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Cahoots is the fourth studio album by Canadian/American rock group the Band. It was released in 1971 to mixed reviews, and was their last album of original material for four years. The album's front cover was painted by New York artist/illustrator Gilbert Stone, while the back cover features a photograph portrait of the group by Richard Avedon. The album features guest vocals from Van Morrison.

Cahoots
Cahoots (The Band album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by the Band
Released September 15, 1971
Recorded Early 1971
Studio Bearsville Sound Studio, Bearsville, New York
Genre Roots rock, folk rock, country rock, Americana
Length 46:41
Label Capitol
Producer The Band
the Band chronology
Stage Fright
(1970)
Cahoots
(1971)
Rock of Ages
(1972)
Singles from Cahoots
  1. "Life Is a Carnival/The Moon Struck One"
    Released: 1971
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauB–[2]
Entertainment WeeklyB–[3]
MusicHound3/5[4]
Q3/5 stars[3]
Rolling Stone (1971)(mixed)[5]
Rolling Stone (2000)3/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide2.5/5 stars[6]

Contents

Track listingEdit

Side oneEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Lead VocalsLength
1."Life Is a Carnival"Levon Helm, Robbie Robertson, Rick DankoDanko and Helm3:55
2."When I Paint My Masterpiece"Bob DylanHelm4:21
3."Last of the Blacksmiths"RobertsonRichard Manuel3:41
4."Where Do We Go from Here?"RobertsonDanko, Helm3:47
5."4% Pantomime"Robertson, Van MorrisonManuel, Morrison4:32

Side twoEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Lead VocalsLength
1."Shoot Out in Chinatown"RobertsonManuel, Danko, Helm2:51
2."The Moon Struck One"RobertsonManuel4:09
3."Thinkin' Out Loud"RobertsonDanko3:19
4."Smoke Signal"RobertsonHelm5:11
5."Volcano"RobertsonDanko3:05
6."The River Hymn"RobertsonHelm4:40

2000 reissue bonus tracksEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
12."Endless Highway (Early studio take)"Robertson3:46
13."When I Paint My Masterpiece (Alternate take)"Dylan3:57
14."Bessie Smith (Outtake)"Danko, Robertson4:17
15."Don't Do It (Outtake - Studio version)"Holland-Dozier-Holland3:54
16."Radio Commercial" 1:04

PersonnelEdit

The Band

Additional personnel

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ link
  2. ^ link
  3. ^ a b c "The Band – Cahoots CD Album". CD Universe/Muze. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
  4. ^ Graff, Gary; Durchholz, Daniel (eds) (1999). MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide. Farmington Hills, MI: Visible Ink Press. p. 72. ISBN 1-57859-061-2.
  5. ^ link
  6. ^ Brackett, Nathan, with Hoard, Christian (eds) (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th edn). New York, NY: Fireside. p. 42. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  7. ^ "History of The Band: "Stage Fright" and "Cahoots"". Theband.hiof.no. 1991-07-26. Retrieved 2012-02-09.