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Live Anthology

Live Anthology

by Rick Danko
     
 
Perhaps the least heralded of the three great vernacular singers who made up the front line of the Band, Rick Danko may well have been the glue and the heart of the whole enterprise. If Levon Helm's Arkansas drawl brought a kind of historical authenticity to the character studies he sang, and gave the Band the

Overview

Perhaps the least heralded of the three great vernacular singers who made up the front line of the Band, Rick Danko may well have been the glue and the heart of the whole enterprise. If Levon Helm's Arkansas drawl brought a kind of historical authenticity to the character studies he sang, and gave the Band the closest thing to a frontman, while Richard Manuel's gospel-tinged vocals, sung like a ragged angel desperately down on his luck, gave the Band its soul, then Danko's beautifully unsteady voice gave the Band its unabashed honesty, and particularly on his signature tune, "Makes No Difference," its very heart. Danko always seemed bare, open, and naked when he sang this song in the Band's standard live set, and his solo career, in a way, mirrored it, with Danko sounding like an increasingly frayed nerve. This collection of live Danko performances has been drawn from eight complete live shows originally released by Floating World Records. Danko works his limited palette well, and while nothing here replaces the original versions by the Band, neither does anything here diminish that legacy. Danko's death in 1999 makes this a particularly valuable document of one of the most unique and unsung voices in rock.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/22/2011
Label:
Floating World
UPC:
0805772611528
catalogNumber:
7261152
Rank:
178677

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Mystery Train
  2. Bartender Blues
  3. Caledonia Mission
  4. It Makes No Difference
  5. Java Blues
  6. My Friend
  7. CC Rider
  8. Long Black Veil
  9. Twilight
  10. Stage Fright
  11. The Weight
  12. When You Awake
  13. When I Get My Rewards
  14. Brainwash
  15. Blaze of Glory
  16. That's How I Love You
  17. Once Upon a Time
  18. Jimmy Crack Corn
  19. What a Town
  20. Missing in Action
  21. My Love's All Imagination
  22. Small Town Talk
  23. My Baby Left Me
  24. Christmas Must Be Tonight

Disc 2

  1. Book Faded Brown
  2. Ophelia
  3. Crazy Mama
  4. Wheels On Fire
  5. High Cotton
  6. Don't Wait
  7. When You Awake
  8. Blind Willie McTell
  9. CC Rider
  10. Unfaithful Servant
  11. Honest I Do
  12. King Harvest
  13. It Makes No Difference
  14. Chest Fever
  15. Everynight and Everyday

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