The Band ‎– Moondog Matinee

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SW-11214 The Band Moondog Matinee(LP, Album) Capitol Records SW-11214 US 1973 Sell This Version
8XW-11214, 8XW 11214 The Band Moondog Matinee(8-Trk, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 8XW-11214, 8XW 11214 US 1973 Sell This Version
8XW-11214 The Band Moondog Matinee(8-Trk, Album, Club) Capitol Records 8XW-11214 US 1973 Sell This Version
4XW-11214 The Band Moondog Matinee(Cass, Album) Capitol Records 4XW-11214 US 1973 Sell This Version
4N-16004 The Band Moondog Matinee(Cass, Album) Capitol Records 4N-16004 US 1973 Sell This Version
TC-E-SW 11214, OC 244 81539 The Band Moondog Matinee(Cass, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records TC-E-SW 11214, OC 244 81539 UK 1973 Sell This Version
ECS-80588 The Band Moondog Matinee(LP, Album) Capitol Records ECS-80588 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
SW-71214 The Band Moondog Matinee(LP, Album) Capitol Records SW-71214 US 1973 Sell This Version
E-SW 11214, OC 062 81539 The Band Moondog Matinee(LP, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records E-SW 11214, OC 062 81539 UK 1973 Sell This Version
SW-11214 The Band Moondog Matinee(LP, Album) Capitol Records SW-11214 US 1973 Sell This Version
1 J 062-81.539 The Band Moondog Matinee(LP, Album) Capitol Records 1 J 062-81.539 Spain 1973 Sell This Version
ECP 80937 The Band Moondog Matinee(LP, Album) Capitol Records ECP 80937 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
SP 11214 The Band Moondog Matinee(LP, Album) Capitol Records SP 11214 Australia 1973 Sell This Version
SW-71214 The Band Moondog Matinee(LP, Album) Capitol Records SW-71214 US 1973 Sell This Version
ECP-80937 The Band Moondog Matinee(LP, Album) Capitol Records ECP-80937 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
1 C 062-81 539, SW-11214 The Band Moondog Matinee(LP, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 1 C 062-81 539, SW-11214 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
SW-11214 The Band Moondog Matinee(LP, Album) Capitol Records SW-11214 US 1973 Sell This Version
5C 062-81539 The Band Moondog Matinee(LP, Album) Capitol Records 5C 062-81539 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
SW 11214 The Band Moondog Matinee(LP, Album) Capitol Records SW 11214 New Zealand 1973 Sell This Version
SW 11214 The Band Moondog Matinee(LP, Album) Capitol Records SW 11214 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
SW-611214 The Band Moondog Matinee(LP, Album, Club, Rec) Capitol Records SW-611214 US 1973 Sell This Version
SW-11214 The Band Moondog Matinee(LP, Album, Pos) Capitol Records SW-11214 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
SW-11214 The Band Moondog Matinee(LP, Album, Pos) Capitol Records SW-11214 US 1973 Sell This Version
SW-11214 The Band Moondog Matinee(LP, Album, Pos) Capitol Records SW-11214 US 1973 Sell This Version
SW-11214 The Band Moondog Matinee(LP, Album, Pos) Capitol Records SW-11214 US 1973 Sell This Version
1 C 062-81 539 The Band Moondog Matinee(LP, Album, TP) Capitol Records 1 C 062-81 539 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
ST-417 The Band Moondog Matinee(LP, Album) Capitol Records ST-417 Venezuela 1974 Sell This Version
SW-11214 The Band Moondog Matinee(LP, Album) Capitol Records SW-11214 Brazil 1974 Sell This Version
3C 064 81539 The Band Moondog Matinee(LP, Album) Capitol Records 3C 064 81539 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
R-03837 The Band Moondog Matinee(LP, Album, Club) World Record Club R-03837 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
SN-16004 The Band Moondog Matinee(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records SN-16004 US 1980 Sell This Version
ECS-63043 The Band Moondog Matinee(LP, Album) Capitol Records ECS-63043 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
0777 7 93592 2 6 The Band Moondog Matinee(CD, Album, RE) Capitol Records 0777 7 93592 2 6 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
CDP 7 93592 2 The Band Moondog Matinee(CD, Album, RE) Capitol Records CDP 7 93592 2 US 1990 Sell This Version
TOCP-6363 The Band Moondog Matinee(CD, Album, RE) Capitol Records TOCP-6363 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
TOCP-3247 The Band Moondog Matinee(CD, Album) Capitol Records TOCP-3247 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
TOCP-50843 The Band Moondog Matinee(CD, Album, RE) Capitol Records TOCP-50843 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
TOCP-50843 The Band Moondog Matinee(CD, Album, RE, RM, Min) Capitol Records TOCP-50843 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
7243 5 25393 2 1, 525 3932 The Band Moondog Matinee(CD, Album, RE, RM) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 7243 5 25393 2 1, 525 3932 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
TOCP-65582 The Band Moondog Matinee(CD, Album, RE, RM) Capitol Records TOCP-65582 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
7243 5 25393 2 1, 525 3932 The Band Moondog Matinee(CD, Album, RE, RM) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 7243 5 25393 2 1, 525 3932 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
72435-25393-2-1 The Band Moondog Matinee(CD, Album, RE, RM) Capitol Records 72435-25393-2-1 US 2001 Sell This Version
7243 5 25393 2 1 The Band Moondog Matinee(CD, Album, RE, RM) Capitol Records 7243 5 25393 2 1 Australia 2001 Sell This Version
TOCP-67397 The Band Moondog Matinee(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Capitol Records TOCP-67397 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
TOCP-67397 The Band Moondog Matinee(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Capitol Records TOCP-67397 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
7243 5 25393 2 1 The Band Moondog Matinee(CD, Album, RE, RM) Capitol Records 7243 5 25393 2 1 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
none The Band Moondog Matinee(10xFile, FLAC, Album, 96K) Capitol Records none US 2013
tocp-95110 The Band Moondog Matinee(CD, Album, RE) Capitol Records tocp-95110 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
UICY-40119 The Band Moondog Matinee(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pla) Capitol Records UICY-40119 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
UIGY-9662 The Band Moondog Matinee(SACD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Capitol Records UIGY-9662 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
00602547206596 The Band Moondog Matinee(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records, Universal Music Group International 00602547206596 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
B0022714-01 The Band Moondog Matinee(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records B0022714-01 US 2015 Sell This Version
7243 5 25393 2 1, 525 3932 The Band Moondog Matinee(CD, Album, RE, RM) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 7243 5 25393 2 1, 525 3932 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
none The Band Moondog Matinee(CDr, Album, Promo) Capitol Records none UK Unknown Sell This Version
038 EVC 81 539 The Band Moondog Matinee(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records 038 EVC 81 539 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
SN-16004 The Band Moondog Matinee(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records SN-16004 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
5C 038- 81539 The Band Moondog Matinee(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records 5C 038- 81539 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version

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fred.cordiano

fred.cordiano

August 13, 2018
referencing Moondog Matinee, LP, Album, SW-11214
Great Album.... Tight as always.
Missed Them dearly
Saw them at the Old Felt Forum just after Christmas 1968. Sixth Row Center
The Tightest concert I ever attended.
sidewalksurfer

sidewalksurfer

February 3, 2018
referencing Moondog Matinee, LP, Album, SW-11214

Really curious why people wouldn't give this anything but a 5 star rating - the poster that comes around it is the coolest thing ever. Sounds great too.
streetmouse

streetmouse

July 23, 2017
referencing Moondog Matinee, LP, Album, Club, Rec, SW-611214

Question: “Moondog Matinee” a seminal album or The Band rediscovering themselves?

Answer: Probably a bit of both. While individuals may choose to go into Psycho Therapy when there are issues nagging at their heels, The Band decided to release a great and good time album of covers, to not only reacquaint themselves with each other ... but in the spirit of great introspection, took a serious look at the music that was at the core of their being.

Here, on the sixth release by The Band, they deliver ten of the most simple, unpretentious [though on the CD you are going to find several numbers that did not make it to the album, bringing the total to sixteen] songs. On the first two, and well praised albums, “Big Pink” and the self titled second “The Band” album, the sound was pure “Band” music ... their own original styles built on what they had learned from years on the road with Ronnie Hawkins and then touched with the personal tastes each brought to their musical table in Woodstock, New York. From there this inspiring group seems to have not only lost sight of themselves, but of each other as well. Less and less of the songs were being co-written, nearly total production was left to technicians, when it had once been a group effort, looked forward to, cherished and relished as their final expression before the records were released. Reasons for members of The Band to be in the company of each other existed for the length of time it took to lay down the tracks, and then again, go on their separate ways. Everyone had side projects ... Robbie was doing nearly all of the writing ... Garth [the mad scientist] was tinkering and building nonstop, including a miniature pipe organ ... the others had wives, girlfriends and children to occupy their time ... and there were the all important drugs and alcohol, that would forever splinter the group, and soon take two of its most important members.

What The Band needed to do was to “get back to their roots.” While many bands have used that phrase over the years, The Band actually did it ... they immersed themselves into the roots of their music, all of the songs were covers, there was nothing to do but sing these songs with all of the gusto and drive of four young men on the road ... and after some time off together, traveling south, north, east and back to Canada, digging the regional sounds and flavors, the guys released this relentless album that reminded us all of the reasons we had loved them to begin with.

You will never hear Levon Helm’s voice sound so clear and strong. The same can be said for Richard Manuel and Rick Danko, who's voices have a sense of unsuredness, as if you can hear them thinking “I can do the next line better” ... but in the end it doesn’t matter because each of the lines were delivered with hearts so huge, that it makes me want to cry knowing they will never walk this musical planet again.

This brings me to the final aspect of this album, and if I could, I would certainly put this question to Robbie or Levon ... and perhaps I will one of these days, as Levon still has his “Midnight Rambles,” has released a new album and will no doubt be touring in support of it. The album “Moondog Matinee” had a splendid packaging ... around the black album with pink lettering you see, was a wrap around cover of an illustrated street scene, a scene of a more simple time in The Band’s life ... was this The Band giving us something extra because they felt the record should have been more [?] ... or where they merely showing us who they actually were, with this non descript album with pink lettering, a nod to ‘Big Pink’ at the heart of the matter, at the heart of their music?

I can count the number of albums I own where I like each and every song, and this is one of them. Ghosts do rise rise from the mist on a fall night ... spin this album and feel the goose bumps.

*** The Fun Facts: The album was entitled Moondog Matinee after the old radio show by Alan Freed, with the cover painting by Edward Kasper emulating that idea, featuring a hang-out store where there was usually a speaker over the doorway blasting out the music that was being spun within.

Review by Jenell Kesler