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The Story of the Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead

Initial release : 2020

Vinyl Me, Please

A limited edition box set release of eight previously released Grateful Dead albums. The albums, 4 studio and 4 live, are on colored 180 gram vinyl and are accompanied by essays by contemporary musicians discussing the influence of the album on their career. The albums included are Workingman's Dead, American Beauty, Live/Dead, Europe '72, Wake of the Flood, Terrapin Station, Reckoning, and Without a Net. All LPs have been produced from the master analog recordings with the exception of Without A Net which was recorded digitally.

Tracks

Live/Dead

  • Dark Star (Hunter / Garcia / Lesh / McKernan / Weir / Hart / Kreutzmann)
  • Saint Stephen (Hunter / Garcia / Lesh)
  • The Eleven (Hunter / Lesh)
  • Turn On Your Lovelight (Scott / Malone)
  • Death Don't Have No Mercy (Davis)
  • Feedback (Mcgannahan Skyjellyfetti)
  • And We Bid You Goodnight (Traditional)

Workingmen's Dead
  • Uncle John's Band (Garcia / Hunter)
  • High Time (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Dire Wolf (Garcia / Hunter)
  • New Speedway Boogie (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Cumberland Blues (Garcia / Hunter / Lesh)
  • Black Peter (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Easy Wind (Hunter)
  • Casey Jones (Garcia / Hunter)

American Beauty
  • Box Of Rain (Hunter / Lesh)
  • Friend Of The Devil (Garcia / Hunter / Dawson)
  • Sugar Magnolia (Hunter / Weir)
  • Operator (McKernan)
  • Candyman (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Ripple (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Brokedown Palace (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Till The Morning Comes (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Attics Of My Life (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Truckin' (Garcia / Hunter / Lesh / Weir)
Europe '72
  • Cumberland Blues (Garcia / Lesh / Hunter)
  • He's Gone (Garcia / Hunter)
  • One More Saturday Night (Weir)
  • Jack Straw (Weir / Hunter)
  • You Win Again (Hank Williams)
  • China Cat Sunflower (Garcia / Hunter)
  • I Know You Rider (Traditional)
  • Brown Eyed Women (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Hurts Me Too (Elmore James/Marshall Sehorn)
  • Ramble On Rose (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Sugar Magnolia (Weir / Hunter)
  • Mr. Charlie (Ron McKernan / Hunter)
  • Tennessee Jed (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Truckin' (Garcia / Lesh / Weir / Hunter)
  • Epilogue (Grateful Dead)
  • Prelude (Grateful Dead)
  • Morning Dew (Rose / Dobson)

Wake Of The Flood
  • Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo (Hunter / Garcia)
  • Let Me Sing Your Blues Away (Hunter / Godchaux)
  • Row Jimmy (Hunter / Garcia)
  • Stella Blue (Hunter / Garcia)
  • Here Comes Sunshine (Hunter / Garcia)
  • Eyes Of The World (Hunter / Garcia)
  • Weather Report Suite
    - Prelude (Weir)
    - Part 1 (Weir / Andersen)
    - Part 2 - Let It Grow (Weir / Barlow)
Terrapin Station
  • Estimated Prophet (Weir / Barlow)
  • Dancin' In The Streets (Stevenson / Gaye / Hunter)
  • Passenger (Lesh / Monk)
  • Samson and Delilah (Traditional)
  • Sunrise (Godchaux)
  • Terrapin Station:
    - Lady With A Fan (Garcia / Hunter)
    - Terrapin Station (Garcia / Hunter)
    - Terrapin (Garcia / Hunter)
    - Terrapin Transit (Hart / Kreutzmann)
    - At A Siding (Hart / Hunter)
    - Terrapin Flyer (Hart / Kreutzmann)
    - Refrain (Garcia)
Reckoning
  • Dire Wolf (Garcia / Hunter)
  • The Race Is On (Rollins)
  • Oh Babe, It Ain't No Lie (Cotton)
  • It Must Have Been The Roses (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Dark Hollow (Traditional)
  • China Doll (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Been All Around This World (Traditional)
  • Monkey And The Engineer (Fuller)
  • Jack-A-Roe (Traditional)
  • Deep Elem Blues (Traditional)
  • Cassidy (Weir / Barlow)
  • To Lay Me Down (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Rosa Lee McFall (Monroe)
  • On The Road Again (Traditional)
  • Bird Song (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Ripple (Garcia / Hunter)
Without A net
  • Feel Like A Stranger (Barlow / Weir)
  • Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Walkin' Blues (Johnson)
  • Althea (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Cassidy (Barlow / Weir)
  • Bird Song (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Let It Grow (Barlow / Weir)
  • China Cat Sunflower (Garcia / Hunter)
  • I Know You Rider (Traditional)
  • Looks Like Rain (Barlow / Weir)
  • Eyes Of The World (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Victim Or The Crime (Graham / Weir)
  • Help On The Way (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Slipknot! (Garcia / Lesh / Weir / Kreutzmann / Godchaux)
  • Franklin's Tower (Garcia / Hunter / Kreutzmann)
  • One More Saturday Night (Weir)
  • Dear Mr. Fantasy (Capaldi / Wood / Winwood)
Musicians

On all CDs;

  • Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
  • Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
  • Phil Lesh - bass, vocals
  • Bill Kreutzmann - drums, percussion
On selected CDs;
  • Ron (Pigpen) McKernan - keyboards, harmonica, vocals (Workingman's Dead, American Beauty, Live/Dead, Europe '72)
  • Mickey Hart - drums, percussion (Workingman's Dead, American Beauty, Live/Dead, Terrapin Station, Reckoning, Without a Net)
  • Tom Constanten - keyboards (Live/Dead)
  • Keith Godcahux - keyboards (Europe '72, Wake of the Flood, Terrapin Station)
  • Donna Godchaux - vocals (Europe '72, Wake of the Flood, Terrapin Station)
  • Brent Mydland keyboards, vocals (Reckoning, Without a Net)
Guest musicians;
  • Dave Nelson - electric guitar (Workingman's Dead, American Beauty)
  • Dave Torbert - bass (American Beauty)
  • David Grisman - mandolin (American Beauty)
  • Howard Wales - piano (American Beauty)
  • Ned Lagin - piano (American Beauty)
  • Merl Saunders - organ (studio overdubs on Europe '72)
  • Bill Atwood - trumpet (Wake Of The Flood)
  • Vassar Clements - violin (Wake Of The Flood)
  • Joe Ellis - trumpet (Wake Of The Flood)
  • Martin Fierro - alto and tenor saxophones (Wake Of The Flood)
  • Sarah Fulcher - vocals (Wake Of The Flood)
  • Matthew Kelly - harmonica (Wake Of The Flood)
  • Frank Morin - tenor saxophone (Wake Of The Flood)
  • Pat O'Hara - trombone (Wake Of The Flood)
  • Doug Sahm - 12-string guitar (Wake Of The Flood)
  • Benny Velarde - timbales (Wake Of The Flood)
  • Paul Buckmaster - orchestral arrangments (Terrapin Station)
  • The Martyn Ford Orchestra (Terrapin Station)
  • The English Choral (Terrapin Station)
  • Tom Scott - lyricon, saxophones (Terrapin Station)
  • Branford Marsalis - tenor and soprano saxophone (Without A Net)
Credits

See the individual album pages for the original album credits.

For this release:

  • Lacquers cut - Chris Bellman
  • Liner note essays - MC Taylor, David Longstreth, Jim James, Avey Tare, Hunter Brown, Margo Price, Scott Devendorf, John Darnielle, Jenny Conlee
  • Photography - Jim Marshall, Jim Anderson, Adrian Boot, Bob Minkin, Jay Blakesburg, Herb Greene, Rosie McGee
  • Box and booklet design - Jeremy Dean
Notes

  • All albums are released on colored vinyl as follows:
  • Workingman's Dead - 1 purple LP
  • American Beauty - 1 red LP
  • Live/Dead - 1 yellow LP, 1 pink LP
  • Europe '72 - 1 orange LP, 1 blue LP, 1 green LP
  • Wake of the Flood - 1 clear LP
  • Terrapin Station - 1 green LP
  • Reckoning - 1 red LP, 1 blue LP
  • Without a Net - 1 yellow LP, 1 blue LP, 1 red LP Related releases

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