The Band will be releasing the 50th anniversary deluxe edition of their 1970 album “Stage Fright. It comes out on February 12th. You can pre-order it here. Ahead of it’s release they give us a live version of their 1968 classic hit “The Weight” from their debut album “Music From Big Pink”. The performance is from June 1971 at the Royal Albert Hall.
Once again I feel fortunate that we get these releases that capture a special time and place. Everyone knows the song, it has stood the test of time and well there isn’t anything I can add about the song itself. But this is a gem as it is live, flaws and all, but man to hear those harmonies, now that’s awesome. Unfortunately, there is no video, just a stream of the track. Check it out below.