600,000 persons at biggest rock festival ever held
UPITN SUMMER JAM FESTIVAL AT WATKINS GLEN, NEW YORK
Nasty Habit Band LIVE at Watkins Glen, Aug. 2005
Live at Watkins Glen is a 1995 album by the Band, presented by Capitol Records as a live album from the Summer Jam at Watkins Glen rock festival held outside Watkins Glen, New York, on July 28, 1973 in front of 600,000 people. Garth Hudson's organ solo, "Too Wet to Work", and the plainly titled "Jam" come from the actual Watkins Glen concert, as does the introduction of the group by Bill Graham. The former track appears on the out-of-print 1994 box set Across The Great Divide, but the latter track is only present on the Watkins Glen disc. Other than those two tracks, the remainder of the tracks are actually outtakes from various studio sessions by the Band with overdubbed crowd noise to create the impression that the material was recorded at the Watkins Glen concert. "Back to Memphis" and "Endless Highway" are available on the 2001 re-release of Moondog Matinee, without the crowd overdubs. The rest of the tracks are available on the 2001 two-CD re-release of Rock of Ages as "previously unavailable" tracks, with the exception of "Don't Ya Tell Henry", which is replaced with an alternate cut featuring Bob Dylan.