Album of the Day
The Last Waltz
After more than a decade together, The Band decided to go out in style with a final concert at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom on Thanksgiving Day 1976. For what was billed as THE LAST WALTZ, the quintet was joined by an all-star group of music legends including Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Muddy Waters and Neil Young. The evening was captured on film and the accompanying soundtrack includes stirring live versions of “Up On Cripple Creek,” “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” and “The Shape I'm In” along with signature songs from some of the guest stars and an elegiac suite recorded specifically for the album. Richard Manuel was born on this day in 1943 and we'll take one more trip around the dancefloor to remember the vocalist/pianist with THE LAST WALTZ.