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Stage Fright (Collectables)

  • 1. Strawberry Wine
    2. Sleeping
    3. Time to Kill
    4. Just Another Whistle Stop
    5. All la Glory
    6. Shape I'm In
    7. W.S. Walcott Medicine Show, The
    8. Daniel and the Sacred Harp
    9. Stage Fright
    10. Rumor, The
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1006

  • Credits
    EngineerGlyn Johns; Larry Walsh; Todd Rundgren

    The third Band album reflected the group's response to the critical and popular success of their first two albums. Several selections, notably the title track, articulate the sense of disquiet and panic resulting from fame, life on the road, and tensions within the band. The set still offered the quintet's mesmerizing cross-section of American music--soul, country R&B and pop--but where previous releases took a largely historical perspective, this collection was contemporary and confessional.
    The ribald, carnival atmosphere of "W.S. Walcott Medicine Show" reads as an ironic comment on showmanship, while songwriter Robbie Robertson sculpts a chilling portrait of personal and national disillusionment in the early '70s. From its startling title and emblazoned rainbow cover art to the intense, personal, and sometimes unsettling music within, STAGE FRIGHT showed a new side of the Band, one that deepened their collective voice and their unassailable air of authenticity.

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (9/17/70, pp.40-2) - "...A fine, determined performance....I am excited about STAGE FRIGHT....It is an amazing acquaintance, pleasant to be with..."
    Rolling Stone (8/31/00, pp.69-73) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...A party album, bright and loose-limbed, with only a late creeping shadow in 'The Rumor'..."
    Entertainment Weekly (9/1/00, p.81) - "...These remasterings sound incredibly rich, and each has alternate takes....this is reissuing done right." - Rating: A-
    Q (10/00, p.139) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...[It] has some fine tunes on it, even if the feel was less campfire organic....Remastered, properly annotated, plus bonus tracks....there's been no better time to get re-acquainted with this quintessential American music..."
    Down Beat (10/01, p.66) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Songs and performances you can feel way down in your bones..."
    No Depression (9-10/00, pp.102-3) - "...A enhances one's admiration for [their] achievements..."
    Mojo (Publisher) (10/00, p.126) - "...Improves on the original digital transfers, clarifying significant details without homogenizing the overall sound. The addition of bonus tracks, of varying interest, will please some..."
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