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Generally considered the definitive work on The Band, Across the Great Divide explores the origins, impact, and internal dynamics of the Canadian-American band. First released in 1993, a newer version brings readers up to date on the lives of the members who are still alive.
An inside and far more gritty account of The Band's development and work. There's plenty in here for the sensation-seeking, but Helm also provides useful commentaries on the group's songs and albums. His gripe with Robertson is also aired.