By the mid s, the fiercely independent Grateful Dead decided to make a radical turn towards more conventional music business practices. In , the Grateful Dead decided to take a hiatus from live touring and, for the next two years, the only band activity was the recording and release of the eccentric studio album Blues For Allah.
In June , the group resumed touring under new management and their Spring tour has been held in high regard as some of the best performances of their long career. Olsen made a concerted effort to deliver a song cycle which could break through commercially.
Then we came back and we knew what the songs were about. Weir Barlow. William Stevenson Marvin Gaye I. Phil Lesh Peter Monk. Bob McDill Allen Reynolds. Retrieved September 28, Martin's Press. Terrapin Station was a major departure from their earlier efforts—more symphonic, and with a progressive, jazz-rock overlay Retrieved February 24, — via robertchristgau.
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Flatiron Books. NY, NY. Retrieved February 9, Garden Aud. Nice to check out on a rainy day. Reviewer: Sedula - favorite favorite favorite favorite - June 12, Subject: Performing Equinox Chris Freedom Said: "If Terrapin was not such a demanding tune lyrically perhaps Garcia would have taken Equinox out on the road.
What does performing Terrapin have to do with performing another song? If they wanted to play Equinox they would have.
Why would the lyrics of another tune have any impact on performing a different tune? That makes no sense to me, as a musician by trade. Reviewer: MaddHatter - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - July 23, Subject: Fantastic This is excellent material thanks for posting this!!
Reviewer: NightfallofDiamonds - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - July 17, Subject: not live dead Still more fun than a barrel of monkeys She reclines, closing her eyes, the sun thats setting is bound to rise.
Reviewer: looks like Phil. Gotta hear Terrapin. Reviewer: jdesrochers - favorite favorite favorite favorite - December 19, Subject: thank you this is a great recording that i have not heard in a long time.
Thanks for posting. Reviewer: Chris Freedom - - March 30, Subject: Equinox If Terrapin was not such a demanding tune lyrically perhaps Garcia would have taken Equinox out on the road. It is a nice enough tune and "the mercy of a fool line" evokes classic dead imagery, but if you listen to the 'Fire' you can hear that Garcia has not even settled on which of Hunters lyrics to use on Fire on the Mountain.
Equinox gets eclipsed by Fire and Terrapin. Reviewer: garp - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - November 16, Subject: Fire worth a DL! Man o' man this is taking me waaaaay back. I had a cassette of this in It is beautiful to hear it in this format!
This is one of my favorite versions of Fire ever Thanks again for an incredible selection, to say that I love this site and what you do here doesn't even say enough! Reviewer: luckybertha74 - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - November 16, Subject: oh my god's!!!!! Where do you guys find this stuff soooo sweet. Chills every time, keep it comin. Reviewer: nambo - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - November 15, Subject: Good Stuff Thanks again Archive for the treats Keep em' comin..
Reviewer: StaggerRaggin11 - favorite favorite favorite favorite - November 13, Subject: good stuff awesome equinox, first live one i've heard. Reviewer: familiarfan - favorite favorite favorite - July 15, Subject: Poigniant Very strong Fire on the Mountain.
Both of these series are included in the "Retrospective" live albums list above. The third series of concert releases is Dick's Picks, which are based on two-track concert recordings. Unlike multi-track recordings, two-track recordings cannot be remixed , only remastered. Therefore, the sound quality of the Dick's Picks series, while generally very good, is not quite as high as that of the other official releases of live recordings, as explained in the various " caveat emptor " notices on the CD boxes.
Latvala selected shows with the band's approval and oversaw the production of the albums. After Latvala's death in , David Lemieux became the Dead's tape archivist and took over responsibility for producing subsequent Dick's Picks releases.
Latvala and Lemieux worked with recording engineer Jeffrey Norman, who was in charge of mastering the CDs. The last set of Dick's Pick's releases were released in Volume 15 and later were released in HDCD format. Not surprisingly, these Internet-only albums have met with the same success as their CD-based brethren.
The Download Series is no longer available for purchase on the Grateful Dead's website. However, they are still available for purchase from the iTunes Music Store as well as from Nugs. Amazon also has them available in mp3 format. The Road Trips series of albums is the successor to Dick's Picks. The series started after the Grateful Dead signed a ten-year contract with Rhino Records to release the band's archival material.
The Road Trips releases are created using two-track concert recordings, but unlike Dick's Picks they each contain material from multiple concerts of a tour. The production of the CDs is supervised by vault archivist David Lemieux, with mastering by sound engineer Jeffrey Norman.
The Dave's Picks albums followed the Road Trips series. They are named after Grateful Dead tape archivist David Lemieux.
These albums are not bootlegs. They were released legally, but without the band's consent or cooperation. This section does not include the following videos which were also released as audio CDs and are listed in "Retrospective live albums" above:. In , the Grateful Dead began offering the 27 singles released throughout the band's history on 7-inch colored vinyl, for sale exclusively on their website, dead. Each 7-inch vinyl features remastered audio, and packaging designed by artists for each single and B-side.
Following is a list of Grateful Dead live albums in recording date order. The dates listed are the principal recording dates and do not include bonus tracks or bonus discs. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Cataloging of published recordings by the Grateful Dead. Garden Aud. Kennedy Stadium, Washington, D. Cornish, New Hampshire: DeadBase.
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Retrieved February 11, — via Twitter. Retrieved May 12, — via Twitter. Retrieved 20 September Retrieved 16 April Retrieved September 16, Grateful Dead. Book Category.Jul 27, · On July 27, , the Grateful Dead released their studio album, Terrapin Station. Side A featured “Estimated Prophet,” “Dancin’ In The Streets,” “Passenger,” “Samson & Delilah.