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Published by Pendragon Press in Hillsdale, NY .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Band (Musical group),
  • Last waltz (Motion picture),
  • Rock music -- United States -- History and criticism

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Edition Notes

Statementby Neil Minturn.
SeriesCMS sourcebooks in American music ;, no. 2
LC ClassificationsML421.B32 M55 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3297508M
ISBN 101576470938
LC Control Number2004023092

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“The Last Waltz” is, of course, a feature-length documentary of the final concert of the legendary s and 70s rock group The Band. This concert was held at Bill Graham’s Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco on Thanksgiving Day, /5(K).   A celebration of one of the most revered groups in rock history, on the 50th anniversary of their debut album and the 40th anniversary of The Last Waltz, the legendary film of their final concert. Acclaimed authors and music journalists Harvey Kubernik and his brother Kenneth pay tribute to The Band on two special anniversaries: the debut of their first album, Music from Big Pink, 50 years ago Brand: Sterling. Hence, The Last Waltz, a farewell concert on Thanksgiving promoted by Bill Graham and turned into a timeless documentary by Scorsese, was released as a triple-album set in and finally reissued as a four-disc box set by Rhino in , on its nearth anniversary (it's somewhere between 24 depending if you're counting performance or release, so 25 is a good compromise). Many people call Brand: Rhino. The Last Waltz in a lot of ways feels like a digital effort more than anything, and goes to show pundits of the “computerized” generation of creators that a once in a lifetime event that happened a single time is subject to change time and time again. And, even still, I recommend it/5().

For Vol. 2 of the series CMS Sourcebooks in American Music, Neil Minturn acknowledges the phenomenon of rock and roll with a serious examination of Martin Scorsese's film, . “The Last Waltz is a book to savor. It educates; it is filled with action; the tender love story is mirrored in the political conflicts of the day, it is filled with points to ponder, and it entertains.”--Meridian Magazine/5(90). He offers a great description of spending time with Van Morrison, who hung out for a while with the Band in the town of Woodstock, New York, and later showed up to perform at "The Last Waltz" show Author: Ian Crouch. The Last Waltz () cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.

  In his memoir This Wheel’s On Fire, Helm details his dissatisfaction with The Last Waltz: Scorsese, he claims, focused on and exalted Robbie Robertson, the Band’s songwriter and frequent Author: Dana Stevens. The Band FAQ. Robertson, Robbie: Testimony -- A Rock'n'Roll Life. Kubernik, Harvey and Kubernik, Ken: The Story of The Band - From Big Pink to The Last Waltz. Simon, John: Truth, Lies & Hearsay: A Memoir of a Musical Life in and out of Rock and Roll. Tooze, Sandra B.: Levon: From Down in the Delta to the Birth of The Band and Beyond. As all of the best rock bands demonstrate, the blues is at the heart of the music. The Last Waltz fills the bill with outstanding performances by Eric Clapton, Paul Butterfield, and Muddy Waters. One of the best parts of the DVD is Robbie Robertson's interview about the night they spent drinking and playing with Sonny Boy Williamson/5(). As a film, The Last Waltz was a triumph -- one of the first (and still one of the few) rock concert documentaries that was directed by a filmmaker who understood both the look and the sound of rock & roll, and executed with enough technical craft to capture all the nooks and crannies of a great live show.8/