Listen to new mix of The Band's classic song "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"
October 18, 2019 1:30 PM
A newly remixed version of The Band's enduring tune "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" has been released as a digital single and via streaming services. It's taken from the recently announced 50th anniversary reissue of the group's 1969 self-titled second album.
You also can check out the track now on YouTube.
Besides appearing on The Band, "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" was released as part of a two-sided single with "Up on Cripple Creek" and became the group's highest-charting hit, reaching #25 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The song famously was covered in 1971 by Joan Baez, and her version peaked at #3 ion the tally.
As previously reported, the album The Band -- also known as "The Brown Album" -- will be reissued in multiple formats and configurations on November 15.
Among the versions of the reissue is a Super Deluxe box set featuring two CDs, two 180-gram-vinyl LPs, a Blu-ray disc, a 7-inch vinyl single and a hardbound book.
The CDs feature the remastered original album; bonus alternate takes, outtakes and instrumental mixes -- some of which are previously unreleased -- plus The Band's full performance from the 1969 Woodstock festival. The LPs feature the remastered original album.
The Blu-ray contains high-res stereo and surround mixes of The Band and six unreleased bonus tracks, plus the Classic Albums: The Band making-of documentary. The seven-inch single features "Rag Mama Rag" backed with "The Unfaithful Servant," and is a reproduction of one that was released from the album.
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