The Band "Northern Lights, Southern Cross"

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#16 in the series) is The Band’s, “Northern Lights, Southern Cross.”

No, It’s not as popular as some of The Band’s other releases such as ‘Music From Big Pink, Stage Fright” or the live masterpiece, “The Last Waltz,” but 1975’s “North Lights, Southern Cross” is still a great listen.

Choice cuts include “Ophelia, Hobo Jungle”, and two of my favorites. “It’s Makes No Difference” and “Acadian Driftwood. Acadian Driftwood” tells the story of the the Canadian Acadian tribe and how they drifted down the Mississippi river and became, Cajuns.

All songs were written by Robbie Robertson.

It was the first album to be recorded in The Bands newly opened California studio called Shangri-La. It had been four years since the last studio release, “Cahoots.”

The Band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

Posted by Larry Carta

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