The Band - Music From Big Pink

 (Super Deluxe Edition 45 RPM 2 LP + CD + 7 Inch LP + Blu-Ray Audio + Book)




 

Landmark 1968 album remixed in stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound!

Expanded 50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition release!

CD/Blu-ray/2LP/7-inch vinyl box set with a hardbound book

Ranked No. 34 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time!

On July 1, 1968, The Band's landmark debut album, Music from Big Pink, seemed to spring from nowhere and everywhere. Drawing from the American roots music panoply of country, blues, R&B, gospel, soul, rockabilly, the honking tenor sax tradition, hymns, funeral dirges, brass band music, folk, and rock ‘n' roll, The Band forged a timeless new style that forever changed the course of popular music. Fifty years later, the mythology surrounding Music from Big Pink lives on through the evocative storytelling of its songs including "The Weight," "This Wheel's On Fire," "Tears of Rage," and "To Kingdom Come," its enigmatic cover art painted by Bob Dylan, the salmon-colored upstate New York house — "Big Pink" — where The Band wrote the songs, and in myriad descendant legends carried forth since the album's stunning arrival.

All the Anniversary Edition configurations feature a new stereo mix for the album, produced by Bob Clearmountain from the original 4-track analog masters, achieving a striking clarity and incorporating some previously unreleased chatter from the studio sessions. The 50th Anniversary Edition's CD, digital, and box set configurations also include five outtakes and alternate recordings from the ‘Big Pink' sessions and a previously unreleased a cappella version of "I Shall Be Released."

Exclusively for the box set, Clearmountain has also produced a new 5.1 surround mix for the album and the bonus tracks, presented on Blu-ray with the new stereo mix in high resolution audio (96kHz/24bit). All the new audio mixes have been mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering. The box set also includes an exclusive reproduction of The Band's 1968 7-inch vinyl single for "The Weight" / "I Shall Be Released" in their new stereo mixes and a hardbound book with a new essay by noted music journalist David Fricke and classic photos by Elliott Landy. For the album's new vinyl editions, Chris Bellman cut the vinyl lacquers for the album's new stereo mix at 45 RPM at Bernie Grundman Mastering, expanding the album's vinyl footprint from one LP to two. The black vinyl LPs were pressed at GZ Vinyl / Precision.

 



CD
2018 stereo mix
Tears Of Rage
To Kingdom Come
In A Station
Caledonia Mission
The Weight
We Can Talk
Long Black Veil
Chest Fever
Lonesome Suzie
This Wheel’s On Fire
I Shall Be Released

Bonus Tracks:
Yazoo Street Scandal (Outtake)
Tears Of Rage (Alternate Take)
Long Distance Operator (Outtake)
Lonesome Suzie (Alternate Take)
Key To The Highway (Outtake)
I Shall Be Released (A Cappella)

BLU-RAY
Tracklist above in new 5.1 surround mix + 96kHz/24bit high resolution stereo (exclusive to the box set)

2LP
SIDE ONE
Tears Of Rage
To Kingdom Come

SIDE TWO
In A Station
Caledonia Mission
The Weight

SIDE THREE
We Can Talk
Long Black Veil
Chest Fever

SIDE FOUR
Lonesome Suzie
This Wheel’s On Fire
The Weight

7 Inch Single
The Weight b/w I Shall Be Released

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