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Music from Big Pink

Music from Big Pink

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by The Band

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

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
Shelly Yakus   Engineer
Brian Kelly   Producer
Rob Bowman   Liner Notes
Michelle Azzopardi   Art Direction
Bryan Kelley   Producer
Shannon Ward   Producer
Rex Updegraft   Engineer
M.J. Wilkin   Composer
D. Dill   Composer

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Music from Big Pink [Bonus Tracks] 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Feeling a bit blue? Stick on Music from Big Pink. This album has got the remedy and then some. Now I've never heard the vinyl version, or the CD version that was initially released. I've only got the most recent version that has all the bonus tracks. I don't know if they've done any real tinkering with the sound here, but this version of Big Pink sounds really cosy, really warm and simultaneously sounds like music that should be played in the great outdoors, or in a house by a warm fire on a cold winter's night. Absolute top marks for opener 'Tears of Rage', which is one of the most chilled, slow and mellow songs that have ever opened an album. It's really lovely. In fact, all the way, The Band make playing music sound so easy: they just sound so relaxed, so in tune with each other, so effortlessly on top form. Take 'The Weight', which I've noticed being used in a few films now and then, which just strolls gorgeously, boasting a lovely harmony break at the end of each chorus. Or 'Chest Fever', which has a great organ intro before settling into a cool beat. Or 'In a Station', which just feels so good to listen to, thanks to the amazing vocals. Or 'Lonesome Suzie', a beautiful bittersweet thing of wonder. 'I Shall Be Released' is an incredible closer. Slow, catchy, brilliant, Music from Big Pink is essential listening.
glauver More than 1 year ago
This is one of very few albums that can be called landmark. The Band's influence can be found in almost any group that plays in an ensemble style, and yet bands like Little Feat or the country era Grateful Dead could not duplicate their style. It is worth noting that on this record Robbie Robertson and Levon Helm were not the dominant forces they came to be. Richard Manuel and Garth Hudson seem to be more prominent than they were later.This collection features bonus tracks that help us understand the musical processes at work here. Some of them (Ferdinand the Impostor especially) have sub par sound and the country tracks like Long Black Veil and If I Lose were a direction they never fully explored.. I also think the Rock of Ages version of This Wheel's On Fire is superior. But those are quibbles. This is still a 5 star collection
JohnQ More than 1 year ago
The album itself is very good and is enjoyable even without knowing the history behind it. This album has songs that were first worked on in the so-called Basement Tapes and recorded in the studio long before those tapes were released (although the boots were beginning to surface). This album had two songs co-written by Bob Dylan and so, in a time when Dylan was in exile, it was exciting to have those songs come out. People may have originally bought this album out of curiosity about what Dylan was up to but they ended up appreciating just how good Dylan's Band was, so much so that The Band ended up with its own following, and rightly so. A classic album.
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