The Last Waltz (1978) <http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077838/ Director: Martin Scorsese The Performers: The Band: Rick Danko [bass, fiddle, vocals] Levon Helm [drums, mandolin, vocals] Garth Hudson [organ, piano, accordion, synthesizers, soprano saxophone, clavinet] Richard Manuel [piano, organ, drums, clavinet, dobro, vocals] Robbie Robertson [guitar, piano, vocals] Horn Section: Rich Cooper [trumpet, flugelhorn] James Gordon [flute, tenor saxophone, clarinet] Jerry Hey [trumpet, flugelhorn] Howard Johnson [tuba, baritone saxophone, flugelhorn, bass clarinet] Charlie Keagle [clarinet, flute, saxophone] Tom Malone [trombone, euphonium, alto flute] Larry Packer [electric violin] Horn Arrangers: Henry Glover Garth Hudson Howard Johnson Tom Malone John Simon Allen Toussaint Other Musicians: Bob Margolin [guitar] (Muddy Waters) Dennis St John [drums] (Neil Diamond) John Simon [piano] ('Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral' 'Georgia on My Mind') Guest Artists: Paul Butterfield [harmonica, vocals] Bobby Charles [vocals] Eric Clapton [guitar, vocals] Neil Diamond [guitar, vocals] Dr John [piano, guitar, congas, vocals] Bob Dylan [guitar, vocals] Bill Graham [master of ceremonies] Emmylou Harris [acoustic guitar, vocals] Ronnie Hawkins [vocals] Joni Mitchell [acoustic guitar, vocals] Van Morrison [vocals] Pinetop Perkins [piano, vocals] Carl Radle [bass] Cleotha Staples [backing vocals] Mavis Staples [vocals] Roebuck 'Pops' Staples [guitar, vocals] Yvonne Staples [backing vocals] Ringo Starr [drums] Stephen Stills [guitar] Muddy Waters [vocals] Ronnie Wood [guitar] Neil Young [guitars, harmonica, vocals] Performances: 'Up on Cripple Creek' [The Band] 'The Shape I'm In' [The Band] 'It Makes No Difference' [The Band] 'Life Is a Carnival' [The Band] 'This Wheel's on Fire' [The Band] 'W S Walcott Medicine Show' [The Band] 'Georgia on My Mind' [The Band] 'Ophelia' [The Band] 'King Harvest (Has Surely Come)' [The Band] 'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down' [The Band] 'Stage Fright' [The Band] 'Rag Mama Rag' [The Band] 'Who Do You Love?' [Ronnie Hawkins] 'Such a Night' [Dr John] 'Down South in New Orleans' [Bobby Charles & Dr John] 'Mystery Train' [Paul Butterfield] 'Caldonia' [Muddy Waters] 'Mannish Boy' [Muddy Waters] 'All Our Past Times' [Eric Clapton] 'Further on up the Road' [Eric Clapton] 'Helpless' [Neil Young] 'Four Strong Winds' [Neil Young] 'Coyote' [Joni Mitchell] 'Shadows and Light' [Joni Mitchell] 'Furry Sings the Blues' [Joni Mitchell] 'Dry Your Eyes' [Neil Diamond] 'Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That's an Irish Lullaby)' [Van Morrison] 'Caravan' [Van Morrison] 'Acadian Driftwood' [The Band, Neil Young, & Joni Mitchell] 'Genetic Method-Chest Fever' [The Band] 'The Last Waltz Suite: Evangeline' (concert version) [The Band] 'The Weight' (concert version) [The Band] 'Baby, Let Me Follow You Down' [Bob Dylan] 'Hazel' [Bob Dylan] 'I Don't Believe You' [Bob Dylan] 'Forever Young' [Bob Dylan] 'Baby, Let Me Follow You Down' (reprise) [Bob Dylan] 'I Shall Be Released' [The Band & guests, plus Ronnie Wood & Ringo Starr] 'Jam 1' [Neil Young, Ronnie Wood, Eric Clapton, Robbie Robertson, Paul Butterfield, Dr John, Garth Hudson, Rick Danko, Ringo Starr, & Levon Helm] 'Jam 2' [Neil Young, Ronnie Wood, Eric Clapton, Stephen Stills, Paul Butterfield, Dr John, Garth Hudson, Carl Radle, Ringo Starr, & Levon Helm] 'Don't Do It' [The Band] 'Theme from The Last Waltz' [The Band] 'Introduction to the Canterbury Tales in Chaucerian Dialect' [Michael McClure] 'The Weight' (studio version) [The Band & The Staple Singers] 'Evangeline' (studio version) [The Band & Emmylou Harris] 'Loud Prayer' [Lawrence Ferlinghetti] Description: 'The Last Waltz' was a concert by the rock group 'The Band', held on American Thanksgiving Day, 25 November 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. It was advertised as The Band's 'farewell concert appearance', and the concert saw The Band joined by more than a dozen special guests, including Paul Butterfield, Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Ronnie Hawkins, Dr John, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, Muddy Waters, Ronnie Wood, Bobby Charles. and Neil Young. The musical director for the concert was The Band's original record producer, John Simon. The event was filmed by director Martin Scorsese and made into a documentary of the same name, released in 1978. The film features concert performances, scenes shot on a studio soundstage, and interviews by Scorsese with members of The Band. It is hailed as one of the greatest concert films ever made, although it has been criticized for its focus on Robbie Robertson. The film has been hailed critically, listed among the greatest concert films. Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Wilmington calls it, "the greatest rock concert movie ever made... and maybe the best rock movie, period." Terry Lawson of the Detroit Free Press comments that, "This is one of the great movie experiences." Total Film considers it "the greatest concert film ever shot." On Rotten Tomatoes, the movie has a 97% (fresh) rating with just one negative review out of 37 total, from Janet Maslin of The New York Times. She states that it, "articulates so little of the end-of-an-era feeling it hints at ... that it's impossible to view The Last Waltz as anything but an also-ran." Music critic Robert Christgau gives the soundtrack a "B+", saying "the movie improves when you can't see it." He praises the blues numbers by Muddy Waters and Paul Butterfield, the horn arrangements by Allen Toussaint, and the "blistering if messy" guitar duet by Robertson and Eric Clapton. Trivia: The infamous cocaine drop hanging from Neil Young's left nostril was air-brushed out by Martin Scorsese. (Martin made this film for free.) "It Started as a Concert. It Became a Celebration." [Original Theatrical Release] "It Started as a Concert. It Became a Celebration. Now it's a Legend." [Theatrical Re-release] DVD Format: NTSC DVD9: 7.79 GiB - "Nothing Added and Nothing Taken Away..." [Ecclesiastes 3:14] Color: Color Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Language: English Subtitles: English; Franτais; Espa±ol Closed Captioned: English Commentaries: 1 - By Robbie Robertson and Martin Scorsese 2 - By The Band and Others Extras: 'Revisiting The Last Waltz' (22:30) Archival Outtakes: Jam 2 (12:18) Stills Gallery Theatrical Trailer (02:52) Television Spot (00:32) Detached Extra: The Last Waltz - 4-CD Boxed Set [FLAC & MP3] Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo / 5.1 Surround Time: 01:56:32 DVD Studio: M-G-M Release Date: 2002-05-07 ASIN: B00003CXB1 UPC: 002761687575 Posting Date: 26 May 2012 Posting Group: alt.binaries.dvd.complete Spatio-Temporal Footprint: 28x28 PAR2: 128 Universal Blocks [2^7] - (Repairs any 128 3918848 Byte Articles) Part Size: 536870912 Bytes [2^30 / 2]; 2% Recovery Volumes [REV] Articles/Part: 137 <http://tiny.cc/New137/ yEnc Lines: 30616 (2^30 / 2) / (2^7 * 137); Maximum yEnc Characters: 8018993 More from Isis: <http://tiny.cc/Isis55423/ <http://tiny.cc/Isis_DVD/ <http://tiny.cc/IsisNZB/ "Fewer than 30 files in 30 minutes or less... or it's FREE!"