The Last Waltz is the second live album by the Band, released on Warner Bros. Records in 1978, catalogue 3WS 3146. It is the soundtrack to the 1978 film of the same name, and the final album by the original configuration of the Band. It peaked at on the Billboard 200. The triple album documents the Band's "farewell" concert which took place at Bill Graham's Winterland Ballroom on Thanksgiving Day 1976
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But as an album, The Last Waltz soundtrack had to compete with the Band's earlier live album, Rock of Ages, with which it bears a certain superficial resemblance - both found the group trying to create something grander than the standard-issue live double, and both featured the group beefed up by additional musicians
Listen free to The Band – The Last Waltz (Theme From the Last Waltz, Up On Cripple Creek and more). The Last Waltz is the soundtrack to the 1978 film The Last Waltz documenting the "farewell" concert of the classic line-up of Canadian-American rock group The Band which took place at Bill Graham's Winterland Ballroom on Thanksgiving Day 1976
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
The box set The Last Waltz is a 2002 four-disc re-release of the 1978 album The Last Waltz documenting the concert The Last Waltz, the last concert by the Band with its classic line up. A full forty tracks are taken from the show in addition to rehearsal outtakes. Twenty-four tracks are previously unreleased
The Last Waltz Refrain. 30. Theme From The Last Waltz (With Orchestra). More albums from The Band: Live At Watkins Glen by The Band. The Band In Concert – An Excerpt From Rock Of Ages by The Band. Palladium Circles by The Band. Rock Of Ages: The Band In Concert by The Band. View all albums . About.