Tag Archives: The Band

Honoring Bob Dylan

Re-release recalls all-star 1992 concert event

Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert

Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration, Deluxe Edition

Blu-ray, $24.98 / DVD $21.98 (Columbia/Legacy)

In 1992, superstar musicians of every stripe streamed into New York City’s Madison Square Garden to fête Bob Dylan on the 30th anniversary of his first album for Columbia Records and stage a concert in his honor. This music documentary, previously available only on VHS, features performances of Dylan classics by a parade of the era’s leading acts, including John Mellencamp, Johnny Cash and June Carter, Lou Reid, Johnny Winter, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones, the O’Jays, The Band, Stevie Wonder, and former Beatle George Harrison. A feast for fans of one of America’s most iconic, enduring and ever-evolving singer-songwriters, now 72, it also includes 40 minutes of interviews, rehearsal footage, and other behind-the-scenes goodies.

—Neil Pond, American Profile Magazine

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Gallery of Greatness

Robbie Robertson salutes musical movers & shakers

Legends Icons & Rebels

Legends, Icons & Rebels

By Robbie Robertson, Jim Guerinot, Jared Levine & Sebastian Robertson

Hardcover, 128 pages ($35, Tundra Books)

Robertson, one of the founders of the seminal music group The Band, collaborated with his adult son, Sebastian, and fellow music-biz veterans (and fathers) Guerinot and Levine, on this collection of tributes honoring 27 singers, songwriters and other performers across the spectrum of popular music “who changed with world” with their talent—and their tenacity. Featuring designs from numerous illustrators and including a CD with handpicked songs from each of the artists (including Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Ella Fitzgerald, Bob Marley and Carole King), it’s clearly geared for younger readers. But it’s a true multimedia treat for eyes and ears of any age.

—Neil Pond, American Profile Magazine

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Strike Up The Band

Sumptuous collector’s edition repackages famed 1971 concert event

TheBand_Live_productThe Band ‘Live At The Academy of Music 1971’

CD + DVD, $75.74 (Capitol / Universal Music Enterprises)

The legendary band with a capital B, the pioneering Canadian-American ensemble led by Robbie Robertson and Levon Helm that went on to influence countless other roots-rockers, performed four legendary concerts at the top of their fame during the final week of 1971 at New York’s Academy of Music. The shows, originally edited down for the group’s classic 1972 double LP Rock of Ages, have now been re-packaged for this sumptuous collector’s edition, with all the original recordings (including “The Shape I’m In,” “Don’t Do It,” “Stage Fright,” “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” and “The Weight”) enhanced with 19 previously unreleased tracks, plus an in-concert DVD and a 48-page book.

—Neil Pond, American Profile Magazine

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