The Weight (Robbie Robertson)

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Titel The Weight
Komposition Robbie Robertson, 1968
Originalinterpret The Band
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Info Like so many 1960s stunners, "The Weight" has nearly been spoiled rotten by that culture-siphoning boom-boom-boomer trash The Big Chill, but the Robbie Robertson-penned tune is deeper and more biblical than pass-the-pain ibuprofen ideology. Led by drummer Levon Helm's slurry roar and hammered home by Rick Danko's shouty backup vocals, Robertson mirrored Christian allusions to the devil and the end of time with the emotional dismemberment of small town living. Certainly the Band's best-known song, "The Weight" is pushed along by a chummy saloon-style piano line and country-ish three-part harmonies making it a no-brainer sing-along jukebox highlight, capable of raising the spirits of even the damnedest drunks yet still complex enough to arouse even the most spiritually confounded. --Sean Fennessey, www.pitchforkmedia.com

Gefundene Versionen
Interpret Titel Label/Jahr Platz
The Band "Music From Big Pink" Capitol, 1968
The Chambers Brothers "Unbonded" AVCO, 1974
The Band & The Staple Singers "The Last Waltz" Warner, 1978
Isaac Guillory "Live" Personal, 1988
Waiting For Louise "From 6 To 5" 2000
Cassandra Wilson "Belly Of The Sun" Capitol/Blue Note, 2002
Joan Osborne "How Sweet It Is" Compendia, 2002
Rickie Lee Jones "The Devil You Know" Universal/Concord, 2012