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Studio album by The Band
Released November 2, 1993
Recorded June 1985
Genre Rock
Length 56:53
Label Rhino
Producer John Simon, Aaron Hurwitz & The Band
Professional reviews
The Band chronology
To Kingdom Come
Across the Great Divide

Jericho is the tenth album by Canadian-American rock group The Band released in 1993 and the first to feature the latter-day configuration of the group.

Coming a full seventeen years after their "farewell concert", it was their first release for the Rhino subsidiary Pyramid Records. Joining original members Levon Helm (drums/mandolin/guitar/vocal), Rick Danko (bass/guitar/vocal) and Garth Hudson (organ/keyboards/horns) were Jim Weider (who had played guitar for the group from the time of their 1983 reformation), Randy Ciarlante (who had joined on drums in 1990) and Richard Bell (who had joined as keyboardist in 1991). Richard Manuel recorded his last recording with The Band on "Country Boy". In addition to this sextet, there are an additional fourteen musicians. Having such a large amount of guests would be commonplace on the latter-day group's albums.

Without Robbie Robertson as lyricist, the group relied on outside sources to supplement their four original tracks. Among those covered were Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon and folksinger Artie Traum.

The painting on the cover is of the house they lived in Saugerties, New York and also which inspired the music on their debut album Music From Big Pink and in which Bob Dylan and The Band recorded The Basement Tapes.


Track listing

  1. "Remedy" (Colin Linden, Jim Weider) – 4:25
  2. "Blind Willie McTell" (Bob Dylan) – 6:42
  3. "The Caves of Jericho" (Richard Bell, Levon Helm, Rick Danko, John Simon) – 5:23
  4. "Atlantic City" (Bruce Springsteen) – 5:16
  5. "Too Soon Gone" (Jules Shear, Stan Szelest) – 3:59
  6. "Country Boy" (Marshall Barer, Fred Brooks) – 3:17
  7. "Move to Japan" (Joe Flood, Levon Helm, John Simon, Stan Szelest, Jim Weider) – 4:25
  8. "Amazon (River of Dreams)" (Artie Traum) – 6:00
  9. "Stuff You Gotta Watch" (Muddy Waters) – 2:50
  10. "The Same Thing" (Willie Dixon) – 4:31
  11. "Shine a Light" (Marty Grebb, Daniel Moore) – 4:12
  12. "Blues Stay Away From Me" (Alton & Rabon Delmore, Henry Glover, Wayne Raney) – 6:01


The Band

  • Rick Danko: Bass guitar, guitars, fiddle, trombone, keyboards, vocals.
  • Levon Helm: Drums, percussion, mandolin, guitar, vocals.
  • Garth Hudson: Organ, keyboards, accordion, electric piano, saxophones, synthesizers, horns.
  • Richard Manuel: Piano, keyboards & vocals on "Country Boy."
  • Randy Ciarlante: Drums, percussion, backing vocals.
  • Rick Bell: Keyboards, organ, piano, accordion, backing vocals.
  • Jim Weider: Guitars, backing vocals.

Guest musicians


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