"...An outstanding rock documentary....The film is a series of highlights....Tight and exciting...It fits together beautifully..." Variety "...A dazzling array of talent on display here..." New York Times "...A revealing document..." Chicago Sun-Times "...The first rock-concert film shot in 35mm....It's a RAGING BULL knockout job supervised by Scorsese and Band guitarist Robbie Robertson..." USA Today "...Some of the best musical performances ever caught on film..." Entertainment Weekly "...The film boasts kinetic, crisply lighted camerawork and foot-of-the-stage sound..." Rolling Stone
Entertainment Weekly (5/25/01, p.81) - "...Their last great album before their 1976 breakup...featuring Robbie Robertson's most tender love songs..." - Rating: A-Down Beat (10/01, p.66) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...The Band placed their star high up in the rock firmament again with this album in '75..."Mojo (Publisher) (6/01, p.123) - "...Proved their artistic swansong, with Robbie Robertson once more composing material equal to Dylan's: 'Ophelia'; 'Acadian Driftwood' and the heartbreaking 'It Makes No Difference'..."
Dirty Linen (6-7/00, pp.92-3) - "...Brings together some of the choicest blues artists ever to pick up a 6-string....an excellent introduction to the blues genre with detailed liner notes on all songs and discography included..."
Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.52) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."Rolling Stone (10/29/98, p.74) - 4.5 Stars (out of 5) - "...a vicious, exhilarating reminder that rock & roll...once had the power...to be a weapon of argument and vengeance....it often feels like Dylan and the Hawks are playing into a fierce wind, fighting the tide of attitude with venomous glee..."Spin (1/99, pp.120-121) - 7 (out of 10) - "...His naysayers were probably right to reject his conviction as posturing, although the mod suit and pointed boots he wore that night were certainly no more `inauthentic' than his old hobo hat and coat....The audience tension admittedly pushes Dylan and company into an intense performance..."Entertainment Weekly (10/16/98, pp.84-85) - "...From the snarl of Robbie Robertson's guitar to the carnival-carousel tone of Garth Hudson's organ to the prodding sneer of Dylan's voice, it's a joyful mess....that sense of exploration electrifies the music in multiple ways..." - Rating: A
Rolling Stone (8/22/96) - 3 Stars - Good - "...devoted to conservative, adult-contemporary pop. No one has brought more pleasure to mainstream music in recent years than the soft-R&B specialist Babyface, who produced this album's appealing first single, Eric Clapton's 'Change The World'..."
Dirty Linen (2-3/00, p.81) - "...has a grassroots spirituality feel to it with contributions by Native Americans...bringing together the various connections to wolves and their vanishing habits in America..."
Uncut (p.113) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[With] performances that are uniformly affectionate, honouring the material....That makes Randy Newman's 'Blue Monday' a revelation..."Dirty Linen (pp.53-54) - "[The album] showcases a host of great New Orleans talent, while touching on nearly all the great New Orleans styles and featuring a raft of classic songs that have now seeped into the general consciousness but were first Domino hits."
The Wire (12/00, p.38) - "...Part bricolage, part borrowing, part theft....this is highly sophisticated music, which nods as much to Dylan Thomas and Flann O'Brien as Robbie Burns or Jeannie Robertson..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.110) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[I]n its every riveting meander, the album is an unrepeatable and unfathomable marvel."
The Wire (12/00, p.38) - "...Reached number 5 in the UK album charts in 1968 and made pop stars of the group....Part bricolage, part borrowing, part theft....this is highly sophisticated music, which nods as much to Dylan Thomas and Flann O'Brien as Robbie Burns or Jeannie Robertson..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.72) - "The sprawling, 12-minute 'A Very Cellular Song' blend Presbyterian hymn with cello reveries and ska."Pitchfork (Website) - "The band finally earns its name, stuffing complex songs full of dulcimers, gimbris, ouds, and harps....HANGMAN's is their best album..."