Mavis Staples & Levon Helm - Carry Me Home (Clear Vinyl)


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Iconic singer Mavis Staples is an alchemist of American music, and during her 70+ year career one of her most beloved musical moments was her riveting performance in Martin Scorsese's film The Last Waltz, performing "The Weight" with The Band, a moment that forged a life-long friendship between her and Levon Helm.

Staples came to Woodstock, NY to perform as part of Helm's renowned Midnight Ramble series, and the ensuing concert - available for the first time on the rousing ANTI- Records release Carry Me Home - would mark a personal high watermark for both artists.

Captured live in the summer of 2011, Carry Me Home showcases two of the past century's most iconic voices coming together in love and joy, tracing their shared roots and celebrating the enduring power of faith and music. The setlist was righteous that night, mixing vintage gospel and soul with timeless folk and blues, and the performances were loose and playful, fueled by an ecstatic atmosphere that was equal parts family reunion and tent revival. Read between the lines, though, and there's an even more poignant story at play here. Neither Staples nor Helm knew that this would be their last performance together - the collection marks one of Helm's final recordings before his death - and listening back now, a little more than a decade later, tunes like "This May Be The Last Time" and "Farther Along" take on new, bittersweet meaning. The result is an album that's at once a time capsule and a memorial, a blissful homecoming and a fond farewell, a once-in-a-lifetime concert-and friendship-preserved for the ages.

Heavyweight CLEAR double vinyl produced by Anti in 2022. Gatefold sleeve. 



Side A:

  1. This Is My Country
  2. Trouble in My Mind
  3. Farther Along

Side B:

  1. Hand Writing on the Wall
  2. I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to Be Free
  3. Move Along Train

Side C:

  1. This May Be the Last Time
  2. When I Go Away
  3. Wide River to Cross

Side D:

  1. You Got to Move
  2. You Got to Serve Somebody
  3. The Weight
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