The Band's eponymously titled 1969 album reached No. 9 on the Billboard chart, stayed 24 weeks in the top 40, and was their second million-seller. It is now regarded as a rock classic, emphasizing their brilliant ability to merge various musical influences, including rhythm & blues, country, rockabilly, and rock & roll.
The story of the Band and their classic album is told here in vivid words, pictures, and music. Rock legends Eric Clapton and George Harrison, lyricist Bernie Taupin, and musician-producer Don Was pay tribute to the Band and explain why this album is at the top of their classic album lists. Band members Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Robbie Robertson, and Garth Hudson, along with the album's coproducer, John Simon, give unique insight as to how the album came to be recorded in the former residence of Sammy Davis Jr. in the Hollywood Hills and spawned such timeless recordings as "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," "Rag Mama Rag," and "Up on Cripple Creek."
Among the many musical highlights are "I Shall Be Released," "The Weight," "Rockin' Chair," "King Harvest (Has Surely Come)," and "The Unfaithful Servant," all performed in the Band's distinctive, memorable style and underlying their enormous contributions to the annals of popular music history.
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