| October 15, 1973|
15 October 1973
| March–June 1973|
| Bearsville Sound Studios, Bearsville, NY; Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA; New York, NY|
(with Bob Dylan)
The Band albums, Rock music albums
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
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
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.
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.
1Ain’t Got No Home3:20Moondog Matinee Wikipedia
3Share Your Love2:50