20 Songs, 1 Hour 13 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Though it grew out of jam sessions in the basement of the band’s communal house in upstate New York, Music From Big Pink lures us to otherworldly environments. “I Shall Be Released” and “In a Station” emerge from floating, celestial sounds, while “Lonesome Suzie” is a Curtis Mayfield ballad soaked in tranquilized blues. The Band’s dreamy, hymn-like undertones come to light in “The Weight,” in which the triangulated harmonies of Richard Manuel, Rick Danko, and Levon Helm forge a new form of rustic gospel goodness.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Though it grew out of jam sessions in the basement of the band’s communal house in upstate New York, Music From Big Pink lures us to otherworldly environments. “I Shall Be Released” and “In a Station” emerge from floating, celestial sounds, while “Lonesome Suzie” is a Curtis Mayfield ballad soaked in tranquilized blues. The Band’s dreamy, hymn-like undertones come to light in “The Weight,” in which the triangulated harmonies of Richard Manuel, Rick Danko, and Levon Helm forge a new form of rustic gospel goodness.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
42 Ratings
42 Ratings
mr.peanut* ,

listen to good music america

wanted to make a review because i have no hope for humanity when i look at the top 10 iTunes anymore. good soulful album from the band

EpicJared ,

Stellar

Awesome Classic-but Im pretty sure this album was recorded Mono. Im also not sure whats going on with the two versions of this album here on itunes. which are the exact same with the exception of a remastered version of "the weight" on the other version and no other songs? 5 stars nonetheless.

Sequuitor ,

There is hope for music in this century

I remember listening to this album for the first time on the third floor of home- baseball game on rabbit eared TV- stereo cranked but tv muted... Next black platter of soul food up was Traffics' "On the Road" --- or maybe it was "Live Rust"-- no matter- I clearly recall my first listen.
Give it a listen- Acadian driftwood at its finest.

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