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Rocking The Cradle: Egypt 1978

Grateful Dead

Initial release : Sept 2008

Rhino

A two CD / 1 DVD release of live music from the September 15 & 16, 1978 shows at the Gizah Sound and Light Theater, Cairo, Egypt. A bonus CD of additional music from the Egypt shows was distributed with pre-ordered copies of Rocking The Cradle.

Tracks

CD 1;

  • Jack Straw
  • Row Jimmy
  • New, Minglewood Blues
  • Candyman
  • Looks Like Rain
  • Stagger Lee
  • I Need A Miracle
  • It's All Over Now
  • Deal
CD 2;
  • Ollin Arageed
  • Fire On The Mountain
  • Iko Iko
  • Shakedown Street
  • Drums
  • Space
  • Truckin'
  • Stella Blue
  • Around And Around
DVD;
  • Bertha
  • Good Lovin'
  • Row Jimmy
  • New, Minglewood Blues
  • Candyman
  • Looks Like Rain
  • Deal
  • Ollin Arageed
  • Fire On The Mountain
  • Iko Iko
  • I Need A Miracle
  • It's All Over Now
  • Truckin'
  • Featurette: The Vacation Tapes
Bonus CD included with early copies ordered from dead.net;
  • Bertha
  • Good Lovin'
  • El Paso
  • Ramble On Rose
  • Estimated Prophet
  • Eyes Of The World
  • Terrapin Station
  • Sugar Magnolia
Musicians

  • Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
  • Donna Jean Godchaux - vocals
  • Keith Godchaux - keyboards
  • Mickey Hart - drums
  • Bill Kreutzmann - drums
  • Phil Lesh - electric bass, vocals
  • Bob Weir - rhythm guitar, vocals

    Special guests

  • Hamza El Din
  • Nubian Youth Choir
Credits

  • Executive producer – Richard Loren
  • Stage production – Ramrod, Steve Parish, John Hagen, Bill Candelario, Robbie Taylor, Brett Cohen, Harry Popick, Jeffrey Boden, John Cutler
  • Concert sound – Dan Healy
  • Sound recording – John Kahn, Betty Cantor-Jackson, Bob Matthews
  • PA system and recording equipment provided by The Who
  • Lighting director – Candace Brightman
  • Video documentary – Richard Loren
  • Travel director – Randy Sarti
  • Special thanks – AbdulAtti, Joe & Lois Malone, Jonathan Wallace, Jehane Hussain, Blaze, Eddie Washington, Sue Stephens, Egyptian Department of Antiquities, the US State Department

  • Egypt '78 tour, concerts and documentary video conceived by Richard Loren
  • Realization of the Egypy concerts by Richard Loren, Alan Trist, Phil Lesh
  • Cross-cultural performance elements (Hamza El Din & Nubian Youth Choir) conceived by Mickey Hart

  • Dedicated to the memory of Jerry Garcia, Keith Godchaux, John Kahn, Hamza El Din, Lawrence “Ramrod" Shurtliff, Goldie Rush, Ken Kesey, Alton Kelley, Bill Graham, Anwar Sadat, Menachem Begin

  • Compilation producer – David Lemieux
  • Stereo & 5.1 mix – Jeffrey Norman at Garage Audio
  • Concert video – Gary Biddle
  • Concert video post production at Video Arts, San Francisco
  • Concert video mastering – David Glasser at Airshow Mastering
  • CD mastering – Jeffrey Norman
  • Audio restoration – Jamie Howarth/Plangent Processes
  • Audiovisual research – Mike Johnson
  • Archival research – Eileen Law/Grateful Dead Archives
  • Cover art – Kelley
  • Art direction – Steve Vance, Scott Webber
  • Package design – Steve Vance
  • Pop-up art – Scott McDougall
  • Photography – Adrian Boot, Patti Healy
  • Background illustration – Stanley Mouse
  • Booklet essay - Alan Trist
  • Project assistance – Jimmy Edwards, Gregg Goldman, Alan Trist, Mike Engstrom, Matt Abels, Scott Webber, Sophia Fields, Dave May, Reggie Collins, Sheryl Farber, Lyn Fey, Karen Weinberger
  • Special thanks – Mickey Hart, Bob Weir, Dennis McNally, Gary Biddle, Steve Jarvis, David Denny, John Cutler, Tom Flye, Robert Gatley, Dave Glasser, Cameron Sears, Mike McGinn, David O. Weissman, Chis Shelley, Uriah Lovelycolors, Bob Johns, Simon Pargeter, Steffen Frech, Faye Kesey, Shannon Kesey, Jan Simmons, Tim Jorstad, Nancy Mallonee

  • The Vacation Tapes produced by Richard Loren & Alan Trist
  • Directed by Richard Loren
  • Edited by Alex Bushe
Notes

Jack Straw and Stagger Lee on CD 1 are from the September 15, 1978 show.

All other tracks on CD1, CD 2 and the DVD are from the September 16, 1978 show.

The tracks on the bonus CD are from the following shows;

  • Bertha - September 16, 1978
  • Good Lovin' - September 16, 1978
  • El Paso - September 16, 1978
  • Ramble On Rose - September 16, 1978
  • Estimated Prophet - September 15, 1978
  • Eyes Of The World - September 15, 1978
  • Terrapin Station - September 15, 1978
  • Sugar Magnolia - September 15, 1978
Related releases

Staggerlee, Ollin Arageed and Fire On The Mountain had earlier been released on;

For information about other releases that include music from this period see the 1978 section of the Dead by Date page.

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