The Band - And Then There Were Four: Live Rare 1983 Radio Broadcast CD
Four-Piece Performance by The Band Captured on This Rare 1983 FM Broadcast
This superb live recording, taken from an FM radio broadcast of The Band playing at the Mandel Hall during their first re-union tour following the group's split in 1976, was nothing short of a roaring success.
The 'other four' however were hungry to get back on the road and did just that in July 1983. In truth, this same quartet had performed on a stage together since the 'Waltz', but it was at a show billed a Rick Danko gig at L.A.'s Roxy club in March 1978. The energy and ambience of the night however was clearly electric and the audience appears to have been in raptures. This version of The Band was a relatively short-lived unit though, as following a gig by the same line-up in Florida in 1986, Richard Manuel was tragically found dead in his motel room.
Robbie Robertson was to perform again with Rick Danko and Garth Hudson when The Band were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 1994, but Levon Helm declined to attend on this occasion for reasons, it is believed, of ongoing tensions between the pair.
- Up On Cripple Creek
- The Shape I'm In
- It Makes No Difference
- Milk Cow Boogie
- Mystery Train
- King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
- Java Blues
- I Shall Be Released
- Rag Mama Rag
- Long Black Veil
- Rock & Roll Shoes
- The Weight