The Band - Greatest Hits - Remastered (CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Country Rock
- Number of Discs
- Number of Items
- Greatest Hits
- Country of Origin
- EMI Music Distribution
- Mono / Stereo
- Q (5/01, p.129) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A fine compilation drawn from the 7 studio albums they recorded between 1968 and '77....Listen to it while polishing Grandpa's pocket-watch."
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] WEIGHT
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] TEARS OF RAGE
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] CHEST FEVER
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] I SHALL BE RELEASED
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] UP ON CRIPPLE CREEK
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] NIGHT THEY DROVE
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] RAG MAMA RAG
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] KING HARVEST
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] SHAPE I'M IN
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] STAGE FRIGHT
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] TIME TO KILL
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] LIFE IS A CARNIVAL
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] WHEN I PAINT MY MASTERPIECE
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] AIN'T GOT NO HOME
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] OPHELIA
- [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] ACADIAN DRIFTWOOD
- [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] SAGA OF PEPOTE ROUGE
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Weight, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Tears of Rage
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Chest Fever
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] I Shall Be Released
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Up on Cripple Creek
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Rag Mama Rag
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Shape I'm In, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Stage Fright
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Time to Kill
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Life Is a Carnival
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] When I Paint My Masterpiece
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Ain't Got No Home
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] It Makes No Difference
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Ophelia
- [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Acadian Driftwood
- [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] Saga of Pepote Rouge, The
- Release Date
- 19 October 2000
- South Africa
The Band: Robbie Robertson, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel, Rick Danko (vocals, various instruments).
Additional personnel includes: Byron Berline (fiddle); John Simon (tuba, piano); Billy Mundi (drums).
Includes liner notes by Rob Bowman.
Digitally remastered by Ron McMaster & Andrew Sandoval (May 2000, Capitol Mastering).
Personnel: Robbie Robertson (vocals, guitar); Garth Hudson (vocals, keyboards); Levon Helm (vocals, drums); Rick Danko (vocals).
Liner Note Author: Rob Bowman.
Though they were predominantly Canadian, the Band wrote the proverbial book on what would come to be known as Americana roots-rock. After years of backing everyone from rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins to Bob Dylan, they emerged as a creative force in their own right at the end of the 1960s. They were just in time to spearhead a movement away from the acid-rock excesses of the '60s, toward a simpler, more down-home musical mindset heavily informed by folk, country, and blues. GREATEST HITS offers a definitive look at the Rushmore-like legacy they left behind through their classic recordings.
Garth Hudson's quirky Lowery organ sound (quite distinct from the Hammond most rock organists favored) wheezed and ground; Robbie Robertson's terse, blues-influenced guitar licks snapped at the singers' heels; and Levon Helm's syncopated, hillbilly-funky drumming turned the time ever so slightly askew. Atop it all, the rough-hewn harmonies of Helm, bassist Rick Danko, and pianist Richard Manuel carried Robertson's masterfully crafted tales of an America more imagined than remembered, coming off like preachers tossed off the pulpit for carousing and general rowdiness, but still obviously close to God's heart.
- Date Released
- Audio Format
- PCM Audio
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
- The Band
- Cheryl Pawelski; Bryan Kelley; Cheryl Pawelski (Compilation)
- 76m 51s
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