Anthology (The Band album)

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Anthology
TheBandAnthology1978.jpg
Greatest hits album by The Band
Released 1978 (1978)
Recorded 1968-77
Genre Rock
Label Capitol
The Band chronology
Islands
(1977)
Anthology
(1978)
The Last Waltz
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauB−[2]

Anthology is a 2-LP greatest hits compilation by the Canadian-American rock group the Band, released in 1978. In 1982, the set was re-released as two separate albums, Anthology Volume 1 and Anthology Volume 2. In 1988 it was reissued on CD, again in separate volumes.

Track listing[edit]

Volume 1[edit]

All lyrics written by Robbie Robertson except where indicated.

No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."The Weight" Music from Big Pink (1968)4:38
2."Chest Fever" Music from Big Pink5:18
3."I Shall Be Released"Bob DylanMusic from Big Pink3:19
4."Rag Mama Rag" The Band (1969)3:04
5."The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" The Band3:33
6."Up on Cripple Creek" The Band4:34
7."King Harvest (Has Surely Come)" The Band3:39
8."Stage Fright" Stage Fright (1970)3:43
9."The Shape I'm In" Stage Fright4:00
10."Daniel and the Sacred Harp" Stage Fright4:06

Volume 2[edit]

All lyrics written by Robbie Robertson except where indicated.

No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Life Is a Carnival"Robertson, Levon Helm, Rick DankoCahoots (1971)3:55
2."When I Paint My Masterpiece"DylanCahoots4:21
3."This Wheel's on Fire"Dylan, DankoRock of Ages (1972); originally from Music from Big Pink4:07
4."The Great Pretender"Buck RamMoondog Matinee (1973)3:07
5."Mystery Train"H. Parker, Jr., Sam Phillips, additional lyrics by RobertsonMoondog Matinee5:35
6."Ophelia" Northern Lights – Southern Cross (1975)3:32
7."It Makes No Difference" Northern Lights – Southern Cross6:34
8."Acadian Driftwood" Northern Lights – Southern Cross6:42
9."Right as Rain" Islands (1977)3:52
10."Livin' in a Dream" Islands2:52

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