Longer than normal shipping times we are following CDC Protocol.

Menu
Cart 0

The Band - Stage Fright: 50th Anniversary 180g Vinyl LP + 7" + 2CD + DVD + Book Box Set

Capital Records

  • $ 14998


The Band Stage Fright: 50th Anniversary 180g Vinyl LP + 7" + 2CD + DVD + Book Box Set

50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Box Set featuring New Stereo Mix by Bob Clearmountain with Originally Planned Sequencing Plus Unreleased Live/Field Recordings and New 5.1 Surround Mix/Hi-Res Stereo Mix!

Capitol/UMe celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Band's classic third album, Stage Fright, with a suite of newly remixed, remastered and expanded 50th Anniversary Edition packages. All of the Anniversary Edition releases were overseen by principal songwriter Robbie Robertson and boast a new stereo mix by Bob Clearmountain from the original multi-track masters. As with the acclaimed 50th anniversary collections for Music From Big Pink and the self-titled record, Clearmountain and Robertson's approach to remixing the beloved album was done with the utmost care and respect for the music and what The Band represents.

For the first time, the album is being presented in the originally planned song order. This Super Deluxe box set also features a bevy of unreleased recordings, including Live at the Royal Albert Hall, June 1971, a thrilling full concert captured in the midst of their European tour as the band was at the top of its game; alternate versions of "Strawberry Wine" and "Sleeping;" and seven unearthed field recordings, Calgary Hotel Recordings, 1970: a fun and loose, impromptu late night hotel jam session between Robertson, Danko and Manuel of several Stage Fright songs recorded while the album was in the mixing stage.

Exclusively for the box set, Clearmountain also created a new 5.1 surround mix and a hi-res stereo mix of the album, bonus tracks and the live show. All the new audio mixes have been mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering. The set also includes an exclusive reproduction of the Spanish pressing of The Band's 1971 7-inch vinyl single for "Time To Kill" b/w "The Shape I'm In" in their new stereo mixes and a photo booklet with new notes by Robbie Robertson and touring photographer John Scheele, who recorded the Calgary Hotel Recordings; plus a reprinting of the original Los Angeles Times album review by famed critic Robert Hilburn; three classic photo lithographs; and a wealth of photographs from Scheele and several other photographers.

"Glyn Johns and Todd [Rundgren] did a terrific job on the original mixes in England while The Band was on the Festival Express train tour across Canada with Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead," Robertson notes. "We had always been part of the mixing process before, which left something on this album feeling a little unfinished. Clearmountain has taken this music and given it the sonic lift it deserves. The album has become a whole new listening experience with the original song order and the depth of these mixes." The result is a new mix that allows listeners to hear these timeless songs clearer than ever before.

"There may be some purists that prefer ‘the way it was,' and of course that's always readily available," adds Robertson. "I'm enjoying this new version, this story, this musical journey. It feels like a fulfillment and I know my brothers in The Band would definitely agree."

Released on August 17, 1970, Stage Fright features two of The Band's best-known songs, "The Shape I'm In" and the title track, both of which showcased inspired lead vocal performances by Richard Manuel and Rick Danko, respectively and became staples in the group's live shows. Recorded over 12 days on the stage of the Woodstock Playhouse, the album was self-produced by The Band for the first time and engineered and mixed by Todd Rundgren with additional mixing by Glyn Johns. Coming off the heels of the band's monumental debut and sophomore records, Stage Fright cemented The Band as one of the most exciting and important musical acts of the ‘60s and ‘70s.

As noted music critic Robert Hilburn wrote in his glowing review for the Los Angeles Times, "Like the first two albums, the new one features a staggering display of musical prowess – superb instrumentation, precise vocals and rich, timeless lyrics," adding, "At least five of the songs, including ‘The Rumor,' ‘Daniel and the Sacred Harp, ‘The Shape I'm In' and ‘Time to Kill' rank comfortably alongside ‘The Weight,' The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down' and a few others as the best things the group has ever done." Stage Fright peaked at No. 5 on Billboard, surpassing The Band's first two albums, and went gold.

Fifty years on, lifelong fans and those just discovering The Band can experience the album in a whole new way, sounding better than ever, or for the first time!

Features:

• 50th Anniversary Super Deluxe 180g Vinyl LP + 7" + 2CD + DVD + Book Box Set
• Overseen by principal songwriter Robbie Robertson
• New stereo mix by Bob Clearmountain from the original multi-track masters
• All the new audio mixes have been mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering
• Original album on 180g vinyl with new stereo mix and original sequencing
• CD of new stereo mix album plus new bonus tracks and unreleased Calgary hotel demo tracks CD of the Royal Albert Hall performance (stereo)
• 5.1 surround and hi-res stereo mix of album (by Bob Clearmountain) plus new bonus tracks and previously unreleased Royal Albert Hall (1970) performance
• 7" reproduction of original "Time To Kill" b/w "The Shape I'm In" Capitol single (Spanish pressing)
• Photo booklet with new notes by Robbie Robertson and a reprinting of the original 1970 Robert Hilburn Los Angeles Times album review
• Three classic photo lithographs

The Band Stage Fright Track Listing:

LP - Stage Fright

1. The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show
2. The Shape I’m In
3. Daniel And The Sacred Harp
4. Stage Fright
5. The Rumor
6. Time To Kill
7. Just Another Whistle Stop
8. All La Glory
9. Strawberry Wine
10. Sleeping

7” - Original 1970 Capitol Single, Spanish Pressing

1. Time To Kill
2. The Shape I’m In

CD1 - Stage Fright

1. The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show
2. The Shape I’m In
3. Daniel And The Sacred Harp
4. Stage Fright
5. The Rumor
6. Time To Kill
7. Just Another Whistle Stop
8. All La Glory
9. Strawberry Wine
10. Sleeping
11. Strawberry Wine (Alternate Mix)
12. Sleeping (Alternate Mix)
13. Get Up Jake (#1)
14. Get Up Jake (#2)
15. The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show
16. Rockin’ Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu
17. Calgary Blues
18. Before You Accuse Me
19. Mojo Hannah

CD2 - Live at the Royal Albert Hall, June 1971

1. The Shape I’m In
2. Time To Kill
3. The Weight
4. King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
5. Strawberry Wine
6. Rockin’ Chair
7. Look Out Cleveland
8. I Shall Be Released
9. Stage Fright
10. Up On Cripple Creek
11. The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show
12. We Can Talk
13. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever
14. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
15. Across The Great Divide
16. The Unfaithful Servant
17. Don’t Do It
18. The Genetic Method
19. Chest Fever
20. Rag Mama Rag

DVD
Stage Fright (Stereo and 5.1 Surround – High Resolution Audio: 96 kHz/24 bit)

1. The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show
2. The Shape I’m In
3. Daniel And The Sacred Harp
4. Stage Fright
5. The Rumor
6. Time To Kill
7. Just Another Whistle Stop
8. All La Glory
9. Strawberry Wine
10. Sleeping
11. Strawberry Wine (Alternate Mix)
12. Sleeping (Alternate Mix)
Live at the Royal Albert Hall, June 1971
1. The Shape I’m In
2. Time To Kill
3. The Weight
4. King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
5. Strawberry Wine
6. Rockin’ Chair
7. Look Out Cleveland
8. I Shall Be Released
9. Stage Fright
10. Up On Cripple Creek
11. The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show
12. We Can Talk
13. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever
14. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
15. Across The Great Divide
16. The Unfaithful Servant
17. Don’t Do It
18. The Genetic Method
19. Chest Fever
20. Rag Mama Rag


We Also Recommend