Label: Capitol Records - 4XC 11088,Capitol Records - 4XC 11089 • Format: 2x, Cassette Album • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Folk Rock, Country Rock, Classic Rock
It was compiled from recordings made during their series of shows at the Academy of Music in New York Cityfrom December 28 through December 31, The Band booked a residency at the Academy of Music for the last week ofculminating in a New Year's Eve performance. Robbie Robertson had commissioned New Orleans songwriter and arranger Allen Toussaint to compose horn charts for their recent single " Life Is a Carnival " from the album Cahootsand decided to have Toussaint write special charts for a five-man horn section to augment the group on their upcoming concerts.
Four nights from December 28 through 31 were recorded, and the balance of the recordings on the released album were derived from the final two nights. Originally released in as a double albumit was reissued in as two separate LPs, titled Rock of Ages, Vol. On May 8,an expanded and remastered two-disc edition appeared, with the original album on one disc, and an additional ten tracks on a bonus disc.
The retrospective Band box set How Id Love To Love You - Nat King Cole - L-O-V-E Musical History contains several Rock of Ages tracks newly remixed from the multitrack tapes, as well as a previously-unissued performance of the song "Smoke Signal" from the December 28 show. InCapitol released Live at the Academy of Music The Rock of Ages Concertsa box set consisting of four CDs and one DVD mostly only audioand containing all previously released material from the concerts as well as numerous unissued performances including the December 31 show in its entirety presented in new stereo and 5.
All tracks are written by Robbie Robertson except where noted; concert dates as indicated. Singles - Billboard United States. From Caledonia Mission - The Band - Rock Of Ages: The Band In Concertthe free encyclopedia. This article is about the Band album. For other albums with the same title, see Rock of Ages disambiguation.
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