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The Band / “Live at the Academy of Music 1971″ / 5-disc box set

The Band / Live at the Academy

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26 July UPDATE: Full track listing added at the bottom of this post, and we can confirm that disc five, is a DVD with the tracks from discs 1 and 2 in 5.1 Surround, plus Alk and Lerner’s filmed performances of ‘King Harvest (Has Surely Come)’ and ‘The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show’.

A five-disc deluxe box set celebrating The Band‘s 1972 live album Rock Of Ages, will be issued on 17 September 2013.

Rock Of Ages was originally a 2LP set compiled from recordings made during The Band’s series of shows in late December 1971, at the Academy of Music in New York City, where they were augmented by a five-man horn section, with arrangements by New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint.

Although details around this set have not yet been officially announced, a close look at the artwork for Live At The Academy Of Music provided to Amazon, indicates that discs one and two are the Rock Of Ages concert across two CDs, newly mixed by Bob Clearmountain. A further two CDs appear to be soundboard recordings of the fourth and final night of the gigs – New Years’ Eve 1971. The fifth and final disc is either an audio-only 5.1 surround sound DVD/Blu-ray OR it is a DVD with video footage sync’d to a 5.1 surround soundtrack.

This discs will come packaged in a hardback book, similar to The Who Quadrophenia Director’s Cut box set of 2011, or the Sex Pistols Never Mind The Bollocks… box of 2012.

More details on the Live At The Academy Of Music box set when we get them.

5-disc box set

2CD Edition


The Band / Live at the Academy Of Music 1971 track listing:

Disc: 1 (CD)

  • 1. The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show (Friday, December 31)
  • 2. The Shape I’m In (Friday, December 31)
  • 3. Caledonia Mission (Thursday, December 30)
  • 4. Don’t Do It (Wednesday, December 29)
  • 5. Stage Fright (Friday, December 31)
  • 6. I Shall Be Released (Thursday, December 30)
  • 7. Up On Cripple Creek (Thursday, December 30)
  • 8. This Wheel’s On Fire (Wednesday, December 29)
  • 9. Strawberry Wine (Tues, December 28) (Previously Unissued Performance)
  • 10. King Harvest (Has Surely Come) (Friday, December 31)
  • 11. Time To Kill (Tuesday, December 28)
  • 12. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Wednesday, December 29)
  • 13. Across The Great Divide (Thursday, December 30)

Disc: 2 (CD)

  • 1. Life Is A Carnival (Thursday, December 30)
  • 2. Get Up Jake (Thursday, December 30)
  • 3. Rag Mama Rag (Friday, December 31)
  • 4. Unfaithful Servant (Friday, December 31)
  • 5. The Weight (Thursday, December 30)
  • 6. Rockin’ Chair (Wednesday, December 29)
  • 7. Smoke Signal (Tuesday, December 28)
  • 8. The Rumor (Thursday, December 30)
  • 9. The Genetic Method (Friday, December 31)
  • 10. Chest Fever (Tuesday, December 28)
  • 11. (I Don’t Want To) Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes (Wed, December 29)
  • 12. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever (Wednesday, December 29)
  • 13. Down In The Flood (The Band with Bob Dylan) (Friday, December 31)
  • 14. When I Paint My Masterpiece (The Band with Bob Dylan) (Fri, December 31)
  • 15. Don’t Ya Tell Henry (The Band with Bob Dylan) (Friday, December 31)
  • 16. Like A Rolling Stone (The Band with Bob Dylan) (Friday, December 31)

Disc: 3 (CD)

  • 1. Up On Cripple Creek (Previously Unissued Performance)
  • 2. The Shape I’m In
  • 3. The Rumor (Previously Unissued Performance)
  • 4. Time To Kill (Previously Unissued Performance)
  • 5. Rockin’ Chair (Previously Unissued Performance)
  • 6. This Wheel’s On Fire (Previously Unissued Performance)
  • 7. Get Up Jake (Previously Unissued Performance)
  • 8. Smoke Signal (Previously Unissued Performance)
  • 9. I Shall Be Released (Previously Unissued Performance)
  • 10. The Weight (Previously Unissued Performance)
  • 11. Stage Fright

Disc: 4 (CD)

  • 1. Life Is A Carnival (Previously Unissued Performance)
  • 2. King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
  • 3. Caledonia Mission (Previously Unissued Performance)
  • 4. The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show
  • 5. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Previously Unissued Performance)
  • 6. Across The Great Divide (Previously Unissued Performance)
  • 7. Unfaithful Servant
  • 8. Don’t Do It (Previously Unissued Performance)
  • 9. The Genetic Method
  • 10. Chest Fever (Previously Unissued Performance)
  • 11. Rag Mama Rag
  • 12. (I Don’t Want To) Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes (Previously Unissued Performance)
  • 13. Down In The Flood (with Bob Dylan)
  • 14. When I Paint My Masterpiece (with Bob Dylan)
  • 15. Don’t Ya Tell Henry (with Bob Dylan)
  • 16. Like A Rolling Stone (with Bob Dylan)

Disc: 5 (DVD)

  • 1. The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show (DVD)
  • 2. The Shape I’m In (DVD)
  • 3. Caledonia Mission (DVD)
  • 4. Don’t Do It (DVD)
  • 5. Stage Fright (DVD)
  • 6. I Shall Be Released (DVD)
  • 7. Up On Cripple Creek (DVD)
  • 8. The Wheel’s On Fire (DVD)
  • 9. Strawberry Wine (Previously Unissued Performance)(DVD)
  • 10. King Harvest (Has Surely Come)(DVD)
  • 11. Time To Kill (DVD)
  • 12. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (DVD)
  • 13. Across The Great Divide (DVD)
  • 14. Life Is A Carnival (DVD)
  • 15. Get Up Jake (DVD)
  • 16. Rag Mama Rag (DVD)
  • 17. Unfaithful Servant (DVD)
  • 18. The Weight (DVD)
  • 19. Rockin’ Chair (DVD)
  • 20. Smoke Signal (DVD)
  • 21. The Rumor (DVD)
  • 22. The Genetic Method (DVD)
  • 23. Chest Fever (DVD)
  • 24. (I Don’t Want To) Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes (DVD)
  • 25. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever (DVD)
  • 26. King Harvest (Has Surely Come) (Previously Unissued Performance) (Archival Film Clips-December 30, 1971)(DVD)
  • 27. The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show (Previously Unissued Performance) (Archival Film Clips-December 30, 1971)(DVD)

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5 responses to The Band / “Live at the Academy of Music 1971″ / 5-disc box set

  1. Paul Dean says:

    This is a Fantastic release of Possibly N. Americas Greatest Band .Every single member an Amazing musician, One being classically trained .Their Music From Big Pink Album still influences musicians today , And Eric Clapton who went back to it Last year , Changed his Whole music outlook because of it . In Concert they where on a whole different level from Anything at that time . along with the new Dylan 1970/71 releases a must have for 2013 .

  2. Hans says:

    Hello
    This is of course a must buy. I Can only complain about the fact that three major box sets are released at the same month ( the Clash, John martyn and now the band).
    I Can only hope for mor releases by the band and perhaps more of the basement tapes. Are the recordings of the band from 1974 supporting csny?
    Hello from hans

  3. Todd R. says:

    I’m all over this.
    More to come from the RnR Capital … soon.

    TR

  4. ns says:

    Oh YES… very special.

  5. Philip says:

    A lot of repetition, but a worthy set all the same (if found at the right price).

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