Friday, February 5, 2021

The Band share unreleased Royal Albert Hall performance of The Weight

photo: Norman Seeff

The Band are sharing an unreleased live version of their 1968 classic, “The Weight”, as the latest preview to the February 12 release of a series of expanded 50th anniversary reissue of their third studio album, “Stage Fright.”

Captured during a June 1971 performance at The Royal Albert Hall in London, the “Music From Big Pink” track is one of several previously-unavailable recordings on the 2021 project, which also presents a new stereo mix of the original album alongside an impromptu late night jam in a hotel room in the Canadian city of Calgary, Alberta.

With the help of Bob Clearmountain, the recordings of the London appearance have been restored nearly five decades later, allowing listeners to experience what Robbie Robertson calls "One of the greatest live concerts The Band ever played."

“The Weight” follows a Royal Albert Hall performance of “Time To Kill”, a 2020 remix of “The Shape I’m In” and an alternate mix of “Sleeping” as the fourth preview of the 50th anniversary package.

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 preview expanded Stage Fright 50th anniversary reissues The Band share unreleased Royal Albert Hall performance of Time To Kill
The Band stream alternate mix of 1970 classic Sleeping
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