One album on Amazonâ€™s $5 MP3 Album Deals list which really stands out for me is The Bandâ€™s Greatest Hits.
Most of the tracks on Greatest Hits are taken from The Band‘s first four albums: Music From Big Pink, The Band, Stage Fright, and Cahoots and features the songs â€œRag Mama Rag,â€ â€œUp On Cripple Creek,â€ â€œThe Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,â€ and â€œOphelia.â€
The Band is not normally the kind of group you will read about here at Geeks of Doom, but I encourage people to listen to them whenever I get the chance. Their catalogue of songs is each beautifully constructed by expert musicians and played a big part in influencing country rock bands like The Eagles.
If you donâ€™t know where to start with The Band, this 18-track greatest hits package is a great place to begin. The $5 price is only valid until November 30, 2011 11:59pm PST so check it out before then. If you’d like to purchase a physical copy, the CD version is only $8.77.
1. The Weight
2. Tears Of Rage
3. Chest Fever
4. I Shall Be Released
5. Up On Cripple Creek
6. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
7. Rag Mama Rag
8. King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
9. The Shape Iâ€™m In
10. Stage Fright
11. Time To Kill
12. Life Is A Carnival
13. When I Paint My Masterpiece
14. Ainâ€™t Got No Homw
15. It Makes No Difference
17. Acadian Driftwood
18. The Saga Of Pepote Rouge