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9Dec/16Off

The Band – The Last Waltz (1978/2012) [Rock, HDTracks, FLAC 48kHz/24bit]

Artist: The Band
Title: The Last Waltz
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 1978/2012
Label:
Duration: 02:14:05
Quality: FLAC 48kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Band are one of music's most revered and influential acts. The legendary group created timeless, unforgettable roots-based music and made history with one of the greatest concert albums of all time, The Last Waltz. This enthralling collection features dozens of special guests including Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Eric Clapton, Muddy Water, Paul Butterfield, Dr. John and many, many more. The breathtaking thirty-track set features the memorable standouts "Ophelia," "Up On Cripple Creek," "The Weight," "Forever Young," "Caravan" and much more. Experience one of the greatest concert recordings of all time as a pristine hi-res download.

9Dec/16Off

The Band – The Band (1970/2014) [Rock, HDTracks, FLAC 192kHz/24bit]

Artist: The Band
Title: The Band
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 1970/2014
Label: Capitol Records
Duration: 43:37
Quality: FLAC 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks

The Band's self-titled album was their second studio album, originally release in 1969. The Bandreached #9 on Billboard's Pop Albums chart in 1970, and it's single "Up on Cripple Creek" peaked at #25 on Billboard's Pop Singles chart in 1970. The album spotlights people, places, and historical folklore within the United States.

9Dec/16Off

The Band – Stage Fright (1970/2014) [Rock, HDTracks, FLAC 192kHz/24bit]

Artist: The Band
Title: Stage Fright
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 1970/2014
Label: Capitol Records
Duration: 35:45
Quality: FLAC 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks

Stage Fright is The Band's third studio album, originally released in 1970 by Capitol Records. All of the tracks on the album were written and composed by Robbie Robertson, only a few co-written with Richard Manuel and Levon Helm. The Band departed slightly from their earlier sounds, creating a darker rock album that didn't focus on vocal harmonies as much as they had in the previous two albums.

9Dec/16Off

The Band – Music From Big Pink (1968/2013) [Rock, HDTracks, FLAC 192kHz/24bit]

Artist: The Band
Title: Music From Big Pink
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 1968/2013
Label: Capitol Records
Duration: 41:18
Quality: FLAC 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks

Chart History/Awards
-- Ranked #34 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
-- Inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998.

Music from Big Pink is the debut studio album by legendary group The Band. It was released in 1968, and the title refers to "Big Pink", a house shared by Rick Danko, Richard Manuel, and Garth Hudson where some of the music for the album was composed. Al Kooper of Rolling Stone gave the album a rave review, and the album also gained attention due to the fact that Bob Dylan co-wrote three songs (as well as illustrating the cover art himself). In the years since its release, Music from Big Pink has been praised by many; Roger Waters has called it the second "most influential record in the history of rock and roll" after Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and that it "affected Pink Floyd deeply, deeply, deeply."

9Dec/16Off

The Band – Islands (1977/2014) [Rock, HDTracks, FLAC 96kHz/24bit]

Artist: The Band
Title: Islands
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 1977/2014
Label: Capitol Records
Duration: 34:58
Quality: FLAC 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks

When The Band announced their retirement from touring, it was with the important addendum that they'd continue to record together. In actuality, the only album that subsequently emerged was Island", which also served to finish out the band's contract with Capitol Records. At the time of its release in 1977, it was received with some dismay by fans anxious for a repeat of the powerful Northern Lights Southern Cross" of two years previous. With the passing of time having removed the pressures of those expectations, Island" can be heard as an album that, while fragmented, includes some fine gems. The musicianship throughout is never less than compelling. Richard Manuel's vocal on "Georgia On My Mind" is alone worth the price of admission--he sings it as if the thousand other classic versions never existed.

9Dec/16Off

The Band – Cahoots (1971/2013) [Rock, HDTracks, FLAC 192kHz/24bit]

Artist: The Band
Title: Cahoots
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 1971/2013
Label: Capitol Records
Duration: 43:15
Quality: FLAC 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks

Cahoots is The Band's fourth studio album and was released in 1971. It would be their last all-original studio album for four years. The songs on the album were all written or co-written by Robbie Robertson, with the exception of Bob Dylan's "When I Paint My Masterpiece," which is track two on the album. Other co-writers on the album included Van Morrison, Rick Danko, and Levon Helm.

6Dec/16Off

The Band – Islands (1977) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2014] SACD ISO

The Band – Islands (1977) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2014]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 35:14 minutes | Scans included | 1,42 GB
Genre: Rock

Theoretically, even though the Band had given up touring as of Thanksgiving 1976, they were going to keep making records, and Islands was the first album released in the new era. Only it wasn’t; it was the album they scraped together to complete their ten-LP contract with Capitol Records and the last new full-length album the original five members ever made. The playing, as ever, was impeccable, and the record had its moments, notably a Richard Manuel vocal on the chestnut “Georgia on My Mind” that had been released as a single in 1976 to boost Georgia governor Jimmy Carter’s successful run for the presidency. But the songwriting quality was mediocre, and the Band had set such a standard for itself in that department that Islands couldn’t help suffering enormously in comparison.

Tracklist:
01. Right As Rain
02. Street Walker
03. Let The Night Fall
04. Ain’t That A Lot Of Love
05. Christmas Must Be Tonight
06. Islands
07. The Saga Of Pepote Rouge
08. Georgia On My Mind
09. Knockin’ Lost John
10. Livin’ In A Dream

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6Dec/16Off

The Band – Moondog Matinee (1973) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2014] SACD ISO

The Band – Moondog Matinee (1973) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2014]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 35:58 minutes | Scans included | 1,45 GB
Genre: Rock

The Band essentially went back to being the Hawks of the late ’50s and early ’60s on this album of cover tunes. They demonstrated considerable expertise on their versions of rock & roll and R&B standards like Clarence “Frogman” Henry’s “Ain’t Got No Home,” Chuck Berry’s “The Promised Land,” and Fats Domino’s “I’m Ready,” but of course that didn’t do much to satisfy the audience they had established with their original material and that, two years after the disappointing Cahoots, was waiting for something in the same league with their first three albums.

Tracklist:
01. Ain’t Got No Home
02. Holy Cow
03. Share Your Love With Me
04. Mystery Train
05. Third Man Theme
06. Promised Land
07. The Great Pretender
08. I’m Ready
09. Saved
10. A Change Is Gonna Come

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6Dec/16Off

The Band – Rock Of Ages (1972) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2014] SACD ISO

The Band – Rock Of Ages (1972) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2014]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 79:41 minutes | Scans included | 3,21 GB
Genre: Rock

Released on the heels of the stilted, static Cahoots, the double-album Rock of Ages occupies a curious yet important place in Band history. Recorded at a spectacular New Years Eve 1971 gig, the show and album were intended to be a farewell of sorts before the Band took an extended break in 1972, but it turned out to be a last hurrah in many different ways, closing the chapter on the first stage of their career, when they were among the biggest and most important rock & roll bands. That sense of importance had started to creep into their music, turning their studio albums after The Band into self-conscious affairs, and even the wildly acclaimed first two albums seemed to float out of time, existing in a sphere of their own and never having the kick of a rock & roll band. Rock of Ages has that kick in spades, and it captures that road warrior side of the band that was yet unheard on record. Since this band — or more accurately its leader, Robbie Robertson — was acutely aware of image and myth, this record didn’t merely capture an everyday gig, it captured a spectacular, in retrospect almost a dry run for the legendary Last Waltz. New Orleans R&B legend Allen Toussaint was hired to write horn charts and conduct them, helping to open up the familiar tunes, which in turn helped turn this music into a warm, loose, big-hearted party. And that’s what’s so splendid about Rock of Ages: sure, the tightness of the Band as a performing unit is on display, but there’s also a wild, rowdy heart pumping away in the backbeat of this music, something that the otherwise superb studio albums do not have. Simply put, this is a joy to hear, which may have been especially true after the dour, messy Cahoots, but even stripped of that context Rock of Ages has a spirit quite unlike any other Band album. Indeed, it could be argued that it captured the spirit of the Band at the time in a way none of their other albums do.

Tracklist:
01. Introduction
02. Don’t Do It
03. King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
04. Caledonia Mission
05. Get Up Jake
06. The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show
07. Stage Fright
08. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
09. Across The Great Divide
10. This Wheel’s On Fire
11. Rag Mama Rag
12. The Weight
13. The Shape I’m In
14. Unfaithful Servant
15. Life Is A Carnival
16. The Genetic Method
17. Chest Fever
18. (I Don’t Want To) Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes

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6Dec/16Off

The Band – The Band (1969) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2014] SACD ISO

The Band – The Band (1969) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2014]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 44:03 minutes | Scans included | 1,78 GB
Genre: Rock

The Band’s first album, Music from Big Pink, seemed to come out of nowhere, with its ramshackle musical blend and songs of rural tragedy. The Band, the group’s second album, was a more deliberate and even more accomplished effort, partially because the players had become a more cohesive unit, and partially because guitarist Robbie Robertson had taken over the songwriting, writing or co-writing all 12 songs. Though a Canadian, Robertson focused on a series of American archetypes from the union worker in “King Harvest (Has Surely Come)” and the retired sailor in “Rockin’ Chair” to, most famously, the Confederate Civil War observer Virgil Cane in “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.” The album effectively mixed the kind of mournful songs that had dominated Music from Big Pink, here including “Whispering Pines” and “When You Awake” (both co-written by Richard Manuel), with rollicking uptempo numbers like “Rag Mama Rag” and “Up on Cripple Creek” (both sung by Levon Helm and released as singles, with “Up on Cripple Creek” making the Top 40). As had been true of the first album, it was The Band’s sound that stood out the most, from Helm’s (and occasionally Manuel’s) propulsive drumming to Robertson’s distinctive guitar fills and the endlessly inventive keyboard textures of Garth Hudson, all topped by the rough, expressive singing of Manuel, Helm, and Rick Danko that mixed leads with harmonies. The arrangements were simultaneously loose and assured, giving the songs a timeless appeal, while the lyrics continued to paint portraits of 19th century rural life (especially Southern life, as references to Tennessee and Virginia made clear), its sometimes less savory aspects treated with warmth and humor.

Tracklist:
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. Look Out Cleveland
10. Jawbone
11. The Unfaithful Servant
12. King Harvest (Has Surely Come)

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