Grateful Dead Golden Road (1965-1973) (12-CD)

Golden Road (1965-1973) (12-CD)
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Format: CD  (12 Discs)
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  • Number of Discs: 12
  • Released: October 16, 2001
  • Originally Released: 2001
  • Label: Rhino

Description by OLDIES.com:

Rhino's The Golden Road is the ultimate path through this crucial period in the history of the Grateful Dead. With 12 CDs collecting the band's entire Warner Brothers output - and then some - this is much more than just a trip. Included are all nine of the Dead's albums for Warner Brothers - each remastered and expanded with bonus tracks and liner notes - plus a brand new two-disc collection, Birth Of The Dead, featuring unreleased recordings from the band's pre-Warner days. An 80-page book chronicles the early history of the Grateful Dead and includes rare photos and full-color reproductions of vintage memorabilia.

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 11/16/01, p.129
"...A long, strange, and beautiful trip all its own..." - Rating: A
Down Beat - 1/02, p.74
4 stars out of 5 - "...A perfect primer of the Dead's jamming exploits..."
Mojo (Publisher) - 1/02, p.70
Ranked #10 in Mojo's "Best [10] Box Sets & Compilations of 2001".
Mojo (Publisher) - 1/02, p.88
"...150--plus tracks go beyond nostalgia to offer a definitive history of a heavily subscribed social experiment....sounded like LSD....represented their core catalogue with...respect...make it clear that the whole thing was about transformation..."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Early Morning Rain
  • 2.I Know You Rider
  • 3.Mindbender (Confusion's Prince)
  • 4.The Only Time Is Now
  • 5.Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)
  • 6.Can't Come Down
  • 7.Stealin'
  • 8.Stealin'
  • 9.Don't Ease Me In
  • 10.Don't Ease Me In
  • 11.You Don't Have To Ask
  • 12.Tastebud
  • 13.Tastebud
  • 14.I Know You Rider
  • 15.Cold Rain And Snow
  • 16.Cold Rain And Snow
  • 17.Fire In The City

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Viola Lee Blues
  • 2.Don't Ease Me In
  • 3.Pain In My Heart
  • 4.Sitting On Top Of The World
  • 5.It's All Over Now Baby Blue
  • 6.I'm A King Bee
  • 7.Big Boss Man
  • 8.Standing On The Corner
  • 9.In The Pines
  • 10.Nobody's Fault But Mine
  • 11.Next Time You See Me
  • 12.One Kind Favor
  • 13.He Was A Friend Of Mine
  • 14.Keep Rolling By

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)
  • 2.Beat It On Down The Line
  • 3.Good Morning Little School Girl
  • 4.Cold Rain And Snow
  • 5.Sitting On Top Of The World
  • 6.Cream Puff War
  • 7.Morning Dew
  • 8.New, New Minglewood Blues
  • 9.Viola Lee Blues
  • 10.Alice D. Millionaire
  • 11.Overseas Stomp (The Lindy)
  • 12.Tastebud
  • 13.Death Don't Have No Mercy
  • 14.Viola Lee Blues
  • 15.Viola Lee Blues

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.That's It For The Other One: Cryptical Envelopment I / Quadlibet For Tender Feet II / Faster We Go,
  • 2.New Potato Caboose
  • 3.Born Cross-Eyed
  • 4.Alligator
  • 5.Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)
  • 6.Alligator
  • 7.Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)
  • 8.Feedback
  • 9.Born Cross-Eyed

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.St. Stephen
  • 2.Dupree's Diamond Blues
  • 3.Rosemary
  • 4.Doin' That Rag
  • 5.Mountains Of The Moon
  • 6.China Cat Sunflower
  • 7.What's Become Of The Baby
  • 8.Cosmic Charlie
  • 9.Clementine Jam
  • 10.Nobody's Spoonful Jam
  • 11.The Eleven Jam
  • 12.Cosmic Charlie

Tracks on Disc 6:

  • 1.Dark Star
  • 2.St. Stephen
  • 3.The Eleven
  • 4.Turn On Your Lovelight
  • 5.Death Don't Have No Mercy
  • 6.Feedback
  • 7.And We Bid You Goodnight
  • 8.Dark Star
  • 9.Live Dead Radio Spot

Tracks on Disc 7:

  • 1.Uncle John's Band
  • 2.High Time
  • 3.Dire Wolf
  • 4.New Speedway Boogie
  • 5.Cumberland Blues
  • 6.Black Peter
  • 7.Easy Wind
  • 8.Casey Jones
  • 9.New Speedway Boogie
  • 10.Dire Wolf
  • 11.Black Peter
  • 12.Easy Wind
  • 13.Cumberland Blues
  • 14.Mason's Children
  • 15.Uncle John's Band
  • 16.Workingman's Dead Radio Spot

Tracks on Disc 8:

  • 1.Box Of Rain
  • 2.Friend Of The Devil
  • 3.Sugar Magnolia
  • 4.Operator
  • 5.Candyman
  • 6.Ripple
  • 7.Brokedown Palace
  • 8.Till The Morning Comes
  • 9.Attics Of My Life
  • 10.Truckin'
  • 11.Truckin'
  • 12.Friend Of The Devil
  • 13.Candyman
  • 14.Till The Morning Comes
  • 15.Attics Of My Life
  • 16.Truckin'
  • 17.Ripple
  • 18.American Beauty Radio Spot

Tracks on Disc 9:

  • 1.Bertha
  • 2.Mama Tried
  • 3.Big Railroad Blues
  • 4.Playing In The Band
  • 5.The Other One
  • 6.Me And My Uncle
  • 7.Big Boss Man
  • 8.Me And Bobby McGee
  • 9.Johnny B. Goode
  • 10.Wharf Rat
  • 11.Not Fade Away / Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
  • 12.Oh Boy!
  • 13.I'm A Hog For You
  • 14.Grateful Dead Radio Spot

Tracks on Disc 10:

  • 1.Cumberland Blues
  • 2.He's Gone
  • 3.One More Saturday Night
  • 4.Jack Straw
  • 5.You Win Again
  • 6.China Cat Sunflower
  • 7.I Know You Rider
  • 8.Brown-Eyed Woman
  • 9.Hurts Me Too
  • 10.Ramble On Rose
  • 11.Sugar Magnolia
  • 12.Mr. Charlie
  • 13.Tennessee Jed
  • 14.The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion)

Tracks on Disc 11:

  • 1.Truckin'
  • 2.Epilogue
  • 3.Prelude
  • 4.Morning Dew
  • 5.Looks Like Rain
  • 6.Good Lovin'
  • 7.Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)
  • 8.Who Do You Love?
  • 9.Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)
  • 10.Good Lovin'
  • 11.Dog Story By Bob Weir

Tracks on Disc 12:

  • 1.Katie Mae
  • 2.Dark Hollow
  • 3.I've Been All Around This World
  • 4.Wake Up Little Susie
  • 5.Black Peter
  • 6.Smokestack Lightnin
  • 7.Hard To Handle
  • 8.Good Lovin'
  • 9.Big Boss Man
  • 10.Smokestack Lightnin
  • 11.Sitting On Top Of The World

Product Description:

The 12-CD box THE GOLDEN ROAD contains the Grateful Dead's Warner Brothers releases including THE GRATEFUL DEAD (1967)/ANTHEM OF THE SUN (1968)/AOXOMOXOA (1969)/ LIVE DEAD (1969)/WORKINGMAN'S DEAD (1970)/ AMERICAN BEAUTY (1970)/GRATEFUL DEAD (1971)/EUROPE '72 (1972)/HISTORY OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD VOL. 1 (BEAR'S CHOICE) (1973) as well as live and previously unreleased material plus the specially compiled 2-CD THE BIRTH OF THE DEAD featuring rare early recordings. Also includes a 76-page booklet featuring rare photos and poster reproductions, an essay by Dennis McNally, and a complete Grateful Dead discography by Ihor Slablicky.
The Grateful Dead: Jerry Garcia (vocals, acoustic, electric & pedal steel guitars, kazoo, piano, vibraslap); Bob Weir (vocals, acoustic & eelectric guitars, 12-string guitar, kazoo); Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, celesta, organ, keyboards, congas, clave, percussion); Phil Lesh (vocals, guitar, kazoo, trumpet, piano, harpsichord, bass, timpani, guiro); Donna Godchaux (vocals); Tom Constanten (piano, prepared piano, keyboards, tape); Keith Godchaux (piano); Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart (drums, percussion); Robert Hunter (songwriter).
Additional personnel: Jon Hendricks (vocals).
Compilation producers: James Austin, David Lemiieux.
BIRTH OF THE DEAD compilation producers: Dennis McNally, Lou Tambakos.
Recorded between 1965 and 1973. Includes liner notes by Dennis McNally, James Austin, David Lemieux and Connie Bonner Mosley.
Digitally remastered using HDCD technology by Joe Gastwirt (Oceanview Digital, Los Angeles, California).
THE GOLDEN ROAD was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Awards For Best Album Notes.
The awe-inspiring 12-disc box set THE GOLDEN ROAD is a truly comprehensive document of the Grateful Dead's vintage period (late '60s through mid '70s). The format, which appends a generous number of bonus tracks to gloriously remastered versions of each of the band's albums from their Warner Brothers years, makes THE GOLDEN ROAD ideal for hardcore deadheads looking to upgrade their collection as well as those who've only dabbled in the oeuvre of these American countercultural icons.
A double-disc of pre-debut demos and live cuts from the band's earliest days reveals their roots in both jug-band music and garage rock, while the late-'60s tracks find the Dead at the vanguard of mind-bending improvisation, pushing the frontiers of rock into strikingly original, often avant-garde realms. Early '70s recordings see the eventuation of the group into a pared-down meld of rock, country, and folk that both paid homage to their influences and helped set the stage for the country-rock that loomed so large later in the decade. Along with a bevy of rare photos and an insightful, informative booklet, the bounty of previously unreleased tracks offer new perspectives on the band's transformation from gritty blues-rockers into expansive, improvisatory envelope-pushers, with stops along the path at various points on the Americana highway.

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