Even lesser-known tracks continue to yield important insights, decades later.
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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)
It’s comfortably like, but also thrillingly unlike, everything that came before.
And so the reflective ‘Northern Lights-Southern Cross’ ends, so full of promises.
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.