The Weight (album version)

~ Recording by The Band

Appears on releases

#TitleLengthTrack ArtistRelease TitleRelease ArtistRelease Group TypeCountry/DateLabelCatalog#
Official
1.5The Weight4:40The BandMusic From Big PinkThe BandAlbum
  • US1968-07-01
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)2955
1.3The Weight4:40The BandThe Best of The BandThe BandAlbum + Compilation
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)SN-16331
1.1The Weight4:36The BandAnthologyThe BandAlbum + Compilation
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)SKBO-11856
1.3The Weight4:40The BandThe Best of The BandThe BandAlbum + Compilation
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)SN-16331
1.1The Weight4:36The BandAnthology, Volume 1The BandAlbum + Compilation
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)SN-66099
1.5The Weight4:40The BandMusic From Big PinkThe BandAlbum
Mobile Fidelity Sound LabMFSL 1-039
1.1The Weight?:??The BandThe Best of The BandThe BandAlbum + Compilation
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)EA-ST 23927
1.11The Weight4:34The BandThe Big Chill: More Songs From the Original SoundtrackVarious ArtistsAlbum + Soundtrack
Motown6094ML
1.3The Weight4:35The BandThe Best of The BandThe BandAlbum + Compilation
  • JP1985-09-21
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)CP32-5074
1.6The Weight4:39The BandTo Kingdom ComeThe BandAlbum + Compilation
  • US1989-09-18
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)CDP 592170
1.6The Weight4:39The BandTo Kingdom ComeThe BandAlbum + Compilation
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)CDP 7 92169 2
1.5The Weight4:38The BandMusic From Big PinkThe BandAlbum
  • US1989-11-09
Mobile Fidelity Sound LabUDCD 527
1.5The Weight4:38The BandMusic From Big PinkThe BandAlbum
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)CDP 7 46069 2
1.6The Weight4:39The BandTo Kingdom ComeThe BandAlbum + Compilation
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)EN 5010
1.8The Weight4:34The BandTour of Duty IIIVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia)465119 2
2.10The Weight4:35The BandThe Finest Masterpieces in Pop & RockVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG (do not use this as a release label!)652Y-7 95673 2
1.1The Weight4:35The BandThe Best of The BandThe BandAlbum + Compilation
1.1The Weight4:35The BandThe Best of The BandThe BandAlbum + Compilation
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)8312722
2.6The Weight4:35The BandThe Rock Collection: Rock USAVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Time-Life MusicTL 527/06
1.6The Weight4:33The BandThe Best of Tour of DutyVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)742173 2
1.1The Weight4:36The BandThe CollectionThe BandAlbum + Compilation
Castle Communications (primary imprint of Castle Communications PLC)CCSCD 333
1.13The Weight4:36The BandThe Rolling Stone Collection: 25 Years of Essential RockVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Time-Life MusicA-23707/R102-34, A-23708/R102-34, A-23709/R102-34, A-23710/R102-34, OPCD-2692/R102-34, OPCD-2693/R102-34, OPCD-2694/R102-34, R102-34
1.13The Weight4:36The BandThe Rolling Stone Collection: 25 Years of Essential RockVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Time-Life MusicOPCS-2692, OPCS-2693, OPCS-2694, PT-23707, PT-23708, PT-23709, PT-23710, R102-33
1.2The Weight4:36The BandAcross the Great DivideThe BandAlbum + Compilation
  • US1994-11-15
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)C2 0 7777 89565 2 5
1.2The Weight4:36The BandAcross the Great DivideThe BandAlbum + Compilation
  • US1994-11-15
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)D207193
2.12The Weight4:34The BandHarley-Davidson Road SongsVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • US1994-11-29
The Right Stuff (reissues; once EMI, now UMG)T2-31324
2.12The Weight4:34The BandHarley-Davidson Road SongsVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • CA1994-11-29
2.11The Weight4:34The BandHarley Davidson Road SongsVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
The Right Stuff (reissues; once EMI, now UMG)8367312
1.2The Weight4:30The BandL'America del rock 03: Il rock riscopre il folkVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
La RepubblicaAdR-03
1.2The Weight4:35The BandThe Best of Across the Great DivideThe BandAlbum + Compilation
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)7243 8 31461 23
1.3The Weight4:35The BandThe Best of The BandThe BandAlbum + Compilation
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)CDP 46070, CDP-546070
1.3The Weight4:35The BandThe Best of The BandThe BandAlbum + Compilation
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)CDP-46070
1.4The Weight4:36The BandAcoustic FreewayVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
PolyGram TV (a division of PolyGram Record Operations Ltd.)525 735-2
1.3The Weight4:34The BandEasy RiderVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
1.19The Weight4:34The BandThat’s Country: Simply the Best of CountryVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972), EMI TV7243 8 36433 2 5, CDEMTVD 103
3.10The Weight4:35The BandOh What a FeelingVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • CA1996-01-24
Juno RecordsJUNO-25-1, JUNO-25-2, JUNO-25-3, JUNO-25-4
2.8The Weight4:36The BandGood Morning VietnamVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • DE1996-08-01
DiskyHR 863812
1.17The Weight4:35The BandHet beste uit de top 60 van de jaren 60Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)
1.1The Weight4:36The BandThe WeightThe BandAlbum + Compilation
DiskyDC 867162
1.1The Weight4:36The BandThe CollectionThe BandAlbum + Compilation
  • GB1997-02-17
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)7243 8 55078 2 3
1.1The Weight4:33The BandA Time to Remember: 1968Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • -1997-03-21
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)ATTR 1968
1.12The Weight4:33The BandThe First Summer of LoveVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • GB1997-08-21
PolyGram TV (a division of PolyGram Record Operations Ltd.)553 862-2
2.3The Weight4:35The BandClassic Rock: 1967-1968Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Time-Life MusicTL 559/12
2.1The Weight4:35The BandSixty Sensational Sixties HitsVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
PolyGram
2.3The Weight4:35The BandSounds of a GenerationVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
DiskyDOU 882532
1.5The Weight4:36The BandThese DreamsVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
EMI-Capitol Entertainment Properties70876-12110-2-3
1.14The Weight4:37The BandThe Shape I'm In: The Very Best of The BandThe BandAlbum + Compilation
  • GB1998-08-03
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)
1.7The Weight4:36The BandPatch AdamsMarc ShaimanAlbum + Soundtrack
  • US1998-12-22
4.3The Weight4:38The BandThe Love GenerationVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Americana MastersLBSCD0018
1.2The Weight4:37The BandThe ’60s: Original NBC Motion Picture SoundtrackVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation + Soundtrack
  • US1999-01-26
PolyGram538743
2.2The Weight4:36The Band20th Century Hits for a New MillenniumVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • GB1999-07-26
DiskyDB 850822
1.9The Weight4:37The BandTime Life's Treasury of Folk Music, Volume 4: Folk RockVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • US1999-11-09
Time-Life Music
3.5The Weight4:36The Band1960's Rock: The Best of 60's Classic Rock (Original Artists & Recordings)Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Compass Productions (budget compilations), EMI‐Capitol Music Special MarketsOAR-20X
1.7The Weight4:35The BandBest of the 60’s: 60 Fantastic SongsVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
CMC Special5215432
1.12The Weight4:36The BandTime 100: The Music of Our Lives 1960-1980Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
wea (has logo with just “wea” on it)WTVD 37258
8.12The Weight4:36The BandWow That Was the 60’sVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
DiskyDB 883352
1.3The Weight4:35The BandGirl, InterruptedVarious ArtistsAlbum + Soundtrack
  • US2000-01-18
TVT RecordsTVT 6500-2
1.2The Weight4:35The BandPositively ’60sVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • US2000-01-25
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)23589
1.5The Weight4:39The BandMusic From Big PinkThe BandAlbum
  • US2000-08-29
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)72435-25390-2-4
1.5The Weight4:39The BandMusic From Big PinkThe BandAlbum
  • CA2000-08-29
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.), EMI Music Canada72435-25390-2-4
1.5The Weight4:39The BandMusic From Big PinkThe BandAlbum
  • GB2000-09-11
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)7243 5 25390 2 4
1.1The Weight4:35The BandGreatest HitsThe BandAlbum + Compilation
  • US2000-09-26
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)72435-24941-2-5
1.27Weight4:33The BandDecades: The Story of the 60’s / 70’s / 80’sVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • GB2000-11-06
Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries)
1.12The Weight4:35The BandEl mejor álbum de música de anuncios TV, Volumen 2Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
1.1The Weight4:35The BandGreatest HitsThe BandAlbum + Compilation
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)524 9412, 7243 5 24941 2 5
4.16The Weight4:35The BandGreatest Hits of the 60’sVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
DiskyDB 990852
1.5The Weight4:39The BandMusic From Big Pink / The BandThe BandAlbum + Compilation
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)5099909524729
1.12The Weight4:33The BandSingers and Songwriters: The 1960sVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Sony Music Special Products, Time-Life MusicA 31244, A 31245, A2 31243, R812-06
1.2The Weight4:34The Band1000 Original Hits: 1968Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
EMI Plus724357633826
1.15The Weight4:35The BandDouble Shot of Blues 2Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Universal Music Group (has logo with just "Universal Music Group")5857942
1.2The Weight4:33The BandThe Very Best Album EverThe BandAlbum + Compilation
EMI Music Netherlands (this is not an imprint! it likely refers to EMI Music Netherlands BV)7243 5 39149 2 9
1.6The Weight?:??The Band'60s Rock, Volume IVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
EMI Music Special Markets
1.5The Weight4:39The BandMusic From Big PinkThe BandAlbum
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)72434-77929-9-8
1.15The Weight4:33The BandRadio 2 Top 2000Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)7243 5 42923 2 3
4.16The Weight4:35The BandGreatest Hits of the 60’sVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
DiskyDB 905538
1.12The Weight4:36The BandGreatest RockVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)593055, 593056
1.6The Weight4:35The BandHypnotized: The Ultimate FM Collection 1967–76Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
wea (has logo with just “wea” on it)WTVD 49323
2.4The Weight4:34The BandSounds of the Sixties: 1968 Still SwingingVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Time-Life MusicTL SCC/12
1.5The Weight4:36The BandTangled JourneyVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Gallo Record CompanyCDSM206
1.8The Weight4:34The BandStarsky & HutchVarious ArtistsAlbum + Soundtrack
  • US2004-03-09
TVT SoundtraxTV 6700-2
2.10The Weight (album version)4:33The BandEasy Rider (deluxe edition)Various ArtistsAlbum + Soundtrack
  • US2004-03-23
Hip‐O Records
1.9The Weight4:34The BandBest of Acoustic: 32 Moody SongsVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • -2004
2.5The Weight4:35The BandEssential Soft RockVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
DiskyCB 902012
1.13The Weight4:38The BandLegends: Ultimate Rock Collection: Gimme Some Lovin'Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Time-Life Music19597-2, 72435-84068-2-5
2.10The Weight (album version)4:34The BandMusic From And Inspired By Easy Rider (Deluxe Edition)Various ArtistsAlbum + Soundtrack
Hip‐O RecordsB0002115-02
1.15The Weight4:36The BandMusic From and Inspired by The Big Chill - Deluxe EditionVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation + Soundtrack
Hip‐O Records
2.19The Weight4:36The BandLegends IIIVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • AU2005-03-18
EMI Music Australia (not for release label use!)7243 860420 2 6
2.4The Weight4:35The BandI Love Music 1965–1969Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • NL2005-05-16
DiskyCB 902950
5.19The Weight4:36The BandA Musical HistoryThe BandAlbum + Compilation
  • US2005-09-27
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)CCAP77409-6
2.7The Weight4:38The BandA Musical HistoryThe BandAlbum + Compilation
  • US2005-09-27
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)CCAP77409-6
3.10The Weight4:33The Band100% Rock, Volume 4Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)0094633824621
5.5The Weight4:38The BandComplete SixtiesVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
EMI International
2.4The Weight4:36The BandGood Morning VietnamVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
DiskyBX 903469
1.11The Weight4:35The BandBest of Radio 10 Gold - 60'sVarious ArtistsOther + Compilation
Disky (For unofficial releases bearing the Disky logo.)
1.20The Weight4:35The BandSixties Top 100Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Universal Music (plain logo: “Universal Music”)984 318-1
1.22The Weight4:35The Band101 Sixties HitsVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • GB2007-04-30
Virgin TVVTDCDX 866
3.25The Weight4:35The BandPure 60sVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • GB2007-11-03
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)508 2922, 5099950829224
1.16The Weight4:35The BandAlways & Forever CanadianVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Reader’s Digest Music, Universal Music Special Markets035-3561
Promotion
1.10The Weight4:34The BandCruisin’ 4 BlockbustersVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
EMI International72435 27416 2 5
Bootleg
1.14The Weight4:34The BandYTMND Soundtrack, Volume 8: Wartime EditionVarious ArtistsAlbum + Soundtrack
  • XW2006-01-12
YTMND

Relationships

engineer:Don Hahn (engineer)
Tony May (Engineer)
producer:The Band
John Simon (US producer, arranger, composer, songwriter and musician)
acoustic guitar:Robbie Robertson (on 1968-01-12)
bass guitar:Rick Danko (on 1968-01-12)
drums (drum set):Levon Helm (on 1968-01-12)
piano:Garth Hudson (on 1968-01-12)
background vocals:Rick Danko (on 1968-01-12)
Levon Helm (on 1968-01-12)
Richard Manuel (on 1968-01-12)
lead vocals:Rick Danko (on 1968-01-12)
Levon Helm (on 1968-01-12)
phonographic copyright by:Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (in 1968, in 2005)
recorded at:A&R Recording Studio (Third studio, 322 West 48th Street) in New York, New York, United States (on 1968-01-12)
part of:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - 500 Songs That Shaped Rock (order: 5)
Huffington Post: 100 Best Canadian Songs Ever (number: 6) (order: 6)
recording of:The Weight (on 1968-01-12)

The Weight

lyricist and composer:Robbie Robertson
publisher:Dwarf Music
ソニー・ミュージックパブリッシング A事業部
later translated versions:El peso