"Stage Fright, the Band's third album, sounded on its surface like the group's first two releases, Music from Big Pink and The Band, employing the same dense arrangements, with their mixture of a deep bottom formed by drummer Levon Helm and bassist Rick Danko, penetrating guitar work by Robbie Robertson, and the varied keyboard work of pianist Richard Manuel and organist Garth Hudson, with Helm's, Danko's, and Manuel's vocals on top. But the songs this time around were far more personal and, despite a nominal complacency, quite troubling. The Band was widely acclaimed after their first two albums; Stage Fright seemed to be the group's alarmed response, which made it their most nakedly confessional. It was certainly different from their previous work, which had tended toward story songs set in earlier times, but it was hardly less compelling for that" - AMG.
Mastered by R. Sterling
The record is NM-.
The jacket is NM.
The LP plays/sounds Mint.
Very clean, clear and tight sound. Vocals are up-front and highly detailed, appearing almost life-like. The Soundstage has good depth and solid imaging. Bass is deep. Overall, excellent sound.
Side 2, though, really comes alive! The Soundstage actually gets wider but now also has more depth. Vocals are now "in the room with you" real and instruments gain detail. Everything opens and improves tremendously.
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