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The Band CD, OPUS Collection, Best, Greatest, Starbucks

$5.00 USD

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.

    The Weight
    Caledonia Mission
    Tears of Rage
    Ain't No More Cane on the Brazos
    King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
    Up on Cripple Creek
    Whispering Pines
    Stage Fright
    The Shape I'm In
    When I Paint My Masterpiece
    Life Is a Carnival
    Rag Mama Rag
    Mystery Train
    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.