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High on the Hog is the ninth studio album by Canadian-American rock group the Band, released in 1996. As with its predecessor, 1993's Jericho, it relies heavily on cover versions; only two tracks are original. Songs include Bob Dylan's "Forever Young" (which was intended as a tribute to Jerry Garcia),[citation needed] a live recording of Richard Manuel (who had died ten years prior) performing "She Knows", and the closer "Ramble Jungle" (which features vocals by Champion Jack Dupree).

High on the Hog
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Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 27, 1996
Recorded1995; except "Ramble Jungle", 1990/1991 and 1995, and "She Knows", January 19, 1986
GenreRock
Length46:57
LabelRhino
ProducerAaron Hurwitz, Garth Hudson
The Band chronology
Live at Watkins Glen
(1995)
High on the Hog
(1996)
Jubilation
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars link

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Stand Up"Bruce Channel, Sonny Throckmorton, Ricky Ray Rector3:07
2."Back to Memphis"Johnnie Johnson, A. Kenney, M. Orr, G. Martin, F. Young, R. Young5:10
3."Where I Should Always Be"Blondie Chaplin4:27
4."Free Your Mind"Denzil Foster, Thomas McElroy5:05
5."Forever Young"Bob Dylan6:30
6."The High Price of Love"Jules Shear, Stan Szelest5:58
7."Crazy Mama"J. J. Cale4:48
8."I Must Love You Too Much"Bob Dylan, Helena Springs3:32
9."She Knows"James Griffin, Robb Royer3:21
10."Ramble Jungle"Randy Ciarlante, Jack Dupree, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Rob Leon, Jim Weider4:59

The European and Japanese pressings of the album included a bonus track, "Young Blood", which only appeared in the US on a tribute album to Doc Pomus and which is the only release by the group to include vocals by multi-instrumentalist Garth Hudson. A 2006 CD release on the U.S. label Titan/Pyramid Records includes two bonus tracks, the first of which is "Young Blood"; the other is the Sam Cooke cover "Chain Gang", which was previously unreleased.

PersonnelEdit

The Band
Additional personnel

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