Music From Big Pink is a 1968 (see 1968 in music) album by the folk-rock band The Band. It contains what is probably their best known song, "The Weight".

With a rough sound, seemingly chaotic arrangements, and a distinctive blend of country, rock and folk, Music From Big Pink has become known as one of the best albums by The Band, along with The Band. The initial attraction to the album was generally positive, though sales were slim. The fact that three songs were written by Bob Dylan helped to increase sales. At the time, "The Weight" peaked at #63 on Billboard's Pop Albums chart (North America). The album peaked at #30 on Billboard's Pop Albums chart in 1968, and then recharted as a #8 hit on the Top Internet Albums chart in 2000 (see 2000 in music). The song "The Weight" has gained widespread popularity, in spite of its dismal chart ranking, due partially to its inclusion on the cult favorite film Easy Rider's soundtrack.

Table of contents
1 Track listing
2 Personnel
3 External Links

Track listing

  1. Tears of Rage (Dylan/Manuel)
  2. To Kingdom Come (Robertson)
  3. In a Station (Manuel)
  4. Caledonia Mission (Robertson)
  5. The Weight (Robertson)
  6. We Can Talk (Manuel)
  7. Long Black Veil (Dill/Wilkin)
  8. Chest Fever (Robertson)
  9. Lonesome Suzie (Manuel)
  10. This Wheel's on Fire (Danko/Dylan)
  11. I Shall Be Released (Dylan)


  • The Band - Group
  • Bob Dylan - Artwork, Paintings, Cover Painting
  • Robbie Robertson - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Producer
  • Rick Danko - Bass, Violin, Vocals
  • John Simon - Producer
  • Jimmy Edwards - Project Manager
  • Milton Glaser - Design
  • Peter Grant - Art Direction
  • Albert B. Grossman - Arranger
  • Don Hahn - Engineer
  • Levon Helm - Guitar, Drums, Vocals
  • Dan Hersch - Mastering
  • Garth Hudson - Keyboards, Saxophone
  • Jared Levine - Project Coordinator
  • Richard Manuel - Drums, Keyboards, Vocals
  • Tony May - Engineer
  • Cheryl Pawelski - Producer, Compilation
  • Andrew Sandoval - Producer, Compilation, Mastering, Mixing
  • Robert Vosgien - Mastering
  • Shelly Yakus - Engineer
  • Brian Kelly - Producer
  • Jaime Robbie Robertson
  • Rob Bowman - Liner Notes
  • Michelle Azzopardi - Art Direction
  • Sam Gay - Creative Director
  • Kenny Nemes - Project Manager
  • Bryan Kelley - Producer
  • Elliott Landy - Photography
  • Caroline Ray - Project Manager
  • Brendan Gormley - Editorial Supervision
  • Shannon Ward - Producer

External Links