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The Band LP 180 Gram Vinyl Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Numbered Limited Edition MFSL MoFi RTI USA

The Band LP 180 Gram Vinyl Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Numbered Limited Edition MFSL MoFi RTI USA Maximize
Artist: The Band
Title: The Band
Catalog Number: MFSL 1-419
Label: Capitol
Reissued by: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
Barcode: 821797141918
Original release year: 1969
Reissue year: 2013
Number of discs: 1
Revolutions per minute: 33⅓ rpm
Disc size: 12"
Vinyl Weight Grade: 180gr
Limited Edition: Yes
Numbered Edition: Yes
Total Item Weight: 557gr
Pressing country: USA
For Market Release in: USA
Added to catalog on: November 20, 2017
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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.

 

 

Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time Rated 45/500 

 

  • Limited Edition
  • Numbered Edition
  • 180 Gram High Definition Vinyl pressed at RTI USA
  • Half-Speed mastering on MFSL Gain 2 Ultra Analog System
  • Mastered by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
  • Mastered by Krieg Wunderlich
  • Special Static Free & Dust Free Inner Sleeves
  • Deluxe gatefold cover

 

 

The Band The Band on Numbered-Edition 180g LP 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: LP Mastered on Mobile Fidelity’s World-Class Mastering System and Pressed at RTI!


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 and pressed at RTI, this collectible LP 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.

 

"A completely successful major restoration of one the great records of the rock era and that includes the jacket, which is perfect in every way. The longer I live, the more I find myself marveling at the beauty of "Whispering Pines". It has come to be my favorite song on the record. I have never heard it revealed as cleanly as on this reissue." - Michael Fremer, Analog Planet, rated 10/10 Music, 9/10 Sound 

 

 

Track Listing:

 

Side A
1. Across the Great Divide
2. Rag Mama Rag
3. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
4. When You Awake
5. Up on Cripple Creek
6. Whispering Pines


Side B
1. Jemima Surrender
2. Rockin’ Chair
3. Lookout Cleveland
4. Jawbone
5. The Unfaithful Servant
6. King Harvest (Has Surely Come)

 

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