It Makes No Difference (1975) – The Band

There are no more superlatives left to describe the Band’s performance in their last concert The Last Waltz. You know when you are beholden to the best art when your only feeble reaction is – ‘How on God’s earth did they do that‘? I’m still staggered by this mesmerizing concert and how one of the all-time great American directors Martin Scorsese managed to showcase it in all its glory. We as admirers of great music are truly blessed. Can you imagine for a second, a world which existed if Scorsese had not recorded this? Skip that… I don’t even want to entertain the thought. Rick Danko’s voice here is just ‘Wow’!

It makes no difference where I turn
I can’t get over you and the flame still burns
It makes no difference, night or day
The shadow never seems to fade away

And the sun don’t shine anymore
And the rains fall down on my door

Now there’s no love
As true as the love
That dies untold
But the clouds never hung so low before

It Makes No Difference is a song written by Robbie Robertson and sung by Rick Danko that was first released by The Band on their 1975 album Northern Lights – Southern Cross. According to Robertson, “I wrote this song specifically for Rick to sing and when we first started discovering the possibilities, it kept expanding to more levels of emotion. What Garth and I could add to finalize the statement of this song was purely instinctual.
Allmusic critic Rob Bowman claims that it “might be the best romantic ballad ever done by the group.” The Sarasota Herald-Tribune described the song as “poignant” and praised its eloquence as being worthy of a Grammy Award.

1. It Makes No Difference – Wikipedia

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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10 comments on “It Makes No Difference (1975) – The Band
  1. Badfinger (Max) says:

    Yea it’s time to watch The Last Waltz…I do every Thanksgiving here…Love this song and Rick Danko’s voice.

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