Tuesday, February 2, 2021

The Band preview expanded Stage Fright 50th anniversary reissues

The Band are sharing a video trailer as a preview to the February 12 release of a series of expanded 50th anniversary reissue of their third studio album, “Stage Fright.”

The 1970 project delivered a number of classics by the group, including "The Shape I'm In" and the title track, on its way to reaching No. 5 on the US Billboard 200.

The 2021 reissue features a new stereo mix by Bob Clearmountain from the original masters and includes previously-unreleased live recordings from The Royal Albert Hall in London and an impromptu late night jam in a hotel room in the Canadian city of Calgary, Alberta.

The packages see The Band release “Stage Fright” in its originally planned song order for the first time.

"On the album, we used a different sequence to feature and encourage Richard Manuel’s and Levon Helm's songwriting participation," shares Robbie Robertson in the liner notes. "Over time, I pined for our first song order, because it pulls you right into the Stage Fright scenario.

"There may be some purists that prefer 'the way it was,' and of course that's always readily available. I'm enjoying this new version, this story, this musical journey. It feels like a fulfillment and I know my brothers in The Band would definitely agree."

Formats include a Super Deluxe 2CD/Blu-ray/1LP/7-inch vinyl boxed set with book; 2CD, digital, 180-gram 2LP black vinyl, and limited 180-gram color vinyl.

The Band
"Stage Fright" 50th Anniversary Edition

Release date: February 12


01. "The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show"
02. "The Shape I’m In"
03. "Daniel and the Sacred Harp"
04. "Stage Fright"
05. "The Rumor"
06. "Time to Kill"
07. "Just Another Whistle Stop"
08. "All La Glory"
09. "Strawberry Wine"
10. "Sleeping"

Bonus Tracks

11. "Strawberry Wine (Alternate Mix)"
12. "Sleeping (Alternate Mix)"

Calgary Hotel Room Recordings, 1970

13. "Get Up Jake (#1)"
14. "Get Up Jake (#2)"
15. "The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show"
16. "Rockin’ Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu"
17. "Calgary Blues"
18. "Before You Accuse Me"
19. "Mojo Hannah"


'Live At Royal Albert Hall, June 1971'

01. "The Shape I’m In"
02. "Time to Kill"
03. "The Weight"
04. "King Harvest (Has Surely Come)"
05. "Strawberry Wine"
06. "Rockin’ Chair"
07. "Look Out Cleveland"
08. "I Shall Be Released"
09. "Stage Fright"
10. "Up On Cripple Creek"
11. "The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show"
12. "We Can Talk"
13. "Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever"
14. "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"
15. "Across the Great Divide"
16. "The Unfaithful Servant"
17. "Don’t Do It"
18. "The Genetic Method"
19. "Chest Fever"
20. "Rag Mama Rag"

See also:

The Band share unreleased Royal Albert Hall performance of Time To Kill
The Band stream alternate mix of 1970 classic Sleeping
The Band detail expanded Stage Fright 50th anniversary reissues
The Band detail expanded 50th anniversary reissues of self-titled second album
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