Grateful Dead - Birth Of The Dead Volume Two: The Live Sides [2LP] (180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, limited)
180-gram audiophile vinyl mastered by Friday Music's Joe Reagoso from the original analog tapes
Features rare band photos by Herb Greene exclusive to this LP!
The legendary Bay area rock superstars the Grateful Dead scored for over four decades a plethora of wonderful recordings throughout their incredible career. Spearheaded originally 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 musicianship unparalleled to this day.
Over a decade ago, the Grateful Dead unearthed 14 super rare live recordings from the mid-'60s. None of these recordings were ever previously released at the time. Recorded in San Francisco from 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 'n' roll and early psych and garage rock fare.
Newly remastered at Friday Music & Capitol Studios, this deluxe double LP set on 180-gram vinyl not only has the original 14 live performances unearthed by the Dead themselves, but it also includes, for the very first time anywhere, several unearthed early photos from the lens of the legendary Herb Greene.
Dead fan favorite "Viola Lee Blues" kicks off the rare collection, and then the fireworks light up as future Grateful Dead classics like "Don't Ease Me In" and the stellar Jimmy Reed classic "Big Boss Man" truly become a very important and interesting listen to any fan of the Dead or classic rock in general.
Known for their jams in concert, you will get to hear stellar takes on rare blues tracks like "One Kind Favor," "Next Time You See Me" and of course their super rare Bob Dylan interpretation of "It's All Over Now Baby Blue," which would be an interesting choice not knowing there would be future collaborations with Dylan in both of their important later careers.
Even superlative covers of Otis Redding's "Pain In My Heart" and the Slim Harpo blues champion "I'm A King Bee" are included in this amazingly important and historic rock release from this much loved band.
Greene's first-time issued photos show the very first sittings of the Grateful Dead and will make your listening hours that much more enjoyable as you stare at the brilliant pictures of your favorite rockers in this very special era.
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