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The Band: Music from Big Pink

Al Kooper, Rolling Stone, 10 August 1968

EVERY YEAR since 1963 we have all singled out one album to sum up what happened that year. It was usually the Beatles with their double barrels of rubber souls, revolvers and peppers. Dylan has sometimes contended with his frontrunning electric albums. Six months are left is this proselytizing year of music; we can expect a new Beatles, Stones, Hendrix, perhaps even a mate for J. W. Harding; but I have chosen my album for 1968. Music from Big Pink is an event and should be treated as one.

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