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Band.: The Band

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Artist: Band.

Artist: Band.
Title: The Band
Product Type: VINYL LP

Incalculably Influential: The Band.'s Self-Titled Sophomore Release a Country- and Folk-Rock BenchmarkIncludes Staples 'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,' 'Across the Great Divide,' 'Up On Cripple Creek'Stunning Sound: LP Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's World-Class Mastering System and Pressed at RTIMany believe it's the most perfect Americana album ever made. The 1969 touchstone very well may be. Advancing the chemistry and cohesion of the group's ground-shifting debut, The Band is an inimitable distillation of compelling storytelling, cosmic divinity, loose country-rock tunefulness, and superbly crafted songwriting. Warm, literate, poignant, and intimate, the record established new standards for seemingly effortless telepathic interplay among first-class musicians whose creations are as much about feeling as they are about sound.Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI, this collectable LP burrows into the sonic heart of hearth-rich fare that balances Appalachia's mountain flavors, the Old West's rollicking free spiritedness, Canada's limitless vast folk sprawl, and the Deep South's whiskey-soaked drawl. Arkansas native Richard Helm blends his rural roots with guitarist Robbie Robertson's allegorical narratives, the pair meeting at a crossroads that, on this pressing, reveals textures as organic as cotton and tonalities as timeless as the look of classic filmstrips. Notes hover and naturally decay; cascading harmonies waft and reverberate; soundstages open up and extend, providing generous spaces for each member's invaluable contributions to relax, settle, and enter into a wholesome communion. Indeed, a force normally associated with higher powers appears to guide each one of the 12 tracks, honed to perfection by co-writer Robertson and his simpatico mates. Sensitive, graceful, magnetic, entirely genuine: Whether focusing on Richard Manuel's spiritual piano chords and evocative tenor, Rick Danko's simple albeit direct bass lines and melancholy deliveries, Robertson's pull-no-punches leads, Garth Hudson's majestically tuckpointed organ runs, or Helm's percussive rhythms, a sense of astonishment and truth dignifies arrangements steeped in meditative properties and barn-dance rawness.

Tracks:
1.1 Across the Great Divide
1.2 Rag Mama Rag
1.3 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
1.4 When You Awake
1.5 Up on Cripple Creek
1.6 Whispering Pines
1.7 Jemima Surrender
1.8 Rockin' Chair
1.9 Lookout Cleveland
1.10 Jawbone
1.11 The Unfaithful Servant
1.12 King Harvest (Has Surely Come)

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