Rock of Ages [Deluxe Edition]

Rock of Ages [Deluxe Edition]

by The Band

CD(Remastered / Bonus Tracks)

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This 2001 reissue of the Band's classic live set -- recorded on New Year's Eve, 1971, at New York's Academy of Music -- is a boon to fans, as it includes a ten-song bonus disc featuring a guest appearance by Bob Dylan, who joined the Band for encores of "Down in the Flood," "When I Paint My Masterpiece," "Don't Ya Tell Henry," and "Like a Rolling Stone." The other six tracks on the disc were recorded by the Band during their four-night stand at the Academy of Music but didn't make the final cut for the original Rock of Ages track list. Notable among these is the hit "Up on Cripple Creek," "I Shall Be Released," "Rockin' Chair," and "Time to Kill."

Product Details

Release Date: 05/08/2001
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0724353018122
catalogNumber: 30181
Rank: 3461

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Band   Primary Artist
Robbie Robertson   Guitar,Vocals
Howard Johnson   Baritone Saxophone
Rick Danko   Vocals
J.D. Parran   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Joe Farrell   English Horn,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Levon Helm   Drums,Vocals
Garth Hudson   Organ,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Richard Manuel   Piano,Vocals
Earl McIntyre   Trombone
Snooky Young   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
J.D. Parron   Alto Saxophone,E-flat Clarinet

Technical Credits

Band   Audio Production
Bob Dylan   Composer
Robbie Robertson   Composer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Cheryl Pawelski   Producer
Phil Ramone   Engineer
Andrew Sandoval   Producer
Allen Toussaint   Horn Arrangements
Mark Harman   Engineer
Greil Marcus   Liner Notes
Rob Bowman   Liner Notes
Dan Gellert   Remixing
Darren Wong   Reissue Director

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Rock of Ages [Deluxe Edition] 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
glauver More than 1 year ago
THe original 2 LP set was my introduction to the Band. THis set was one of my first CD purchases when I began changing formats. The original set, contained on disc 1, is some of the best live 70s rock ever recorded. This is the group that, more than any other, is the ancestor of the roots rock genre. Disc 2 seems to lack the spark of the original recording. Dylan's four songs are erratic. The best one is Down in the Flood. Like a Rolling Stone sounds as if Bob is having trouble focusing. To sum this all up, 5 stars for the original, 3 stars for the bonus material, but don't let that stop you from buying a great album by a great, groundbreaking band.