50th Anniversary Edition
Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) reissued The Band's third album, Stage Fright, in February 2021, across a number of formats, including a five-disc super deluxe edition.
Originally issued in August 1970, the ten-track album was engineered by Todd Rundgren and Glyn Johns. This 50th anniversary reissue presents a new running order (apparently, the originally planned order) and offers a new Bob Clearmountain stereo remix of the album.
Alternate mixes of "Strawberry Wine" and "Sleeping" are available here for the first time and also included are seven unearthed "field recordings". These Calgary Hotel Recordings from 1970 offer a fun and loose, impromptu late night hotel jam session between Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko and Richard Manuel, including several Stage Fright songs recorded while the album was in the mixing stage, and also tracks like Johnny Rivers' "Rockin' Penumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu" and Bo Diddley's "Before You Accuse Me".
A full concert, Live at the Royal Albert Hall, June 1971, sees the group captured in the midst of their European tour with all 20 tracks being previously unreleased. This live performance features on the two-CD set as well as the super deluxe edition box set.
As with previous Band box sets, Stage Fright includes a blu-ray with a brand new Bob Clearmountain 5.1 surround sound mix, as well as a hi-res stereo mix of the album, bonus tracks and the live show.
The box set also features a pressing of the 10-track album on vinyl (the 2020 remix), an exclusive reproduction of the Spanish pressing of The Band's 1971 seven-inch vinyl single for "Time To Kill" (backed with "The Shape I'm In") in their new stereo mixes, a photo booklet with new notes by Robbie Robertson and touring photographer John Scheele, a reprinting of the original Los Angeles Times album review by critic Robert Hilburn, and three lithographs.
CD 2Live at the Royal Albert Hall, June 1971, previously unreleased
Blu-RayStereo and 5.1 Surround High Resolution Audio: 96 kHz/24 bit
Disc 2Live At Royal Albert Hall, June 1971, previously unreleased
LP33 1/3 RPM, 180g black vinyl
Original 1971 7" Capitol single, Spanish pressing