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The Last Waltz
Live album by The Band
Released April 16, 1978
Recorded November 25, 1976
Genre Rock
Length 129:06
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Robbie Robertson
Professional reviews
The Band chronology
The Last Waltz
To Kingdom Come

The Last Waltz is the soundtrack to the 1978 film The Last Waltz documenting the "farewell" concert of the classic line-up of Canadian-American rock group The Band which took place at Bill Graham's Winterland Ballroom on Thanksgiving Day 1976.

The soundtrack, featuring numerous other musicians whom The Band had either played with or influenced throughout their career, was a sampling of the full concert set occupying the first five sides of the 3-LP set, and "The Last Waltz Suite", five new songs and a new version of "The Weight", occupying the sixth side. (In 2002, a four-CD set also titled The Last Waltz featuring more of the concert than before—but not the entire concert—was released.)

Like the music in the film itself, parts of it were overdubbed in post-production, owing to many faults during the concert. There would be three more albums years later without Robertson, but for the original quintet, it ended with the release of this album and the film of the same name.


Track listing

Disc one

  1. "Theme from the Last Waltz" (Robertson) – 3:28
  2. "Up on Cripple Creek" (Robertson) – 4:44
  3. "Who Do You Love" (McDaniel) – 4:16
  4. "Helpless" (Young) – 5:47
  5. "Stage Fright" (Robertson) – 4:25
  6. "Coyote" (Mitchell) – 5:50
  7. "Dry Your Eyes" (Diamond-Robertson) – 3:57
    • With Neil Diamond, vocals and guitar; additional drums by Dennis St. John
  8. "It Makes No Difference" (Robertson) – 6:48
  9. "Such a Night" (Rebennack) – 4:00
  10. "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" (Robertson) – 4:34
  11. "Mystery Train" (Parker-Phillips) – 4:59
  12. "Mannish Boy" (London-McDaniel-Morganfield) – 6:54
  13. "Further on up the Road" (Robey-Veasey) – 5:08

Disc two

  1. "The Shape I'm In" (Robertson) – 4:06
  2. "Down South in New Orleans"* (Anglin-Anglin-Wright) – 3:06
  3. "Ophelia" (Robertson) – 3:53
  4. "Tura Lura Lural (That's An Irish Lullaby)"* (Shannon) – 4:15
  5. "Caravan" (Morrison) – 6:02
    • With Van Morrison, vocals
  6. "Life Is a Carnival"* (Danko-Helm-Robertson) – 4:32
  7. "Baby, Let Me Follow You Down" (Davis) – 3:00
  8. "I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)"* (Dylan) – 3:23
    • With Bob Dylan, vocals and electric guitar
  9. "Forever Young" (Dylan) – 4:42
    • With Bob Dylan, vocals and electric guitar
  10. "Baby, Let Me Follow You Down (reprise)" (Davis) – 2:46
    • With Bob Dylan, vocals and electric guitar
  11. "I Shall Be Released" (Dylan) – 3:53 / Jam – 1:29
  12. "The Last Waltz Suite: The Well"* (Robertson) – 3:27
  13. "The Last Waltz Suite: Evangeline" (Robertson) – 3:17
  14. "The Last Waltz Suite: Out of the Blue"* (Robertson) – 3:03
  15. "The Last Waltz Suite: The Weight" (Robertson) – 4:38
  16. "The Last Waltz Suite: The Last Waltz Refrain"* (Robertson) – 1:28
  17. "The Last Waltz Suite: Theme from The Last Waltz" (Robertson) – 3:22
* indicates song not in the film.

Group members and other participants

The Band

The horn section

The guests


Other credits

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