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Promos, samplers and other non-commercial releases

This is a selected discography of promotional releases by the Grateful Dead or members of the Grateful Dead. The list is not comprehensive. The main focus of this page is on singles, samplers and albums that were released for promotional rather than commercial purposes.

There is some duplication between this page and the Grateful Dead discography page. A number of promotional singles are the same as the commercial singles except for the color of the label. A number of samplers hover somewhere between commercial and promotional and are therefore included on both lists.

Additions, corrections and comments are welcome


Grateful Dead : Selected promotional releases, bonus discs, etc.

info The Golden Road / Cream Puff War 7" promotional single, Grateful Dead, 1967
info Dark Star / Born Cross-Eyed 7" promotional single, Grateful Dead, 1968
info Aoxomoxoa white label promotional LP, Grateful Dead, 1969
info Anthem Of The Sun promotional LP, Grateful Dead, 1968
info Radio Spots For Warner Brothers Album Live Dead, Grateful Dead, 1969
info Uncle John's Band / New Speedway Boogie 7" promotional single, Grateful Dead, 1970
info Truckin' / Ripple 7" promotional single, Grateful Dead, 1970
info American Beauty 5 track EP, Grateful Dead, 1971?
info Sugar Magnolia / Mr Charlie 7" promotional single, Grateful Dead, 1972
info Ramble on Rose / Jack Straw / Mr. Charlie promo single, Grateful Dead, 1972
info Johnny B. Goode / So Fine promo single, Grateful Dead / Elvin Bishop Group, 1972
info Let Me Sing Your Blues Away / Here Comes Sunshine 7" promotional single, Grateful Dead, 1973
info Eyes Of The World 7" promotional single, Grateful Dead, 1973
info U. S. Blues 7" promotional single, Grateful Dead, 1974
info Sampler For Deadheads (#1 of 3), Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter, 1975
info Sampler For Deadheads (#2 of 3), Old And In The Way / Keith and Donna, 1975
info Sampler For Deadheads (#3 of 3), Robert Hunter / Ned Lagin and Phil Lesh , 1975
info Music Never Stopped 7" promotional single, Grateful Dead, 1975
info Franklin's Tower 7" promotional single, Grateful Dead, 1975
info For Deadheads, Various Artists, 1976 (UK only)
info Terrapin Station promo LP banded for radio play, Grateful Dead, 1977
info Passenger 7" promotional single, Grateful Dead, 1977
info What A Long Strange Trip It's Been white label promo, Grateful Dead, 1977
info Fingerlickin' Good (Arista Sampler), Various Artists, 1977
info Grateful Dead Sampler, Various Artists (Grateful Dead / Jerry Garcia / Bob Weir), 1978
info Good Lovin' 7" promotional single, Grateful Dead, 1978
info Grateful Dead Sampler, Various Artists, 1978
info Shakedown Street 7" promotional single, Grateful Dead, 1979
info Alabama Getaway 7" promotional single, Grateful Dead, 1980
info Don't Ease me In / Far From Me 7" promotional single, Grateful Dead, 1980
info Touch Of Grey / My Brother Esau 7 and 12 inch promo single, Grateful Dead, 1987
info Touch Of Grey 12 inch promo single, Grateful Dead, 1987
info Hell In A Bucket / West L.A. Fadeaway (promo 12" vinyl single), Grateful Dead, 1987
info Throwing Stones / When Push Comes To Shove promo single, Grateful Dead, 1987
info Throwing Stones 12 inch promo vinyl single, Grateful Dead, 1987
info Grateful Dead Ante Up: The Built To Last Interview, Grateful Dead, 1989
info Slow Train promotional CD single, Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead, 1989
info Foolish Heart promotional CD, Grateful Dead, 1989
info Delco Electronics Music System Sampler, Various Artists, 198?
info Hundred Year Hall: World Premier Broadcast, Grateful Dead, 1995
info Selections From The Arista Years sampler, Grateful Dead, 1996
info The Best Of... The Arista Years 1977-1995 Radio Sampler, Grateful Dead, 1996
info A Glimpse Of The Vault, Grateful Dead, 1996
info Fallout From The Phil Zone Interview Disc, Phil Lesh, 1997
info Dick's Picks 7-12 Sampler, Grateful Dead, 1998
info So Many Roads (1965-1995) Sampler, Grateful Dead, 1999
info Selections From The Golden Road (1965 - 1973), Grateful Dead, 2001
info Steppin' Out With The Grateful Dead sampler, Grateful Dead, 2002
info Go To Nassau sampler, Grateful Dead, 2002
info Postcards Of The Hanging Bonus CD, Grateful Dead, 2002
info You Rock My World, Various Artists, 2002
info The Closing of Winterland Bonus CD, Grateful Dead, 2003
info DVDAudio Surround Sound Music Sampler, Various Artists, 2003?
info Rockin' The Rhein bonus CD: Academy Of Music, Grateful Dead, 2004
info Beyond Description Bonus CD, Grateful Dead, 2004
info Beyond Description Promo CD, Grateful Dead, 2004
info Man Smart, Woman Smarter: Weir Here Promo, Grateful Dead, 2004
info Searching For The Sound Bonus CD, Grateful Dead, 2005
info Jerry Garcia: The Collected Artwork: Limited Edition CD, JGB / Grateful Dead / Garcia-Grisman, 2005
info Dead Ahead Bonus CD, Grateful Dead, 2005
info Fillmore West 1969 Bonus Disc, Grateful Dead, 2005
info Dick's Picks 31-35 Sampler, Grateful Dead, 2005
info Spirit of '76, Grateful Dead, 2006
info Jerry Garcia: The Collected Artwork: Collectors Edition CD, Jerry Garcia Band / Grateful Dead / Garcia-Grisman, 2007
info Road Trips: Vol 1, Number 1: Fall 1979 Bonus CD, Grateful Dead, 2007
info Road Trips: Vol 1, Number 1: Fall 1979: Bonus download, Grateful Dead, 2007
info Road Trips: Vol 1, Number 2: October 1977 Bonus CD, Grateful Dead, 2008
info Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings: Bonus CD, Grateful Dead, 2008
info Road Trips: Vol 1, Number 3: Summer 1971 Bonus CD, Grateful Dead, 2008
info Rocking The Cradle: Egypt 1978: Bonus CD, Grateful Dead, 2008
info Road Trips: Vol 1, Number 4: Winterland 1978 Bonus CD, Grateful Dead, 2008
info Road Trips: Vol 2, No. 1: MSG, Sept 1990 Bonus CD, Grateful Dead, 2008
info Road Trips: Vol 2, Number 2: Feb 14, 1968, Carousel Ballroom Bonus CD, Grateful Dead, 2009
info Road Trips: Vol 2, Number 3: June 1974, Wall Of Sound Bonus CD, Grateful Dead, 2009
info Road Trips: Vol 2, Number 4: Cal Expo 1993 Bonus CD, Grateful Dead, 2009
info Winterland June 1977: The Complete Recordings Bonus CD, Grateful Dead, 2009
info Road Trips: Vol 3, Number 1: Oakland Dec 28, 1979 Bonus CD, Grateful Dead, 2009
info Road Trips: Vol 3, Number 2: Austin, Nov 15, 1971 Bonus CD, Grateful Dead, 2010
info Road Trips: Vol 3, Number 3: Fillmore East, 5/15/70 Bonus CD, Grateful Dead, 2010
info Road Trips: 2011 Bonus Disc, Grateful Dead, 2011
info Dave's Picks Bonus CD 2012, Grateful Dead, 2012
info Dave's Picks Bonus CD 2013, Grateful Dead, 2013
info Dave's Picks Bonus CD 2014, Grateful Dead, 2014

Jerry Garcia : Selected promotional releases, bonus discs, etc.

info South Side Strut / Uncle Martin's 7" promotional single, Howard Wales and Jerry Garcia, 1972
info Deal / The Wheel 7" promotional single, Jerry Garcia, 1972
info Sugaree / Eep Hour white label 7" promotional single, Jerry Garcia, 1972
info Warner/Reprise Display Case Vol. 3 , Various Artists, 1972
info Let It Rock 7" promotional single, Jerry Garcia, 1974
info Sampler For Deadheads (#1 of 3), Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter, 1975
info Sampler For Deadheads (#2 of 3), Old And In The Way / Keith and Donna, 1975
info For Deadheads, Various Artists, 1976 (UK only)
info Grateful Dead Sampler, Various Artists, 1978
info Arista AOR Sampler, Various Artists, 1978
info Deal promotional CD, Jerry Garcia Band, 1991
info Jerry Garcia Radio Special, Jerry Garcia / Jerry Garcia Band, 1991
info All Good Things Redux bonus CD, Jerry Garcia / Jerry Garcia Band, 2004
info All Good Things Promo CD, Jerry Garcia / Jerry Garcia Band, 2004
info Selections from All Good Things Promo, Jerry Garcia / Jerry Garcia Band, 2004
info Pure Jerry (Theatre 1839) sampler, Jerry Garcia Band, 2004
info Way After Midnight, Jerry Garcia Band, 2004
info Absolute Mary, Legion of Mary, 2005
info Garcia Plays Dylan Again, Jerry Garcia Band / Legion Of Mary, 2005
info Jerry Garcia: The Collected Artwork: Limited Edition CD, JGB / Grateful Dead / Garcia-Grisman, 2005
info Pure Jerry Sampler: Vols. 1 to 6, Jerry Garcia, 2005
info More Of The Best, Legion of Mary / Jerry Garcia Band / Garcia & Kahn, 2006
info Twisted Radio Waves, Jerry Garcia / Dr. Demento, 2006
info Jerry Garcia: The Collected Artwork: Collectors Edition CD, Jerry Garcia Band / Grateful Dead / Garcia-Grisman, 2007

Bob Weir : Selected promotional releases, etc.

info One More Saturday Night / Cassidy 7" promotional single, Bob Weir, 1972
info Display Case Vol. 7, Various Artists, 1972
info For Deadheads, Various Artists, 1976 (UK only)
info Bombs Away 7" promotional single, Bob Weir, 1978
no info I'll Be Doggone 7" promotional single, Bob Weir, 1978
info Grateful Dead Sampler, Various Artists, 1978
info Too Many Losers 7" promotional single, Bobby and The Midnites, 1981
info (I Want to Live in) America 7" promotional single, Bobby and The Midnites, 1984
info Trios promo CD, Rob Wasserman, 1994
info Odessa Promo, Bob Weir & Ratdog, 2000
info Man Smart, Woman Smarter: Weir Here Promo, Grateful Dead, 2004

Keith and Donna Godchaux : Selected promotional releases, etc.

info Sampler For Deadheads (#2 of 3), Old And In The Way / Keith and Donna, 1975
info For Deadheads, Various Artists, 1976 (UK only)

Mickey Hart : Selected promotional releases, etc.

info Blind John / Pump Song 7" promotional single, Mickey Hart, 1972
info Warner/Reprise Display Case, Vol. 9, Various Artists, 1972
info For Deadheads, Various Artists, 1976 (UK only)
info Taste Of Mystery: Radio Sampler, Mickey Hart, 1996
info Mystery Box Radio Special, Mickey Hart, 1996
info Natural Wonders: 1996 Music Sampler, Various Artists, 1996
info Jazziz: Critics' Choice: Feb 2008, Various Artists, 2008

Robert Hunter : Selected promotional releases, etc.

info It Must Have Been The Roses 7" promotional single, Robert Hunter, 1974
info Rum Runners 7" promotional single, Robert Hunter, 1974
info Sampler For Deadheads (#1 of 3), Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter, 1975

Phil Lesh : Selected promotional releases, etc.

info Mason's Children Promo, Phil Lesh & Friends, 2002
info Night Of A Thousand Stars Promo, Phil Lesh & Friends, 2002
info Searching For The Sound Bonus CD, Grateful Dead, 2005
info Phil Lesh and Friends Live at the Warfield bonus DVD, Phil Lesh and Friends, 2006

Other Ones : Selected promotional releases, etc.

info Corrina (edited version), The Other Ones, 1999

Miscellaneous radio shows and interviews

no info Rock And Roll Valentine, 1981, Westwood One
no info What Keeps The Dead Alive - Westwood One promotional radio show, Grateful Dead, 1985
no info Grateful Dead Talk To Themselves, Grateful Dead, 1987, Arista ADP-9630
no info Still Truckin', Grateful Dead, 1992, Baktabak CBAK 4039
info In The Studio #438, Interviews with Weir, Hart and Lesh, music from The Arista Years, 1996
no info A Talk With Jerry Garcia, 1996, Beserkley 48337-006
no info King Biscuit Flower Hour (Broadcast July 1996), Grateful Dead, 1996
no info King Biscuit Flower Hour (Broadcast September 1998), Grateful Dead, 1996

Last updated May 2013