The Band's Classic Era Celebrated with Vinyl Box Set

The Band's Classic Era Celebrated with Vinyl Box Set
Although the Band reunited with a modified lineup during the '80s and '90s, the Toronto country rock greats are best remembered for their original run back in the '60s and '70s. Now, that golden era on Capitol Records is being chronicled with a new vinyl box set.

The box is called The Capitol Albums 1968-1977, and it contains the band's first seven studio LPs: Music from Big Pink (1968), The Band (1969), Stage Fright (1970), Cahoots (1971), Moondog Matinee (1973), Northern Lights - Southern Cross (1975) and Islands (1977). Also included is the 1972 live double-LP Rock of Ages.

These albums have been remastered and come on 180-gram wax. The original packaging for each of the LPs has been recreated, and it seems that there's no bonus material. Below, watch an unboxing video that shows the box's contents.

Rather conspicuously, the 1978 swan song The Last Waltz is missing here. That's because it came out through Warner Bros. rather than Capitol.

The Capitol Albums 1968-1977 will be out July 31 through Capitol. It's available to pre-order on Amazon for $185.99.