Wednesday, April 23, 2008

MUSIC: THE BAND "MUSIC FROM BIG PINK"


Music from Big Pink is the 1968 debut album by folk rock band The Band. It features one of their best-known songs, "The Weight." 

With a rough sound, seemingly chaotic arrangements, and a distinctive blend of country, rock, folk, classical, R&B, soul and Americana, Music From Big Pink is generally considered one of the best albums by the Band, along with their 1969 second album The Band. The album follows the band's backing of Bob Dylan on his 1966 tour (as The Hawks) and time spent at a shared house in upstate New York recording what would become the Basement Tapes, also with Dylan. The shared house, in Saugerties near Woodstock, was painted pink, providing the title for the album.

In 2003, the album was ranked number 34 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

  1. "Tears of Rage" (Bob DylanRichard Manuel) – 5:23
  2. "To Kingdom Come" (Robbie Robertson) – 3:22
  3. "In a Station" (Manuel) – 3:34
  4. "Caledonia Mission" (Robertson) – 2:59
  5. "The Weight" (Robertson) – 4:38
  6. "We Can Talk" (Manuel) – 3:06
  7. "Long Black Veil" (Marijohn WilkinDanny Dill) – 3:06
  8. "Chest Fever" (Robertson) – 5:18
  9. "Lonesome Suzie" (Manuel) – 4:04
  10. "This Wheel's on Fire" (Dylan, Rick Danko) – 3:14
  11. "I Shall Be Released" (Dylan) – 3:19


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