Hi all, and welcome to another Music Monday, an idea that originated at The Tattooed Book Geek – ‘just a nobody with a blog’ (wordpress.com).
This week here is a performance from The Last Waltz. For those who’ve never heard of it, The Band (a band that came to prominence as Bob Dylan’s backing band, then made their own way) did a final official performance in a Scorsese directed documentary. The official performance featured a bunch of their friends and influences coming on stage to join them. Including Neil Young.
Also, you might notice, Joni Mitchell. Her ethereal harmony with and response to Neil Young’s forlorn vocals are a big part what makes this performance so magical. The Band is impeccable here; there’s a driving weight to what isn’t that heavy a song. All in all, it puts me in the emotion Young is projecting; wanting something badly and being helpless to do anything but wistfully ask for it.
But that’s just me, let me know what you think in the comments