The Band – Islands (1977) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2014]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 35:14 minutes | Scans included | 1,42 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 655 MB
Theoretically, even though the Band had given up touring as of Thanksgiving 1976, they were going to keep making records, and Islands was the first album released in the new era. Only it wasn’t; it was the album they scraped together to complete their ten-LP contract with Capitol Records and the last new full-length album the original five members ever made. The playing, as ever, was impeccable, and the record had its moments, notably a Richard Manuel vocal on the chestnut “Georgia on My Mind” that had been released as a single in 1976 to boost Georgia governor Jimmy Carter’s successful run for the presidency. But the songwriting quality was mediocre, and the Band had set such a standard for itself in that department that Islands couldn’t help suffering enormously in comparison.
01. Right As Rain
02. Street Walker
03. Let The Night Fall
04. Ain’t That A Lot Of Love
05. Christmas Must Be Tonight
07. The Saga Of Pepote Rouge
08. Georgia On My Mind
09. Knockin’ Lost John
10. Livin’ In A Dream
DSD flat transferred from US Original analogue master tapes.