The Cool Daddy Productions’ edition of The Complete Last Waltz is the way it was originally performed by The Band, and special guests. It is a complete, dub-free, raw soundboard of the entire Thanksgiving evening show from 1976 at Winterland. The officially released songs were re-recorded in the studio with overdubs and new mixes.
Here are four tracks that were omitted from the official Capitol release.
Acadian Driftwood – A strong version with help from Neil Young and Joni Mitchell.
All Our Past Times – Eric Clapton entered the proceedings with this number from his No Reason To Cry album and splits the lead vocal with Rick Danko.
I Shall Be Released with Bob Dylan and ensemble.
Don’t Do It – The closing song of the show and an unforgivable exclusion from the official release for that reason alone.