Greatest Hits [CD]

  • Artist: The Band
  • SKU: 4028233
  • Release Date: 09/26/2000
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97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (26 out of 27)

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Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews

97%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A primer for the generations behind me

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    leenashville
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    Four guys from Canada and one from Arkansas that started with another member (Fred Carter Jr, who left and moved to Nashville to become a studio musician playing on several Simon and Garfunkel duo and solo records) as the backing band for Ronnie Hawkins. They ended up as the touring band behind Dylan in 1966 and then moved near him in West Saugherties, New York (upstate). They made a lot of home tapes in a pink house where most of them lived. They made seven historic albums before breaking up (the last concert being filmed by Martin Scorcese as the Film, Album, etc THE LAST WALTZ) amid squabbling over money, publishing rights and songwriting credit between Robbie Robertson and the rest of the band.. Manuel died of an apparent suicide brought on by alcoholism and depression on the road in 1986. The other guys reunited in the early nineties without Robbie with several new members and made three more albums that were still great. In addition to the last waltz to date....Those basement tapes with Dylan in two packages and eight live albums have been released. This greatest hits package is culled from the seven early albums and is amazing. The first two albums alone broke new ground and are lauded by many for being influential in many areas (Elton John and Bernie Taupin credit the second album as being the direct inspiration for Tumbleweed Connection). We shall not see the likes of this type of talent in one group again for a very long time. Many believe Albert Grossman, their manager and Dylan's as well, was the one who coaxed Robertson to copyright the songs only in his name. Helm's inner circle swore that to his dying day, Robertson did not give writing credit to the other members on many songs. Such is the world of rock music. Anyone looking to investigate something different from the derivative fare on today's popular playlists should definitely check this out. It will take you down a much more interesting rabbit hole than what today's world has to offer. Start to finish this CD illustrates a tight rhythm section and a band of multi instrumentalists that would move from instrument to instrument from song to song always making things interesting. High points....The Weight, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Up On Cripple Creek (including a clavinet througn a wah wah pedal), The Shape I'm In, Life Is a Carnival, Ophelia. Phenomenal....AND NO AUTO TUNE!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Digital remastered CD sounds very good.

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    MCKR
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    Took a chance on a Greatest Hits CD by an old folk-rock group called The Band. Remastered sound quality is quite clean and well balanced, and the CD was a very reasonable price ($7.99). 18 tunes on the CD. Turns out, after listening to entire CD, The Band didn't have 18 "greatest hits." May not have had more than 4 or 5. Nobody's fault but my own imperfect, spontaneous, impulse purchase.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic Rock and Roll

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    Cryo
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    The songs on this CD are just rip roaring great. They harken back to a time when life was great and fun was in the air. The Band just freshly put together and with songs of their own and in collaboration with Dylan. Love the music. Love the songs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    awesome CD

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    nanadecker

    Great music!!!! My husbands band played a lot of the songs by this group and he has passed away and I have been recently been updating my collection to include this and several other bands from this genre. Love .. Love Love it and I recieved the CD in a most timely manner!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good representative for the Bands work

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    dkmfan
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    Good representative for the Bands work. It would have been better with more songs and would have given 5 stars if my favorite song would have been included...Rockin Chair is the great song that should have been included.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Average to Good

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    Ted0
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    I needed to add some "The Band" music to my collection so it makes sense to me to get the greatest hits. My favorites are The Weight and Up on Cripple Creek.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great CD!!

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    Marty
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    All you need to say about this CD is "Hey, it's "The Band!" You can never go wrong with their music. Flashback to sweet memories, great times.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Collection of Songs!!!

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    tranestop81
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    I recently just got into the Band after watching the Last Waltz. This is a great collection of tunes for someone getting into the Band without having to buy all their individual albums.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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