And so the reflective ‘Northern Lights-Southern Cross’ ends, so full of promises.
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An odyssey toward imagination’s outer limits, with Garth Hudson as rocket fuel.
Across the Great Divide: The Band, “It Makes No Difference” from Northern Lights-Southern Cross (1975)
A moment like few others from the Band, and Rick Danko’s greatest vehicle.
Here’s a greasy, funk-focused triumph that must have made Gamble and Huff turn green.
One of their final aggregate triumphs traces a tale of alienation and redemption.
This song is Garth Hudson’s triumph, his musical testament, his masterpiece.
Each word, as conveyed by a transcendent Richard Manuel, arrives like a gut punch.
The bluesman found fame with a new generation of blues-loving rockers just before his death.
Robbie Robertson joins us to talk about an often-overlooked late-period classic.
It’s utterly clear just what Robbie Robertson is lamenting on this song.