Across the Great Divide: The Band and America

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2006 - Music - 467 pages
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(Book). This is a vivid and rollicking account of The Band's journey across three decades. Spanning the history of American rock and boasting a supporting cast that includes Dylan, Janis Joplin, and U2, the book brilliantly captures the raw magic and complex personalities of a group George Harrison called "the best band in the history of the universe." This revised U.S. edition includes a postscript, together with an obituary of Rick Danko and a brand-new interview with Robbie Robertson.
 

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Implicit within the redemptive qualities commonly ascribed to rock'n'roll is the metaphor of the band/musician as leaders in a spiritual search. The hyperbole that typically ensues from such metaphors ... Read full review

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Very well balanced view of the tensions between Levon Helm and Robbie Robertson. This made the book very comfortable to read for those who respected and appreciated both. I particularly enjoyed the emphasis on the joy each member got from playing the music. Read full review

Contents

Promised Lands
7
Endless Highway
29
The Divide
50
HARVESTING 19659
87
A Scrounge Band for Judas
89
Big Pink
127
Caviar and Harveyburgers
160
SPOTLIGHT 196974
199
After the Waltz
352
Coda
398
The Weight on Levon Helm
402
Rick Danko RIP
410
A Musical History A Review and an Interview with Robbie Robertson 2005
412
MillionDollar Bash The Band Behind Bob Dylan
420
The Night They Put The Band to Rest The Last Waltz Revisited
428
Notes
431

Taking Fright
201
Where Do We Go from Here?
245
Before and After the Flood
271
TWILIGHT 197492
305
On the Beach
307
End of the Road
332
Acknowledgements and Sources
441
Discography
448
The Very Best Of The Band
456
Index
457
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