The Band Cahoots Numbered Limited Edition Hybrid Stereo SACD
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Originally released in 1971, The Band’s fourth studio album had the
unfortunate disadvantage of standing in the shadows of the more familiar
Stagefright, The Band, and Music from Big Pink. Historically overlooked, Cahoots
stands as one of the group’s finest efforts and includes contributions from
iconic pianist/arranger Allen Toussaint and Irish bard Van Morrison, whose
feverish duet with Band vocalist Richard Helm on “4% Pantomime” is the
equivalent of two poker players trying to outsmart one another, each more
reluctant than the other to blink, give in, and fold. A similar carnivalesque
spirit infuses the entire set.
Arguably The Band’s best-ever Bob Dylan cover, “When I Paint My Masterpiece”
takes listeners on a carousing trip across Europe, the accordion-driven melodies
conjuring the feeling of sailing on the Venician waterways referenced in the
lyrics. The fan favorite, “Life Is a Carnival”, comes on as a celebration of
Dixieland pleasures, the sonic jubilee a swirling delight of drunken horns,
funky rhythms, and street percussion. And of course, there are plenty of
instances of the Band’s signature Americana blend: the delicate beauty of “The
Moon Struck One,” the Southern spiritual “The River Hymn.” Throughout,
performances are loose but focused, the group’s peerless caliber always at the
forefront. If you’re missing this album, forgot about it, or just never heard
it, you’re in for a treat.
And there’s never been a better opportunity to experience Cahoots. Remastered
from the original master tapes by Mobile Fidelity’s expert engineers, the record
sounds more open, detailed, warm, and revealing than ever before.
Other titles by The Band on Limited Edition Mobile Fidelity SACD include Northern Lights - Southern Cross
Rock of Ages (MOBSA2046), and
Music From Big
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• Mastered From Original Master Tapes
1. Life Is a Carnival
2. When I Paint My Masterpiece
3. Last of the Blacksmiths
4. Where Do We Go From Here?
5. 4% Pantomime
6. Shoot Out in Chinatown
7. The Moon Struck One
8. Thinkin' Out Loud
9. Smoke Signal
11. The River Hymn