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Sampler For Deadheads EP 3 of 3

Robert Hunter / Ned Lagin and Phil Lesh - Seastones

Initial release : June 1975

Round Records SMP 03 (RX 105A / 106B)

One of three Round Record EPs that were distributed to Deadheads. The EPs comprise released tracks and rough mixes from Round Record LPs. The tracks on this EP are rough mixes of songs from Robert Hunter's second album, Tiger Rose, and the basic structure of a part of Ned Lagin's Seastones.


There is no designated side A or B.

The track contents are not listed on the record labels. From the label information.

Side A:

  • Robert Hunter: Tiger Rose
Side B:
  • Phil Lesh and Ned Lagin: Sea Stones
The actual songs on the sampler are as follows.

Side A:

  • Tiger Rose (Hunter)
  • Talking Money Tree (Hunter)
Side B:
  • Seastones (Excerpt)

The exact line-up of musicians on these tracks is not known.

The musicians involved in the recording of Tiger Rose were;

  • Robert Hunter - guitar, vocals, mandolin, synthesizer, percussion
  • David Freiberg - bass, piano, celeste, vocals
  • Jerry Garcia - guitar, piano, synthesizer, pedal steel, vocals
  • Donna Godchaux - vocals
  • David Grisman - mandolin
  • Mickey Hart - percussion
  • Pete Sears - piano, bass, organ, tack piano, clavinet
  • B.D. Shot - drums (B. D. Shot is Mickey Hart)
  • David Torbert - bass
The musicians involved in the recording of the Seastones were;
  • Ned Lagin - piano, clavichord, organ, prepared piano, percussion, synthesizers, computers
  • David Crosby - guitar, voice
  • Spencer Dryden - percussion
  • David Freiberg - voice
  • Jerry Garcia - guitar, voice
  • Mickey Hart - percussion
  • Phil Lesh - bass
  • Grace Slick - voice

One of three sampler EPs sent to Deadheads to promote Round Records releases. This sampler was distributed, along with the second sampler featuring selections from Old & In The Way and the Keith and Donna Godchaux LP, with the February 1975 Round Records Mailer. This newsletter included the following information.

Enclosed you'll find samplers of our new offerings. This time they're really collector's items since only the Old & In The Way cuts are the same as the ones on the album. Just a few words about each. The first two will be out by mid February and the second two around mid March.

Robert Hunter's "Tiger Rose" sampler has the title cut and a song by his cat (that's what he told us) called "Talking Money Tree" the album was recorded at Mickey Hart's studio and produced by old iron fist in velvet glove, Jerry Garcia.

"Seastones", the Ned Lagin and Phil Lesh sampler contains only the basic structure of this portion of the piece. You'll be blown away by the difference. The music is interesting as it's really a union of music, biology and physics. The effect that it's having on the studio personnel and musicians is amazing. It makes people act as if they were high (exactly as Ned predicted years ago). I believe the word is stoning. The album will have vocals by David Crosby, Grace Slick, Jerry Garcia and David Freiberg.

We hope you'll enjoy these samplers. Last time we mailed out free samplers so many people wrote to say thanks it thrilled us (a mail truck came to our office with a truck load of thanks). Now, however, with the Dead off the road and the necessary personnel cutbacks we can't handle the thank you notes.

Instead of writing us, please just play these sides for 15 people who haven't heard them; have a party'

Related releases

The Hunter tracks were released on;

  • Tiger Rose, Robert Hunter, 1975, Round Records RX 105
Seastones original release was;
  • Seastones, Ned Lagin, 1975, Round Records RX 106
The other two sampler EPs released at the same time as this were;
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