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The Band – The Last Waltz (1978) (2012) [16 & 24] / [1080p HD mkv] / BHP Remux [mkv]

Thanksgiving Bump: The Last Waltz was a concert by the Canadian-American rock group The Band, held on American Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. The Last Waltz was advertised as The Band’s “farewell concert appearance”, and the concert saw The Band joined by more than a dozen special guests, including their previous employers Ronnie Hawkins and Bob Dylan as well as Paul Butterfield, Bobby Charles, Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, Muddy Waters, Ronnie Wood, and Neil Young. The musical director for the concert was The Band’s original record producer, John Simon.

The event was filmed by director Martin Scorsese and made into a documentary of the same title, released in 1978. Jonathan Taplin, who was The Band’s tour manager from 1969 to 1972 and later produced Scorsese’s film Mean Streets, suggested that Scorsese would be the ideal director for the project and introduced Robbie Robertson and Scorsese. Taplin served as executive producer. The film features concert performances, intermittent song renditions shot on a studio soundstage, and interviews by Scorsese with members of The Band. A triple-LP soundtrack recording, produced by Simon and Rob Fraboni, was issued in 1978. The film was released on DVD in 2002 as was a four-CD box set of the concert and related studio recordings.

The Last Waltz is hailed as one of the greatest documentary concert films ever made, although it has been criticized for its focus on Robertson. In 2019, the film was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

Recorded on November 25, 1976 at the Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA
Remastered HD Tracks [24-48] / [16-44] / Blu-Ray (HD 1080p) [mkv] /
Original Release: 1978 – (2012) Remaster

Track Listing:

1 Theme From The Last Waltz (With Orchestra) 3:53
2 Up On Cripple Creek 5:31
3 The Shape I’m In 4:01
4 It Makes No Difference 6:51
5 Who Do You Love (feat. Ronnie Hawkins) 4:51
6 Life Is A Carnival 4:25
7 Such A Night (feat. Dr. John) 4:41
8 Down South In New Orleans (feat. Bobby Charles) 3:10
9 Mystery Train (feat. Paul Butterfield) 5:03
10 Mannish Boy (feat. Muddy Waters) 6:40
11 Stagefright 4:31
12 Further On Up The Road (feat. Eric Clapton) 5:30
13 Ophelia 3:45
14 Helpless (feat. Neil Young) 5:53
15 Coyote (feat. Joni Mitchell) 5:28
16 Dry Your Eyes (feat. Neil Diamond) 4:16
17 Tura Lura Lural (feat. Van Morrison) 4:10
18 Caravan (feat. Van Morrison) 6:11
19 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down 4:37
20 Baby Let Me Follow You Down (feat. Bob Dylan) 2:55
21 I Don’t Believe You [feat. Bob Dylan] 3:29
22 Forever Young (feat. Bob Dylan) 5:50
23 Baby Let Me Follow You Down [feat. Bob Dylan] 2:58
24 I Shall Be Released 4:49
25 The Well 3:34
26 Evangeline (feat. Emmylou Harris) 3:10
27 Out Of The Blue 3:20
28 The Weight (feat. The Staples) 4:35
29 The Last Waltz Refrain 1:32
30 Theme From The Last Waltz 3:26

AND YOU DON’T FEEL NOTHING BACK [16-44]
TRAIN I RIDE, SIXTEEN COACHES LONG [24-48]
THEN WE CAN GET DOWN TO WHAT IS REALLY WRONG Blu-Ray 1080p [mkv]

YOU GOT BIG PLANS AND YOU GOTTA MOVE BHP Remux/Official DVD & Wolfgang’s Vault (4DVD) [mkv]

The Band:
Rick Danko – bass, fiddle, vocals
Levon Helm – drums, mandolin, vocals
Garth Hudson – organ, accordion, synthesizer, saxophones
Richard Manuel – piano, drums, organ, clavinet, dobro, vocals
Robbie Robertson – guitars, piano, vocals

Guests:
Paul Butterfield – harmonica, vocal
Bobby Charles – vocal
Eric Clapton – guitar, vocal
Neil Diamond – guitar, vocal
Dr. John – piano, guitar, congas, vocal
Bob Dylan – guitar, vocal
Emmylou Harris – guitar, vocal
Ronnie Hawkins – vocal
Bob Margolin – guitar on “Mannish Boy”
Joni Mitchell – guitar, vocal
Van Morrison – vocal
Pinetop Perkins – piano on “Mannish Boy”
Dennis St. John – drums on “Dry Your Eyes”
John Simon – piano on “Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ral”
Cleotha Staples – harmony vocal on “The Weight”
Mavis Staples – vocal
Roebuck “Pops” Staples – guitar, vocal
Yvonne Staples – harmony vocal on “The Weight”
Ringo Starr – drums on “I Shall Be Released”
Muddy Waters – vocals
Ronnie Wood – guitar on “I Shall Be Released”
Neil Young – guitar, harmonica, vocal

7 thoughts on “The Band – The Last Waltz (1978) (2012) [16 & 24] / [1080p HD mkv] / BHP Remux [mkv]

  1. Bufford T Justice Post author

    Thanksgiving Day bump for all the sources:
    The Final Waltz – Official DVD + Wolfgang’s Vault Video source is interlaced for complete chronological progression of the entire concert.

    Happy Turkey Day folks.
    Love to all and enjoy your Family & Friends ❤

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