Label: Capitol Records - SW 425 • Format: Vinyl LP • Country: Australia • Genre: Rock • Style: Blues Rock, Folk Rock
It has been covered by such artists as Barrence Whitfield. As with several songs on Stage Frightsuch as the title track, "Daniel and the Sacred Harp" reflects the difficulties the Band was going through at the time of the album's development. Beyond just the loss of a musician's soul, music critic Nick DeRiso hears in the song a theme of loss of innocence, which would have been particularly meaningful to the s generation as Daniel And The Sacred Harp - The Band - Stage Fright moved into the s.
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DeRiso describes the music as "a kind of Appalachian lament. It was included on the album Anthology. The Band never played "Daniel and the Sacred Harp" live. An alternate take of "Daniel and the Sacred Harp" was included on the rerelease of Stage Fright.
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