The Band CD, OPUS Collection, Best, Greatest, Starbucks
Cd and booklet are in very good condition, the digi-case has some wear, especially on one corner (pictured). This is not a promotional version, no holes, slices or marks.
Tears of Rage
Ain't No More Cane on the Brazos
King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
Up on Cripple Creek
The Shape I'm In
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Life Is a Carnival
Rag Mama Rag
It Makes No Difference
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
There are at least two dozen compilations of music by the Band, and that doesn't include the various box sets. While some are better than others, all of them have shortcomings. The reason is quite simple: this is a group whose music is not easily summarized by a single-disc collection. Opus Collection, issued by Starbucks, is in the top two or three comps out there; the other two are Greatest Hits and The Very Best of the Band. Opus Collection contains 16 tracks and most of the major stuff: "Up on Cripple Creek," "The Weight," "Ophelia," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," "Tears of Rage," etc. The curious exclusions are "Chest Fever" and "Acadian Driftwood." If you can live without those two cuts, for
diversity, representation, and sequencing, this is very solid.
Guaranteed to play perfectly.