Initially renowned as Bob Dylan’s backing group, the Band emerged from the singer’s shadow to proclaim a distinctive talent. Drawing upon a musical canon embracing soul, country, folk and rock ‘n’ roll, the quintet created a unique sound that was quintessentially American. Its rustic qualities were enhanced by principle songwriter Robbie Robertson who created vistas suggestive of a pre-industrial age, and as such, captured the restlessness of the late 60s without the need for explicit manifestos. Expressive singing, sublime melodies and telepathic musicianship instils The Band with quality, but its adult themes and perspectives ensure an absolute timelessness. An all-time critics’ favourite.
Tracks: Across The Great Divide; Rag Mama Rag; The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down; When You Awake; Up On Cripple Creek; Whispering Pines; Jemima Surrender; Rockin’ Chair; Look Out Cleveland; Jawbone; The Unfaithful Servant; King Harvest (Has Surely Come)....