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Music From Big Pink

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Music from Big Pink
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Album by The Band
Released July 1, 1968
Recorded Early 1968
Genre Rock
Length 42 min 22 sec
Record label Capitol
Producer John Simon
Professional reviews
AMG 5/5 link (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47D1ED847A47E20E0B11A40DEB561F61A8F1AACD83E284541D1B43844C30E79EC40A6D8B1E8B800E203E3FE2FBB5F10D1CAEE52B0DD66373F8BE4A660284F36&uid=SUB040411051026&sql=10:9yeb97y7krht~T1)
The Band Chronology
Music from Big Pink
(1968)
The Band
(1969)

Music From Big Pink is a 1968 (see 1968 in music) album by the folk-rock band The Band. It contains what is probably their best known song, "The Weight".

With a rough sound, seemingly chaotic arrangements, and a distinctive blend of country, rock and folk, Music From Big Pink has become known as one of the best albums by The Band, along with The Band. The initial attraction to the album was generally positive, though sales were slim. The fact that three songs were written by Bob Dylan helped to increase sales. At the time, "The Weight" peaked at #63 on Billboard's Pop Albums chart (North America). The album peaked at #30 on Billboard's Pop Albums chart in 1968, and then recharted as a #8 hit on the Top Internet Albums chart in 2000 (see 2000 in music). The song "The Weight" has gained widespread popularity, in spite of its dismal chart ranking, due partially to its inclusion on the cult favorite film Easy Rider, though it was left off of the soundtrack.

Contents

Track listing

  1. "Tears of Rage" (Dylan-Manuel; 5:23)
  2. "To Kingdom Come" (Robertson; 3:22)
  3. "In a Station" (Manuel; 3:34)
  4. "Caledonia Mission" (Robertson; 2:59)
  5. "The Weight" (Robertson; 4:38)
  6. "We Can Talk" (Manuel; 3:06)
  7. "Long Black Veil" (Wilkin-Dill; 3:06)
  8. "Chest Fever" (Robertson; 5:18)
  9. "Lonesome Suzie" (Manuel; 4:04)
  10. "This Wheel's on Fire" (Danko-Dylan; 3:14)
  11. "I Shall Be Released" (Dylan; 3:19)

Personnel

Charts

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1968 Pop Albums 30
2000 Top Internet Albums 8

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1968 "The Weight" Pop Singles 63

External links

  • sheet music (http://theband.hiof.no/books/sheet_mfbp_tb.html)
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