One of the most influencial bands of all time. The Band has influenced countless bands, songwriters, and performers, from the Grateful Dead and Beatles to Eric Clapton and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
Other bands have covered their songs including Umphrey’s McGee, Widespread Panic, Derek Trucks Band, & The Black Crowes.
This is a fantastic close-miked stereo soundboard bootleg. Fantastic performances by all members of the band, with extended jams.
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This show is the second night of a two day run at the now defunct Roosevelt Stadium in New Jersey.
I was able to find these details on The Band’s website.
There is what appears to be a “new” soundboard CD boot of the Band’s 2nd concert at Roosevelt Stadium, August 1, 1973. It is incredible. I’ve defended the quality of their performance at the 1st concert (July 31, 1973) before, so it is time to eat my words. The 2nd show blows away the first in every way, tying or surpassing Watkins Glen as the definitive show from that middle period of the original group.
The sound is phenomenal, with all of the instruments sounding crisp and in-your-face, and the Band sounds like they are at the top of their game. A fairly pedestrian setlist (for the time) is elevated by smoking, confident performances by each and every member. Robbie’s guitar in particular stands out…but they all really outdo themselves on this one. Several of the songs (“Back to Memphis”, “Chest Fever”, & others) even feature extended instrumental verses which are breathtaking…I’ve never heard the original lineup jam so much!, although perhaps those of you with a tape collection know more than I do.
Sadly, Garth’s “Genetic Method” has been cut, seemingly to fit the whole show onto one disc, but that is the only flaw I can find with this gem. The CD is called Roosevelt Stadium (quite reasonably!).