Definitions for "The Last Waltz"
The Last Waltz was a concert by the Canadian-American rock group, The Band, held on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. Billed as a "farewell" concert after 16 years of touring,Concert poster on the first page of the 2002 album booklet and in the DVD photo gallery states: "The Band in their farewell concert appearance." The Band was joined by more than a dozen special guests, including Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, Muddy Waters and Neil Young.
The Last Waltz was the 1978 soundtrack to the film of the same name, documenting the "farewell" concert of the classic line-up of Canadian-American rockers The Band, which took place at Bill Graham's Winterland Ballroom on Thanksgiving Day, 1976.
The box set The Last Waltz (2002) is a four-disc re-release of the 1978 album documenting the last concert by The Band with its classic line up. A full thirty-seven tracks are taken from the show, in addition to rehearsal outtakes. Sixteen tracks are previously unreleased.