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Music From Big Pink By The Band - Just The Good Stuff Music From Big Pink by The Band ranked # 34 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums list.

Music From Big Pink is a 1968 album by the folk-rock band The Band. It contains one of their best known songs, "The Weight".

With a rough sound, seemingly chaotic arrangements, and a distinctive blend of country, rock and folk, Music From Big Pink is generally considered one of the best albums by the Band, along with their 1969 sophomore release The Band. The initial critical reception of the album was generally positive, though sales were slim; Al Kooper's rave review of the LP in Rolling Stone helped draw public attention to it. The fact that Bob Dylan (who the Band, performing as The Hawks, had accompanied on tour in 1966 and with whom they had recorded the famous Basement Tapes in 1967) had composed three of the songs also helped to increase sales.

At the time, "The Weight" peaked at #63 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart (North America). The album peaked at #30 on Billboard's Pop Albums chart in 1968, and then recharted as a #8 hit on the Top Internet Albums chart in 2000 (see 2000 in music). The song "The Weight" has gained widespread popularity, in spite of its dismal chart ranking, due partially to its inclusion in the cult favorite film Easy Rider, though it was left off of the soundtrack.

Track Listing
  1. Tears Of Rage
  2. To Kingdom Come
  3. In A Station
  4. Caledonia Mission
  5. The Weight
  6. We Can Talk
  7. Long Black Veil
  8. Chest Fever
  9. Lonesome Suzie
  10. This Wheel's On Fire
  11. I Shall Be Released
  12. Yazoo Street Scandal (Outtake)
  13. Tears Of Rage (Alternate Take)
  14. Katie's Been Gone (Outtake)
  15. If I Lose (Outtake)
  16. Long Distance Operator (Outtake)
  17. Lonesome Suzie (Alternate Take)
  18. Orange Juice Blues (Blues For Breakfast) (Outtake - Demo)
  19. Key To The Highway (Outtake)
  20. Ferdinand The Imposter (Outtake - Demo)

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