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The Rhythm Devils Play River Music

The Rhythm Devils

Initial release : 1980

Passport PB-9844

Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Phil Lesh contribute to this original LP release of percussion music from the recording sessions from the Apocalypse Now soundtrack.


LP Side 1

  • Compound (Hart/Hinton/Moreira)
  • Trenches (Hart/Hinton/Moreira)
  • Street Gang (Hart/Hinton/Moreira)
  • The Beast (Hart/Hinton/Moreira)
LP Side 2
  • Steps (Hart/Hinton/Moreira)
  • Tar (Hart/Hinton/Moreira)
  • Lance (Hart/Hinton/Moreira)
  • Cave (Hart/Hinton/Moreira)
  • Napalm for Breakfast (Hart/Hinton/Moreira)
  • Hell's Bells (Hart/Hinton/Moreira)

The Rhythm Devils

  • Greg Errico
  • Mickey Hart
  • Michael Hinton
  • Bill Kreutzmann
  • Phil Lesh
  • Jim Loveless
  • Airto Moreira
  • Jordan Amarantha
  • Flora Purim
Compound is included on the Mickey Hart compilation Over The Edge And Back. The CD booklet with that release includes the following musician list;
  • Mickey Hart - percussion
  • Bill Kreutzmann - percussion
  • Airto Moreira - percussion
  • Michael Hinton - percussion
  • Jim Loveless - marimba
  • Greg Errico - drums
  • Jordan Amarantha - congas
  • Flora Purim - vocals
  • Phil Lesh - bass

  • Producer - Mickey Hart
  • Associate producer - Gian-Carlo Coppola
  • Production assistance - Creek Hart
  • Composed by - Mickey Hart, Michael Hinton, Airto Moreira
  • Engineer - Betty Cantor-Jackson, Brett Cohen, Dan Healy
  • Assistant Engineer - John Cutler, Bob Matthews
  • Instrument design - Jim Loveless, Ramrod, Willy John Cashman, Danny Orlando
  • Crew - Ramrod, Hagen, Steve Parrish, Billy Candelario, Bob Nichols, Willy Legate, Debbie Eisenberg, David Faust
  • Special thanks to Francis Coppola for his inspiration
  • Recorded at Club Front, San Rafael, April 1979 and The Barn, Novato, March 1980
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An expanded version of this LP was subsequently released on CD as;

The Apocalypse Now movie has been released twice. Firstly in it's original format then in an extended and remastered format; A soundtrack album was released in conjunction with each version of the movie; Compound has been included on a number of samplers and compilation;
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