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Moondog Matinee

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Released  October 15, 1973
Length  35:09
Release date  15 October 1973
Label  Capitol Records
Recorded  March–June 1973
Artist  The Band
Producer  The Band
Genre  Rock music
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Studio  Bearsville Sound Studios, Bearsville, NY; Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA; New York, NY
Moondog Matinee (1973)  Planet Waves (with Bob Dylan) (1974)
Similar  The Band albums, Rock music albums

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Moondog Matinee is the fifth studio album by Canadian/American rock group the Band, released in 1973. It consists entirely of cover material reflecting the group's love of R&B and blues music, with one exception in their interpretation of the theme from the film The Third Man.

Contents

In a 2002 interview, Levon Helm described the reasoning for recording an album of covers: "That was all we could do at the time. We couldn't get along—we all knew that fairness was a bunch of shit. We all knew we were getting screwed, so we couldn't sit down and create no more music. 'Up on Cripple Creek' and all that stuff was over—all that collaboration was over, and that type of song was all we could do."

The original idea had been to replicate the group's setlists of the mid-'60s when they had been known as Levon and the Hawks, playing clubs throughout Canada and the US. Of the ten tracks, only one, "Share Your Love (With Me)" had been performed by the group in the mid-'60s. The rest were merely tracks the group admired, two of them, "Holy Cow" and "A Change Is Gonna Come", chronologically coming after the group's club days.

Rhapsody praised the album, calling it one of their favorite cover albums.

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Personnel

  • Rick Danko – bass guitar, rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Levon Helm – drums, bass guitar, rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Garth Hudson – organ, piano, accordion, synthesizer, clavinet, tenor saxophone
  • Richard Manuel – acoustic and electric piano, drums, vocals
  • Robbie Robertson – guitars
  • Additional personnel
  • Billy Mundi – drums (brushes) on "Mystery Train"
  • Ben Keith – pedal steel guitar on "The Promised Land"
  • Mark Harman – engineer
  • Jay Ranellucci – engineer
  • John Wilson – engineer
  • Edward Kasper – artwork
  • Songs

    1Ain’t Got No Home3:20
    2Holy Cow3:15
    3Share Your Love2:50

    References

    Moondog Matinee Wikipedia


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