Multi-format Super Deluxe Edition box set includes new mix by Bob Clearmountain, presented in original planned sequence; unreleased Live at Roayl Albert Hall 1971 concert; unearthed field recordings; alternate mixes; and Blu-ray audio disc with 5.1 Surround Sound and Hi-Res audio
'Stage Fright' is the third studio album by Canadian American group the Band, released on August 17, 1970. Engineered by Todd Rundgren and Glyn Johns, it features two of the group's best-known songs, 'The Shape I'm In' and 'Stage Fright', both of which showcased inspired lead vocal performances (by Richard Manuel and Rick Danko, respectively) and became staples in the group's live shows.
- 5.1 surround and hi-res stereo mix of album (by Bob Clearmountain) and new bonus tracks and previously unreleased Royal Albert Hall (1970) performance on Blu-ray
- CD of new stereo mix album and new bonus tracks and unreleased Calgary hotel demo tracks
- CD of the Royal Albert Hall performance (stereo)
- LP of main album new stereo mix (180gram, 33rpm)
- 7” reproduction of original “Time To Kill” b/w “The Shape I’m In” Capitol single (Spanish pressing)
- Photo booklet with new notes by Robbie Robertson and a reprinting of the original 1970 Robert Hilburn Los Angeles Times album review
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Band’s classic third album, Stage Fright, with this newly remixed, remastered and expanded 50th Anniversary Edition multi-format Super Deluxe 2CD/Blu-ray/1LP/7-inch vinyl box set photo booklet; digital, 2CD, 180-gram black vinyl. Overseen by principal songwriter Robbie Robertson and boasting a new stereo mix by Bob Clearmountain from the original multi-track masters. For the first time, the album is being presented in the originally planned song order. The box set, CD and digital configurations feature a bevy of unreleased recordings, including Live at the Royal Albert Hall, June 1971, a thrilling full concert captured in the midst of their European tour as the band was at the top of its game; alternate versions of “Strawberry Wine” and “Sleeping;” and seven unearthed field recordings, Calgary Hotel Recordings, 1970, a fun and loose, impromptu late night hotel jam session between Robertson, Danko and Manuel of several Stage Fright songs recorded while the album was in the mixing stage.
Exclusively for the box set, Clearmountain has also created a new 5.1 surround mix and a hi-res stereo mix of the album, bonus tracks and the live show, presented on Blu-ray. All the new audio mixes have been mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering. The set also includes an exclusive reproduction of the Spanish pressing of The Band’s 1971 7-inch vinyl single for “Time To Kill” b/w “The Shape I’m In” in their new stereo mixes and a photo booklet with new notes by Robbie Robertson and touring photographer John Scheele, who recorded the Calgary Hotel Recordings; plus a reprinting of the original Los Angeles Times album review by famed critic Robert Hilburn; three classic photo lithographs; and a wealth of photographs from Scheele and several other photographers.