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Performer: The Band
Genre: Rock
Title: The Band
Country: US
Released: 2000
Style: Folk Rock
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The Band is the second studio album by the Band, released on September 22, 1969. It is also known as The Brown Album. According to Rob Bowman's liner notes for the 2000 reissue, The Band has been viewed as a concept album, with the songs focusing on people, places and traditions associated with an older version of Americana.

The Band’s second album might have been called America. Robbie Robertson and Levon Helm were both partial to that grandiose moniker-years later, it was one of the only things they still agreed on. Harvest was also considered, as the record was conceived as a concept album about the South that begins with the promise of spring and ends with the make-or-break finality of the fall, when a farmer pleads for deliverance from financial ruin in King Harvest (Has Surely Come)

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's single, "Up on Cripple Creek," became the Band's first and only Top 30 release. It was one of several songs on the album that had an "old-timey" feel. Other highlights on this masterpiece include "Rag Mama Rag," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," and "King Harvest. -Rob Bowman, All-Music Guide. Rhino released a box set in May 1998 containing this video and the CD The Band.

The band doubles all over the place on various instruments. Richard Manuel, for instance, not only sings but plays piano, drums, baritone sax and mouth harp; Garth plays organ, clavinette (which he keeps on top of the organ), accordion, soprano, tenor and baritone sax and slide trumpet. Levon plays drums, mandolin and guitar; Rick Danko plays bass, violin and trombone and John Simon plays tuba (a fine effort, too, it is), baritone and pack horn, and Robbie plays guitar. The album is like that. It is full of sleepers, diamonds that begin to glow at different times. As with the Beatles and Dylan and the Stones and Crosby-Stills and Nash, the album seems to change shape as you continue to play it. The emphasis shifts from song to song and songs prominent in the early listening will retreat and be replaced in your consciousness by others, only in later hearings to move to the fore again.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Across The Great Divide
Written-By – J. R. Robertson*
2 Rag Mama Rag
Written-By – J. R. Robertson*
3 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Written-By – J. R. Robertson*
4 When You Awake
Written-By – R. Manuel*, J. R. Robertson*
5 Up On Cripple Creek
Written-By – J. R. Robertson*
6 Whispering Pines
Written-By – R. Manuel*, J. R. Robertson*
7 Jemima Surrender
Written-By – L. Helm*, J. R. Robertson*
8 Rockin' Chair
Written-By – J. R. Robertson*
9 Look Out Cleveland
Written-By – J. R. Robertson*
10 Jawbone
Written-By – J. R. Robertson*
11 The Unfaithful Servant
Written-By – J. R. Robertson*
12 King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
Written-By – J. R. Robertson*
Bonus Tracks:
13 Get Up Jake (Outtake - Stereo Mix)
Written-By – J. R. Robertson*
14 Rag Mama Rag (Alternate Vocal Take - Rough Mix)
Written-By – J. R. Robertson*
15 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Alternate Mix)
Written-By – J. R. Robertson*
16 Up On Cripple Creek (Alternate Take)
Written-By – J. R. Robertson*
17 Whispering Pines (Alternate Take)
Written-By – R. Manuel*, J. R. Robertson*
18 Jemima Surrender (Alternate Take)
Written-By – L. Helm*, J. R. Robertson*
19 King Harvest (Has Surely Come) (Alternate Performance)
Written-By – J. R. Robertson*

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Capitol Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Capitol Records, Inc.
  • Manufactured By – EMI Music Canada
  • Distributed By – EMI Music Canada
  • Glass Mastered At – EMI MFG.
  • Mastered At – DigiPrep

Credits

  • Art Direction [Reissue], Design [Reissue] – Peter Grant
  • Compilation Producer, Compiled By – Cheryl Pawelski
  • Compilation Producer, Compiled By, Mastered By, Mixed By [Bonus Material] – Andrew Sandoval
  • Creative Director [Reissue] – Sam Gay
  • Design [Album] – Bob Cato
  • Engineer [Mixing] – Joe Zagarino, Tony May
  • Guitar, Engineer – Jaime Robbie Robertson*
  • Liner Notes – Rob Bowman
  • Mastered By – Dan Hersch
  • Organ, Clavinet, Piano, Accordion, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Trumpet [Slide] – Garth Hudson
  • Other [Licensing] – Gladys Sanchez
  • Photography By – David Gahr, Elliott Landy, Elliott Landy
  • Producer [Associate] – Dick Hirthe
  • Production Manager – Bryan Kelly*
  • Project Manager – Caroline Ray, Jimmy Edwards
  • Tuba, Electric Piano, Engineer, Horns [High School And Peck Horns], Co-producer – John Simon
  • Vocals, Bass, Violin, Trombone – Rick Danko
  • Vocals, Drums, Mandolin, Guitar – Levon Helm
  • Vocals, Piano, Drums, Baritone Saxophone, Mouth Organ [Mouth Harp] – Richard Manuel

Notes

Canadian remastered reedition.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 724352538928
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 724352538928 CA 2-0-1 MASTERED BY EMI MFG.
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L043
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 9701
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 724352538928 CA 2-0-1 MASTERED BY EMI MFG.
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L043
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): ifpi 1F08
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): 724352538928 CA 5-1-9 MASTERED BY EMI MFG.
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI L043
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 1F05

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
STAO-132 The Band The Band ‎(LP, Album, Scr) Capitol Records STAO-132 US 1969
CDP 546493 The Band The Band ‎(CD, Album, Club, RE, RP) Capitol Records CDP 546493 US Unknown
E-ST 132 The Band The Band ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Capitol Records E-ST 132 UK 1969
7243 8 21676 1 7 The Band The Band ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Capitol Records 7243 8 21676 1 7 UK 1997
ST 50515 The Band The Band ‎(LP, Album) Capitol Records ST 50515 Uruguay 1969

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Across The Great Divide
Written-By – J. R. Robertson*
2:54
A2 Rag Mama Rag
Written-By – J. R. Robertson*
3:03
A3 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Written-By – J. R. Robertson*
3:32
A4 When You Awake
Written-By – R. Manuel*, J. R. Robertson*
3:13
A5 Up On Cripple Creek
Written-By – J. R. Robertson*
4:32
A6 Whispering Pines
Written-By – R. Manuel*, J. R. Robertson*
3:58
B1 Jemima Surrender
Written-By – L. Helm*, J. R. Robertson*
3:31
B2 Rockin' Chair
Written-By – J. R. Robertson*
3:43
B3 Look Out Cleveland
Written-By – J. R. Robertson*
3:10
B4 Jawbone
Written-By – R. Manuel*, J. R. Robertson*
4:21
B5 The Unfaithful Servant
Written-By – J. R. Robertson*
4:17
B6 King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
Written-By – J. R. Robertson*
3:36

Credits

  • Artwork [Album Design] – Bob Cato
  • Co-producer, Tuba, Electric Piano, Horns [High School And Peck Horns], Engineer – John Simon
  • Guitar, Engineer – Jaime Robbie Robertson*
  • Mixed By [Engineer-mixing] – Joe Zagarino, Tony May
  • Organ, Clavinet [Clavinette], Piano, Accordion, Saxophone [Soprano, Tenor And Baritone-sax], Trumpet [Slide Trumpet] – Garth Hudson
  • Photography By – Elliott Landy
  • Producer – The Band
  • Vocals, Bass, Violin, Trombone – Rick Danko
  • Vocals, Drums, Mandolin, Guitar – Levon Helm
  • Vocals, Piano, Drums, Saxophone [Baritone-sax], Harmonica [Mouth Harp] – Richard Manuel

Notes

Original sound recordings 1969

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
STAO-132 The Band The Band ‎(LP, Album, Scr) Capitol Records STAO-132 US 1969
CDP 546493 The Band The Band ‎(CD, Album, Club, RE, RP) Capitol Records CDP 546493 US Unknown
E-ST 132 The Band The Band ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Capitol Records E-ST 132 UK 1969
72435-25389-2-8 The Band The Band ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Capitol Records 72435-25389-2-8 Canada 2000
7243 8 21676 1 7 The Band The Band ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Capitol Records 7243 8 21676 1 7 UK 1997

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Stage Fright
A2 This Wheel's On Fire
Written-By – Dylan*, Danko*
A3 I Shall Be Released
Written-By – Dylan*
A4 The Shape I'm In
A5 It Makes No Difference
B1 Chest Fever
B2 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
B3 The Weight
B4 Up On Cripple Creek
B5 The Great Pretender
Written-By – B. Ram*

Companies, etc.

  • Licensed From – EMI Italiana S.p.A.

Credits

  • Written-By – R. Robertson*

Notes

Su licenza EMI Italiana S.p.A.
NON IN VENDITA
Allegato al fascicolo n. 5 de
"IL ROCK" - De Agostini

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: SIAE

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
none, IGDA 1011/12 The Band The Band ‎(LP, Comp) EMI, DeAgostini none, IGDA 1011/12 Italy 1988