Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Interesting "Music From Big Pink" original liner note trivia question.


Earlier today, Robbie Robertson's son Sebastian, who operates facebook's official The Band page, posed a trivia question relative to who prosed the original '68 The Band's Music From Big Pink album liner notes. Jan Hoiberg's The Band website provides the answer:

"The Band is familiar with firsts. On their debut album, Music from Big Pink, with a Bob Dylan painting on the cover and a group photograph of their "Next of Kin" inside, the liner notes read: "A pink house seated in the sun of Overlook Mountain in West Saugerties, New York. Big Pink bore this music and these songs along its way. It's the first witness of this album that's been thought and composed right there inside its walls." Most people think that the notes are a poem. They're right. The poem was written by the woman who is married to Robbie Robertson, a Qu├ębecoise whose name is Dominique. It was the first time she'd written anything in a language other than her native French."
It was Sebastian's mom who penned the original liner notes.

1 comment:

Elliot Knapp said...

Fascinating trivia! Just reviewed this album on my blog. Thanks for posting!