The Last Waltz 40th Anniversary Giveaway

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last-waltz-deluxe-editionMany consider it the greatest rock concert of all time; it certainly made for one of the all-time classic rock concerts films. 40 years ago, in November 1976, The Band decided to go out in style, throwing a Thanksgiving Day bash at San Francisco’s Winterland. They called it “The Last Waltz” and invited along some of their closest friends and associates: Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Muddy Waters, Neil Young, Neil Diamond, Ronnie Hawkins and Dr. John, among others.

Rhino is celebrating the fabled event with four new 40th anniversary editions, including the first-ever pairing of the audio from the concert with video from the Martin Scorsese-directed film (released in 1978).

And Best Classic Bands is giving one of its readers the Deluxe Edition in our latest contest!

The four packages offer a range of choices:

40th Anniversary Edition (2-CD)—Original soundtrack with newly remastered audio from the original master tapes on two CDs. Order here.

40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (4-CD/Blu-Ray)—Complete audio from the concert, including rehearsals and outtakes, plus The Last Waltz film on Blu-Ray. Order here.

40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Vinyl (6-LP)—Complete audio from the concert, including rehearsals and outtakes, pressed on 180-gram vinyl for the first time and presented in a lift-top box. Order here.

40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition (4-CD/2-Blu-Ray)—Limited to 2,500 copies (see below)

Related: The Last Waltz at 40: An audience member re-visits

So what are you waiting for? Enter our contest to win the Deluxe Edition stat! Since only one of you will win, we’ll understand if you can’t wait and want to buy one of these versions right away by clicking the links above or below.

Watch the Collector’s Edition unboxing video

No purchase necessary. Deadline for entries is 11:45PM Eastern time on December 2, 2016. For complete Best Classic Bands contest rules, click here.

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  1. Guy Smiley
    #1 Guy Smiley 24 November, 2016, 23:52

    Rhino needs to quit saying the 4 disc set is “complete audio from the concert,” because it’s not. A handful if songs were left off, not to mention a fair amount of overdubs/edits were done to what was released. This is common knowledge.

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  2. Tapedog
    #2 Tapedog 3 December, 2016, 10:10

    Is this collection in the original concert order with NO material deleted? All the music in the right place and all spoken word as well? A DOCUMENT of the full event?

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  3. Gene Mitchell
    #3 Gene Mitchell 4 December, 2016, 12:52

    I remember going to the movie theater in Honolulu with a friend who played harmonica and I played guitar on the Waikiki. We were in the Navy – Pearl Harbor- USS COCHRANE (DDG-21). He had introduced me to Neil Young and The Band, mainly because he knew the harmonica parts to songs. It felt like watching a live concert as we sat on the front row of the theater.

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  4. Big Daddy
    #4 Big Daddy 19 December, 2016, 01:22

    Nice to once again hear those old classics from when the war was going on and at time of free love and a joint or two.to forget that last love partner!! Took a lot of joints most of the time!

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