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  • Music From Big Pink Music From Big Pink Quick View

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    Music From Big Pink

    Ranked 34/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Take a Load Off with the Very Best-Sounding Analog Big Pink Ever Pressed


    Half-Speed Mastered from the Original Master Tapes and Pressed at RTI


    Includes The Weight, I Shall Be Released, This Wheel's On Fire


    Youve likely heard the story. Now hear the results of one of the most famous sessions in history with a clarity and warmth never thought possible.


    In late 1965 and early 1966, Bob Dylan shattered the boundaries between folk and rock music on a controversial tour that found the generation spokesman plugging in and shocking purist audiences that reviled in horror at the sight of their hero playing electric with a bunch of ragtag Canadian mates. Then known as the Hawks, the Band was that backing group, serving Dylan not only on the road but, playing with him after his motorcycle accident, on his seminal Basement Tapes collection.


    Recorded in 1968 and ranked #34 on Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list, The Bands Music From Big Pink stems from the same localea pink farmhouse in upstate Woodstock, New Yorkas the Basement Tapes and is just as rustic, timeless, and mysterious as Dylans celebrated work. A debut for the ages, the album features two songs co-written with DylanThis Wheels on Fire, Tears of Rageas well as whats universally recognized as the definitive version of Dylans I Shall Be Released. More famously, it also includes The Weight, a standard covered by everyone from the Grateful Dead to Weezer to Aretha Franklin. But the power of this set doesnt lie in one song but the entire album.


    A groundbreaking statement, Music From Big Pink lays bare the magnetism of the American South, Appalachian traditions, and country-rock innovations. That guitarist Robbie Robertson, pianist Garth Hudson, bassist Rick Danko, drummer/vocalist Levon Helm, and organist Richard Manuel are all household names only adds to the proof of this must-have records everlasting appeal. This is the majesty of what Greil Marcus called the old, weird America.


    Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's analog version practically gives you a spot on the floor at Big Pink as the sessions went down. Curl up, close your eyes, and listen as the music's sublimely organic sounds appear with full-range dynamics, life-size imaging, and tremendous soundstaging. This is one of the reasons why you have a turntable. Prepare for your system, and your ears, to glow.


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    1. Tears Of Rage
    2. To Kingdom Come
    3. In A Station
    4. Caledonia Mission
    5. The Weight
    6. We Can Talk
    7. Long Black Veil
    8. Chest Fever
    9. Lonesome Suzie
    10. This Wheel's On Fire
    11. I Shall Be Released
    The Band
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  • The Last Waltz (Box Set) The Last Waltz (Box Set) Quick View

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    The Last Waltz (Box Set)

    Complete audio from the concert, including rehearsals and outtakes, pressed on 180-gram vinyl for the first time and presented in an ornate lift-top box.
    LP 1
    1. Theme From The Last Waltz (Concert Version)
    2. Up On Cripple Creek (Concert Version)
    3. The Shape I'm In (Concert Version)
    4. It Makes No Difference (Concert Version)
    5. Who Do You Love (Concert Version) [Feat. Ronnie Hawkins]
    6. Life Is A Carnival (Concert Version)
    7. Such A Night (Concert Version) [Feat. Dr. John]
    8. The Weight (Concert Version)
    9. Down South In New Orleans (Concert Version) [Feat. Bobby Charles]


    LP 2
    1. This Wheels On Fire (Concert Version)
    2. Mystery Train (Concert Version) [Feat. Paul Butterfield]
    3. Caldonia (Concert Version)
    4. Mannish Boy (Concert Version) [Feat. Muddy Waters]
    5. Stagefright (Concert Version)
    6. Rag Mama Rag (Concert Version)
    7. All Our Past Times (Concert Version)
    8. Further On Up The Road (Concert Version) [Feat. Eric Clapton]


    LP 3
    1. Ophelia (Concert Version)
    2. Helpless (Concert Version) [Feat. Neil Young]
    3. Four Strong Winds (Concert Version)
    4. Coyote (Concert Version) [Feat. Joni Mitchell]
    5. Shadows And Light (Concert Version)
    6. Furry Sings The Blues (Concert Version)
    7. Acadian Driftwood (Concert Version)
    8. Dry Your Eyes (Concert Version) [Feat. Neil Diamond]


    LP 4
    1. The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show (Concert Version)
    2. Tura Lura Lural (That's An Irish Lullaby) [Concert Version] {Feat. Van Morrison}
    3. Caravan (Concert Version) [Feat. Van Morrison]
    4. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Concert Version)
    5. The Genetic Method/Chest Fever (Soundtrack Version)
    6. Baby Let Me Follow You Down (Concert Version) [Feat. Bob Dylan]
    7. Hazel (Concert Version)
    8. I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) [Concert Version] {Feat. Bob Dylan}
    9. Forever Young (Concert Version) [Feat. Bob Dylan]
    10. Baby Let Me Follow You Down (Reprise) [Concert Version] {Feat. Bob Dylan}
    11. I Shall Be Released (Finale) [Concert Version] {Ensemble}


    LP 5
    1. Jam #1 (Concert Version)
    2. Jam #2 (Concert Version)
    3. Don't Do It (Concert Version)
    4. Greensleeves (Soundtrack Version)
    5. The Last Waltz Suite: The Well
    6. The Last Waltz Suite: Evangeline [Feat. Emmylou Harris]
    7. The Last Waltz Suite: Out Of The Blue
    8. The Last Waltz Suite: The Weight (Feat. The Staples)
    9. The Last Waltz Suite: The Last Waltz Refrain
    10. The Last Waltz Suite: Theme From The Last Waltz (Feat. Orchestra)


    LP 6
    1. King Harvest (Rehearsal Version)
    2. Tura Lura Lural (Concert Rehearsal Version)
    3. Caravan (Concert Rehearsal Version)
    4. Such A Night (Concert Rehearsal Version)
    5. Rag Mama Rag (Rehearsal Version)
    6. Mad Waltz (Sketch track for 'The Well') (Studio Version)
    7. The Last Waltz Refrain (Instrumental)
    8. The Last Waltz Theme (Sketch)

    The Band
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  • The Band The Band Quick View

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    The Band

    Ranked 45/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    The Band, the group's second album, was an even more accomplished effort than their first, 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. "Up On Cripple Creek" and "King Harvest (Has Surely Come)" remain powerful songs. Now available on 180 gram vinyl in original packaging.

    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
    7. Jemima Surrender
    8. Rockin' Chair
    9. Look Out Cleveland
    10. Jawbone
    11. The Unfaithful Servant
    12. King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
    The Band
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  • A Salty Dog A Salty Dog Quick View

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    A Salty Dog


    Procol Harum Fuses Classical Structures, Rock Motifs, and Sweeping Melodies with Unparalleled Virtuosity: A Salty Dog Features Ravishing Symmetry Between Piano, Organ, Guitar, and Strings


    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes for Reference-Level Sound, Clarity, and Presence: Ultra-Dynamic Mobile Fidelity 180g Vinyl LP Limited to 3,000 Numbered Copies


    A call for all hands on deck opens Procol Harum's third album, and with that command, an effort that witnesses the band coming into its own as a collective capable of fusing classical structures with rock motifs via an expertise, virtuosity, and style matched by none of its peers is on its way to making history. A Salty Dog survives as proof no other artist ever sounded like Procol Harum - while also demonstrating few collectives boasted a lineup full of such ace instrumentalists. Stacked with exploratory themes, boundary-crossing directions, and sweeping melodies, A Salty Dog proudly veers off traditional course and ventures to intrepid places forbidden to even the most thrill-seeking groups of the highly experimental era.


    Mastered from the original master tapes, pressed at RTI, and strictly limited to 3,000 numbered copies, Mobile Fidelity's 180g vinyl LP takes its place as the definitive-sounding analog version of the record. The intertwined symmetry between organist Matthew Fisher and pianist Gary Brooker, central to every song on the set, gets revealed with newfound detail, openness, and clarity. Produced by Fisher, A Salty Dog now resonates with a presence and immediacy stunted on prior editions. The full-bodied tones, front-to-back imaging, and grand dynamics inherent on this audiophile edition elevate the 1969 favorite to landmark status. In addition, the evocative cover art, which pays homage to the Player's Navy Cut logo, is reproduced in faithful-to-the-original fashion.


    The cinematic breadth of the sonics parallels the scope of the bold arrangements, which include strings, recorders, bells, celeste, and a myriad of guitars. Brooker and Fisher split vocal duties, save for on Crucifiction Lane, which boasts a rare lead from marvel-in-the-making Robin Trower. The latter's prodigious guitar lines add another distinctive element to the compositions and further up the ante of the interplay between Brooker and Fisher. Trower accents tracks such as the topsy-turvy The Milk of Human Kindness with bluesy vibes and jolts Juicy John Pink by way of jukejoint energy. Not to be outdone, B.J. Wilson's still-unsung percussion draws from R&B and swing techniques to supply a natural albeit firm footing.


    For all the proficient playing and narrative storytelling, the most impressive feat surrounding A Salty Dog remains its accessible complexity and relative modesty. Procol Harum never comes across as pretentious, self-indulgent, or contrived. Anchored by Fisher's unique Hammond M102 organ riffs, the works function as a summation of their parts. Tunes like Wreck of the Hesperus serve as wondrously varied tapestries stitched with swelling chamber rhythms, barbed thickets of distortion, and thundering progressions. It's a ravishing picture of majestic subtlety and sheer power.


    NME wrote shortly after the record's release that the most exciting facet of this tremendous album is not so much that it contains the Procols' best recorded works to date, but that their potential is still nowhere near being fully spent. Rolling Stone concurred, observing, 'Too Much Between Us' is the kind of song you can float away on - its background and vocal of marimba and acoustic guitar in a perfectly understated waltz-time are beautifully ethereal.


    A notable footnote, Fisher departed Procol Harum shortly after the release of A Salty Dog, permanently impacting the band's trajectory and sound. His performances here are just one reason this inimitable album carries sway nearly five decades after its release.


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    1. A Salty Dog
    2. The Milk Of Human Kindness
    3. Too Much Between Us
    4. The Devil Came From Kansas
    5. Boredom
    6. Juicy John Pink
    7. Wreck Of The Hesperus
    8. All This And More
    9. Crucifiction Lane
    10. Pilgrim's Progress
    Procol Harum
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    The Basement Tapes

    Ranked 291/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Recorded in Basement of Big Pink with The Band: Modern Americana Starts Here


    Audiophile Sound at Last: Sonic Subtleties, Loose Interplay, Organic Spirit, Warm Textures Presented Like Never Before on Definitive Mobile Fidelity Reissue


    Dylan at His Most Humorous, Unguarded, Loose: Folk Tales, Weird Narratives, Rock Ballads, Inside Jokes, Allusions Pepper Alchemic Material


    Includes This Wheels on Fire, You Aint Goin Nowhere, Tears of Rage, Million Dollar Bash, Yazoo Street Scandal


    The Freewheelin Bob Dylan, Another Side of Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home, Blonde on Blonde, and Blood on the Tracks Also Available from Mobile Fidelity


    Basements have long been associated with raw, off-the-cuff rock n roll, the damp and dark spaces serving as the woodshedding venues for countless bands. Yet no basement is more famous, and none yielded music as familiarly weird, wholesomely American, joyously loose, and identifiably humorous as that in the upstate New York house dubbed Big Pink the location where, during the summer and early fall of 1967, Bob Dylan and The Band played a vivid tapestry of covers, originals, and traditionals that signaled the advent of Americana. Once again, the Bard changed the world.


    As part of its Bob Dylan catalog restoration series, Mobile Fidelity is thoroughly humbled to have the privilege of mastering the iconic LP from the original master tapes and pressing it on dead-quiet LPs at RTI. The end result is the very finest, most transparent analog edition of The Basement Tapes ever produced and the first-ever analog reissue. Inimitable, the particulars of The Basement Tapes especially, the gather-round-in-a-huddle assembly of the instrumentalists, home-made character, domestic vibe, and low-volume nature of the recordings come to fore here in a manner that takes the listener down the stairs at 2188 Stoll Road and brings the images of Dylan, Rick Danko, Robbie Robertson, and Co. to life.


    Fresh off experiencing a motorcycle accident and the wrath of audiences hostile to his embrace of amplified music, Dylan elected to retreat to the comforts of rural and family life. He soon began collaborating with members of the Band in his house, ultimately moving the sessions to Big Pink. Informal, peaceful, relaxed, open-minded: The collaborations blanket country stomps, roots hootenannies, forgotten spirituals, earthy originals, chaotic marches, dreamscapes, dance tunes, folk laments, catch-as-you-can improvisations. On The Basement Tapes, mythical ghosts and dead legends reappear, reveling in the absurdity, comedy, mystery, aura, and alchemy.


    In Invisible Republic, his scintillating book about the sessions, cultural critic Greil Marcus states: At a time when the country was tearing itself apart in a war at home over a war abroad, the music was funny and comforting; it was also strange, and somehow incomplete. Out of some odd displacement of art and time, the music seemed both transparent and inexplicable when it was first heard, and it still does. Indeed, The Basement Tapes appear to emanate from an indefinable chasm between modern and ancient, self-evident and mysterious, shapeless and fully formed, abstract and concrete, histories unwritten and chronicled. But every note chimes with freenessa liberating fun, humble simplicity, and bond-creating camaraderie felt in every hoot, holler, laugh, and false start.


    The Basement Tapes capacity to remain so gloriously honest and timeless performances that genuinely could've been made today, ten years from now, or back in the 1930's helps account for their emotional resonance and unsurpassed reputation as a snapshot of how unencumbered American music, and art with deep historical roots and connective cultural tissues, is supposed to sound.


    Mobile Fidelity's reissue squares away the late-night bleariness, jovial atmosphere, low-ceiling dimensions, and ensemble-based perspective of the sessions, allowing the listener to become Hamlet, the dog who slept nearby Dylan, Robertson, and Co. as it all went down. This is not to be missed.


    Given the sonic and artistic merit of this album, we anticipate huge demand.


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    1. Odds and Ends
    2. Orange Juice Blues (Blues for Breakfast)
    3. Million Dollar Bash
    4. Yazoo Street Scandal
    5. Goin to Acapulco
    6. Katies Been Gone
    7. Lo and Behold
    8. Bessie Smith
    9. Clothes Line Saga
    10. Apple Suckling Tree
    11. Please Mrs. Henry
    12. Tears of Rage
    13. Too Much of Nothing
    14. Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread
    15. Aint No More Cane
    16. Crash on the Levee (Down in the Flood)
    17. Ruben Remus
    18. Tiny Montgomery
    19. You Aint Goin Nowhere
    20. Dont Ya Tell Henry
    21. Nothing Was Delivered
    22. Open the Door, Homer
    23. Long Distance Operator
    24. This Wheels on Fire
    Bob Dylan and the Band
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • From The Vault - Sticky Fingers Live At The Fonda Theatre 2015 From The Vault - Sticky Fingers Live At The Fonda Theatre 2015 Quick View

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    From The Vault - Sticky Fingers Live At The Fonda Theatre 2015

    In May 2015 at the intimate Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, California, the band performed the entire Sticky Fingers
    album live in concert for the first and so far only time in their career. The show celebrated the reissue of the Sticky
    Fingers album and was the opening night of The Rolling Stones Zip Code Tour of North America that would run
    over the next two months. The DVD includes interviews with the band members intercut with full length
    performances.
    LP 1
    1. Start Me Up
    2. When The Whip Comes Down
    3. All Down The Line
    4. Sway
    5. Dead Flowers

    6. Wild Horses


    LP 2
    1. Sister Morphine
    2. You Gotta Move
    3. Bitch
    4. Can't You Hear Me Knocking
    5. I Got The Blues


    LP 3
    1. Moonlight Mile
    2. Brown Sugar
    3. Rock Me Baby
    4. Jumpin Jack Flash
    5. I Can t Turn You Loose


    DVD
    1. Start Me Up
    2. Sway
    3. Dead Flowers
    4. Wild Horses
    5. Sister Morphine
    6. You Gotta Move
    7. Bitch
    8. Can t You Hear Me Knocking
    9. I Got The Blues
    10. Moonlight Mile
    11. Brown Sugar
    12. Rock Me Baby
    13. Jumpin Jack Flash


    DVD Bonus Features
    Tracks cut from the concert film:
    1. All Down The Line
    2. When The Whip Comes Down
    3. I Can t Turn You Loose

    The Rolling Stones
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  • Music From Big Pink Music From Big Pink Quick View

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    Music From Big Pink

    Ranked 34/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    The Band's 1968 debut, Music From Big Pink was released at the height of the psychedelic revolution and its earthy and more roots oriented sound turned the music world on its ear. Considered to be the group's most democratic effort before Robbie Robertson would emerge as the ensemble's leader, the 11 song set features songs from Robertson, bassist Rick Danko, pianist Richard Manuel and Bob Dylan. The album is arguably the purest distillation of the Band and in many ways, their preeminent recording. Music From Big Pink's rustic beauty and fresh blend of country, rock, folk and classical R&B made it an instant homespun classic and a crowning achievement. Includes one of the Band's best known originals in The Weight.

    1. Tears of Rage
    2. To Kingdom Come
    3. In a Station
    4. Caledonia Mission
    5. The Weight
    6. We Can Talk
    7. Long Black Veil
    8. Chest Fever
    9. Lonesome Suzie
    10. This Wheel's On Fire
    11. I Shall Be Released
    The Band
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    Rock Of Ages

    Rock of Ages: The Band in Concert is a live album by The Band, released in 1972. It was compiled from recordings made during their series of shows at the Academy of Music in New York City, from December 28 through December 31, 1971.
    LP1
    1. Introduction by Robertson
    2. Don't Do It
    3. King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
    4. Caledonia Mission
    5. Get Up Jake
    6. The W. S. Walcott Medicine Show
    7. Stage Fright
    8. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
    9. Across the Great Divide
    10. This Wheel's on Fire
    11. Rag Mama Rag


    LP2
    1. The Weight
    2. The Shape I'm In
    3. The Unfaithful Servant
    4. Life Is a Carnival
    5. The Genetic Method
    6. Chest Fever
    7. (I Don't Want to) Hang Up My Rock and Roll Shoes

    The Band
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    Northern Lights

    Northern Lights - Southern Cross is the sixth studio album by Canadian-American rock group The Band released in 1975. It was the first album to be recorded at their new California studio, Shangri-La, and the first album of all new material since 1971's Cahoots.
    1. Forbidden Fruit
    2. Hobo Jungle
    3. Ophelia
    4. Acadian Driftwood
    5. Ring Your Bell
    6. It Makes No Difference
    7. Jupiter Hollow
    8. Rags and Bones
    The Band
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  • The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads Quick View

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    The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads

    Although most people probably think the only Talking Heads live release is Stop Making Sense, the fact is that there's an earlier, better live album called The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads. Originally released in 1982 on LP and cassette, the album chronicles the growth of the band, both stylistically and personnel-wise. The first LP is the original quartet version of the band, recorded between 1977 and 1979, performing excellent versions of tunes (mostly) off 77 and More Songs About Buildings and Food. Also included were the previously unavailable A Clean Break and Love Goes to a Building on Fire, as well as early versions of Memories Can't Wait and Air. The second LP comes from the Remain in Light tour, recorded in 1980 and 1981.


    In order to present something close to the music on that album, the original quartet lineup was greatly expanded. Added were two percussionists (Steven Stanley, Jose Rossy), two backup singers (Nona Hendryx, Dollette McDonald), Busta Cherry Jones on bass, Bernie Worrell (!) on keys, and a young Adrian Belew on lead guitar. The excitement of this material is palpable, and the muscular band rips into these tunes with more power than the originals in most cases. Drugs gets revamped for live performance, and Houses in Motion kicks into high gear with a great art-funk coda. Belew is absolutely on fire throughout, especially on The Great Curve and Crosseyed and Painless, where his deranged feedback soloing has never sounded better. At this point in their career, Talking Heads were still basically an underground band; it was Burning Down the House that really thrust them into the mainstream, and Stop Making Sense documents their arrival as a more or less mainstream act. The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads captures a hungry band on its way up, performing with a fire that was never matched on later tours. Unfortunately, The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads remained unavailable on compact disc for years, which is a shame since it's arguably one of their finest releases.


    - Sean Westergaard (All Music Guide)

    LP 1
    Recorded for WCOZ broadcast, Northern Studios, Maynard MA, November 17, 1977
    1. New Feeling
    2. A Clean Break
    3. Don't Worry About the Government
    4. Pulled Up
    5. Psycho Killer
    Recorded at The Capitol Theater, Passaic NJ, January 17, 1979
    6. Artists Only
    7. Stay Hungry
    8. Air
    9. Love - Building On Fire
    10. Memories (Can't Wait)


    LP 2
    Recorded at Emerald City, Cherry Hill NJ, November 8, 1980-November 9, 1980; Central Park, New York, August 27, 1980; Sun Plaza Concert Hall, Tokyo, Japan, February 27, 1981
    1. I Zimbra
    2. Drugs
    3. Houses in Motion
    4. Life During Wartime
    5. The Great Curve
    6. Crosseyed and Painless
    7. Take Me to the River

    Talking Heads
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    Before The Flood

    Before the Flood on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram 2LP from Mobile Fidelity


    Live 1974 Set Documents Acclaimed Reunion of Bob Dylan and The Band


    Mobile Fidelity's Reissue Gives You a Prime Seat for the Historic Performances


    Record Features Solo Dylan, Solo The Band, and Plenty of Collaboration


    Dylan's Radical Rearrangements of Classics Give Songs Renewed Meaning and Relevance


    The live reunion of Bob Dylan and The Band during 1973-74 yielded one of the decade's most celebrated, dynamic, and astonishing tours. Captured on Before the Flood, the results portray the two artists' shared chemistry as well as Dylan's instinctive ability to challenge audiences, his group, and himself via inventive rearrangements of classics that simultaneously ward off nostalgia and renew with meaning. Said by noted critic Robert Christgau to be at its best, [the] craziest and strongest rock and roll ever recorded, Before the Flood crackles with intensity, relevance, and unhinged performances.


    Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI, this restored analog version cracks wide open the ceiling previously obscuring many of the tonal details, revealing microdynamics, and vocal nuances on the recording. Distinguished with an immediately recognizable sound, The Band comes across in three-dimensional form, while Dylan takes center stage, feet from your listening chair. The two artists play like two souls in communion, a facet displayed here courtesy of the increased airiness, enhanced soundstage depth, and lifelike imaging.


    There's so much new information here, this already-iconic album only gains in stature. As experienced on Mobile Fidelity, Before the Flood unquestionably takes its place as one of the ten-best concert releases ever made. Notes are rounded, Garth Hudson's organ claims a tube-like glow, Levon Helm's drumming possesses its own space, voices are perceptible all the way down the singers' throats, and Dylan's awe-inspiring phrasing resonates with palpable urgency. Audiophiles and Dylan fans, prepare to be astonished.


    Arriving at a crucial time for both Dylan and The Band, Before the Flood is the furthest thing possible from a nostalgia trip. It's where Dylan begins his now-trademark feat of turning songs upside-down, taking risks, surprising and challenging expectations, leaving audiences riveted to the edge of their seats in anticipation of what might come next. He sings with unabated passion, the moods spanning bitterness to jubilation, his willingness to play fast and loose with the music giving way to compelling shifts, under-the-surface textures, complementary intricacies, and a sense of newness and discovery on par with that of an adventurer embracing total freedom.


    Before the Flood buries any notion of limits, safeguards, or borders. It is an open map, each song a route begging for exploration without need or concern for exactness or an appointed leader. Collaborative in every sense, it's a portrait of six inimitable musicians feeding off one another, trusting in their past history as they hurdle towards uncharted territory, using soulfulness as a compass and opportunity as their vehicle.


    Wholly different than the live episodes heard on Bob Dylan Live 1966, The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert, Before the Flood is equally seminal and, from the perspective of witnessing an artist dare not only his audience but himself to break through to a new plane, even better. Utterly astounding.


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    1. Most Likely You'll Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)
    2. Lay Lady Lay
    3. Rainy Day Women #12 & #35
    4. Knockin' on Heaven's Door
    5. It Ain't Me Babe
    6. Ballad of a Thin Man
    7. Up on Cripple Creek
    8. I Shall Be Released
    9. Endless Highway
    10. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
    11. Stage Fright
    12. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
    13. Just Like a Woman
    14. It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
    15. The Shape I'm In
    16. When You Awake
    17. The Weight
    18. All Along the Watchtower
    19. Highway 61 Revisited
    20. Like a Rolling Stone
    21. Blowin' in the Wind
    Bob Dylan
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    Band Of Brothers

    14 New Recordings From One Of America's Most Treasured Songwriters


    Includes The Wall, Wives And Girlfriends, Bring It On


    Band Of Brothers is the new album by country music singer songwritter Willie Nelson. Produced by Buddy Cannon, the album was recorded by Nelson in October 2013 and March 2014. The sessions took place at Nashville's Sound Emporium Studios with additional recordings at Pedernales Studio in Austin, Texas and The Hit Factory Criteria in Miami, Florida.


    Nine of the fourteen tracks of the album consist of newly written compositions by Nelson, the most included in one of his album releases since 1996's Spirit. The album includes covers of Vince Gill's Whenever You Come Around, Gordie Sampson's Songwriter and a duet with Jamey Johnson of Billy Joe Shaver's The Git Go.


    The video for the first single, The Wall premiered on May 6, 2014 by Rolling Stone. The single Bring It On was later premiered on June 3 by ESPN Music.

    1. Bring It On
    2. Guitar In The Corner
    3. The Wall
    4. Whenever You Come Around
    5. Wives And Girlfriends
    6. I Thought I Left You
    7. Send Me A Picture
    8. Used To Her
    9. The Git Go (with Jamey Johnson)
    10. Band Of Brothers
    11. Hard To Be An Outlaw
    12. Crazy Like Me
    13. The Songwriter
    14. I've Got A Lot Of Traveling To Do
    Willie Nelson
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    Some Girls - Live In Texas '78

    Ranked 269/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    The tour combined small theatres and huge stadiums. The Fort Worth show had capacity for just 3000. The 1978 tour began in Lakeland, Florida on the 10th June, by the time they arrived in Texas the Stones had played 19 shows. Billboard magazine said of the tour, "No flash, no gimmicks, just rock 'n' roll." The band included Mick, Keith, Charlie, Ronnie, Bill and Ian Stewart on piano (the day of the Fort Worth show was his 40th birthday) as well as Ronnie's former Faces bandmate keyboard player (and now Texas resident) Ian 'Mac' McLagan.

    LP
    1. Let It Rock
    2. All Down the Line
    3. Honky Tonk Women
    4. Star Star
    5. When the Whip Comes Down
    6. Beast of Burden
    7. Miss You
    8. Imagination
    9. Shattered
    10. Respectable
    11. Far Away Eyes
    12. Love In Vain
    13. Tumbling Dice
    14. Happy
    15. Sweet Little Sixteen
    16. Brown Sugar
    17. Jumpin' Jack Flash


    DVD:
    1. Let It Rock
    2. All Down the Line
    3. Honky Tonk Women
    4. Star Star
    5. When the Whip Comes Down
    6. Beast of Burden
    7. Miss You
    8. Imagination
    9. Shattered
    10. Respectable
    11. Far Away Eyes
    12. Love In Vain
    13. Tumbling Dice
    14. Happy
    15. Sweet Little Sixteen
    16. Brown Sugar
    17. Jumpin' Jack Flash
    Bonus Material:
    Mick Jagger 2011 interview (15 minutes)
    Saturday Night Live (October 7, 1978 - 21 minutes)
    1. Tomorrow (with Dan Aykroyd & Mick Jagger)
    2. Beast of Burden
    3. Respectable
    4. Shattered
    ABC News 20/20 interviews with The Stones (aired June 20, 1978 - 5 minutes)

    The Rolling Stones
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    Greatest Hits

    In the fall of 1976 The Marshall Tucker Band went to the UK and Europe for their only tour so far in those territories. The tour featured Bonnie Bramlett and Grinders Switch as support acts. The band was red hot in America and the time was right to spread the word to other countries. Founding member and lead singer Doug Gray remembers We didn't know what to expect but from the people at the hotel to the crew at the Hammersmith Odeon and finally the sold out crowd all made us feel so welcome we couldn't believe it. It was the same in Scotland with a different accent. When the label and band decided to release the new version of Greatest Hits on vinyl, they had the space to include these three live tracks, recorded in Glasgow, Scotland, and London, England, which have never before been released.
    1. Take The Highway
    2. Blue Ridge Mountian Sky
    3. In My Own Way
    4. Fire On The Mountain
    5. Heard It In A Love Song
    6. Ramblin'
    7. Searchin' For A Rainbow (Single Version)
    8. I Should Have Never Started Lovin' You
    9. 24 Hours At A Time
    10. Long Hard Ride (45 Version)
    11. Can't You See (45 Version)
    12. Too Stubborn
    13. This Ol' Cowboy (Single Version)
    14. Desert Skies
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    Brothers and Sisters

    1973 Affair Introduces Southern Rock to Popular Parlance


    Dickey Betts Leads Group Through Mellower Country Rock, Pairs With Pianist Chuck Leavell


    Chart-Topping Album Includes Smash "Ramblin' Man" and Favorites "Jessica" and "Southbound"


    Brothers and Sisters is significant for myriad reasons. It's the first album the Allman Brothers Band made in its entirety after Duane Allman's death. It also came after bassist Berry Oakley's spookily similar passing, yet he appears on two of the songs. The 1973 set also marks the emergence of guitarist Dickey Betts as the collective's leader. And pianist Chuck Leavell's arrival. But for than anything else, the record remains noteworthy for its incredible soulfulness and completeness.


    Having stayed at the top of the Billboard charts for five consecutive weeks, Brothers and Sisters constitutes the Allman Brothers Band's biggest commercial triumph. Given the circumstances surrounding its creation, such an accomplishment hardly seemed possible. Fresh from licking their wounds over Duane's tragic motorcycle accident, the group experienced dÉjà vu when Oakley met the same fate just blocks away from where his mate was killed. Rather than collapse, the Allman Brothers Band tightened up and mellowed out, inviting Leavell to join instead of recruiting another guitarist.


    What the sextet gets in return for its troubles is music that marks the concrete beginnings of a form that soon become known as Southern rock. Leavell and Betts exchange notes as if the pair has been trading ideas since they were children. Slide guitars still tread over greasy grooves, yet the Allman Brothers Band digs deeper into country dirt, parlaying a twang anchored by Betts' picking and abetted by Gregg's organic, shot-of-blues vocals. The laidback vibe manifests on the signature "Ramblin' Man," a hit evocative of the record's breezy melodies and friendly interplay.


    The cover art further reveals the Allman Brothers Band's mindset. Golden, tranquil, idyllic, Southern, loving: It's a paradise-longing view that would soon come crashing down in the group's lives but one that, for the duration and existence of Brothers and Sisters, remains gloriously undisturbed.

    1. Wasted Words
    2. Ramblin' Man
    3. Come and Go Blues
    4. Jelly, Jelly
    5. Southbound
    6. Jessica
    7. Pony Boy
    The Allman Brothers Band
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    The Crane Wife (10th Anniversary Edition) (Box Set)

    10th Anniversary 5-LP Box Set + Blu-Ray


    This is a 5-LP plus Blu-Ray set contains the album, b-sides, alternate takes, demos and a complete live video performance from the 9:30 Club on The Crane Wife tour. Includes Original album (original release Oct 3, 2006 - 10th anniversary), Extras (e.g., b-sides and bonus tracks), outtakes (unreleased alternate mixes and takes, etc.), home demos, Video of the band's performance at Washington, DC's 9:30 Club, October 2006. Housed in a lift-top box.

    LP 1
    1. The Crane Wife 3
    2. The Island: - Come And See - The Landlord's Daughter - You'll Not Feel The Drowning
    3. Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then)
    4. O Valencia!
    5. The Perfect Crime #2
    6. When The War Came

    7. Shankill Butchers


    LP 2
    1. Summersong
    2. The Crane Wife1 & 2

    3. Sons & Daughters
    4. After The Bombs

    5. Culling Of The Fold
    6. Hurdles Even Here


    LP 3
    1. The Perfect Crime #1 / The Day I Knew You'd Not Come Back
    2. After The Bombs (Early Take)
    3. Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then) (Alternate Take With Alela Diane)
    4. Culling Of The Fold (Alternate Take With Sean Nelson)
    5. Hurdles Even Here (Full Band Take)
    6. The Perfect Crime #2 (Early Take)


    LP 4
    1. The Island: - Come And See - The Landlord's Daughter - You'll Not Feel The Drowning
    2. O Valencia!
    3. The Perfect Crime #2
    4. Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then) (With Carson Ellis)
    5. The Capp Street Girls

    6. Culling Of The Fold
    7. Hurdles Even Here


    LP 5
    1. Shankill Butchers
    2. Summersong
    3. The Day I Knew You'd Not Come Back
    4. The Perfect Crime #2
    5. The Crane Wife 1, 2 & 3
    6. Sons & Daughters


    Blu-Ray: Live At The 9:30 Club, October 29, 2006 (Previously Unreleased)
    1. The Crane Wife 3
    2. The Island
    3. We Both Go Down Together
    4. The Gymnast High Above The Ground
    5. The Perfect Crime #2
    6. Shankill Butchers

    7. Here I Dreamt I Was An Architect
    8. O Valencia!

    9. The Legionnaire's Lament
    10. 16 Military Wives

    11. The Crane Wife 1 & 2

    12. Sons & Daughters

    13. Red Right Ankle

    14. Culling Of The Fold

    15. I Was Meant For The Stage

    The Decemberists
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    Let It Bleed

    Ranked 32/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    180 Gram Clear Vinyl From ABKCO'S Clearly Classic Reissue Series


    Re-mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering


    Cut at Trutone Mastering by Carl Rowatti


    Let It Bleed is the eighth British and tenth American album by English rock band The Rolling Stones, released in December 1969 by Decca Records in the United Kingdom and London Records in the United States. Released shortly after the band's 1969 American Tour, it is the follow-up to 1968's Beggars Banquet and the last album by the band to feature Brian Jones as well as the first to feature Mick Taylor.

    1. Gimme Shelter
    2. Love In Vain

    3. Country Honk

    4. Live With Me

    5. Let It Bleed

    6. Midnight Rambler

    7. You Got The Silver

    8. Monkey Man

    9. You Can't Always Get What You Want
    The Rolling Stones
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    The Allman Brothers Band


    Remastered From Original Analog Tapes


    Cut On Copper Plates Using Abbey Road Mastering's Direct DMM Lathe


    Original Artwork Faithfully Reproduced


    The Allman Brothers Band is the debut studio album, originally released on November 4, 1969 and features crowd
    favorite, "Whipping Post." It has been remastered from original analog tapes by Keven Reeves (Brothers And
    Sisters, The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings) to 192kHz 24-bit audio and then cut on copper plates using Abbey
    Road Mastering's Direct Metal Mastering (DMM) lathe. This title is being issued on 180g, heavy weight vinyl. The
    original artwork has been faithfully reproduced as well.

    1. Don't Want You No More
    2. It's Not My Cross to Bear
    3. Black Hearted Woman
    4. Trouble No More
    5. Every Hungry Woman
    6. Dreams
    7. Whipping Post
    The Allman Brothers Band
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    A Farewell To Kings

    200 Gram Vinyl


    Remastered From Original Analogue Masters


    This 1977 release, A Farewell to Kings, RUSH's fifth studio album, was recorded at Rockfield Studios in Wales and mixed in London's Advision Studios. A Farewell to Kings became the band's first U.S. gold-selling album within two months of release, and went platinum. The singles included 'Closer to the Heart' and 'Cinderella Man,' while the album peaked at #33 on the Billboard 200 and #22 on the U.K. album charts. A Farewell to Kings has been newly-remastered on 200-gram, heavyweight vinyl at legendary Abbey Road Studios using the Direct to Metal Mastering (DMM) audiophile copper plating process, all from original analogue masters.

    1. A Farewell To Kings
    2. Xanadu
    3. Closer To the Heart
    4. Cinderella Man
    5. Madrigal
    6. Cygnus X-1 Book I: The Voyage
    Rush
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    Incredible String Band

    If any musical combo ever meshed perfectly with the times it was the Incredible String Band. And here's the proof: their 1966 debut, The Incredible String Band on deep-grooved, 180-gram vinyl. The wildly eclectic Scottish folk outfit -with the airy vocals and
    fretboard prowess of Robin Williamson and Mike Heron as its two constants -began life resurrecting wondrous and ancient Celtic ballads, then was transformed by the perfumed winds of 1967's psychedelic revolution to add sitar, oud, gimbri and all manner of exotic axes to its arsenal. The result is a gently mesmerizing psychedelia and anti-folk stance-consummate counterpoint to current psych heroes like Mogwai and Beachwood Sparks that makes perfectly clear why the Incredible String Band remains just that: Incredible!
    1. Maybe Someday
    2. October Song
    3. When The Music Starts To Play
    4. Schaeffer's Jig

    5. Womankind
    6. The Tree
    7. Whistle Tune
    8. Dandelion Blues
    9. How Happy I Am
    10. Empty Pocket Blues
    11. Smoke Shovelling Song
    12. Can't Keep Me Here
    13. Good As Gone
    14. Footsteps Of The Heron
    15. Niggertown
    16. Everything's Fine Right Now
    Incredible String Band
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    Houses Of The Holy


    Remastered From The Original Master Tapes By Jimmy Page And Pressed At Pallas In Germany


    180-Gram Vinyl, Packaged In A Sleeve That Replicates The LP's First Pressing In Exacting Detail


    The Led Zeppelin reissue campaign got off to an remarkable start in June as deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, and Led Zeppelin III debuted in the top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The albums achieved similar international success with debuts near the top of the charts in more than a dozen territories, including Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom.


    The band has now prepared the reissues of Led Zeppelin IV (the third best-selling album in U.S. history) and Houses Of The Holy. As with the previous editions, this album has been newly remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page .


    Led Zeppelin topped the charts in 1973 with Houses Of The Holy, which features legendary tracks such as "The Song Remains The Same" and "No Quarter" while also showcasing the continuing evolution of the band's signature sound with the reggae-tinged "D'yer Mak'er" and the funk jam "The Crunge" The album has been certified diamond by the RIAA for sales of over 11 million copies.


    In 1968, John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant formed Led Zeppelin, one of the most influential, innovative and successful groups in modern music, having sold more than 300 million albums worldwide. The band rose from the ashes of The Yardbirds, when Page brought in Plant, Bonham and Jones to tour as The New Yardbirds. In 1969, Led Zeppelin released its self-titled debut. It marked the beginning of a 12-year reign, during which the group was widely considered to be the biggest and most innovative rock band in the world.


    Led Zeppelin continues to be honored for its pivotal role in music history. The band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005, and a year later was awarded with the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm. Founding members Jones, Page and Plant - along with Jason Bonham, the son of John Bonham - took the stage at London's O2 Arena in 2007 to headline a tribute concert for Ahmet Ertegun, a dear friend and Atlantic Records' founder. The band was honored for its lifetime contribution to American culture at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2012. In January of 2014, the band won their first ever Grammy award as Celebration Day, which captured their live performance at the Ertegun tribute concert, was named Best Rock Album.

    1. The Song Remains The Same
    2. The Rain Song
    3. Over The Hills And Far Away
    4. The Crunge
    5. Dancing Days
    6. D'yer Mak'er
    7. No Quarter
    8. The Ocean
    Led Zeppelin
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    Exile On Main Street

    Ranked 7/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Upon its original 1972 release more than three decades ago, Exile on Main Street innovatively wove varying musical genres, instruments and even artists into a compelling rhythmic masterpiece. The 18-track double-album was recorded in various stages at multiple locations, including Olympic Studios in London, Keith Richards' mansion Nellcote in France, and in Los Angeles where the literal 'Main Street' influenced the album title. These atypical circumstances surrounding the recording process greatly affected the album's outcome which was highly reflective and influenced by the socio-political turbulence that marked the late `60s and early `70s.


    The Stones nixed the influences of a flower-child era and directed their creative process with the edgier, excessive, more is more approach of the `70s. Exile reveals a sprawling mix of genres with undertones of blues, country, R&B and gospel mixed with lyrics that fervently demand for release and liberation.


    The album pulled together an electric array of talent including Dr. John, the late Billy Preston, and pianist Nicky Hopkins. Guitarist Mick Taylor, who replaced Brian Jones in the band shortly before Jones died in 1969, is a magnificent blues player who brought an intensity and elegance to these epic tracks. At times, these musicians and others lived on the recording studio premises with the band creating an extremely open and creative collaboration for the album.




    1. Rocks Off

    2. Rip This Joint

    3. Shake Your Hips

    4. Casino Boogie

    5. Tumbling Dice

    6. Sweet Virginia

    7. Torn And Frayed

    8. Sweet Black Angel

    9. Loving Cup

    10. Happy

    11. Turd On The Run

    12. Ventilator Blues

    13. I Just Want To See His Face

    14. Let It Loose

    15. All Down The Line

    16. Stop Breaking Down

    17. Shine A Light

    18. Soul Survivor
    The Rolling Stones
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    Through The Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol 2)


    180 Gram Clear Vinyl


    This album was spawned by three coinciding events -- the need to acknowledge the death of band co-founder Brian Jones (whose epitaph graces the inside cover) in July of 1969; the need to get Honky Tonk Women, then a huge hit single, onto an LP; and to fill the ten-month gap since the release of Beggars Banquet and get an album with built-in appeal into stores ahead of the Stones' first American tour in three years. The fact that the Stones had amassed a sufficient number of hits since their last greatest-hits compilation in early 1966 (Big Hits: High Tide and Green Grass) made this a no-brainer, and its song lineup was as potent at the time as any compilation of hit singles by any artist. From the group's excursions into fey psychedelia (Paint It, Black, Ruby Tuesday, She's a Rainbow, Dandelion), space rock (2000 Light Years From Home), punk decadence (Mother's Little Helper), and back to straight-ahead rock & roll (Jumpin' Jack Flash), some of it with a topical edge (Street Fighting Man), it's all incredibly potent, though also redundant to the extent that Ruby Tuesday and Let's Spend the Night Together had previously appeared on two U.S. albums. The presence of Honky Tonk Women propelled it to gold record status upon release on both sides of the Atlantic, although the simultaneously released British version (long out of print, except as a bootleg CD) is different and more confusing, but also more diverse and rewarding musically than the American version. Both this album and Big Hits: High Tide and Green Grass have been supplanted by Hot Rocks and More Hot Rocks, but are still handy in their tight respective focuses.


    - Bruce Eder (All Music Guide)

    1. Paint It, Black
    2. Ruby Tuesday
    3. She's a Rainbow
    4. Jumpin' Jack Flash
    5. Mother's Little Helper
    6. Let's Spend the Night Together
    7. Honky Tonk Women
    8. Dandelion
    9. 2000 Light Years from Home
    10. Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby Standing in the Shadow?
    11. Street Fighting Man
    The Rolling Stones
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    Stage Fright

    180 Gram Numbered, Limited Edition


    1970 Set an Organic, Iconic Rock Landmark - In Special Textured Finish Gatefold Jacket


    Record Shivers With Raw Emotions, Dark Confessionals, and Intense Singing


    Half-Speed Mastered from the Original Analog Tapes: Transcendent Sound


    A sharp stylistic and thematic detour away from its first two albums, the Band's Stage Fright is a compelling snapshot of a group coping with massive success and internal changes. Recorded in 1970 at the Woodstock Playhouse, the set shivers with raw emotions, dark confessionals, and intense singing. Largely devoid of the quintet's trademark all-for-one harmony vocals, Stage Fright is an utterly distinctive piece of the Band's catalog-and a historic landmark that's a necessary part of any music collection.


    "When Stage Fright came about, all I was doing was feeling my way along. But, where everybody was in a huddle on both Big Pink and The Band, with Stage Fright it didn't feel like we were all connected in the same kind of way. In this period of experimentation in life, in music, in drugs, people kept wanting to stretch and reach and go somewhere and try things and, in the course of that, some real alienation can take place as well. When these things are chemically induced, you can feel an incredible shutdown of communication." -guitarist Robbie Robertson, as told to Rob Bowman


    Such splintered camaraderie and personal demons appear in now-famous songs such as the title track, "The Shape I'm In," and "The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show." The music is rife with palpable tension, and as a credit to the Band's unique sound, absolutely singular. It's impossible to think of any other group playing these tunes. Robertson's balladic ode to his daughter, "All La Glory," featuring a gorgeous vocal turn from Levon Helm, provides a sunny contrast to the darker compositions.


    Circumstances behind the recording sessions also reflected the mood. While the Band had intended to capture the album in one take in front of a small crowd at the theater, the town residents vetoed the idea due to concerns over being inundated by too many visitors. Consequently, the Band played to an audience of no one, sometimes with the curtains closed and other times, with them open. Todd Rundgren, who engineered the album, couldn't even see what was going on-he was sitting in a canvas prop tent that became the control room, behind the theater.


    As always, Mobile Fidelity half-speed mastered this numbered limited-edition 180g LP from the original master tapes for a superior sonic experience. This analog edition of Stage Fright bursts with supreme tonal clarity and an airiness that brings the genius of Rundgren's preservation of high frequencies to complete realization. Even the fine textures of the hand drums on the stunning "Daniel and the Sacred Harp" come to light with microscopic detail. Perfectly blended, MoFi's Stage Fright takes its place as the most balanced and punchy record in the Band's oeuvre.


    Stage Fright is part of Mobile Fidelity's effort to present the Band's timeless music in the highest fidelity possible.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Strawberry Wine
    2. Sleeping
    3. Time to Kill

    4. Just Another Whistle Stop
    5. All La Glory
    6. The Shape I'm In
    7. The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show
    8. Daniel and the Sacred Harp
    9. Stage Fright

    10. The Rumor
    The Band
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