Band, The - The Band [LP] (180 Gram, gatefold)

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Popularly known as the "Brown Album," this is the collection people first think of when this august outfit's name is mentioned. The four-parts Canadian, one-part Arkansan quintet's sophomore effort boasts more soon-to-be-staples than any other Band studio recording, what with the likes of the Joan Baez hit "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," "Across the Great Divide," and "Up on Cripple Creek" standing out among the dozen uniformly memorable tracks. Lesser-known group originals such as the achingly lovely "Whispering Pines" and the cryptic "Unfaithful Servant," however, play crucial roles in giving this 1969 classic its unique flavor. Given the high standard established by The Band and its better-still 1968 predecessor, Music from Big Pink, it's not surprising the Band peaked early as a recording group. As with all the 2000 Band reissues, this remastered reissue boasts a number of bonus tracks, though all but "Get Up Jake" are alternate takes of album selections.
Tracks:
Across the Great Divide
Rag Mama Rag
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
When You Awake
Up on Cripple Creek
Whispering Pines
Jemima Surrender - The Band, Helm, Levon
Rockin' Chair
Look out Cleveland
Jawbone
The Unfaithful Servant
King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
Get Up Jake
Rag Mama Rag
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Up on Cripple Creek
Whispering Pines - The Band, Manuel, Richard
Jemima Surrender - The Band, Helm, Levon
King Harvest (Has Surely Come)