During these days many albums were re-released as anniversary editions. If you need necessarily need to purchase shouldn't be the question. The main thing for me is to remember when I listened the first time to those records and if it is worth to come back to them once again. In September 1969 The Band mixture of Canadian and American musicians released their self titled second album. Some of knew them as the backing band of Bob Dylan and probably from The Weight a song featured on Easy Rider. In my very younger days it was very unusual to listen to country music in any characteristic and some of had a hidden spot on this music. For me The Band were the link to other country music for me and this record is still worth to come back to it because of the great songs and the superb vocals and harmonies they had.
The Band - Up On Cripple Creek
The Band - King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
The Band - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down