Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Band

The Band is the eponymous second album by The Band, released on September 22, 1969. The Band peaked at #9 on Billboard's Pop Albums chart. In 2000, it recharted on Billboard's Internet Albums chart, peaking at #10. The singles "Rag Mama Rag" and "Up on Cripple Creek" peaked on the Pop Singles chart at #57 and #25 respectively.

1. "Across the Great Divide" (Robertson) – 2:53
2. "Rag Mama Rag" (Robertson) – 3:04
3. "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" (Robertson) – 3:33
4. "When You Awake" (Manuel/Robertson) – 3:13
5. "Up on Cripple Creek" (Robertson) – 4:34
6. "Whispering Pines" (Manuel/Robertson) – 3:58
7. "Jemima Surrender" (Helm/Robertson) – 3:31
8. "Rockin' Chair" (Robertson) – 3:43
9. "Look Out Cleveland" (Robertson) – 3:09
10. "Jawbone" (Manuel/Robertson) – 4:20
11. "The Unfaithful Servant" (Robertson) – 4:17
12. "King Harvest (Has Surely Come)" (Robertson) – 3:39

Bonus tracks from 2000 CD re-release

13. "Get Up Jake" (outtake - stereo mix) (Robertson) – 2:17
14. "Rag Mama Rag" (alternate vocal take - rough mix) (Robertson) – 3:05
15. "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" (alternate mix) (Robertson) – 4:16
16. "Up on Cripple Creek" (alternate take) (Robertson) – 4:51
17. "Whispering Pines" (alternate take) (Manuel/Robertson) – 5:09
18. "Jemima Surrender" (alternate take) (Helm/Robertson) – 3:48
19. "King Harvest (Has Surely Come)" (alternate arrangement) (Robertson) – 4:28

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