Endless Highway: The Music of The Band
by Various Artists
Released: Feb 2007
Label: 429 Records
Here's why tribute albums usually suck: Seldom do new artists record better versions of original versions. Most tributes are compiled by indie labels who put their friends' unknown, sucky bands on just to give them exposure. Now here's why this tribute album doesn't suck. Jack Johnson can woo more women than all five members of the Band combined. The Band's songs are so rad that not even Blues Traveler can ruin "Rag Mama Rag." For the first time in his recording career, Jacob Dylan doesn't sound bored. That kid from Gomez with the glasses still sings like Eddie Vedder, as heard on "Cripple Creek."