Saturday, September 28, 2019

The Band detail expanded 50th anniversary reissues of self-titled second album

The Band are sharing details of a series of expanded 50th anniversary reissues of their self-titled second album.

“The Band” delivered a number of classics by the group, including “Up On Cripple Creek”, “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” and “Whispering Pines” on its way to reaching No. 9 on the US Billboard 200.

Due November 15, the 2019 reissues feature a new stereo mix by Bob Clearmountain from the original masters, 13 outtakes - including six unreleased recordings - and The Band’s performance at the 1969 Woodstock festival.

Formats include a Super Deluxe CD/Blu-ray/2LP/7-inch vinyl boxed set with book; 2CD, digital, 180-gram 2LP black vinyl, and limited 180-gram 2LP “tiger’s eye” color vinyl.

The box features a hardbound book with an essay by Anthony DeCurtis and classic photos by Elliott Landy, a 5.1 Surround Mix by Clearmountain with mastering by Bob Ludwig, and a reproduction of the 1969 7-inch single for “Rag Mama Rag” / “The Unfaithful Servant.”

The 50th anniversary editions are being previewed with a previously-unreleased alternate take on the single, “Rag Mama Rag.”

“The Band” is the latest in the group’s 50th anniversary reissue series, following 2018’s expanded editions of their 1968 debut, “Music From Big Pink.”

The Band
“The Band” 50th Anniversary Edition

Release date: November 15

Disc One

01. “Across The Great Divide”
02. “Rag Mama Rag”
03. “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”
04. “When You Awake”
05. “Up On Cripple Creek”
06. “Whispering Pines”
07. “Jemima Surrender”
08. “Rockin’ Chair”
09. “Look Out Cleveland”
10. “Jawbone”
11. “The Unfaithful Servant”
12. “King Harvest (Has Surely Come)”

Bonus Tracks

01. “Up On Cripple Creek” (Earlier Take) *
02. “Rag Mama Rag” (Alternate Version) *
03. “The Unfaithful Servant” (Alternate Version) *
04. “Look Out Cleveland” (Instrumental Mix) *
05. “Rockin’ Chair” (A Cappella / Stripped Down) *
06. “Up On Cripple Creek” (Instrumental Mix) *

* previously unreleased

Disc Two – Live At Woodstock, 1969 (Original Rough Mixes)

01. “Chest Fever”
02. “Tears Of Rage”
03. “We Can Talk”
04. “Don’t Ya Tell Henry”
05. “Baby Don’t You Do It”
06. “Ain’t No More Cane On The Brazos”
07. “Long Black Veil”
08. “This Wheel’s On Fire”
09. “I Shall Be Released”
10. “The Weight”
11. “Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever”

Additional Studio Bonus Tracks

12. “Get Up Jake” (Outtake – Stereo Mix)
13. “Rag Mama Rag” (Alternate Vocal Take – Rough Mix)
14. “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” (Alternate Mix)
15. “Up On Cripple Creek” (Alternate Take)
16. “Whispering Pines” (Alternate Take)
17. “Jemima Surrender” (Alternate Take)
18. “King Harvest (Has Surely Come)” (Alternate Performance)

See also:

The Band stream Music From Big Pink reissue classic The Weight
The Band stream track from Music From Big Pink 50th Anniversary reissue
The Band announce Music From Big Pink 50th Anniversary release
VIDEO: Jimmy Fallon and The Muppets perform classic by The Band
Search The Band at hennemusic