On September 22, 1969.

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On September 22, 1969, “Capitol” label released the self-titled, second Band (The) studio album, also known as “The Brown Album”. It was recorded 1968 – 1969, at the “Pool House” in West Hollywood, and “The Hit Factory” in New York, and was produced by John Simon.


  • Robbie Robertson – acoustic and electric guitars, engineer
  • Garth Hudson – electronic organ, clavinet, acoustic piano, accordion,  melodica, soprano, tenor and baritone saxophones, slide trumpet, bass pedals
  • Richard Manuel – vocals, acoustic piano, drums, baritone saxophone, harmonica
  • Levon Helm – vocals, drums, mandolin, rhythm guitar
  • Rick Danko – vocals, bass guitar, fiddle, trombone
  • John Simon – tuba, electric piano, baritone horn, tenor saxophone, “high school and peck horns”, engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Robbie Robertson, except where noted.

  1. Across the Great Divide
  2. Rag Mama Rag
  3. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
  4. When You Awake – Richard Manuel, Robbie Robertson
  5. Up on Cripple Creek
  6. Whispering Pines – Richard Manuel, Robbie Robertson
  7. Jemima Surrender – Levon Helm, Robbie Roberston
  8. Rockin’ Chair
  9. Look Out Cleveland
  10. Jawbone – Richard Manuel, Robbie Robertson
  11. The Unfaithful Servant
  12. King Harvest

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