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The Band - The Band - The Brown Album 180 Gram - Timeless Rock LP
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The Band - The Band

180 gram vinyl record
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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 4:20
5 The Unfaithful Servant
6 King Harvest (Has Surely Come)


The Band: Levon Helm (vocals, guitar, mandolin, drums); Robbie Robertson (vocals, guitar); Rick Danko (vocals, violin, trombone, bass); Richard Manuel (vocals, harmonica, baritone saxophone, piano, drums); Garth Hudson (accordion, soprano, tenor & baritone saxophones, trumpet, piano, organ, Clavinet).

Additional personnel: John Simon (tuba, horns, electric piano).

Producers: The Band, John Simon.

Reissue producers: Cheryl Pawelski, Andrew Sandoval.

Engineers include: Robbie Robertson, John Simon, Joe Zagarino.

Recorded in Hollywood, California in 1969.

Includes liner notes by Barney Hoskyns.


The Band: Levon Helm (vocals, guitar, mandolin, drums); Rick Danko (vocals, violin, trombone, bass); Richard Manuel (vocals, harp, baritone saxophone, piano, drums); Robbie Robertson (guitar); Garth Hudson (accordion, saxophone, trumpet, piano, clavinet, organ).

Engineers: Robbie Robertson, John Simon, Joe Zagarino.

Initially renowned as Bob Dylan's backing group, the Band emerged from the singer's shadow to proclaim a distinctive talent. Drawing upon a musical canon embracing soul, country, folk, and rock 'n' roll, the quintet created a unique sound that was quintessentially American. Its rustic qualities were enhanced by principal songwriter Robbie Robertson, who created vistas suggestive of a pre-industrial age, and as such, captured the restlessness of the late '60s without the need for explicit manifestos. Expressive singing, sublime melodies and telepathic musicianship instils THE BAND with quality, but its adult themes and perspectives ensure an absolute timelessness. An all-time critics' favorite.

Initially renowned as Bob Dylan's backing group, the Band emerged from the singer's shadow to proclaim a distinctive talent. Drawing upon a musical canon embracing soul, country, folk and rock `n' roll, the quintet created a unique sound that was quintessentially American. Its rustic qualities were enhanced by principle songwriter Robbie Robertson who created vistas suggestive of a pre-industrial age, and as such, captured the restlessness of the late 60s without the need for explicit manifestos. Expressive singing, sublime melodies and telepathic musicianship instils The Band with quality, but its adult themes and perspectives ensure an absolute timelessness. An all-time critics' favourite

"The Band" (brown album) is my all-time favorite album ever. In 1969, most people were listening to Hendrix, Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, The Who, etc. I had a few extra bucks and bought "The Band" mainly because of the cool album cover. It was one of the most important days of my life. I had never heard anything like it before (or since). There were no blaring leads, the harmonies were like none I had ever heard, the lyrics addressed historical facts and rural life, yet the music made you feel good and even want to dance. They were truly a band-- it was nearly impossible to figure out who was singing what (especially since Robertson was wisely told to sing into a dead mike). This is the only album I have ever heard where EVERY song is great. My particular favorites are Across the Great Divide, Rockin' Chair, King Harvest, and Rag Mama Rag. Levon Helm , Richard Manuel, Garth Hudson, Rick Danko, and Robbie Robertson (masters of 27 different instruments among them) were a once in a century combination that managed to create a unique style of music that is genuine American. Who else could incorporate guitars, fiddles, church organ, mandolins, horns, piano, and three exceptional vocalists into a groundbreaking rock and roll band? Voted the Band of the Decade (70's) by Rolling Stone magazine, their combined talents provided some of the finest music of this century.You will never hear anyone who can cover their songs even remotely, a testament to their collective musical genius. And "The Band" is the best of the best.

This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 18 November, 2008.

 
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