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Four New 40th Anniversary Editions Of The Band’s Historic Final Concert, The Last Waltz, Including Collector’s Edition Boxed Set Featuring Never-Before-Seen Martin Scorsese Shooting Script

On Thanksgiving Day 1976, The Band took the stage for the very last time at the Winterland Theatre in San Francisco. The concert, aptly billed as The Last Waltz, has become one of the most revered performances of all time. For the show, Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel, and Robbie Robertson were joined by an all-star group of music pioneers, including Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Ronnie Hawkins, Dr. John, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Muddy Waters, and Neil Young, among others. The evening was captured on film by director Martin Scorsese. Released theatrically in April 1978 to critical acclaim, “The Last Waltz” is still considered by many to be the greatest concert film ever made.

Rhino will celebrate THE LAST WALTZ with four new 40th Anniversary Editions, including the pairing of the audio and video for the first time. All formats will be available November 11 except the COLLECTOR’S EDITION, which will be available December 9.

Available as a 4CD/Blu-ray set and — for the first time — on vinyl as a 6 LP set, the 40TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION of the original soundtrack has 54 tracks, including the entire concert, as well as rehearsals and outtakes. Among the rarities are performances not featured in the film, such as “Furry Sings The Blues” with Joni Mitchell and “All Our Past Times” with Eric Clapton, plus rehearsals for “Caravan” with Van Morrison, “Such A Night” with Dr. John, and “King Harvest (Has Surely Come)” a song that was not performed in concert. The CD version also includes newly-penned liner notes revered music journalists David Fricke and Ben Fong-Torres along with a classic essay from 1977 written by iconic author Emmett Grogan.

The 40TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTOR’S EDITION, limited to 2,500 copies worldwide, includes a replication of Scorsese’s original shooting script. Once the film was complete, Scorsese had two copies of the script bound in a red leather book; one copy for himself and the other a gift to Robbie Robertson, which now resides at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. THE COLLECTOR’S EDITION also includes a foreword by Scorsese and an essay from screenwriter Mardik Martin.

Robbie Robertson on THE LAST WALTZ:

40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

Limited to 2,500 copies, this version includes:

– Complete audio from the concert.
– THE LAST WALTZ film on Blu-ray.
– Second Blu-Ray disc including a rarely seen interview from the 1990s with Martin Scorsese and Robbie Robertson, photo gallery, and 5.1 audio mix of the original album.
– 300-page book, bound in red faux-leather with a full replication of Scorsese’s shooting script, rare and previously unseen photos, set sketches, three foldout storyboards, and a foreword by Scorsese.

6-LP set

Complete audio from the concert, including rehearsals and outtakes, pressed on 180-gram vinyl for the first time and presented in an ornate lift-top box.

Track listings

Side 1
1. Theme From The Last Waltz (Concert Version)
2. Up On Cripple Creek (Concert Version)
3. The Shape I’m In (Concert Version)
4. It Makes No Difference (Concert Version)

Side 2
1. Who Do You Love (Concert Version)

[Feat. Ronnie Hawkins] 2. Life Is A Carnival (Concert Version)
3. Such A Night (Concert Version) [Feat. Dr. John] 4. The Weight (Concert Version)
5. Down South In New Orleans (Concert Version) [Feat. Bobby Charles]

Side 3
1. This Wheels On Fire (Concert Version)
2. Mystery Train (Concert Version) [Feat. Paul Butterfield] 3. Caldonia (Concert Version)
4. Mannish Boy (Concert Version) [Feat. Muddy Waters]

Side 4
1. Stagefright (Concert Version)
2. Rag Mama Rag (Concert Version)
3. All Our Past Times (Concert Version)
4. Further On Up The Road (Concert Version) [Feat. Eric Clapton]

Side 5
1. Ophelia (Concert Version)
2. Helpless (Concert Version) [Feat. Neil Young] 3. Four Strong Winds (Concert Version)
4. Coyote (Concert Version) [Feat. Joni Mitchell]

Side 6
1. Shadows And Light (Concert Version)
2. Furry Sings The Blues (Concert Version)
3. Acadian Driftwood (Concert Version)
4. Dry Your Eyes (Concert Version) [Feat. Neil Diamond]

Side 7
1. The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show (Concert Version)
2. Tura Lura Lural (That’s An Irish Lullaby) [Concert Version] {Feat. Van Morrison}
3. Caravan (Concert Version) [Feat. Van Morrison] 4. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Concert Version)
5. The Genetic Method/Chest Fever (Soundtrack Version)

Side 8
1. Baby Let Me Follow You Down (Concert Version) [Feat. Bob Dylan] 2. Hazel (Concert Version)
3. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) [Concert Version] {Feat. Bob Dylan}
4. Forever Young (Concert Version) [Feat. Bob Dylan] 5. Baby Let Me Follow You Down (Reprise) [Concert Version] {Feat. Bob Dylan}
6. I Shall Be Released (Finale) [Concert Version] {Ensemble}

Side 9
1. Jam #1 (Concert Version)
2. Jam #2 (Concert Version)
3. Don’t Do It (Concert Version)
4. Greensleeves (Soundtrack Version)

Side 10
1. The Last Waltz Suite: The Well
2. The Last Waltz Suite: Evangeline [Feat. Emmylou Harris] 3. The Last Waltz Suite: Out Of The Blue
4. The Last Waltz Suite: The Weight (Feat. The Staples)
5. The Last Waltz Suite: The Last Waltz Refrain
6. The Last Waltz Suite: Theme From The Last Waltz (Feat. Orchestra)

Side 11
1. King Harvest (Rehearsal Version)
2. Tura Lura Lural (Concert Rehearsal Version)
3. Caravan (Concert Rehearsal Version)
4. Such A Night (Concert Rehearsal Version)
5. Rag Mama Rag (Rehearsal Version)

Side 12
1. Mad Waltz (Sketch track for ‘The Well’) (Studio Version)
2. The Last Waltz Refrain (Instrumental)
3. The Last Waltz Theme (Sketch)

4-CD + Blu-Ray

Complete audio from the concert, including rehearsals and outtakes, plus THE LAST WALTZ film on Blu-Ray.

Track listings

Disc One
“Theme From The Last Waltz” – with orchestra
“Up On Cripple Creek”
“The Shape I’m In”
“It Makes No Difference”
“Who Do You Love” – with Ronnie Hawkins
“Life Is A Carnival”
“Such A Night” – with Dr. John
“The Weight”
“Down South In New Orleans” – with Bobby Charles
“This Wheel’s On Fire”
“Mystery Train” – with Paul Butterfield
“Caldonia” – with Muddy Waters
“Mannish Boy” – with Muddy Waters
“Stagefright”

Disc Two
“Rag Mama Rag”
“All Our Past Times” – with Eric Clapton
“Further On Up The Road” – with Eric Clapton
“Ophelia”
“Helpless” – with Neil Young
“Four Strong Winds” – with Neil Young
“Coyote” – with Joni Mitchell
“Shadows And Light” – with Joni Mitchell
“Furry Sings The Blues” – with Joni Mitchell
“Acadian Driftwood”
“Dry Your Eyes” – with Neil Diamond
“The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show”
“Tura Lura Lura (That’s An Irish Lullaby)” – with Van Morrison
“Caravan” – with Van Morrison

Disc Three
“The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”
“The Genetic Method/Chest Fever”
“Baby Let Me Follow You Down” – with Bob Dylan
“Hazel” – with Bob Dylan
“I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Live We Never Have Met)” – with Bob Dylan
“Forever Young” – with Bob Dylan
“Baby Let Me Follow You Down” (Reprise) – with Bob Dylan
“I Shall Be Released”
Jam #1
Jam #2
“Don’t Do It”
“Greensleeves” (From Movie Soundtrack)

Disc Four
“The Last Waltz Suite”
“The Well”
“Evangeline” – with Emmylou Harris
“Out Of The Blue”
“The Weight” – with The Staples
“The Last Waltz Refrain”
Concert Rehearsal
“King Harvest (Has Surely Come)”
“Tura Lura Lura (That’s An Irish Lullaby)”
“Caravan”
“Such A Night”
“Rag Mama Rag”
“Mad Waltz” – Sketch track for “The Well”
“The Last Waltz” – Instrumental
“The Last Waltz – Sketch

Disc Five: Blu Ray (5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
“Theme From The Last Waltz” – with orchestra
“Up On Cripple Creek”
“The Shape I’m In”
“It Makes No Difference”
“Who Do You Love” – with Ronnie Hawkins
“Life Is A Carnival”
“Such A Night” – with Dr. John
“Down South In New Orleans” – with Bobby Charles
“Mystery Train” – with Paul Butterfield
“Mannish Boy” – with Muddy Waters
“Stagefright”
“Further On Up The Road” – with Eric Clapton
“Ophelia”
“Helpless” – with Neil Young
“Coyote” – with Joni Mitchell
“Dry Your Eyes” – with Neil Diamond
“Tura Lura Lura (That’s An Irish Lullaby)” – with Van Morrison
“Caravan” – with Van Morrison
“The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”
“Baby Let Me Follow You Down” – with Bob Dylan
“I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Live We Never Have Met)” – with Bob Dylan
“Forever Young” – with Bob Dylan
“Baby Let Me Follow You Down” (Reprise)
“I Shall Be Released” – Finale
“The Well”
“Evangeline” – with Emmylou Harris
“Out Of The Blue”
“The Weight” – with The Staples
“The Last Waltz Refrain”
“Theme From The Last Waltz”

2 CD

Original soundtrack with newly remastered audio from the original master tapes on two CDs.


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