The Band - The Band
The Band - The Band
The Band - The Band
The Band - The Band
The Band - The Band
The Band - The Band
The Band - The Band
The Band - The Band

The Band - The Band

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Guitar – Jaime Robbie Robertson [click here to see more vinyl featuring Jaime Robbie Robertson]

Vocals, Bass, Violin, Trombone – Rick Danko

Vocals, Drums, Mandolin, Guitar – Levon Helm

Vocals, Piano, Drums, Baritone Saxophone, Jew's Harp – Richard Manuel

Organ, Clavinet, Piano, Accordion, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Trumpet – Garth Hudson

Tuba, Electric Piano, Horns – John Simon

Written by J.R. Robertson (all tracks), Richard Manuel (A4, A6, B4), Levon Helm (B1)


1 LP,  Gatefold jacket

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g Ultra-Quiet Viny

Record color : black

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’



Record Press : GZ Media

Label : Capitol

Original Label : Capitol

Recorded 1968 – 1969 at Pool House (Los Angeles), The Hit Factory (New York City)

Engineered by Robbie Robertson, John Simon, Tony May, Joe Zagarino

Mixed by Joe Zagarino, Tony May

Produced by John Simon

Photography by Elliott Landy

Originally released in September 1969

Reissued in 2015



Side A:

  1. Across The Great Divide
  2. Rag Mama Rag
  3. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
  4. When You Awake
  5. Up On Cripple Creek
  6. Whispering Pines

Side B:

  1. Jemima Surrender
  2. Rockin' Chair
  3. Look Out Cleveland
  4. Jawbone
  5. The Unfaithful Servant
  6. king Harvest (Has Surely Come)



                Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Ranked 57/500

                Rolling Stone magazine 245th-greatest song of all time for “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"

                In 1998, Q magazine readers voted The Band the 76th greatest album of all time

                Included in Time magazine 2006 list of the 100 greatest albums of all time

                Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums – Ranked No. 45


                Reviews :

                “The Band's first album, Music from Big Pink, seemed to come out of nowhere, with its ramshackle musical blend and songs of rural tragedy. The Band, the group's second album, was a more deliberate and even more accomplished effort, partially because the players had become a more cohesive unit, and partially because guitarist Robbie Robertson had taken over the songwriting, writing or co-writing all 12 songs. Though a Canadian, Robertson focused on a series of American archetypes from the union worker in "King Harvest (Has Surely Come)" and the retired sailor in "Rockin' Chair" to, most famously, the Confederate Civil War observer Virgil Cane in "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down." The album effectively mixed the kind of mournful songs that had dominated Music from Big Pink, here including "Whispering Pines" and "When You Awake" (both co-written by Richard Manuel), with rollicking up-tempo numbers like "Rag Mama Rag" and "Up on Cripple Creek" (both sung by Levon Helm and released as singles, with "Up on Cripple Creek" making the Top 40). As had been true of the first album, it was The Band's sound that stood out the most, from Helm's (and occasionally Manuel's) propulsive drumming to Robertson's distinctive guitar fills and the endlessly inventive keyboard textures of Garth Hudson, all topped by the rough, expressive singing of Manuel, Helm, and Rick Danko that mixed leads with harmonies. The arrangements were simultaneously loose and assured, giving the songs a timeless appeal, while the lyrics continued to paint portraits of 19th century rural life (especially Southern life, as references to Tennessee and Virginia made clear), its sometimes less savory aspects treated with warmth and humor.” AllMusic Review by William Ruhlmann



                Ratings :

                AllMusic : 5 / 5 ; Discogs : 4.59 / 5

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