The Band Expand Live Album To Box Set -
The Band Live at Academy, Noise11, Photo

The Band Live at The Academy of Music

The Band Expand Live Album To Box Set

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on July 25, 2013

in New Music,News

The band’s classic 1972 double album, Rock of Ages, is being expanded to four-CDs and 1-DVD for Live at the Academy of Music 1971, out on September 17 from Capitol/UMe. A shorter 2-CD set will also be released.

Live at the Academy of Music 1971 features new stereo and 5.1 Surround mixes, including 19 previously unreleased performances and newly discovered footage of two songs filmed by Howard Alk and Murray Lerner.

The album is produced by Robbie Robertson, with co-producers Michael Murphy and Matt D’Amico. The stereo mixes for the first two discs and the DVD’s 5.1 Surround mix were done by Bob Clearmountain, with the stereo mixes for discs 3 and 4 helmed by Sebastian Robertson and Jon Castelli, assisted by Ryan Nasci. The collection was mastered by Patricia Sullivan at Bernie Grundman Mastering. The concerts were originally recorded by Phil Ramone with Mark Harman.

The first two CDs of the set present performances of every song played over the four night stand at New York’s Academy of Music selected by the producing team.

Discs three and four contain the entire New Year’s Eve show which was previously excerpted on Rock of Ages. Robertson said of the recording “This is like being there. It was the final night; there was a thrill in the air. We were excited about New Year’s Eve, and then Dylan joined us for the encore. When he came out, we thought we could wing it, and wing it we did. We thought, ‘We’re not gonna fall off this wire.’ That whole night had a bit of magic to it.”

The DVD has a 5.1 Surround mix of discs 1 and 2 plus Alk and Lerner’s filmed performances of King Harvest (Has Surely Come) and The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show.

The deluxe package also comes with a 48-page hardbound book with previously unseen photos, a reproduction of Rolling Stone’s original Rock Of Ages review by magazine co-founder Ralph J. Gleason, an essay by The Band’s Robbie Robertson, and appreciations of The Band and the set’s recordings by Mumford & Sons and Jim James of My Morning Jacket.

Track List:

Disc 1 [CD]
The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show (Friday, December 31)
The Shape I’m In (Friday, December 31)
Caledonia Mission (Thursday, December 30)
Don’t Do It (Wednesday, December 29)
Stage Fright (Friday, December 31)
I Shall Be Released (Thursday, December 30)
Up On Cripple Creek (Thursday, December 30)
This Wheel’s On Fire (Wednesday, December 29)
Strawberry Wine (Tuesday, December 28)
King Harvest (Has Surely Come) (Friday, December 31)
Time To Kill (Tuesday, December 28)
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Wednesday, December 29)
Across The Great Divide (Thursday, December 30)

Disc 2 [CD]
Life Is A Carnival (Thursday, December 30)
Get Up Jake (Thursday, December 30)
Rag Mama Rag (Friday, December 31)
Unfaithful Servant (Friday, December 31)
The Weight (Thursday, December 30)
Rockin’ Chair (Wednesday, December 29)
Smoke Signal (Tuesday, December 28)
The Rumor (Thursday, December 30)
The Genetic Method (Friday, December 31)
Chest Fever (Tuesday, December 28)
(I Don’t Want To) Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes (Wednesday, December 29)
Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever (Wednesday, December 29)
Down In The Flood (The Band with Bob Dylan, Friday, December 31)
When I Paint My Masterpiece (The Band with Bob Dylan, Friday, December 31)
Don’t Ya Tell Henry (The Band with Bob Dylan, Friday, December 31)
Like A Rolling Stone (The Band with Bob Dylan, Friday, December 31)

Disc 3 [CD] – New Year’s Eve At The Academy Of Music 1971 (The Soundboard Mix)
Up On Cripple Creek
The Shape I’m In
The Rumor
Time To Kill
Rockin’ Chair
This Wheel’s On Fire
Get Up Jake
Smoke Signal
I Shall Be Released
The Weight
Stage Fright

Disc 4 [CD] – New Year’s Eve At The Academy Of Music 1971 (The Soundboard Mix)
Life Is A Carnival
King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
Caledonia Mission
The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Across The Great Divide
Unfaithful Servant
Don’t Do It
The Genetic Method
Chest Fever
Rag Mama Rag
(I Don’t Want To) Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes
Down In The Flood (with Bob Dylan)
When I Paint My Masterpiece (with Bob Dylan)
Don’t Ya Tell Henry (with Bob Dylan)
Like A Rolling Stone (with Bob Dylan)
Disc 5 [DVD]
Live At The Academy Of Music 1971 in 5.1 Surround Sound
Archival Film Clips – December 30, 1971
King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show

Read more at VVN Music



Related Posts

Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan Center To Open In Tulsa In 2022

The Bob Dylan Center, a building dedicated to the works of Bob Dylan, will open in Tulsa, Oklahoma in May 2022.

4 days ago
Chrissie Hynde Standing In The Doorway
Chrissie Hynde Covers Bob Dylan

Chrissie Hynde has revealed she has recorded a complete album of Bob Dylan covers and it is coming sooner rather than later.

6 days ago
Bob Dylan
Memo Music Hall To Host Bob Dylan 80th Birthday Celebration

Memo Music Hall has revealed the line-up for its annual Bob Dylan Birthday bash, this year celebrating the 80th birthday of Bob Dylan.

March 31, 2021
Brian Cadd APIA Good Times Tour 2015
How The Band’s Music From Big Pink Opened The Mind Of Brian Cadd

The Band’s 1968 ‘Music From Big Pink’ was a life-changing recording for Australian singer songwriter Brian Cadd. After hearing an early preview of the album in London in early 1968 Brian’s songwriting changed forever.

February 24, 2021
Tom Jones, Forum theatre Melbourne 2014, photo Ros O'Gorman
Tom Jones To Release 42nd Album ‘Surrounded By Time’

Tom Jones will release his 42nd album ‘Surrounded By Time’ album in April.

February 4, 2021
Ringo Starr, Festival Hall, Melbourne Australia, Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11
Ringo Starr Says His Favourite Bob Dylan Song Is ‘When The Deal Goes Down’

Ringo Starr has picked an obscure 2006 Bob Dylan song as his favourite Dylan song. ‘When The Deal Goes Down’ is from Bob’s ‘Modern Times’ album.

February 2, 2021
Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan sued by estate of Desire album co-writer

The estate of Jacques Levy is suing Bob Dylan for $US7.25m over the sale of his songwriting catalogue.

January 22, 2021