The Band

Label
Capitol Catalog
Release date
17 Aug 2000
Running length
19 tracks
Running time
71:48

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Across The Great Divide (2000 Digital Remaster) 2:53 692
2 Rag Mama Rag (2000 Digital Remaster) 3:04 889
3 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (2000 - Remaster) 3:33 718
4 When You Awake (2000 Digital Remaster) 3:13 606
5 Up On Cripple Creek (2000 - Remastered) 4:34 587
6 Whispering Pines (2000 Digital Remaster) 3:58 828
7 Jemima Surrender (2000 Digital Remaster) 3:31 497
8 Rockin' Chair (2000 Digital Remaster) 3:43 458
9 Look Out Cleveland (2000 Digital Remaster) 3:09 428
10 Jawbone (2000 Digital Remaster) 4:20 392
11 The Unfaithful Servant (2000 Digital Remaster) 4:17 386
12 King Harvest (Has Surely Come) (2000 Digital Remaster) 3:39 1,617
13 Get Up Jake (Outtake - Stereo Remix) (2000 Digital Remaster) 2:17 344
14 Rag Mama Rag (Alternate Vocal Take - Rough Mix) (2000 Digital Remaster) 3:05 268
15 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Alternate Mix) (2000 Digital Remaster) 4:16 313
16 Up On Cripple Creek (Alternate Take) (2000 Digital Remaster) 4:54 270
17 Whispering Pines (Alternate Take) (2000 Digital Remaster) 5:06 220
18 Jemima Surrender (Alternate Take) 3:48 11,061
19 King Harvest (Has Surely Come)(Alternate Performance) 4:28 2,282

About this album

The Band is the eponymous second album by The Band, released on September 22, 1969. It is often called The Brown Album, in the spirit of the Beatles’ The Beatles. Released in 1969, it’s a follow up to their debut alblum “Music from Big Pink”.

The Band peaked at #9 on Billboard’s Pop Albums chart. In 2000, it recharted on Billboard’s Internet Albums chart, peaking at #10. The singles “Rag Mama Rag” and “Up on Cripple Creek” peaked on the Pop Singles chart at #57 and #25 respectively.

The album includes many of The Band’s best-known and critically acclaimed songs, including “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”, which Rolling Stone named the 245th greatest song of all time. In 2003, the album was ranked number 45 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In 1998 Q magazine readers voted The Band the 76th greatest album of all time. TIME magazine included it in their unranked 2006 list of the 100 greatest albums.

According to the liner notes to the 2000 reissue of “The Band” by Rob Bowman, the album, “The Band”, has been viewed as a concept album, with the songs focusing on people, places and traditions associated with an older version of Americana.

Thus, the songs on this album draw from historic themes for “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” , “King Harvest (Has Surely Come)” and Richard Manuel’s “Jawbone” (which was composed in the unusual 6/4 time signature.)
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