must Be Tonight” from Islands (1977): Across the Great Divide

The Band’s perhaps too ambitious “Christmas Must Be Tonight” never became the seasonal favorite it should have been.

Robbie Robertson, “Broken Arrow” from Robbie Robertson (1987): Across the Great Divide

Robbie Robertson, “Broken Arrow” from Robbie Robertson (1987): Across the Great Divide

Robbie Robertson’s willingness to speak from the heart gave moments like ‘Broken Arrow’ a new resonance.

Rock and Roll Highway: The Robbie Robertson Story, by Sebastian Robertson (2014): Books

Rock and Roll Highway: The Robbie Robertson Story, by Sebastian Robertson (2014): Books

Robbie Robertson’s son set out to reshape his father’s life as a children’s tale. He ended up with something that will resonate with everyone.

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: Robbie Robertson, “He Don’t Live Here No More” from How to Become Clairvoyant (2011)

Across the Great Divide: Robbie Robertson, “He Don’t Live Here No More” from How to Become Clairvoyant (2011)

A searing rebuke, performed with bristling force on a gut-string guitar.

Across the Great Divide: Robbie Robertson with Rick Danko, “Sonny Got Caught in the Moonlight,” Robbie Robertson (1987)

Across the Great Divide: Robbie Robertson with Rick Danko, “Sonny Got Caught in the Moonlight,” Robbie Robertson (1987)

It’s comfortably like, but also thrillingly unlike, everything that came before.

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.