Create account Log in

Northern Lights-Southern Cross


Download links and information about Northern Lights-Southern Cross by The Band. This album was released in 1975 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, Rock & Roll, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 47:16 minutes.

Artist: The Band
Release date: 1975
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Rock & Roll, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic
Tracks: 10
Duration: 47:16
Buy on iTunes $7.99
Buy on Amazon $7.99
Buy on Music Bazaar €1.33


No. Title Length
1. Forbidden Fruit 5:59
2. Hobo Jungle 4:15
3. Ophelia 3:32
4. Acadian Driftwood 6:42
5. Ring Your Bell 3:55
6. It Makes No Difference 6:34
7. Jupiter Hollow 5:20
8. Rags & Bones 4:45
9. Twilight (Early Alternate Version) 3:13
10. Christmas Must Be Tonight (Alternate Version) 3:01



Even though Northern Lights-Southern Cross isn't The Band's official finale (the piecemeal Islands and the farewell concert The Last Waltz came later), it feels like the group's goodbye. Recorded at Shangri-La (the state-of-the-art 24-track studio the band built for itself in Malibu), Nothern Lights-Southern Cross took longer to record than any of The Band's other albums, and it showcases an older, wiser, and slightly wearier group. All of The Band's elements gel on the uptempo "Forbidden Fruit," which directly addresses the addictions that had hindered The Band over the past several years: "Little brother got caught in the web/He ran off to join the living dead/Been through the mill, seen the cross on the hill/He sold his soul just for a thrill." Along with Rick Danko's crushing "It Makes No Difference," "Acadian Driftwood" is the group's last acknowledged classic, a tragic portrait of displacement flickering with the warmth of a beach bonfire. However, the album's overlooked songs might be even better. Highlighted by Garth Hudson's mercurial keyboards, "Jupiter Hollow" and "Rag and Bones" are cut from the same cloth. Their blend of sweet nostalgia and mysterious hurt seems a perfect place for The Band to close its career.