Grateful Dead Birth of The Dead (Expanded & Remastered) (2-CD)

Birth of The Dead (Expanded & Remastered) (2-CD)
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Format: CD  (2 Discs)
Item:  RHI 74391

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  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2003
  • Label: Rhino

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 The 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

Product Description:

The Grateful Dead: Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir (vocals, guitar); Ron "Pig Pen" McKernan (vocals, harmonica, organ); Phil Lesh (vocals, bass); Bill Kreutzmann (drums).
Additional personnel: John Hendricks (vocals).
Compilation producers: Dennis McNally, Lou Tambakos.
Recorded between 1965 & 1967.
Personnel: Jerry Garcia (vocals, guitar); Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (vocals, harmonica, organ); Jon Hendricks, Bob Weir (vocals); Bill Kreutzmann (drums).
Recording information: Buena Vista Studio, San Francisco, CA (11/03/1965-04/??/1967); Columbus Recorders, San Francisco, CA (11/03/1965-04/??/1967); Golden State Recorders, San Francisco, CA (11/03/1965-04/??/1967); San Francisco, CA (11/03/1965-04/??/1967); Western Recording, San Francisco, CA (11/03/1965-04/??/1967).
Photographers: Herbert Greene; Paul & Barry Ryan.
Arrangers: Jerry Garcia; Jon Hendricks; Phil Lesh; Ron "Pigpen" McKernan; Bill Kreutzmann; Bob Weir.
For those who don't wish to bust their budgets on the 12-CD box set that this double-CD release originated from, BIRTH OF THE DEAD is an illuminating glimpse of the Grateful Dead's first steps, including demos and live tracks, which finds the collective emerging from its jug band beginnings into a vibrant folk rock outfit. They perform a rocked-up version of the ancient jug band song "Stealin'," and there's a rarity in "Fire in the City," featuring jazz singer Jon Hendricks, which was originally recorded for an anti-Vietnam War documentary. The second disc's live set includes a wealth of blues and folk covers, including Dylan's "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" and the mournful "In the Pines," all played with the nervous energy of a band that's unsure of just what thrills and terrors lurk around the corner.

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  • Sales Rank: 109,402
  • UPC: 081227439125
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