The Band: The Band

Artikkelnr.: UDSACD 2129

Mobile Fidelity - Audiophile Recording - CD/SACD (Hybrid SACD). Kan avspilles på vanlige CD spillere. Nummerert! Leveres også som 180g LP

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The Band The Band on Numbered-Edition Hybrid SACD from Mobile Fidelity

Incalculably Influential: The Band’s Self-Titled Sophomore Release a Country- and Folk-Rock Benchmark

Includes Staples “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” “Across the Great Divide,” “Up On Cripple Creek”

Stunning Sound: Hybrid SACD Mastered on Mobile Fidelity’s World-Class Mastering System

Many believe it’s the most perfect Americana album ever made. The 1969 touchstone very well may be. Advancing the chemistry and cohesion of the group’s ground-shifting debut, The Band is an inimitable distillation of compelling storytelling, cosmic divinity, loose country-rock tunefulness, and superbly crafted songwriting. Warm, literate, poignant, and intimate, the record established new standards for seemingly effortless telepathic interplay among first-class musicians whose creations are as much about feeling as they are about sound.

Mastered on Mobile Fidelity’s world-renowned mastering system, this collectible hybrid SACD burrows into the sonic heart of hearth-rich fare that balances Appalachia’s mountain flavors, the Old West’s rollicking free spiritedness, Canada’s limitless vast folk sprawl, and the Deep South’s whiskey-soaked drawl. Arkansas native Levon Helm blends his rural roots with guitarist Robbie Robertson’s allegorical narratives, the pair meeting at a crossroads that, on this pressing, reveals textures as organic as cotton and tonalities as timeless as the look of classic filmstrips. Notes hover and naturally decay; cascading harmonies waft and reverberate; soundstages open up and extend, providing generous spaces for each member’s invaluable contributions to relax, settle, and enter into a wholesome communion. 

Indeed, a force normally associated with higher powers appears to guide each one of the 12 tracks, honed to perfection by co-writer Robertson and his simpatico mates. Sensitive, graceful, magnetic, entirely genuine: Whether focusing on Richard Manuel’s spiritual piano chords and evocative tenor, Rick Danko’s simple albeit direct bass lines and melancholy deliveries, Robertson’s pull-no-punches leads, Garth Hudson’s majestically tuckpointed organ runs, or Helm’s percussive rhythms, a sense of astonishment and truth dignifies arrangements steeped in meditative properties and barn-dance rawness. 

From the swampy bayou grooves, jaw-harp-mimicking clavinet passages, and traditional yodels found on “Up on Cripple Creek” to the jubilant dance persuasion of “Rag Mama Rag,” The Band blends mythological devices with authentic melodies, rustic acoustic properties with haunting harmonies. Universally identifiable, the characters in the songs are people well-versed in hardship, depression, working-class struggle, and Skid Row trouble. Musically, the group balances sweetness and edginess on all of its foundational material, capturing the essence of American music and culture like no band before or since.

THE BAND 
Artist The Band
Tittel The Band
Sjanger Pop / Rock
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Format CD / SACD  (Hybrid SACD )
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Lydkvalitet Audiofil
Plateselskap Mobile Fidelity
Utgivelsesdato 1969 / 2013
Platenummer UDSACD 2129
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THE BAND
Nr          TITTEL      
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 Lookout Cleveland
10  Jawbone
11 The Unfaithful Servant
12 King Harvest (Has Surely Come)