Listen to full recording of The Band tribute concert “The Complete Last Waltz”


As noted, members of Wilco, the Grateful Dead offshoot FurthurDelta SpiritClap Your Hands Say Yeah, and Blitzen Trapper, among others, celebrated Thanksgiving Eve by performing a song-for-song tribute to The Band’s 1976 farewell gig, “The Last Waltz”. Now, courtesy of nyctaper, the entire “Complete Last Waltz” from New York’s Capitol Theater is available for download in mp3 or FLAC formats.

The three-and-a-half-hour event featured all 41 songs from the original “Last Waltz”, plus actor Josh Lucas and author Colin Broderick reading from The Canterbury Tales and the poem “Loud Prayer”. Standouts include Cass McCombs’ trio of “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”, “Stage Fright”, and “It Makes No Difference”; Nels Cline tackling Eric Clapton’s “Further on Up the Road” and “All Our Past Times”; Eric D. Johnson (of the recently disbanded Fruit Bats) performing Van Morrison’s “Caravan”; and Blitzen Trapper covering Bob Dylan’s “I Don’t Believe You”.

Download your copy here. For a preview, check out McCombs’ “Stage Fright” and Johnson’s “Caravan” below, followed by the full setlist.

“The Complete Last Waltz” Setlist:
01. Last Waltz Theme (Antibalas horns)
02. Up on Cripple Creek (Sam Cohen)
03. The Shape I’m In (Kenny Siegel)
04. Life Is a Carnival (Ryan Miller)
05. W.S. Walcott Medicine Show (Alec Ounsworth)
06. Georgia on My Mind (Alecia Chakour)
07. Ophelia (Scott Metzger)
08. Rag Mama Rag (Marc Black)
09. King Harvest (Jeremy Black and Jared Samuel)
10. Mystery Train (Matt Vasquez)
11. Who Do You Love (Matt Vasquez)
12. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Cass McCombs)
13. Stage Fright (Cass McCombs)
14. It Makes No Difference (Cass McCombs)
15. Such a Night (Marco Benevento)
16. Down South in New Orleans (Andy Cabic)
17. This Wheel’s on Fire (Andy Cabic)
18. [Nels Rap]
19. Further On Up the Road (Nels Cline)
20. All Our Past Times (Nels Cline)
21. Helpless (Nicole Atkins)
22. Four Strong Winds (Nicole Atkins)
23. Coyote (Jocie Adams)
24. Furry Sings the Blues (Jocie Adams)
25. Dry Your Eyes (John Roderick)
26. Mannish Boy (Binky Griptite)
27. Caledonia (Binky Griptite)
28. Tura Lura Lural (Eric D. Johnson and Ryan Miller)
29. Caravan (Eric D. Johnson)
30. The Genetic Method (Ensemble)
31. Chest Fever (Kenny Siegel)
32. Evangeline (Parkington Sisters)
33. Acadian Driftwood (Parkington Sisters)
34. The Weight (Ensemble)
35. Baby Let Me Follow You Down (Eric Earley)
36. Hazel (Eric Earley)
37. I Don’t Believe You (Eric Earley)
38. Forever Young (Eric Earley)
39. Baby Let Me Follow You Down Reprise (Eric Earley)
40. I Shall Be Released (Ensemble)
41. [Encore Break]
42. Don’t Do It (Alecia Chakour and Scott Metzger)


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