I don't think I've ever heard a bad rendition of The Band's 'The Weight'. Honestly. I've heard dozens of them and we've posted quite a few of them on this site. There is something magical about the rotating vocals on the verses, the sing-along chorus, and the basic chord structure that makes it so much fun to play.
This version isn't just good, its great. It comes from the Elvis Costello-hosted music/interview show Spectacle. This episode aired in December 2009 and it features host Elvis Costello and his band The Imposters, Levon Helm, Richard Thompson, Ray LaMontagne, Allen Toussaint, Nick Lowe, and Larry Campbell. This was recorded for the same episode that also included a take on the Dead's Tennessee Jed, which we posted a few weeks ago.