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Old 07-01-2018, 12:56 PM   #1
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The Band announce Music From Big Pink 50th Anniversary release

http://www.hennemusic.com/2018/06/th...-big-pink.html

The album that for many pop music aficionados created the template for what eventually would be known as Americana music, The Band’s 1968 debut “Music From Big Pink,” will be reissued in recognition of its 50th anniversary.

To be issued in multiple formats, anniversary editions will be released Aug. 31 by Capitol Records and Universal Music Entertainment, a bit after the actual 50th anniversary of the original release, which falls on Sunday.

The collection, recorded primarily at the rural house known as Big Pink in West Saugerties, in upstate New York, was ranked No. 34 on Rolling Stone’s 2012 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. “It was the rustic beauty of the Band's music and the drama of their own reflections on family and obligations, on songs such as ‘The Weight,’ that made ‘Big Pink’ instant homespun classic,” the magazine wrote.

“Music From Big Pink” also included such soon-to-be classic songs as “This Wheel’s on Fire,” “Tears of Rage” and its rendition of Bob Dylan’s “I Shall Be Released.”

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Re: The Band announce Music From Big Pink 50th Anniversary release

The Band’s ‘Music From Big Pink’: 10 Things You Didn’t Know

How an old Morse-code device, a freak grilling accident and a naked hippie dance played into the group’s gamechanging roots-rock masterpiece

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/m...t-know-666161/
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