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The Band - Rock Of Ages - Original 1972 US Capitol label 17-track 2LP Set

€ 45
ArtistThe Band
TitleRock Of Ages - Original 1972 US Capitol label 17-track 2LP Set
Price € 45
Record labelCapitol Records
Catalogue noSAAB-11045
Year of release1972
GradingVG+(+) (Record 1 Vinyl and Labels)/VG++ (Record 2 Vinyl and Labels)/VG++ (Cover)
Stock listThe Band
Additional infoScarce original 1972 US Capitol Records vinyl 17-track 2LP set - recorded live at New York City's Academy Of Music between December 28th and 31st 1971.

Vinyl has the generic red company labels with upper purple and black 'target' logo - a label used from at least marts to mid 1972.

Vinyl has machine stamped (ms) and handetched (he) matrix information:
Side 1: SABB-1-11045-Z-2 ---Side 2: SABB-4-11045-Z-1 ---Side 3: SABB-3-11045-Z-1 ---Side 4: SABB-2-11045-Z-2 ---
Basically suggesting that this album was mastered at Sterling Sound, N.Y.C., by Robert Ludwig and subsequently pressed by Capitols Winchester, VA, based pressing plant.

Vinyl is housed in a gold embossed gatefold three panel picture cover.

Condition: VG+(+) (Record 1 Vinyl and Labels)/VG++ (Record 2 Vinyl and Labels)/VG+(+) (Cover):

Vinyls are overall still superlustrous - Record 1 has just a little light sleeve inflicted wear and is at least close to near mint - Record 2 has almost no signs of handling or play and are graded straight near mint.
All lbels are mint.

Front-, mid-, and back cover centres are mint and seams and corners have almost no signs of handling or storage - simply a gorgeaous cover - graded near mint.


Side 1:
1. Don't Do It
2. King Harvest
3. Caledonia Mission
4. Get Up Jake
5. W. S. Walcott Medicine Show

Side 2:
1. Stage Fright
2. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
3. Across The Great Divide
4. Wheels On Fire
5. Rag Mama Rag

Side 3:
1. The Weight
2. The Shape I'm In
3. Unfaithful Servant
4. Life Is A Carnival

Side 4:
1. The Genetic Method
2. Chest Fever
3. (I Don't Want To) Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes

Recorded December 28-31, 1971, at the Academy of Music, New York City

Vinyl is pressed by Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Winchester, Virginia, USA
Mioxed at Bearsville Studios, Woodstock, New York, USA.
Mastered by Sterling Sound, New York, NY 10011, USA

Rick Danko - vocal, bass, violin
Levon Helm - vocal, drums, mandolin
Garth Hudson - organ, piano, accordion, tenor saxophone and soprano saxophone solos
Richard Manuel - vocal, piano, organ, clavinet, drums
Robbie Robertson - guitar, backing vocal, introduction

Additional Musicians:
Howard Johnson - tuba, euphonium, baritone saxophone
Snooky Young - trumpet, flugelhorn
Joe Farrell - tenor and soprano saxophones, English horn
Earl McIntyre - trombone
J. D. Parran (mistakenly credited as "Parron") - alto saxophone and E-flat clarinet
Bob Dylan - vocal, guitar on "Down in the Flood," "When I Paint My Masterpiece," "Don't Ya Tell Henry," and "Like a Rolling Stone"

Technical Credits:
Allen Toussaint - horn arrangements
The Band - Production
Phil Ramone, Mark Harman - engineer
Fedco Audio Labs - Live Location Recording
Robert Ludvig - Mastering Engineer

Bob Cato, Squadra Galileo - Cover Design
Ernst Haas, Fred Lombardi, John Scheele - Photography
Eric Cato - Cover Photography