“Music From Big Pink” by The Band - album review

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TJR says

Named after the practice house where it was largely conceived, the debut album from Bob Dylan's backing band was released in July, 1968, unveiling their penchant for a laid back Americana groove. The spectre of the old boss still looms, with three of his songs being included, but the finest moments - “The Weight” and “Chest Fever” come from the pen of the group's main guitarist, Robbie Robertson. Elsewhere, I struggle to get too excited. The album was very well received in the burgeoning roots rock scene; expressive guitarists were lining up to take this sound onwards from here. Groan…

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A1 [05:23] 4.5.png The Band - Tears Of Rage [album version '68] (Robert Zimmerman, Richard Manuel) Folk Rock / Americana
A2 [03:22] 4.0.png The Band - To Kingdom Come (Robbie Robertson) Folk Rock / Americana
A3 [03:34] 4.3.png The Band - In A Station (Richard Manuel) Songwriter
A4 [02:59] 5.0.png The Band - Caledonia Mission (Robbie Robertson) Folk Rock / Americana
A5 [04:34] 6.9.png The Band - The Weight (Robbie Robertson) Folk Rock / Americana
B1 [03:06] 4.3.png The Band - We Can Talk (Richard Manuel) Soft Rock / A.O.R.
B2 [03:06] 5.1.png The Band - Long Black Veil (Marijohn Wilkin, Danny Dill) Folk Rock / Americana
B3 [05:18] 5.5.png The Band - Chest Fever (Robbie Robertson) Psychedelia
B4 [04:04] 2.6.png The Band - Lonesome Suzie (Richard Manuel) Songwriter
B5 [03:14] 5.4.png The Band - This Wheel’s On Fire (Robert Zimmerman, Rick Danko) Folk Rock / Americana
B6 [03:19] 3.7.png The Band - I Shall Be Released (Robert Zimmerman) Songwriter

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