A previously-unreleased live recording of The Band’s “Time To Kill,” captured during a 1971 concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall, has been unveiled. The track comes ahead of a bonus-filled, 50th-anniversary edition of Stage Fright, which is due out in a variety of formats on February 12.
“Time To Kill (Live at Royal Albert Hall)” was captured in June 1971, months after The Band released their third studio album. The thrilling concert – which took place during The Band’s European tour – is included in its entirety in the forthcoming reissue.
Each member of The Band was on a musical high. Everybody playing and singing at the top of their game. Each night, from Amsterdam to Paris to Copenhagen, the spirit kept rising
recalled principal songwriter, Robbie Robertson, who oversaw the 50th-anniversary release.
Hailed by Robertson as “one of the greatest live concerts The Band ever played,” the evening at London’s historic Royal Albert Hall was luckily captured on a 4-track machine. While the tapes remained shelved for nearly 50 years, the 20-song set has been meticulously restored by Bob Clearmountain, who also remixed Stage Fright from its original multi-track masters
Stage Fright (50th Anniversary Edition) is out on February 12 and can be pre-ordered here.