Grateful Dead Birth Of The Dead Volume Two: The Live Sides on 180g 2LP
Friday Music / Grateful Dead 180 Gram Vinyl Series
Mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Records, Hollywood, CA with Ron McMaster
The legendary Bay area rock superstars the Grateful Dead have scored a plethora of wonderful recordings throughout their incredible four decade plus career. Originally spearheaded by the late great Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kruetzmann and the late Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, these five gentlemen set the world on fire with their magnificent artistry and unparalleled musicianship. The band subsequently turned into one of the biggest concert attractions of all time as well as one of the most influential.
Over a decade ago, the Grateful Dead unearthed 14 super rare live recordings from the mid-sixties. None of these recordings had been previously released at the time. Recorded in San Francisco at a July 1966 performance, when they were signed to the Scorpio Records label, this ultra rare concert tape simply became manna for the fans and was truly a find for any collector of fine rock and roll and early psych and garage rock fare.
Dead fan favorite "Viola Lee Blues" kicks off the rare collection and then the fireworks start as the band breaks into future Grateful Dead classics like "Don’t Ease Me In" and the stellar Jimmy Reed classic "Big Boss Man." You will also get to hear stellar takes on rare blues tracks like "One Kind Favor" and "Next Time You See Me," superlative covers of Otis Redding’s "Pain In My Heart" and the Slim Harpo blues champion "I’m A King Bee," and of course their super rare interpretation of Bob Dylan's "It’s All Over Now Baby Blue."
Friday Music proudly presents the 180 Gram Vinyl Series release of the Grateful Dead’s Birth Of The Dead Volume Two: The Live Sides, mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Records, Hollywood, CA with Ron McMaster. This deluxe 2LP set not only features the original 14 live performance unearthed by the Dead themselves, but it also includes several rare photos from the lens of the legendary Herb Greene.
Grateful Dead Birth Of The Dead Volume Two - The Live Sides Track Listing:
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
1. Big Boss Man
2. Standing on the Corner
3. In the Pines
4. Nobody’s Fault But Mine
5. Next Time You See Me
6. One Kind Favor
7. He Was a Friend of Mine
8. Keep Rolling By