Music From Big Pink

Label
Capitol Records
Release date
17 Aug 2000
Running length
20 tracks
Running time
73:38

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Tears Of Rage (2000 Digital Remaster) 5:20 1,680
2 To Kingdom Come (2000 Digital Remaster) 3:22 946
3 In A Station (2000 Digital Remaster) 3:34 974
4 Caledonia Mission (2000 Digital Remaster) 2:59 846
5 The Weight (2000 - Remaster) 4:35 2,040
6 We Can Talk (2000 Digital Remaster) 3:06 957
7 Long Black Veil (2000 Digital Remaster) 3:06 1,051
8 Chest Fever (2000 Digital Remaster) 5:13 1,465
9 Lonesome Suzie (2000 Digital Remaster) 4:04 683
10 This Wheel's On Fire (2000 Digital Remaster) 3:14 808
11 I Shall Be Released (2000 Digital Remaster) 3:12 2,583
12 Yazoo Street Scandal (2000 Digital Remaster) 4:01 611
13 Tears Of Rage (Alternate Take) (2000 Digital Remaster) 5:32 511
14 Katie's Been Gone (Outtake) (2000 Digital Remaster) 2:46 542
15 If I Lose (Outtake) (2000 Digital Remaster) 2:29 463
16 Long Distance Operator (Outtake) (2000 Digital Remaster) 3:58 467
17 Lonesome Suzie (Alternate Take) (2000 Digital Remaster) 3:00 456
18 Orange Juice Blues (Blues For Breakfast)(Outtake Demo) (2000 Digital Remaster) 3:40 1,239
19 Key To The Highway (Outtake) (2000 Digital Remaster) 2:28 396
20 Ferdinand The Imposter (Outtake-Demo) (2000 Digital Remaster) 3:59 373

About this album

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 in upstate New York recording what would become The Basement Tapes, also with Dylan.

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

The laid-back feel of the album drew the attention of many other artists. For example, Eric Clapton cites the album’s roots rock style as what convinced him to quit Cream, and pursue the styles of Blind Faith, Delaney and Bonnie and his debut album. George Harrison also took note of this style as well as the down-home camaraderie as he was becoming more disgruntled with the constant rifts between The Beatles at the time.

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