The Band The Band Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP
The Band The Band Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP
Genre: Pop Rock
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

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The Band The Band Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP

The Band

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Michael Fremer's 100 Recommended All-Analog LP Reissues Worth Owning - Rated 72/100!

Michael Fremer Rated 10/10 Music, 9/10 Sound in his October 2013 reviews on www.analogplanet.com!

Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 45/500!

The Band The Band on Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP from Mobile Fidelity! Pressed at RTI!


This item not eligible for any further discount offers!

Incalculably Influential: The Band’s Self-Titled Sophomore Release a Country- and Folk-Rock Benchmark

Guitarist Robbie Robertson and Drummer Levon Helm Take Reigns on Americana-Flavored Set

Includes Staples “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” “Across the Great Divide,” “Up On Cripple Creek”


Many 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 Levon 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.

From the swampy bayou grooves, jaw-harp-mimicking clavinet passages, and traditional yodels found on “Up on Cripple Creek” to the jubilant dance persuasion of “Rag Mama Rag,” The Band blends mythological devices with authentic melodies, rustic acoustic properties with haunting harmonies. Universally identifiable, the characters in the songs are people well-versed in hardship, depression, working-class struggle, and Skid Row trouble. Musically, the group balances sweetness and edginess on all of its foundational material, capturing the essence of American music and culture like no band before or since.

"A completely successful major restoration of one the great records of the rock era and that includes the jacket, which is perfect in every way. The longer I live, the more I find myself marveling at the beauty of "Whispering Pines". It has come to be my favorite song on the record. I have never heard it revealed as cleanly as on this reissue." - Michael Fremer, www.analogplanet.com, rated 10/10 Music, 9/10 Sound

Features:
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• Production and Mastering by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
• Specially Plated and Pressed on 180 grams of High Definition Vinyl
• Special Static Free - Dust Free Inner Sleeve
• Heavy Duty Protective Packaging
• Pressed at RTI

Musicians:
Garth Hudson, organ, clavinette, piano, accordion, soprano, tenor and baritone-sax, slide trumpet
Richard Manuel: vocals, piano, drums, baritone-sax, mouth harp
Levon Helm, vocals, drums, mandolin, guitar
Rick Danko, vocals, bass, violin, trombone
Jaime Robbie Robertson, guitar, engineer
John Simon, tuba, electric piano, high school and peck horns, engineer

Selections:
Side One:

1. Across the Great Divide
2. Rag Mama Rag
3. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
4. When You Awake
5. Up on Cripple Creek
6. Whispering Pines
Side Two:
1. Jemima Surrender
2. Rockin’ Chair
3. Lookout Cleveland
4. Jawbone
5. The Unfaithful Servant
6. King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
Description
Michael Fremer's 100 Recommended All-Analog LP Reissues Worth Owning - Rated 72/100!

Michael Fremer Rated 10/10 Music, 9/10 Sound in his October 2013 reviews on www.analogplanet.com!

Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 45/500!

The Band The Band on Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP from Mobile Fidelity! Pressed at RTI!


This item not eligible for any further discount offers!

Incalculably Influential: The Band’s Self-Titled Sophomore Release a Country- and Folk-Rock Benchmark

Guitarist Robbie Robertson and Drummer Levon Helm Take Reigns on Americana-Flavored Set

Includes Staples “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” “Across the Great Divide,” “Up On Cripple Creek”


Many 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 Levon 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.

From the swampy bayou grooves, jaw-harp-mimicking clavinet passages, and traditional yodels found on “Up on Cripple Creek” to the jubilant dance persuasion of “Rag Mama Rag,” The Band blends mythological devices with authentic melodies, rustic acoustic properties with haunting harmonies. Universally identifiable, the characters in the songs are people well-versed in hardship, depression, working-class struggle, and Skid Row trouble. Musically, the group balances sweetness and edginess on all of its foundational material, capturing the essence of American music and culture like no band before or since.

"A completely successful major restoration of one the great records of the rock era and that includes the jacket, which is perfect in every way. The longer I live, the more I find myself marveling at the beauty of "Whispering Pines". It has come to be my favorite song on the record. I have never heard it revealed as cleanly as on this reissue." - Michael Fremer, www.analogplanet.com, rated 10/10 Music, 9/10 Sound

Features:
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• Production and Mastering by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
• Specially Plated and Pressed on 180 grams of High Definition Vinyl
• Special Static Free - Dust Free Inner Sleeve
• Heavy Duty Protective Packaging
• Pressed at RTI

Musicians:
Garth Hudson, organ, clavinette, piano, accordion, soprano, tenor and baritone-sax, slide trumpet
Richard Manuel: vocals, piano, drums, baritone-sax, mouth harp
Levon Helm, vocals, drums, mandolin, guitar
Rick Danko, vocals, bass, violin, trombone
Jaime Robbie Robertson, guitar, engineer
John Simon, tuba, electric piano, high school and peck horns, engineer

Selections:
Side One:

1. Across the Great Divide
2. Rag Mama Rag
3. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
4. When You Awake
5. Up on Cripple Creek
6. Whispering Pines
Side Two:
1. Jemima Surrender
2. Rockin’ Chair
3. Lookout Cleveland
4. Jawbone
5. The Unfaithful Servant
6. King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
ISBN
RS045
Genre
Pop Rock
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
YES
Inventory
.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
The Band
Title
The Band
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Availability
Discontinued
Format
Vinyl
Creation Date
Release Date
10-10-2013
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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