Comprising . Rick . Danko, . Levon . Helm, . Garth . Hudson, . Richard . Manuel, . Robbie . Robertson, . The . Band were signed to . Capitol . Records in 1968 and embarked on a recording career that witnessed eight . U. S. . Top 40 albums. The . Bands eponymously titled 1969 album reached number 9 in the . Billboard chart, secured 24 weeks in the . Top 40, and sold over a million copies. . It is now regarded as a rock classic, emphasizing . The . Bands brilliant ability to merge a variety of musical influences. . At the time of the albums release, the . U. S. album charts were in the grip of psychedelic rock, yet . The . Band bucked the musical trends of the day and produced a musical and lyrical take on . America, that resonates as strongly today as upon its release over thirty years ago. . Featuring interviews with the surviving members of the band, together with fellow musicians including . Eric . Clapton, . George . Harrison and . Dan . Was, this film underlines . The . Bands enormous contribution to popular music history and confirms why, for many music lovers they will always be . The . Band.