The Grateful Dead
The Grateful Dead's first album, recorded in a rush in San Francisco in 1967.
Remastered and reissued in 2001 with some bonus tracks, initially as part of the Rhino box set The Golden Road (1965-1973), but now also available separately. New tracklist:
(1) this sounds to me like a different studio take to the one on the original LP,
not just an edited version of that track.
(2) released as the Grateful Dead's second single. But see below
Re-issued in January 2017 as a 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition with the first CD being a remastered version of the original LP
(without the bonus tracks in the version in the Rhino box set) and with a second CD with the full set from the Grateful Dead's
performance on 29 July 1966 at P.N.E. Garden Auditorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada plus four songs from the following night:
This second CD was released in a 2 LP version for Record Store Day 2017.
Note on the single version of The Golden Road/Cream Puff War
The versions released as a single differ from the versions on the album. This from comments by Jerry Garcia and Phil Lesh when they
appeared on Tom Donahue's show on KMPX-FM in 1967:
Phil Lesh: [the album] was cut at RCA with the exception of the single, which was cut at Coast.
And the single, I think, sounds more like us than the album does. Because it sounds dirtier. And more stuff going on.
Tom Donahue: maybe because it was cut in San Francisco - maybe it did something to your minds
Jerry Garcia: well we did a lot more stuff on the single, like we put a lot more, you know, we overlaid a lot of stuff.
Tom Donahue: recording rather than transcription
Jerry Garcia: right. Somehow it comes out sounding more like the way we sound live, just because of the enormous amount of
For more information on this recording see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography
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