January 4, 2013 – 4:31 am

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The Last Moving Shadows [Massive Attack, 2CD]

Disc 1: Live recordings from various venues from 1983-1986. Disc 2: Live at the Lone Star Cafe, New York; February 8, 1986 (late show). Very good to excellent soundboard.

Thanks to the person who shared this on the net in 2005.

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This is one of the best boots of a Band concert I’ve ever heard. Richard Manuel’s version of “You Don’t Know Me” is as good as, or better than the Ray Charles’ original. Beautiful beyond description.
- John Lettiere

The Last Moving Shadows is 2-disc CD-R Band bootleg from Massive Attack Discs, probably named after Ron Horning’s 1988 article “The Moving Shadow of Richard Manuel” from Village Voice, about The Band’s former lead singer. Disc 1 contains live recordings from various venues 1983-1986, Disc 2 is from a good quality soundboard tape recorded at The Band’s concert at New York’s Lone Star Cafe, February 8, 1986, less than a month before Richard died. Also released on the Old Brown Boot label.

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Disc 1
Track 101. You Don’t Know Me [Tokyo Japan 09/01/83 - 3:20] (5.3MB)
Track 102. King Harvest [Tokyo Japan 09/01/83 - 3:42] (5.8MB)
Track 103. Bring It On Home [Capital Theatre Passaic NJ 06/09/84 - 5:45] (9.1MB)
Track 104. It Makes No Difference [Atlanta GA 09/08/84 - 6:24] (10.2MB)
Track 105. She Knows [Indianapolis IN 05/07/85 - 2:48] (4.4MB)
Track 106. That’s How I Love You [Indianapolis IN 05/07/85 - 2:59] (4.7MB)
Track 107. Unfaithful Servant [Evansville IN 05/16/85 - 2:52] (4.5MB)
Track 108. Across The Great Divide [Lone Star Cafe NYC 02/07/86 early show - 3:46] (6.0MB)
Track 109. Caldonia [Lone Star Cafe NYC 02/07/86 early show - 7:15] (11.5MB)
Track 110. The Shape I’m In [Lone Star Cafe NYC 02/07/86 early show - 3:46] (6.0MB)
Track 111. Don’t Want To Hang Up My R&R Shoes [Osaka Japan 08/29/83 - 3:11] (5.0MB)
Track 112. Blaze Of Glory [Osaka Japan 08/29/83 - 3:16] (5.2MB)

Disc 2 (The Lone Star Cafe, New York, February 8, 1986 - late show)
Track 201. The Genetic Method - 1:40 (2.6MB)
Track 202. Chest Fever - 4:48 (7.6MB)
Track 203. Long Black Veil - 6:01 (9.6MB)
Track 204. Milk Cow Blues - 4:17 (6.8MB)
Track 205. You Don’t Know Me - 2:51 (4.5MB)
Track 206. Stage Fright - 5:11 (8.2MB)
Track 207. I Ain’t Got No Home - 4:01 (6.4MB)
Track 208. Wish You Were Here Tonight - 4:58 (7.9MB)
Track 209. Share Your Love - 3:25 (5.4MB)
Track 210. Mystery Train - 5:21 (8.5MB)
Track 211. Up On Cripple Creek - 5:16 (8.4MB)
Track 212. I Shall Be Released - 3:29 (5.5MB)
Track 213. The Weight - 5:34 (8.8MB)
Track 214. Willie And The Hand Jive - 6:55 (11.1MB)

Richard Manuel
Rick Danko
Levon Helm
Garth Hudson
Jim Weider

For a great live album, look no further then The Band’s Rock Of Ages, released in 1972. Click here to order the expanded 2001 edition.

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  1. 13 Responses to “THE BAND - THE LAST MOVING SHADOWS (1983-1986)”

  2. Thank you.

    By Chin ho on Jan 4, 2013

  3. Thanks very much… Hometown heroes. Richard was a special soul who could transcend with a song and take you places that most mortals could not. RIP - Peace.

    By Woodstock on Jan 4, 2013

  4. Thanks bigO, one of my favorite bands, excellent recordings too.

    By Mark E. on Jan 5, 2013

  5. Yes, thanks from me too … wonderful, nostalgic performances from a great bunch of musicians … we live to enjoy what they have left us to hear. Thanks.

    By Canute on Jan 6, 2013

  6. Just brilliant stuff!

    By Tony Lauber on Jan 6, 2013

  7. Fantastic! You guys always come through…any Band stuff is welcomed. Something from the Rambles up at Levon Helms barn would be great to hear too.

    By JB on Jan 7, 2013

  8. Their versions of Mystery Train be it from Moondog Matinee or the live version from The Last Waltz are 2 of the best,imho

    By jimbob on Jan 7, 2013

  9. Mmmmhmmmm… Love this. Could listen to Rick Danko sing the yellow pages. Wish I was a little bit older (well more than little, I guess), so that I could’ve heard them live– with or without Robbie. Still kicking myself often for not venturing cross-country to a Ramble before Levon passed. Thought there was time…

    By MissMary333 on Jan 8, 2013

  10. Used to live nearby the Lone Star. It was my favorite club for live music until the real estate suits forced the lizard off the roof. I saw one of these February, 1986 shows by the Band, just can’t remember which one. Thought the show was good, not great, so I spent a lot of the Band’s set chatting up a girl at the end of that incredible bar. When I heard of Manuel’s suicide a few weeks later, I felt bad about not paying full attention to the music. Thanks, BigO and the original poster, for giving me a second chance to hear these shows. PS: That girl and I are still together, with 2 wonderful kids who dig music as much as we do. We now hang out at the end of the bar at the Rhythm Room, PHX, AZ, USA, a great live music club that could use a lizard on it’s roof!

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Jan 10, 2013

  11. Iggy is in Austin now

    By sking on Jan 10, 2013

  12. Very cool that someone saved Iggy, he’s in a good place. I was only at the Lone Star once and saw The Fleshtones, Iggy was very impressive. So were The Fleshtones.

    By Mark E. on Jan 10, 2013

  13. Big thanks to Sking for the Iggy link. What a great place was the Lone Star Cafe!

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Jan 11, 2013

  14. The Band Live At Casino Arena (Asbury Park, NJ) July 20, 1976

    Robbie Robertson - Lead Guitar
    Rick Danko - Bass & Vocals
    Levon Helm - Drums & Vocals
    Richard Manuel - Piano & Vocals
    Garth Hudson - Organ & Keyboards

    1. Introduction 0:00
    2. Don’t Do It 1:09
    3. The Shape I’m In 6:01
    4. It Makes No Difference 10:13
    5. The Weight 17:16
    6. King Harvest (Has Surely Come) 22:00
    7. Twilight 25:36
    8. Ophelia 29:22
    9. Tears of Rage 33:03
    10. Forbidden Fruit 38:45
    11. This Wheels On Fire 45:00
    12. The Night They Drove OI’ Dixie Down 48:53
    13. Genetic Method 52:53
    14. Chest Fever 57:12
    15. Stage Fright 1:01:54
    16. Up On Cripple Creek 1:06:30
    17. The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show 1:12:07
    18. Life Is A Carnival 1:15:44

    By belfast cowboy on Apr 18, 2014

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