The Band's 'Last Waltz' Treated to Deluxe 40th Anniversary Release

The Band's 'Last Waltz' Treated to Deluxe 40th Anniversary Release
It's been 40 years now since beloved rock outfit the Band took their final bow at their The Last Waltz concert in San Francisco, so the iconic performance is being celebrated with a series of deluxe anniversary releases. Multiple packages supporting the Band and their Martin Scorsese-directed concert film arrive this fall via Rhino Records.

Due on November 11 is a newly remastered, two-disc 40th anniversary edition of The Last Waltz, which culls highlights from the performance captured on November 25, 1976. That same day, an extended Deluxe Edition release adds a couple of discs that comprise all of the audio captured at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom, this including various rehearsals and outtakes. A vinyl edition, placing the collection on 180-gram vinyl for the first time, lands on November 11 as well.

If that's still not enough, on December 9, a 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition brings together four discs of audio, Scorsese's The Last Waltz concert film on Blu-ray, and a second Blu-ray disc featuring a rare, '90s-era interview with the director and Band guitarist Robbie Robertson, a photo gallery, and a 5.1 surround mix of the original album release. This version also comes as a 300-page, faux-leather bound book that includes photos, a shooting script and more.

In addition to showcasing the talents of the Band one last time, the all-star Last Waltz featured onstage guest appearances from the likes of Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Paul Butterfield, Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Ringo Starr, Ronnie Hawkins, Dr. John, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Muddy Waters, Ronnie Wood, Neil Diamond and more.

Beyond the upcoming anniversary releases for the Band, Robbie Robertson's long and storied career is also about to be celebrated with an anthology. His Testimony is due November 11 via UMe and contains material Robertson recorded with Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks, the Band, Bob Dylan, and during his solo career.

You'll find the breakdown on Testimony's tracklisting beneath the info for The Last Waltz Collector's Edition.

The Last Waltz 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition:

Disc One:

1. Theme From The Last Waltz (w/ orchestra)
2. Up On Cripple Creek
3. The Shape I'm In
4. It Makes No Difference
5. Who Do You Love (w/ Ronnie Hawkins)
6. Life Is A Carnival
7. Such A Night (w/ Dr. John)
8. The Weight
9. Down South In New Orleans (w/ Bobby Charles)
10. This Wheel's On Fire
11. Mystery Train (w/ Paul Butterfield)
12. Caldonia (w/ Muddy Waters)
13. Mannish Boy (w/ Muddy Waters)
14. Stagefright

Disc Two:

1. Rag Mama Rag
2. All Our Past Times (w/ Eric Clapton)
3. Further On Up The Road (w/ Eric Clapton)
4. Ophelia
5. Helpless (w/ Neil Young)
6. Four Strong Winds (w/ Neil Young)
7. Coyote (w/ Joni Mitchell)
8. Shadows And Light (w/ Joni Mitchell)
9. Furry Sings The Blues (w/ Joni Mitchell)
10. Acadian Driftwood
11. Dry Your Eyes (w/ Neil Diamond)
12. The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show
13. Tura Lura Lura (That's An Irish Lullaby) (w/ Van Morrison)
14. Caravan (w/ Van Morrison)

Disc Three:

1. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
2. The Genetic Method/Chest Fever
3. Baby Let Me Follow You Down (w/ Bob Dylan)
4. Hazel – with Bob Dylan
5. I Don't Believe You (She Acts Live We Never Have Met) (w/ Bob Dylan)
6. Forever Young (w/ Bob Dylan)
7. Baby Let Me Follow You Down (Reprise) (w/ Bob Dylan)
8. I Shall Be Released
9. Jam #1
10. Jam #2
11. Don't Do It
12. Greensleeves (From Movie Soundtrack)

Disc Four: The Last Waltz Suite:

1. The Well
2. Evangeline (w/ Emmylou Harris)
3. Out Of The Blue
4. The Weight (w/ The Staples)
5. The Last Waltz Refrain
6. Concert Rehearsal
7. King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
8. Tura Lura Lura (That's An Irish Lullaby)
9. Caravan
10. Such A Night
11. Rag Mama Rag
12. Mad Waltz (Sketch track for The Well)
13. The Last Waltz (Instrumental)
14. The Last Waltz (Sketch)

Disc Five: Blu-ray:

1. Theme From The Last Waltz (w/ orchestra)
2. Up on Cripple Creek
3. The Shape I'm In
4. It Makes No Difference
5. Who Do You Love (w/ Ronnie Hawkins)
6. Life Is A Carnival
7. Such A Night (w/ Dr. John)
8. Down South In New Orleans (w/ Bobby Charles)
9. Mystery Train (w/ Paul Butterfield)
10. Mannish Boy (w/ Muddy Waters)
11. Stagefright
12. Further On Up The Road (w/ Eric Clapton)
13. Ophelia
14. Helpless (w/ Neil Young)
15. Coyote (w/ Joni Mitchell)
16. Dry Your Eyes (w/ Neil Diamond)
17. Tura Lura Lura (That's An Irish Lullaby) (w/ Van Morrison)
18. Caravan (w/ Van Morrison)
19. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
20. Baby Let Me Follow You Down (w/ Bob Dylan)
21. I Don't Believe You (She Acts Live We Never Have Met) (w/ Bob Dylan)
22. Forever Young (w/ Bob Dylan)
23. Baby Let Me Follow You Down (Reprise)
24. I Shall Be Released (Finale)
25. The Well
26. Evangeline (w/ Emmylou Harris)
27. Out Of The Blue
28. The Weight (w/ The Staples)
29. The Last Waltz Refrain
30. Theme From The Last Waltz

Testimony:

1. Robbie Robertson "Testimony" (Unity Mix)
2. The Band "Bessie Smith" 
3. Bob Dylan "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35"
4. The Band "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down " (Live At The Academy Of Music, 1971)
5. Levon & The Hawks "He Don't Love You (And He'll Break Your Heart)"
6. Robbie Robertson "Somewhere Down The Crazy River"
7. The Band "Life Is A Carnival" (Live At The Academy Of Music, 1971)
8. The Band "It Makes No Difference"
9. The Band "The Weight" (Live At The Academy Of Music, 1971)
10. The Band "Out Of The Blue"
11. Levon & The Hawks "I'm Gonna Play the Honky Tonks"
12. Bob Dylan "Obviously 5 Believers"
13. Robbie Robertson "Soap Box Preacher"
14. The Band "Twilight" (Song Sketch)
15. Ronnie Hawkins & The Hawks "Come Love"
16. Robbie Robertson "When The Night Was Young"
17. The Band "The Shape I'm In" (Live At The Academy Of Music, 1971)
18. Robbie Robertson "Unbound"