July 10, 2020 – 5:48 am

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Chicago 1995 [no label, 1CD]

Live at Soldier Field, Chicago, IL; July 9, 1995. Opening for the Grateful Dead. Very good audience recording.

The Band opened both evenings (July 8, 9) with tight but disappointingly similar sets, featuring mainly the hits. Even so, Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, and company put on quite a show. Many hoped for for a collaboration with the Grateful Dead on Masterpiece, The Weight, or some other nice surprise, but unfortunately, none occurred. Very sweet versions of Tears of Rage and Bruce Springsteen’s Atlantic City were standouts on both evenings. -

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The final song The Band recorded together was their 1999 version of Bob Dylan’s “One Too Many Mornings”, which they contributed to the Dylan tribute album Tangled Up in Blues. On December 10, 1999, Rick Danko died in his sleep at the age of 56. Following his death, the Band broke up for good. In 2002, Robbie Robertson bought all other former members’ financial interests in the group, with the exception of Helm, giving him major control of the presentation of the group’s material, including latter-day compilations. Richard Bell died of multiple myeloma in June 2007. On April 17, 2012, it was announced via Helm’s official website that he was in the “final stages of cancer”; he died two days later. - wikipedia

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Track 01. Tuning 0:28
Track 02. Sweet Home Chicago 5:12
Track 03. Ophelia 3:37
Track 04. The Shape I’m In 4:27
Track 05. Genetic Method 2:18
Track 06. Chest Fever 5:01
Track 07. Ready For You 5:14
Track 08. It Makes No Difference 6:10
Track 09. The Weight 5:52
Track 10. Stage Fright 4:29
Track 11. One More Shot 3:42
Track 12. Rag Mama Rag 4:28
Track 13. Crazy Mama 6:29
Track 14. Up On Cripple Creek 5:48
Track 15. Life Is A Carnival 4:13
68 mins

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  1. 46 Responses to “THE BAND - CHICAGO, JULY 9, 1995”

  2. Sets yesterday and today and no The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down. Irrelevant though, those lucky enough to see this show saw the final concert Jerry played with the band and an entire era fell with him. The Dead have run on fumes ever since.

    By Tony Pizza on Jul 10, 2020

  3. Thank you

    By Chin Ho on Jul 10, 2020

  4. Donald Trump has a new yes man who will not criticize his incompetence in handling covid 19. His name is Dr Robert Redfield.

    By HHH on Jul 10, 2020

  5. Obviously frustrated by his inability to get Dr Fauci to lie about the seriousness of the pandemic , our orange faced so called leader has distanced himself from Fauci and turned to someone who will lie to the public about the seriousness of the pandemic.

    By HHH on Jul 10, 2020

  6. Fauci refuses to tell lies that will help Trumps political agenda . Trump refuses to face reality, so he goes thru different medical advisors until he finds one who will tell the public what he wants them to, truth is irrelevant. Political advantage trumps public health .

    By HHH on Jul 10, 2020

  7. No pun intended.

    By HHH on Jul 10, 2020

  8. . Triple h , I like what trump is doin bout tryin to save the statues , call this black lives matter crap total fuckin bullshit and support the cops in the war wit the coons . I don’t like his handling of the virus though . Politicians shouldn’t play games with folks health

    By Derrick on Jul 10, 2020

  9. derrick, Trump and all politicians are locked in their rhetoric. The only thing they care about is political advantage over opponents . To say I was wrong to them is a sign or weekness. The health of the public is secondary.

    By HHH on Jul 10, 2020

  10. Hey USA do you know that the rest of the world is just laughing at you ? The morons on this site are as ridiculous as your numbskull president

    By BASIL on Jul 10, 2020

  11. mentions a sweet version of Tears of Rage but I don`t see it. anyhow always nice to hear even what was left of the Band .

    By sluggo on Jul 10, 2020


    By PC on Jul 10, 2020

  13. Thanks for the music.

    By Andrew on Jul 11, 2020

  14. Our GREAT President is smarter than most give him credit for. His entire administration has been weighed down by the irrelevant news media, who cannot report the truth or any good that he does. Who controls the media? My money is the Democratic party. The media controls all those who can’t read through it. And as far as Covid-19 goes, not all of the deaths that are being reported as Covid deaths are from Covid. Hospitals are being paid per case that they report as a COVID death. Q: Where is the reporting on that? A: There isn’t any. Because reporters today are just that, they are not true journalists.
    Thanks for the MUSIC BigO!

    By BigE on Jul 11, 2020


    By Luis Torregrosa on Jul 11, 2020

  16. Don’t get your poon in a tangle

    By Hershey Squirtson on Jul 11, 2020

  17. So big e believes that Covid 19 is a left wing media creation , made up by the left wing loons as an attempt to get rid of Trump , Pence and the rest of his mask less crew ?

    By HHH on Jul 11, 2020

  18. My goodness , I can’t honestly say that it’s not possible. For example, CNN , MSNBC etc are all over the virus coverage , painting Trump as a heartless buffoon , while Fox News The channel who bends over ass cheeks spread over everything Trump says as gospel barely mentions covid 19 .Laura Ingrim has publicly said she believes Dr Trump over Dr Fauci . Sean Hannity thinks Trump is god and can do no wrong.

    By HHH on Jul 11, 2020

  19. My opinion is that all politicians are pieces of shit , Republicans Democrats, independents , all of them .Trump , Biden , Pence , all the governors, every last one of them . All power hungry, egomaniacal, narcissistic human scum . The left wing media has their agendas as do the right wing loons . Myself , as far as the virus is concerned, I prefer to listen to the medical experts like Fauci and others who say this thing is out of control.

    By HHH on Jul 11, 2020

  20. Unless of course Fauci , and the other medical experts are being paid off by the left to lie to the public about the seriousness of the pandemic. Is that what it’s come to ? I agree these talking heads are using this to either bash or praise Trump . You have the left loons Lemonhead, Cris Homo , Anderson Pooper , Rachel Maddow using the virus , among other things to bash Trump , and the Fox News brown nosing talking heads , Hannity , Ingrim , Gutfield , Tucker Carlson etc , who worship at the feet of the Donald and would gladly administer head to him if so instructed.

    By HHH on Jul 11, 2020

  21. I believe Dr Fauci also was an adviser to the Obama administration, he’s worked with both Democrat and Republican administrations , so partisan politics shouldn’t be his motivation. At least I hope so . If the public can’t trust doctors, if doctors are now becoming politicians, we’re in deep trouble.

    By HHH on Jul 11, 2020

  22. These modern day talking heads / reporters are all shrills for their networks agendas . Back in the days before cable and media bias , you had 3,networks, and the six o’clock news . Chet Huntley, David Brinkley , Howard K Smith , Frank Reynolds, and of course the man himself Walter Cronkite / Uncle Walter , were true non biased journalists, who weren’t agenda driven, just reported the news , and told it like it was .

    By HHH on Jul 11, 2020

  23. Cronkite was responsible for getting LBJ to give his I will not seek , and will not accept the nomination speech in 1968 , Cronkite had blasted Johnson and the viet Nam quagmire just days before, In his closing statements on the six o’clock news . Johnson gave his famous speech days later .

    By HHH on Jul 11, 2020

  24. Our GREAT President? Cmon Big E . Are you drinking the kool aid too ?

    By CJ on Jul 11, 2020

  25. There is no center anymore . It’s either far left , or far right . One extreme or the other .

    By CJ on Jul 11, 2020

  26. Both Trump and Bill Clinton were friends with Jew scumbag pedophile Jeffery Epstein, and spent time on Epstein island, other visitors were Prince Andrew and Woody Allen . Two presidents, different parties , one thing in common. Underage girls , maybe boys too . Who knows . Those are our modern day leaders people .

    By HHH on Jul 11, 2020

  27. I hang my head in shame at my fellow countrymen . Do you not realize there is more to the world than just the U.S.A. ? reading these comments you `d think this was an American based blog . Grow up this isn`t about you, trump, or anything else american it i s about music , worldwide sounds. the good ol U.S.A. always has to be # 1 , well right now we are #1 in stupidity, ignorant and racist and homophobic,beyond belief and we prove it to the world every day on Big O.

    By dropkicksarge on Jul 11, 2020


    By PC on Jul 11, 2020

  29. I never said covid-19 wasn’t real. I simply stated that it is not being reported accurately by the media because of how the medical field is reporting covid deaths. Real journalists would look into the numbers and investigate. And I believe that the numbers are skewed.

    By Edward McKibbin on Jul 11, 2020

  30. The Jews are distorting the Covid19 numbers. They are alot less

    By Mark on Jul 11, 2020

  31. Hey PC, in your dreams…

    By HHH on Jul 11, 2020

  32. Big E. I thinks you and mark the jew are sucking the same coc ks. Are you fuckin kiddin me.I hope the orange cocsucker gets covid 19

    By David Duke on Jul 11, 2020

  33. The jew media is underreporting the numbers despite what the jew loving Markless states. I wouldnt be surprised if the nymbers in the U.S are closer to 500,000 instead of 134,000. For all the non believers, go to a covid19 party and celebrate

    By David Duke on Jul 11, 2020

  34. David , many clueless imbeciles are doing just that . Memorial Day weekend, Fourth of July weekend, black ape riots etc . Governor Desantis of Florida just gave another trump brown nosing speech , downplaying the pandemic. Disney world reopening as are the schools . Don’t be surprised to see a parent revolt .

    By HHH on Jul 11, 2020

  35. When you worthless politicians put kids health at risk , they can rot . Adults can make adult decisions. Not kids . Brian Kemp of Ga is just as bad as De Santis , they are both at odds with mayors in their states .

    By HHH on Jul 11, 2020

  36. David , George Soros may indeed be behind it . He got Bill a Oreilly fired , by paying those bimbos into making false claims .

    By HHH on Jul 11, 2020

  37. I told you that fuckin jew bastard Soros was funding all the hate groups and Nigger Lives Matter. That cocsucker is behind all this. I guarantee you take away his funding, all this bs stops. If I knew I went to Vietnam to fight for what our country has become I would of fled to Canada.

    By David Duke on Jul 12, 2020

  38. HHH/Derrick.. did you know that Desean Jackson has a training facility called Mine Camp. That mongrel playing stupid is BS. He knew exactly what he did. He’s a fuckin rabble rouser like screwey louie. Nobody can be that stupid. His apology is pure crap. If Tom Brady, Peyton, Eli Drew Brees said it, I dont even have to go there. We all know the torches and pitchfolks would be out

    By David Duke on Jul 12, 2020

  39. You are a piece of shit Dookie.

    By Jeff Parsons on Jul 12, 2020

  40. Your drunk mother never wiped your ass right when you were a baby and that’s why you smell like shit now, David Dookie. Shitass fucker.

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  44. Spread me wide boyz. Im ready for those big man bones

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  45. HHH/Derrick looks like we have another faggot to add to the list of known homos. Mark you have company. :-)

    By David Duke on Jul 12, 2020

  46. I always thought you was gay , DD . I know that triple h has let guys fuck him in the mouth

    By Derrick on Jul 12, 2020

  47. The usual Clowns here have turned into the Intellectual few, and the new Posters are dumb as a ROCK!!! Yes World, we know how F’in dumb we look, as tRump is a freaking Numbskull, and 67% of us know it! It’s the other 33% that probably should be in a Bomb Shelter of some sort, away from the Reality of a Game Show Host trying to run a Country, or at least get elected for it, even though now he DOES NOT WANT TOO! Folks, hang on, we don’t have much longer!!! Thanks and sorry for the RANT!

    By Not Bob on Jul 15, 2020

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