The Band - CahootsContinuing their reissue campaign, The Band's classic fourth album, “Cahoots,” has been remixed, remastered, and expanded, including all new multi-channel and stereo mixes by Bob Clearmountain. The deluxe 50th Anniversary Edition also contains a partial bootleg concert live at the Olympia Theatre in Paris in 1971, along with unreleased alternate mixes and outtakes. The Blu-ray audio disc features Dolby Atmos, 5.1 surround sound and hi-res stereo audio. Additionally, 2xCD, Digital Download, and 180g black Vinyl formats are also available.

Recorded at the unfinished Bearsville Sounds Studios in early 1971, The Band was excited to lay down the tracks for their fourth studio album in as many years. Still basking in the success of their first three genre defining records, their landmark debut album, 1968's “Music from Big Pink,” followed by their 1969 eponymous release, lovingly called "The Brown Album, and 1970's “Stage Fright.” These albums draw inspiration from American roots music, melding country, blues, R&B, gospel, soul, folk, and good old rock 'n' roll to create a timeless new style that forever changed the course of popular music.

Of most interest to hi-res and immersive listeners is the Super Deluxe 2CD, 1 Blu-ray, 1LP, plus 7-inch vinyl box set. It is in this deluxe edition where high resolution enthusiasts can find the immersive mixes, including Dolby Atmos of the funk laden album Cahoots. Read on to learn about the remix of the album from The Band, made up of four Canadians and one American, all who had still been purposefully shrouded in mystery at the turn of the 70’s decade. The musicians were dressed like 19th century fire-and-brimstone preachers and singing rustic songs about America and the deep south, Made up of Garth Hudson on keyboards, accordion, and horns; Levon Helm on drums, vocals, mandolin, and guitar; Richard Manuel on keyboards, vocals, and drums; Rick Danko adding in bass and vocals; and of course, principal songwriter Robbie Robertson on guitar, piano, and vocals.

Click here to be directed to a fantastic full review of the surround mix on the Second Disc site.

Released December 10, 2021.

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Super Deluxe Edition 2xCD, 1 Blu-ray, 1 Vinyl, and 7-inch single.  Also available as a Digital Download, 2xCD, or 180g Vinyl editions, plus via streaming sites.



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Wesley is a lifelong music enthusiast. He started his career in the recording industry in New York City as an audio engineer, producer, and studio manager. Subsequently he toured across America as a guitarist with the short-lived band Land's Crossing. After many years in the technology sector and amassing a substantial vinyl and CD collection, he delved into immersive audio and created Hi-Res Edition to share with other listeners about the sound quality and discrete mixes available on many formats. He recently upgraded his system to 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos and continues to seek out and share about the best sounding releases.


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