The Band - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (1969) w/Lyrics [720p HD] ~MetalGuruMessiah #27~

[Video #27] from the address for MetalGuruMessiah’s Musical Paint Box! Check out my other videos! The 27th video in my series is a live version of The Band’s song “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” which was originally released on their 1969 debut album, The Band. The version in the video is actually from The Last Waltz concert from 1976. I originally worked the video to the original version, but changed to the live one later on and neglected to change the album art in the opening and closing credits to reflect that change (it would be immediately corrected were it not for certain hassles involved with re-uploading). I like both versions of the song equally well, but the applause in the live version seemed to add another dimension to the images and as a bonus the live version was a bit longer allowing for more images. Levon Helms vocals are absolutely perfect….truly one of the greatest folk/rock singers of all time. I’ve always been a huge fan of The Band, in great part to Levon’s extraordinary talent and contributions. UPDATE 04/18/12….Levon is very sick and is in the final stages of his battle with cancer. Having just recently lost my own father in the same way, I’m wishing Levon a peaceful exit from his tired physical vessel to a higher state of enlightenment and being. Levon has shined brightly for so many years and i’m going to miss him! Thanks for the happiness you brought into mine, and so many other’s lives…….soon you will shine even
Video Rating: 4 / 5