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Grateful Dead (Skull and Roses) Expanded 50th Anniversary Edition

Grateful Dead

Initial release : 2021


A double CD expanded edition of the seventh Grateful Dead album released to mark the 50th anniversary of the original album release. The first CD comprises the contents of the original album. The second CD is live music from then Grateful Dead show on July 2, 1971 at the Fillmore West.


CD 1 (remastered original album):

  • Bertha (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Mama Tried (Haggard)
  • Big Railroad Blues (Lewis arr. Grateful Dead)
  • Playing In The Band (Weir / Hunter)
  • The Other One (Kreutzmann / Weir)
  • Me and My Uncle (Phillips)
  • Big Boss Man (Smith / Dixon)
  • Me and Bobby McGee (Kristofferson / Foster)
  • Johnny B. Goode (Berry)
  • Wharf Rat (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Not Fade Away (Petty / Hardin)
  • Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad (Traditional arr. Grateful Dead)
CD 2 (July 2, 1971, Fillmore West):
  • Good Lovin' (Clark / Resnick)
  • Sing Me Back Home (Haggard)
  • Mama Tried (Haggard)
  • Cryptical Envelopment (Garcia)
  • Drums (Kreutzmann)
  • The Other One (Kreutzmann / Weir)
  • Big Boss Man (Smith / Dixon)
  • Not Fade Away (Petty / Hardin)
  • Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad (Traditional arr. Grateful Dead)
  • Not Fade Away (Petty / Hardin)

  • Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
  • Bill Kreutzmann - drums
  • Phil Lesh - bass, vocals
  • Pigpen (Ron McKernan) - organ, harmonica, vocals
  • Bob Weir - guitar, vocals

  • Merl Saunders - organ on Bertha, Playing In The Band, Wharf Rat (overdubbed in studio)

Original album:

  • Producer - Grateful Dead
  • Engineer - Bob and Betty (Bob Matthews and Betty Cantor)
  • Live recording for Alembic by Bob and Betty (Bob Matthews and Betty Cantor)
  • Artwork - Kelly
  • Photography - Bob Seidman

  • Selections taken from recordings made live at Winterland, San Francisco; Manhattan Center, New York City; Bill Graham's Fabled Fillmore East, New York City
Expanded album:
  • Producer - Grateful Dead
  • Produced for release - David Lemieux
  • Mastering - David Glasser
  • Tape restoration and speed correction - Jamie Howarth, John Chester
  • Recording (Fillmore West bonus disc) - Rex Jackson
  • Design - Steve Vance
  • Liner notes essay - Gary Lambert
Related releases

The original Grateful Dead (Skull and Roses) double LP was released in 1971:

For information about other releases that include music from this period see the 1971 section of the Dead by Date page.

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