Wednesday, May 7, 2008
The Band - Northern Lights - Southern Cross
Released in 1975, this was the Band's comeback album after the commercial and musical shortcomings of Cahoots. This album includes the Band's classic tracks It Makes Not Difference (which includes one of the best chorus' ever recorded, in my opinion) and Ophelia. This album though is much different from the previous Band's music, NLSC seems to be a straight 70's album, which is exemplified by Robbie Robertson's (who was on his way out of the Band after this albums release) new guitar sounds (use of whammy bar, solos), and funky song "Ring Your Bell" really seems to date the music. None of this though makes this a disappointing record, just different, and different can be great. Enjoy this here.