Music: Mellow Harvest

The Band makes music for the autumn. It is surely not complete coincidence that their latest album, Stage Fright, is being released as September approaches. For no matter if they sing about "dancin' through the clover" or some "time to kill" in June and July, the sure flavor of fall, harvest time and autumnal melancholy is in all their tunes, permeating the rhythms, punctuating every lyric.

In Stage Fright, the group's best record yet, their sound remains an intricate and often complex assimilation of styles, with heavy emphasis on country and good old rock and roll. If anything, the sound is...

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