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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
None of the Band's previous work gave much of a clue about how they would sound when they released their first album in July 1968. As it was, Music from Big Pink came as a surprise. At first blush, the group seemed to affect the sound of a loose jam session, alternating emphasis on different instruments, while the lead and harmony vocals passed back and forth as if the singers were making up their blend on the spot. In retrospect, especially as the lyrics sank in, the arrangements seemed far more considered and crafted to support a group of songs that took family, faith, and rural life as their subjects and proceeded to imbue their values with uncertainty. Some songs ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
None of the Band's previous work gave much of a clue about how they would sound when they released their first album in July 1968. As it was, Music from Big Pink came as a surprise. At first blush, the group seemed to affect the sound of a loose jam session, alternating emphasis on different instruments, while the lead and harmony vocals passed back and forth as if the singers were making up their blend on the spot. In retrospect, especially as the lyrics sank in, the arrangements seemed far more considered and crafted to support a group of songs that took family, faith, and rural life as their subjects and proceeded to imbue their values with uncertainty. Some songs took on the theme of declining institutions less clearly than others, but the points were made musically as much as lyrically. Tenor Richard Manuel's haunting, lonely voice gave the album much of its frightening aspect, while Rick Danko's and Levon Helm's rough-hewn styles reinforced the songs' rustic fervor. The dominant instrument was Garth Hudson's often icy and majestic organ, while Robbie Robertson's unusual guitar work further destabilized the sound. The result was an album that reflected the turmoil of the late '60s in a way that emphasized the tragedy inherent in the conflicts. Music from Big Pink came off as a shockingly divergent musical statement only a year after the ornate productions of Sgt. Pepper, and initially attracted attention because of the three songs Bob Dylan had either written or co-written. However, as soon as "The Weight" became a minor singles chart entry, the album and the group made their own impact, influencing a movement toward roots styles and country elements in rock. Over time, Music from Big Pink came to be regarded as a watershed work in the history of rock, one that introduced new tones and approaches to the constantly evolving genre.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/28/2008
  • Label: Capitol
  • EAN: 5099924279314
  • Catalog Number: 42793
  • Sales rank: 16,667

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tears Of Rage (5:21)
  2. 2 To Kingdom Come (3:20)
  3. 3 In A Station (3:32)
  4. 4 Caledonia Mission (2:57)
  5. 5 The Weight (4:35)
  6. 6 We Can Talk (3:04)
  7. 7 Long Black Veil (3:03)
  8. 8 Chest Fever (5:15)
  9. 9 Lonesome Suzie (4:02)
  10. 10 This Wheel's On Fire (3:12)
  11. 11 I Shall Be Released (3:12)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Band Primary Artist, Group
Robbie Robertson Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Rick Danko Bass, Violin, Bass Guitar, Vocals
Levon Helm Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Garth Hudson Organ, Piano, Keyboards, Saxophone, Background Vocals
Richard Manuel Organ, Piano, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals
Technical Credits
Bob Dylan Composer, Artwork, Paintings, Cover Painting
Robbie Robertson Composer, Producer
Rick Danko Composer
John Simon Producer, Audio Production
Peter Grant Art Direction
Albert B. Grossman Arranger
Don Hahn Engineer
Richard Manuel Composer
Tony May Engineer
Cheryl Pawelski Producer
Andrew Sandoval Producer, Mastering
Robert Vosgien Mastering
Shelly Yakus Engineer
Brian Kelly Producer
Rob Bowman Liner Notes
Michelle Azzopardi Art Direction
Bryan Kelley Producer
Shannon Ward Producer
Rex Updegraft Engineer
Daniel Hersch Mastering
M.J. Wilkin Composer
D. Dill Composer
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