Jericho

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Few bands called it quits with more fanfare than the Band when they bowed out with the 1976 all-star concert famously preserved in LP and movie form as The Last Waltz. However, while guitarist, songwriter, and de facto leader Robbie Robertson may have been ready to retire the Band, it soon became clear that the other members of the group didn't feel the same way especially Levon Helm and Rick Danko, and by 1982 a Robertson-less lineup had hit the road. While new recordings were planned, it wasn't until 1993, seven years after Richard Manuel was found dead in a Florida motel room, that a new album appeared from the Band, and while Jericho lacks the mythic resonance of their ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Few bands called it quits with more fanfare than the Band when they bowed out with the 1976 all-star concert famously preserved in LP and movie form as The Last Waltz. However, while guitarist, songwriter, and de facto leader Robbie Robertson may have been ready to retire the Band, it soon became clear that the other members of the group didn't feel the same way especially Levon Helm and Rick Danko, and by 1982 a Robertson-less lineup had hit the road. While new recordings were planned, it wasn't until 1993, seven years after Richard Manuel was found dead in a Florida motel room, that a new album appeared from the Band, and while Jericho lacks the mythic resonance of their greatest work, it did unexpectedly prove that the Band could function very well without Robertson. While Jim Weider isn't as sharp a guitarist as Robertson and his input as a songwriter is also missed, Garth Hudson's epic keyboard arrangements, the lovely ache of Rick Danko's vocals, and especially Levon Helm's raw, soulful singing as well as his drumming and mandolin work still define this as the music of the Band. The material lacks the thematic reach of the Band's strongest period, but "The Caves of Jericho" written by Helm with Richard Bell and John Simon shows they can come up with worthy songs on their own, and covers of Bob Dylan's "Blind Willie McTell" and Bruce Springsteen's "Atlantic City" are superb choices especially the latter, with Helm's vocals an unlikely but fine fit. And while the post-Robertson touring version of the Band seemed more interested in boogie than substance, there's no denying good-time numbers like "Remedy," "Stuff You Gotta Watch," and the gloriously weird "Move to Japan" make with the good groove. The addition of an unreleased Richard Manuel performance may seemed a bit ghoulish, but his take on "Country Boy" sounds fine and is a bittersweet tribute to his talents. Jericho may pale in comparison to such masterworks as Music from Big Pink and The Band, but there's little denying it's a stronger and more committed work than Islands or the studio side of The Last Waltz, showing this group still had something to offer besides hippie nostalgia.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/21/2006
  • Label: Pyramid Media
  • UPC: 854750001035
  • Catalog Number: 501032
  • Sales rank: 28,866

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Band Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Champion Jack Dupree Piano
Artie Traum Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Jules Shear Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Rick Danko Electric Bass, Group Member
John Simon Baritone Horn, Electric Piano, Baritone Saxophone
Erie Brazilian Mandolin
Randy Ciarlante Group Member
Vassar Clements Fiddle
Dave Douglas Trumpet
Levon Helm Group Member
Garth Hudson Group Member
Rob Hyman Keyboards
Rob Leon Electric Bass
Colin Linden Background Vocals
Tommy Spurlock Steel Guitar
Bobby Strickland Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Stan Szelest Electric Piano
Jim Weider Group Member
Steve Jordan Drums
Richard Bell Group Member
Technical Credits
Steve Martin Project Support
Paul Butterfield Inspiration
The Band Producer
Wild Bill Davis Project Support
Clifford Scott Inspiration
John Simon Producer
Chris Andersen Engineer
Richard Bell Contributor
Paul Berry Project Support
David Chackler Project Support
Rick Chertoff Producer
Steve Churchyard Engineer
Bruce Garfield Project Support
Henry Glover Inspiration
John Holbrook Project Support
Aaron Hurwitz Producer, Engineer
Doug James Project Support
Ian Kimmet Project Support
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Scott Maclellan Producer, Executive Producer
Richard Manuel Contributor
Mark McKenna Project Support
Scott Petito Project Support
Mike Reiter Engineer
John Roper Engineer
Ralph Schuckett Producer
Hugh Syme Artwork, Art Direction
Sredni Vollner Project Support
Dick Waterman Project Support
Jim Williamson Engineer
Ellen Fitton Engineer
Stephen Allen Davis Liner Notes, Project Support
Scott Gormley Engineer
Andy Robinson Engineer, Project Support
Raymond Foye Project Support
Allen Jacobi Project Support
Ed Kaercher Project Support
Peter Max Paintings, Cover Painting
Kurt Wipfli Remastering
Louis Allen Project Support
Elliott Landy Photo Selection
Karen Martin Project Support
Marie Spinosa Project Support
Ken McKim Engineer
Francesca Smith Project Support
Jimmy Graham Project Support
Sally Grossman Project Support
Michael Kearns Project Support
Douglas Tyson Project Support
Lisa Phillips Project Support
Ben & Jerry Project Support
Paul Caccia Project Support
Dave Calinda Project Support
Danny "Poz" Campbell Project Support
Eli Danko Project Support
Elizabeth Danko Project Support
Butch Dener Project Support
Mariann Disclafani Project Support
Evie Dworetzky Project Support
Michael Federici Project Support
Joe Forno Photo Selection
Joe Forno Jr. Executive Producer, Management
Mr. Joe Forno Sr. Project Support
Mrs. Joe Forno Sr. Project Support
Gate Brothers Band Project Support
C.W. Gatlin Project Support
Justin Grafton Project Support
Max Gregan Project Support
Bruce Houghton Project Support
Kathleen Project Support
Ace Kutsuna Project Support
Joe Phillips Project Support
Bob Rogel Project Support
Steve Seminowitz Project Support
Shelle Shakerdge Project Support
Paul Jr. Shultis Project Support
Taga Sickler Project Support
Jeree Skeen Project Support
Arlene Strings Project Support
Vince Strings Project Support
Otis Wake Project Support
Carol Wasilok Project Support
Laura Zimzores Project Support
Mary Berry Project Support
Marshall Barer Composer
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