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

With a distinctive blend of country, rock, folk, classical, R&B, and soul, 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… read more

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  • Avatar for lnqdty
    Why don't I get this album? I think its kinda boring. [2]
  • Avatar for MisterJunior
    @Craigsly It helps to listen to it in context. Look at all the other albums from 1968, which are largely still Psychedelic or at the least influenced by Psychedelia. Then you have Music from Big Pink, which in addition to having amazing songwriting and performances from all the players, sounds like it's from a completely different time and planet than the contemporary music of The Band's peers. Many, many musicians have spoken of the tremendous impact that Music from Big Pink had on them; Eric Clapton in particular was so stunned by what he heard that he decided to abandon Cream and get to work on roots music, which led to Layla.
  • Avatar for VadiushaKomarov
    rating 10/10
  • Avatar for Bobstain
    I just reviewed Music From Big Pink on my blog. Great album! http://alphabetalbums.wordpress.com/2013/04/20/the-band-music-from-big-pink/
  • Avatar for SteveCube
    Best album from The Band
  • Avatar for calsimon
    I wanted to listen to it for a long long time, now spotify is playing it and it is a lot better than the Byrds. I l-o-v-e it
  • Avatar for Craigsly
    Why don't I get this album? I think its kinda boring. "I Shall Be Released" and "The Weight" are undeniable gems though.
  • Avatar for franty
    outstanding!
  • Avatar for netdiscs
    Same as Margybee..... it's a great great album.
  • Avatar for margybee
    Discovered this recently. It's spectacular -- blew me away from the first song (and what a song it is!).

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