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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by DNestler, May 24, 2019.
Heard it first when I was 13. It's never far away from my mind. I miss Levon.
I openly cried at my desk at work when the radio announcement of Rick Danko’s death came on.
My favourite Band album. Every now and then, a thread emerges about 'perfect' albums. This is perfect. Ever play 'Desert Island Discs' with albums?, pick 10 albums to take to a desert island. This is one of mine that never leaves the list.
This is a fantastic LP. I can't count how many times I've listened to it -I still do very often.
What a great band they were.
Their masterpiece, IMO.
This is pretty cool:
The Band album is clearly one of the great pieces of recorded music ever produced. The voices and instruments are recorded with a subtle grace that was hinted at in Music from Big Pink and came to fruition on the Band album. Thanks for the thread. I'm on the road today and will be listening to it all day.
They make it look easy.
I have to confess, here and in public, that when the Band first came out (I was in high school) I didn't appreciate them at all.....they were playing what we now call Americana/roots music, and I wanted heavy, psychedelic stuff. Naturally, I came to realize just how stupid I was, and came to love how they captured lightning in a bottle. It's all the more sad that only Robbie and Garth are left with us. Richard, Rick and Levon were gone far too soon, but at least they left a wealth of songs and memories. The Last Waltz is still a yearly ritual for me to watch. Thanks for posting!!!!
They make it look easy because they spent three whole days working out the sound and rhythm of the drums and bass for King Harvest (Has Surely Come). Then they worked as a band on the arrangement until the had it down pat.
The Band playing King Harvest in 1969 sounded pretty much like The Band playing King Harvest in 1976. As Robbie Robertson said, once we got it down, that was the only way to play that song.
Have it on vinyl. When Richard's voice comes in on 'Great Divide' . .
Listening to the BAND is so special... that I only do it on occasion.
It takes me back to a certain period in my life: old friends; old places; old spaces; old loves and my old bands, etc.
I saw them 3 times. Once at the Spectrum in Phila with Dylan; once there alone; and at the Watkins Glen Festival in 1973.
Looking back it's very hard to believe...
... that it ever happened at all.
Again, their music was and is timeless.
Richard was the Band's lead singer (technically).
To my ears, then and now, his singing was way beyond his years. It was like listening to God's voice in song.
IMO, his greatest moment(s) vocally were "Whispering Pines", "Georgia" and especially "She Knows."
The last 2 songs were Ray Charles covers... Richards hero.
He was awesome!
Deserving of the title "The Band".