The Band – The Last Waltz (1978/2012) [HDTracks 24-48]

The Band – The Last Waltz (1978/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 134:05 minutes | 1,61 GB | Genre:Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: HDTracks | Artwork: Front cover

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.

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The Band – The Band (1969/2014) [HDTracks 24-192]

The Band – The Band (1969/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time ~ 43:37 minutes | 1.58 GB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet , Front Cover | © Capitol Records
Recorded in 1969 in West Hollywood, CA

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.

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The Band – Stage Fright (1970/2014) [HDTracks 24-192]

The Band – Stage Fright (1970/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time ~ 35:45 minutes | 1.32 GB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | © Capitol Records
Recorded between May-June 1970 at Woodstock Playhouse in Woodstock, New York

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.

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The Band – Music From Big Pink (1968/2013) [HDTracks 24-192]

The Band – Music From Big Pink (1968/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 41:18 minutes | 1,8 GB
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover
Genre: Rock

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”. The album was ranked #34 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

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The Band – Islands (1977/2014) [HDTracks 24-96]

The Band – Islands (1977/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 34:58 minutes |  718 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download |  Source:HDTracks |  Front cover
© Capitol Records | Recorded: December 1972 – January 1977; Shangri-la Studios; Village Recorders, Los Angeles, CA

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.

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The Band – Cahoots (1971/2013) [HDTracks 24-192]

The Band – Cahoots (1971/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 43:15 minutes | 1,71 GB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover | @ Capitol Records

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.

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