The Grateful Dead made their reputation on the road with their live shows, and they always struggled to capture that magic in the studio. From the Mars Hotel, while not a classic, represents one of their better studio albums…
The Grateful Dead Movie, released in 1977 and directed by Jerry Garcia, is a film that captures live performances from the Grateful Dead's October 1974 five-night stand at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. This end-of-tour run marked the beginning of an extended hiatus for the band, with no shows planned for 1975…
Grayfolded is a two-CD album produced by John Oswald featuring the Grateful Dead song "Dark Star". Using over a hundred different performances of the song, recorded live between 1968 and 1993, Oswald, using a process he calls "plunderphonics", built, layered, and "folded" all of them to produce two large, recomposed versions, each about one hour long. The first disc of Grayfolded, titled Transitive Axis, was released in 1994, and the second disc, Mirror Ashes, was released in 1995, both on the Swell/Artifacts label.
The Grateful Dead are a unique phenomenon. One of the most successful live touring bands in the world, their longevity is founded on their desire to play music their way, coupled with an extraordinarily close relationship to their huge following. Coming out of the San Francisco Bay area in the mid 1960's, the core band (there were many changes over the years) comprised Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Ron 'Pigpen' McKerman, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann.
Lacquers Cut from the Original Analog Masters and Pressed on 180g Vinyl at RTI
Features the Original Mixes for Anthem of the Sun and Aoxomoxoa for the First Time in Nearly 40 Years
Limited Edition Hard-Shell Box Contains 12" x 12" Book with New, Insightful Liner Notes
Commemorates 40th Anniversary of Song-Based, Era-Defining Roots Landmarks Workingman's Dead and American Beauty
At last. One of the most sorely neglected catalogs in music history has finally received the sonic upgrade it's long deserved, and the results are as heavenly as Jerry Garcia's mellifluous guitar tones. The analog refurbishment involves two of the most beloved rustic classics ever made, a high-flying debut, and a pair of experimental mind-benders.