Music from Big Pink was a landmark when it was released in 1968. There was nothing like its blend of folk, rock and country music. During a period when young people were rebelling, the Band included a photo of their families. The Band (four Canadians and a guy from Arkansas) made a record steeped in American musical history.
Here are some of the songs including “Long Distance Operator” a song by Bob Dylan not included on the album. Most of the outtakes have been released before on the prior reissue.
“The Weight” is the most famous song from Big Pink:
“I Shall Be Released” is one of Bob Dylan’s greatest songs. The Band’s version was released before the Dylan/The Band Basement tapes version recorded in 1967 and another Dylan version from 1971.