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The Band‘s fourth album, Cahoots, will be reissued for its 50th anniversary in December across four physical formats, including a five-disc super deluxe edition.

All releases feature a new stereo mix of the 1971 album by Bob Clearmountain and the two-CD and box set editions offer eight bonus tracks in the form of outtakes/alternate mixes plus Live at the Olympia Theatre, Paris, May 1971, which is described as “a rousing bootleg partial concert” consisting of 11 tracks culled from a European tour.

The super deluxe edition (which is 2CD+blu-ray+vinyl LP+seven-inch) adds Dolby Atmos and 5.1 surround mixes of the album (also by Clearmountain) and four bonus tracks. The box set also includes a reproduction of the Japanese pressing of the ‘Life Is A Carnival‘/’The Moon Struck‘ seven-inch single (these are the new stereo mixes).

The box set also includes a black vinyl edition of teh album, a 20-page booklet with new notes by Robbie Robertson and sleeve notes by Rob Bowman and three lithographs.

Cahoots super deluxe edition features two CDs, a blu-ray, vinyl LP and seven-inch single (click image to enlarge).

Interestingly, for the stereo mix, Bob Clearmountain was told to “transform” the original mixes based on what was lacking. He says: “Robbie told me, ‘Just think of the original mixes as rough mixes. Pretty much don’t pay attention to the mixes themselves'”. Robertson concurs: ““I told Bob, ‘There are no rules. So, every mix we do, I want to start from scratch. I don’t even want to listen to the original. I want to listen to the way we hear it now and be fearless and experimental with it”.

As before with The Band reissues vinyl will be available separately and a half-speed mastered gatefold vinyl edition will also be available via specific channels.

Cahoots is reissued on 10 December 2021 via UMC.

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Tracklisting

Cahoots The Band / super deluxe edition

    • CD 1
      1. Life Is A Carnival
      2. When I Paint My Masterpiece
      3. Last Of The Blacksmiths
      4. Where Do We Go From Here?
      5. 4% Pantomime
      6. Shoot Out In Chinatown
      7. The Moon Struck One
      8. Thinkin’ Out Loud
      9. Smoke Signal
      10. Volcano
      11. The River Hymn
      Bonus Tracks
      1. Endless Highway (Early Studio Take, 2021 Mix)
      1. When I Paint My Masterpiece (Alternate Take, 2021 Mix)
      2. 4% Pantomime (Takes 1 & 2)
      3. Don’t Do It (Outtake – Studio Version, 2021 Mix)
      4. Bessie Smith (Outtake)
    • CD 2: Live at The Olympia Theatre, Paris, May 1971 (Bootleg, Partial Concert)*
      1. The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show
      2. We Can Talk
      3. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever
      4. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
      5. Across The Great Divide
      6. The Unfaithful Servant
      7. Don’t Do It
      8. The Genetic Method
      9. Chest Fever
      10. Rag Mama Rag
      11. Slippin’ And Slidin’
      Bonus Tracks
      1. Life Is A Carnival (Instrumental)*
      2. Volcano (Instrumental)*
      3. Thinkin’ Out Loud (Stripped Down Mix)*
      * Previously unreleased
    • blu-ray
      Dolby Atmos, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, and Stereo
      High Resolution Audio: 96 kHz/24 bit
      1. Life Is A Carnival
      2. When I Paint My Masterpiece
      3. Last Of The Blacksmiths
      4. Where Do We Go From Here?
      5. 4% Pantomime
      6. Shoot Out In Chinatown
      7. The Moon Struck One
      8. Thinkin’ Out Loud
      9. Smoke Signal
      10. Volcano
      11. The River Hymn

      Bonus Tracks

      1. Endless Highway
      2. (Early Studio Take, 2021 Mix)
      3. When I Paint My Masterpiece
      4. (Alternate Take, 2021 Mix)
      5. 4% Pantomime (Takes 1 & 2)
      6. Don’t Do It (Outtake – Studio Version, 2021 Mix)
      * Previously unreleased
    • Vinyl LP (33RPM)
      Side One
      1. Life Is A Carnival
      2. When I Paint My Masterpiece
      3. Last Of The Blacksmiths
      4. Where Do We Go From Here?
      5. 4% Pantomime
      Side Two
      1. Shoot Out In Chinatown
      2. The Moon Struck One
      3. Thinkin’ Out Loud
      4. Smoke Signal
      5. Volcano
      6. The River Hymn
    • Original 1971 7” Capitol Single, Japanese Pressing (45 RPM)
      1. Life Is A Carnival
      2. The Moon Struck One

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