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Spring 1990: So Glad You Made ItFriday Music is pleased to announce the exclusive 180 Gram Audiophile 4 LP Box Set of the Grateful Dead's Spring 1990- So Glad You Made It. This ltd. ed. set is a treasure trove of highlights from 6 of their finest shows from their legendary Spring 1990 tour. Filled with 20 unreleased gems, Dead classics & rarities abound in this lengthy audiophile dream box. Tracks include Loser, Scarlet Begonias, Estimated Prophet, Playing In The Band & The Rolling Stones The Last Time.The LP box & labels also feature the artwork of Wes Lang, including a LP art insert suitable for framing.LP 1
1. Let the Good Times Roll
2. Feel Like A Stranger
3. West L.A. Fadeaway
4. Easy To Love You
5. Beat It On Down the Line
1. It's All Over Now
2. Bird Song
3. The Last Time
4. Blow Away
5. Samson and Delilah
1. Scarlet Begonias
2. Estimated Prophet
3. Playing In the Band
4. Eyes of the World
1. Gimme Some Lovin'
2. Morning Dew
3. Not Fade Away
4. Attics of My Life$109.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 4 LPs Buy Now
American BeautyRanked 258/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Widely regarded as the Grateful Dead's studio masterpiece, 1970's American Beauty is a further refinement of the roots direction the band undertook with Workingman's Dead which was released earlier the same year. Includes some of the Dead's best-known material in Sugar Magnolia, Friend Of The Devil, Ripple, Box of Rain and Truckin.1. Box Of Rain
2. Friend Of The Devil
3. Sugar Magnolia
7. Brokedown Palace
8. Till The Morning Comes
9. Attics Of My Life
10. Truckin'$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Cambodian Refugee Benefit 1980Recorded At The Benefit Concert For Cambodian Refugees - Oakland Coliseum Arena - Oakland, CA - January 13th, 1980.
A Grateful Dead broadcast on KSAN for the final time as they play on home turf for a worthy cause. The Benefit Concert for Cambodian Refugees, held at the Oakland Coliseum Arena on January 13th, 1980. Although the Dead were the headliners by 1980, they still played just 76 minutes - a very limited time in comparison to the three-plus hours the group would usually play around this era. The finale, Sugar Magnolia, features the guitar playing of Carlos Santana.LP 1
1. Franklin's Tower
2. New Minglewood Blues
3. Tennessee Jed
4. Looks Like Rain
5. Don't Ease Me In
1. Playing In The Band
2. Drum Solo
4. Not Fade Away
5. Sugar Magnolia (feat. Carlos Santana)$37.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Best Of The Grateful Dead: 1967-1977The Best Of The Grateful Dead: 1967 - 1977LP1
1. The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)
2. Cream Puff War
3. Born Cross-eyed
4. Dark Star (Single Version)
5. St. Stephen
6. China Cat
7. Uncle John's Band
8. Easy Wind
9. Casey Jones
1. Box Of Rain
2. Sugar Magnolia
3. Friend Of The Devil
5. Eyes Of The World
6. Unbroken Chain
7. Scarlet Begonias
8. The Music Never Stopped
9. Estimated Prophet$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA 11/10/1967This is the first breakout from Grateful Dead's 30 Trips Around The Sun release. It includes ten tracks
from their show at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on November 10, 1967.LP 1
1. Viola Lee Blues (Live at
Shrine Exhibition Hall,
Los Angeles, CA
2. It Hurts Me Too (Live at
Shrine Exhibition Hall,
Los Angeles, CA
3. Beat It On Down The
Line (Live at Shrine
Exhibition Hall, Los
Angeles, CA (11/10/67))
4. Morning Dew (Live at
Shrine Exhibition Hall,
Los Angeles, CA
5. Good Morning Little
Schoolgirl (Live at Shrine
Exhibition Hall, Los
Angeles, CA 11/10/67)
1. That's It For The Other
Envelopment I)(The Other
Envelopment II [Live]
2. New Potato Caboose
(Live at Shrine
Exhibition Hall, Los
1. Alligator (Live at Shrine
Exhibition Hall, Los
Angeles, CA (11/10/67))
2. Caution (Do Not Stop
On The Tracks)
(Beginning) [Live at
Shrine Exhibition Hall,
Los Angeles, CA (11/10/67)
3. Caution (Do Not Stop
On The Tracks)
(Conclusion) [Live at
Shrine Exhibition Hall,
Los Angeles, CA (11/10/67)$69.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Truckin' Up To Buffalo5 180 Gram Vinyl LP Box Set
While glancing at the song list may not reveal any surprises, finicky and hard to please enthusiasts will be thrilled by above-average playing from start to finish...Garcia seems to be in good spirits, as his resounding vocals and fretwork are consistent and exceptional. In his intangible fashion, Garcia is able to elevate the proceedings from being merely adequate into the occasionally rarefied air of excellence. -Lindsay Planer, allmusic.comLP1
2. Greatest Story Ever Told
3. Cold Rain and Snow
4. Walkin' Blues
5. Row Jimmy
1. When I Paint My Masterpiece
2. Stagger Lee
3. Looks Like Rain
5. Touch of Grey
1. Man Smar, Woman Smarter
2. Ship of Fools
3. Playing in the Band
4. Terrapin Station
3. I Will Take You Home
4. All Along the Watchtower
1. Morning Dew
2. Not Fade Away
3. U.S. Blues$207.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 5 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Go To HeavenLimited Edition Grateful Dead Authorized Release of their Legendary Go To Heaven on 180 Gram Vinyl
Mastered for Vinyl from the Original Arista Records Tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray
The iconic Grateful Dead recorded their brilliant rock classic Go To Heaven for Arista Records in 1980. Featuring the stellar line-up of Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Billy Kreutzman, Mickey Hart and Brent Mydland, Go To Heaven was a very successful achievement for the much loved band, whose legacy continues to grow and attract new legions of fans every day.
Filled with nine compositions from Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Billy Kreutzman and Brent Mydland along with friends Robert Hunter and John Barlow, the Grateful Dead's Go To Heaven offers a stunning view of a very popular band's experimentation and wizardry in the studio setting. Produced by Gary Lyons, this masterpiece reached the upper rungs of the album charts that year, as the band trekked across the globe with their monumental concert tour which have made them the legends they are to this day. The original vinyl album has been out of print for over the past three decades, making this a highly collectable recording in their massive catalog. That is, until now.
Brilliant tunes like the opening hit single Alabama Getaway and the rockin' Don't Ease Me In feature the warm and familiar voice and guitar of the late great Jerry Garcia. These two tunes were solid rock radio hits and gave the listener just a taste of the brilliant sounds they would be rockin' to from this classic album. The great Bob Weir delivers three of his most revered Dead classics with the funk rocker Feel Like A Stranger, the jazz rock vibe of Lost Sailor and his stellar Saint Of Circumstance. The multi-talented Brent Mydland contributes several more Dead classics like his Far From Me and the fan favorite Easy To Love You, making this one of the more intriguing albums in their arsenal of fine recordings.
The Grateful Dead's Go To Heaven 180 Gram Audiophile album will be packaged in a poly bag to preserve the rich details of the legendary cover art as well as a poly lined inner sleeve to protect your vinyl purchase for years of enjoyment.1. Alabama Getaway
2. Far From Me
4. Feel Like A Stranger
5. Lost Sailor
6. Saint Of Circumstance
7. Antwerp's Placebo
8. Easy To Love You
9. Don't Ease Me In$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Anthem Of The SunRanked 287/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Originally released in 1968, the aspiring Anthem of the Sun is the second album from The Grateful Dead and it finds the band refining the dynamics of their live set in the confines of the studio while simultaneously challenging the conventions of the LP medium. The addition of lyricist Robert Hunter and percussionist Mickey Hart helps take the Dead's brand of improvisational psychedelia to new heights here and displays that they could be as equally transcendent in the studio.1. That's It For The Other One (Parts I-IV)
2. New Potato Caboose
3. Born Cross-Eyed
5. Caution (Do Not Stop On The Tracks)
6. Alligator (Live in Los Angeles Version)
7. Caution (Do Not Stop On The Tracks) (Live In Los Angeles 1968 Version)
8. Feedback (Live In Los Angeles 1968 Version)
9. Born Cross-Eyed (Single Version)$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
AOXOMOXOAThe Grateful Dead's 1969 release Aoxomoxoa is the band's third overall and first foray into 16-track recording. The technological advancements and lack of record label encroachment allowed the band a freedom to explore and experiment in the studio as never before. That along with the blossoming Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter songwriting partnership made for artistically groundbreaking material that would serve as the band's last overtly psychedelic studio release.1. St. Stephen
2. Duprees Diamond Blues
4. Doin That Rag
5. Mountains Of The Moon
6. China Cat Sunflower
7. Whats Become Of The Baby
8. Cosmic Charlie$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Day Of The Dead (Box Set)Limited 10xLP Vinyl Box Set
Each Disc On A Different Color Vinyl
4AD are pleased to announce the release of Day of the Dead, a celebration of the Grateful Dead's music.
Day of the Dead was created and curated by brothers Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National. The compilation is a wideranging tribute to the songwriting and experimentalism of the Dead which took four years to record, features over 60 artists from varied musical backgrounds, 59 tracks and is almost 6 hours long.
All profits will help fight for AIDS/ HIV and related health issues around the world through the Red Hot Organization, a 501(c)3. This is the 20th album of original music produced by Red Hot to further its mission. Day of the Dead is the follow up to 2009's Dark Was The Night (4AD), a 32-track, multiartist compilation also produced by Aaron and Bryce for Red Hot. Dark Was The Night has raised over 1.5 million dollars for the organizations fighting AIDS to date.LP 1
1. Touch of Grey (The War on Drugs)
2. Shakedown Street (Unknown Mortal Orchestra)
3. Loser (Ed Droste, Binki Shapiro & Friends)
4. Jack A Roe (This Is The Kit)
5. Peggy O (The National)
6. Bird Song (Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Friends)
7. Brown Eyed Woman (Hiss Golden Messenger)
8. Sugaree (Phosphorescent with Jenny Lewis & Friends)
1. Help On The Way (Bela Fleck)
2. Franklin's Tower (Orchestra Baobab)
3. King Soloman's Marbles (Vijay Iyer)
4. Box of Rain (Kurt Vile & J Mascis)
5. Friend of the Devil (Mumford and Sons)
6. Wharf Rat (Ira Kaplan & Friends)
1. Cassidy (Moses Sumney, Jenny Lewis & Friends)
2. Candyman (Jim James & Friends)
3. Clementine Jam (Orchestra Baobab)
4. Paying in the Band (Tunde Adebimpe, Lee Ranaldo & Friends)
5. Eyes of the World (Tal National)
1. Terrapin Station (Suite) (Daniel Rossen and Christopher Bear)
2. Ship of Fools (The Tallest Man On Earth & Friends)
3. Estimated Prophet (The Rileys)
4. Morning Dew (The National)
1. Me and My Uncle (The Lone Bellow)
2. China Cat Sunflower / I Know You Rider (Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks)
3. If I Had the World to Give (Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Friends)
4. Dark Star (Cass McCombs, Joe Russo & Friends)
5. Nightfall of Diamonds (Nightfall of Diamonds)
6. Dark Star (The Flaming Lips)
1. Rubin & Cherise (Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Friends)
2. Althea (Winston Marshall and Shura)
3. Mountains of the Moon (Lee Ranaldo & Friends)
4. Stella Blue (Local Natives)
5. Standing on the Moon (Phosphorescent & Friends)
6. To Lay Me Down (Perfume Genius)
1. Uncle John's Band (Lucius)
2. High Time (Daniel Rossen and Christopher Bear)
3. Dire Wolf (The Lone Bellow)
4. New Speedway Boogie (Courtney Barnett)
5. Cumberland Blues (Charles Bradley)
6. Black Peter (Antony & yMusic)
7. Easy Wind (Bill Callahan)
1. Here Comes Sunshine (Real Estate)
2. Rosemary (Mina Tindle & Friends)
3. Drums > Space (Man Forever / So Percussion / Oneida)
4. Transitive Refraction Axis for John Oswald (Tim Hecker)
5. What's Become of the Baby (s t a r g a z e)
6. Garcia Counterpoint (Bryce Dessner)
1. Brokedown Palace (Richard Reed Parry with Caroline Shaw [featuring Garth Hudson])
2. Till the Morning Comes (Luluc with Xylouris White)
3. Attics of My Life (Angel Olsen)
4. Cream Puff War (Fucked Up)
5. Truckin' (Marijuana Deathsquads)
1. Going Down The Road (Lucinda Williams)
2. Black Muddy River (Bruce Hornsby & DeYarmond Edison)
3. Ripple (The Walkmen)
4. And We Bid You Goodnight (Sam Amidon & Friends)
5. St. Stephen (live) (Wilco with Bob Weir)
6. I Know You Rider (live) (The National with Bob Weir)$188.99Colored Vinyl LP Box Set - 10 LPs Sealed Buy Now
One From The Vault
Back In Print On Vinyl After 22 Years On 3xLP
First Ever American LP Release
Newly Re-Mastered By Joe Gastwirt
Lacquers Cut By Kevin Gray
For a legacy filled with legendary performances, the Grateful Dead Live at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco on August 13th 1975 stands out. The band only played 4 shows during that entire year! (Remarkable for a band that toured non-stop for decades) and at their August 13th show, they rolled multi-track tape (which allowed for the band decades later to properly mix the show).
Because the Great American Music Hall holds less than 1,000 people (another unique thing about this show), it was an invitation only performance in which the band debuted their recent studio album Blues For Allah in a live setting.
Although One From The Vault has been available on CD nearly continuously since 1991, the vinyl version was only available for less than a year (and in Europe only) in the early 1990's. This deluxe vinyl reissue marks the first time this legendary show has been available anywhere in over 20 years and the first time in America.
Rolling Stone magazine has described One From The Vaultas:
''The closest the Dead came in the Seventies to the band's trippy, late-Sixties peak, and the performance indulged the group's jazzy, free-form impulses even further. ''Help on the Way,'' ''Franklin's Tower'' and ''The Music Never Stopped'' cohere into a twenty-minute song cycle. ''King Solomon's Marbles,'' a tumbling, polyrhythmic instrumental by bassist Phil Lesh, crackles with energy. Inventive percussion duets by Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann are appended to ''Eyes of the World,'' as well as to the pretty, elliptical ''Crazy Fingers.'' The crowning touch is ''Blues for Allah,'' which runs 21 minutes and explores inner space with a meditative intensity barely hinted at on the studio version.''1. Introduction
2. Help on the Way
3. Franklin's Tower
4. The Music Never Stopped
5. It Must Have Been the Roses
6. Eyes of the World / Drums
7. King Solomon's Marbles
8. Around & Around
10. Big River
11. Crazy Fingers / Drums
12. The Other One
13. Sage and Spirit
14. Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad
15. U.S. Blues
16. Blues for Allah$59.99Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Birth Of The Grateful Dead Volume One - The Studio Sides
First Time Limited Edition 2 LP 180 Gram Vinyl Presentation
Exclusive Only To This LP Release: First Time Sitting Photos Of The Dead By The Legendary Herb Greene
Impeccably 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 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 which is unparaleled to this day.
With their very first San Francisco gigs and studio recordings when they were locally known as The Warlocks, the historical importance of these debut sessions would soon become a blueprint for the music world as the Grateful Dead would become one of the band's
and biggest concert attractions of all time.
Over a decade ago, the Grateful Dead unearthed 17 super rare studio recordings from 1965 through 1967. Aside from an ultra rare
45 on Scorpio Records and a collaborative effort with Jon Hendricks on Verve Records, none of these recordings were ever released.
Ranging from the very first sessions at Autumn Records (Beau Brummels, Sly Stone) and then the Scorpio Records sides, these tracks
simply became manna for the fans and were truly a find for any collector of fine rock and roll and early psych and garage rock fare.
Gordon Lightfoot's Early Morning Rain kicks off the collection, and then the fireworks light up as future Dead classics like I Know
You Rider, Don't Ease Me In and Cold Rain and Snow 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 and in the studio setting, you will get to hear stellar takes on rare tracks like Tastebud, The Only
Time Is Now, and of course the super rare Jon Hendricks (Lambert, Hendricks & Ross) protest rocker Fire in the City.
These amazing Dead recordings have never been released on the vinyl format that is until now
Friday Music is very pleased to announce for the very first time on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl - The Grateful Dead's Birth Of The
Dead Volume One-The Studio Sessions. This deluxe 2 LP set not only has the original 17 studio sessions unearthed by the Dead themselves, but it also includes for the very first time anywhere, several unearthed photos from the lens of the legendary Herb Greene. These
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.
As a further installment in the exclusive and authorized Grateful Dead Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, this fine
album is part of a historical two part audiophile vinyl series along with the Birth Of The Dead Volume Two-The Live Sides which will be
released in early 2014.
Mastered impeccably for vinyl by Joe Reagoso (Grateful Dead) at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Records, Hollywood, CA, this
limited edition audiophile version of Birth Of The Dead Volume One-The Studio Sessions will truly be a welcome addition to your Dead
Grateful Dead Birth Of The Dead Volume One-The Studio Sessions a historic album first time release in the audiophile
domain only from your friends at Friday Music Don't Ease Me InLP 1
The Autumn Sessions
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 Tracks)
6. Can't Come Down
The Scorpio Sessions
7. Stealin' (Instrumental)
8. Stealin' (With Vocals)
9. Don't Ease Me In (Instrumental)
10. Don't Ease Me In (With Vocals)
The Scorpio Sessions
1. You Don't Have to Ask
2. Tastebud (Instrumental)
3. Tastebud (With Vocals)
4. I Know You Rider
5. Cold Rain and Snow (Instrumental)
6. Cold Rain and Snow (With Vocals)
The Hendricks Session
7. Fire in the City$44.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Buy Now
Quicksilver AnthologyMastered by Joe Reagoso from the Original Capitol Records Tapes w/ Ron McMaster
Along with fellow superstars Jefferson Airplane, Steve Miller Band and The Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service were one of the first Bay Area rock acts that helped usher in the progressive rock/acid rock movement during the height of the Summer Of Love in San Francisco. With its core line-up of David Freiberg, Dino Valenti, Greg Elmore, Gary Duncan, Nicky Hopkins and John Cipollina, this amazing band truly delivered many fine recordings during their successful reign at Capitol Records.
Anthems of the era still resonate today with society issues and world problems as Quicksilver foretold with their classic signature tunes like Fresh Air, What About Me, Hope and Pride Of Man. With the superstar talents that made up this band over the years, it was not uncommon to hear radio stations play entire sides of their revolutionary albums during the dawn of FM and underground radio.
Capitol Records awarded Quicksilver and their huge fan base with a very extensive and amazing Greatest Hits package called Anthology back in 1973. Right from the start you get a healthy three track serving from their first monster release Quicksilver Messenger Service, along with more solid tunes from other fine albums like Happy Trails, Shady Grove, Just For Love, What About Me and others classics.
Out of print for many years, Friday Music has announced the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of their classic Capitol Records release Quicksilvers Anthology on Friday Music. This amazing album features 16 of their most important songs from their legendary albums from 1967 through 1973. From the early acid rock sounds of Dinos Song and the 12 minute epic The Fool, to later day hits like the aforementioned Fresh Air, What About Me and Just For Love, this album truly shows the relevance and importance of this sorely missed iconic band.
Mastered impeccably from the original Capitol Records tapes by Joe Reagoso and Ron McMaster, this super limited edition album also boasts the original gatefold cover album art, including the silver on black embossed Quicksilver logo. The two HQ vinyl LPs are also protected by poly lined sleeves, as well as a poly bag to help keep the album cover and albums in great condition.LP 1
1. Pride of Man (1967) [from Quicksilver Messenger Service]
2. Dino's Song (1967) [from Quicksilver Messenger Service]
3. The Fool (1967) [from Quicksilver Messenger Service]
4. Bears (1968) [45 RPM only single release]
5. Mona (1969) [from Happy Trails]
6. Edward, the Mad Shirt Grinder (1969) [from Shady Grove]
1. Three or Four Feet from Home (1969) [from Shady Grove]
2. Fresh Air (1970) [from Just For Love]
3. Just for Love (1970) [from Just For Love]
4. Spindrifter (1970) [from What About Me]
5. Local Color (1970) [from What About Me]
6. What About Me (1970) [from What About Me]
7. Don't Cry My Lady Love (1971) [from Quicksilver]
8. Hope (1971) [from Quicksilver]
9. Fire Brothers (1971) [from Quicksilver]
10. I Found Love (1971) [from Quicksilver]$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Buy Now
Workingman's DeadSublime, Stripped-Down 1970 Americana Classic Steeped in Country, Blues, and Folk
You've Never Heard This Roots-Based Marvel Sound Better: Mastered from the Original Master Tapes and Given Extra-Wide Grooves on 45RPM LP
Ranked #264 on Rolling Stone's List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: Airy Harmonies, Simple Structures, Concise Arrangements, and Burnished Tones Anchor Songs
Workingman's Dead defies the erroneous belief that the Grateful Dead never attained brilliance in the recording studio. Forever prized for natural sonics, Workingman's Dead attains audiophile reference status courtesy of this first-ever 45RPM version. As flawless as any rustic album ever released, the 1970 set now brims with soaring harmonies, organic execution, intertwined textures, and uncomplicated structures that furnish the songs a transcendence associated with timeless American music. Colorful, relatable characters seemingly torn from working-class histories and old-time fables inhabit the narratives.
Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g LPs at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's numbered limited edition of this period-defining recording renders the stripped-down fare with immense detail, rich airiness, and reach-out-and-touch-it realism. Longtime Deadheads and newcomers alike will hear significantly more information, experience wider and deeper soundstages, and become swept away by incredible tonal and vocal balances-traits made possible by the format's wider grooves. Instrumental melds and refined accents, such as guest David Nelson's nimble fills on "Cumberland Blues," are part of a larger whole that gives the impression you are witness to the world's coziest campfire session. Frontier tales and refined performances further this feeling.
The first Grateful Dead album to eschew cosmic jams and complex signatures, Workingman's Dead stakes its existence to great songs, homespun warmth, and bare essentials. Its wistful, relaxed state-immediately apparent via the innocent album-opening invitation "Will you come with me?" on "Uncle John's Band"-owes to the circumstances and conditions surrounding its creation. At the time, the Dead owed a considerable financial debt to Warner Bros. and were hobbled by a recent drug bust and financial scandal. Most significantly, the band was recovering from-and reacting to-the tragic events of the Altamont Music Festival and symbolic end of the peace and love era.
As such, Workingman's Dead acts as a retreat from chaos and uncertainty, its songs emblems of simpler times and pleas for compassion in the face of hardship. Lyricist Robert Hunter said he aimed to capture the vintage elements of late 1940s country-and-western jukebox singles as well as old blues classics. In that vein, fare such as the Bakersfield-leaning "Cumberland Blues," pastoral ballad "Dire Wolf," and bluesy "Easy Wind" hit the mark. Leader Jerry Garcia's occasional pedal-steel underpinnings arrive as a bonus.
Of course, aside from the economical concision and thematic consistency, the genius of Workingman's Dead resides in the group's expressive harmonies. Taught by Crosby, Stills and Nash, the Dead produce live "air blends" of multi-part vocal harmonies that provide the foundations of nearly every track. "Uncle John's Band," "High Time," "New Speedway Boogie" (with the iconic refrain "One way or another/This darkness has got to give" referencing the ill wind that greeted the new decade), and the radio favorite "Casey Jones" practically float on the ensemble's communal vocal beds.
Mobile Fidelity's 45RPM edition renders these invigorating, refreshing, and engaging characteristics in three-dimensional sound that transports you to the event. Recordings don't get more lifelike. Workingman's Dead-an iconic, ageless record that drew countless listeners to the band's unique style because of its accessibility and charm-deserves nothing less. Neither do you.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Uncle John's Band
2. High Time
3. Dire Wolf
4. New Speedway
5. Cumberland Blues
6. Black Peter
7. Easy Wind
8. Casey Jones$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Grateful Dead (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (Picture Disc)The Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary 12 Picture Disc Limited Edition of the original album. There is a limited run of 10,000.1. The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion) [Remastered]
2. Beat It On Down The Line (Remastered)
3. Good Mornin' Little School Girl (Remastered)
4. Cold Rain And Snow (Remastered)
5. Sittin' On Top Of The World (Remastered)
6. Cream Puff War (Remastered)
7. Morning Dew (Remastered)
8. New, New Minglewood Blues (Remastered)
9. Viola Lee Blues (Remastered)$24.99Vinyl LP Picture Disc - Sealed Buy Now
Fillmore East 2-11-69Live at the Fillmore East 2-11-69 is a double live album by the Grateful Dead recorded during the Live/Dead tour on February 11, 1969 at the Fillmore East in New York City.
Performing two hour-long sets as the opening act to Janis Joplin's New York debut as a solo star, the Grateful Dead turned in a characteristic performance for this period in their career. In between the release of their second and third albums, they devoted much time to the songs that would turn up several months later on Aoxomoxoa, including acoustic renditions of Dupree's Diamond Blues and Mountains of the Moon. Pigpen dominated the first set, singing the blues standards Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, I'm a King Bee, and Turn on Your Lovelight. But a large part of both sets was given over to the group's extended medleys, in the first set Cryptical Envelopment/The Other One, in the second Dark Star/St. Stephen/The Eleven. These involved, largely instrumental pieces set the tone for the Dead at the end of the '60s and produced their breakthrough with Live/Dead, which was recorded within weeks of this show. There is also a game version of Hey Jude, the biggest hit of the previous year, to end the first set, and an unlisted, interrupted performance of Cosmic Charlie as a second-set encore.1. Good Morning Little School Girl
2. Cryptical Envelopment
3. The Other One
4. Cryptical Envelopment
5. Doin' That Rag
6. I'm a King Bee
7. Hey Jude
8. Turn On Your Lovelight
10. Dupree's Diamond Blues
11. Mountains of the Moon
12. Dark Star
13. St. Stephen
14. The Eleven
16. Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks)
18. We Bid You Goodnight$109.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Buy Now
Europe '72Nearly 40 years ago, the Grateful Dead released Europe '72, a triple live album documenting its historic trek across Europe that became not only one of the band's best-selling releases, but also set the gold standard for live Dead.
The Grateful Deads first tour outside of North America took them to all sorts of historic and unusual venues in England, Denmark, West Germany, France, Holland and even Luxembourg. Many members of the Dead family came along on what was really an extended working vacation that was designed to both expose the Dead to new audiences and also reward the band for their unlikely conquest of America during the preceding two years. As a hedge against the costs of the nearly two-month trip, the Deads label, Warner Bros., paid for the band to lug around a 16-track recorder to capture the entire tour.
This was a band at the top of its game, still ascending in the wake of three straight hit albums: Workingmans Dead, American Beauty and the live Grateful Dead (Skull & Roses). It had been a year since the lineup had gone to its single-drummer configuration, six months since Keith Godchaux had been broken in as the groups exceptional pianist, and this marked the first tour to feature Donna Godchaux as a member of the touring band. This would also be Pigpen's final tour with the band.
There was a ton of new, unreleased material that came into the repertoire in the fall of 71 (after Skull & Roses was out) and during the spring of 72, including Tennessee Jed, Jack Straw, Hes Gone, Ramble on Rose, One More Saturday Night and Mr. Charlie. All those future classics were interspersed with songs from the aforementioned hit albums such as Cumberland Blues and Sugar Magnolia, as well as spectacular versions of Truckin and I Know You Rider.LP1
1. Cumberland Blues (Live in England 1972 Version)
2. He's Gone (Live in Amsterdam 1972 Version)
3. One More Saturday Night (Live in England 1972 Version)
4, Jack Straw (Live in Paris 1972 Version)
5. You Win Again (Live in England 1972 Version)
6. China Cat Sunflower (Live in Paris 1972 Version)
7. I Know You Rider (Live in Paris 1972 Version)
1. Brown-Eyed Woman (Live in Denmark 1972 Version)
2. Hurts Me Too (Live in London 1972 Version)
3. Ramble On Rose (Live in England 1972 Version)
4. Sugar Magnolia (Live in Paris 1972 Version)
5. Mr. Charlie (Live in England 1972 Version)
6. Tennessee Jed (Live in Paris 1972 Version)
1. Truckin' (Live in London 1972 Version)
2. Epilogue (Live in England 1972 Version)
3. Prelude (Live in England 1972 Version)
4. Morning Dew (Live in England 1972 Version)$59.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
After Bathing At Baxter's
First Time 180 Gram Sterophonic Clear Vinyl
Mastered By Joe Reagoso
Pressed At R.T.I.
1967 was an amazing year for rock music, and San Francisco was the place to be for legendary classic rock bands like Jefferson Airplane. After their groundbreaking Takes Off and Surrealistic Pillow LPs (both on Friday Music), Jefferson Airplane continued their gold and platinum magic and delivered the monumental classic After Bathing At Baxter's.
Featuring the brilliant musicianship of Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, Marty Balin, Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady and Spencer Dryden, this new LP would become one of their most important albums, as well as further developing the Airplane into the superstar act they are to this day. With a groundswell of support from the hip record buying public to major airplay at both underground FM and pop radio stations, the LP was received incredibly well. Featuring stellar radio and fan favorites like The Ballad Of You & Me & Pooneil, Won't You Try/ Saturday Afternoon, and several other tunes which would go on to become rock music anthems for the turbulent 60's. Even more stellar album tracks like Martha and Watch Her Ride soon became standard Airplane classics in the years to follow. "Jam bands" began with groups like Jefferson Airplane. Therefore it's no surprise to hear the wonderful workouts by dual guitarists Jorma Kaukonen and Paul Kantner along with Grace Slick and Marty Balin's power vocals plus the bass of Jack Casady and Spencer Drydens' drum work on this masterwork.
Friday Music is honored to present another exciting installment in our Jefferson Airplane 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with their masterpiece After Bathing At Baxter's LP. Their third RCA album showcases a very hip band that has stood the test of time now for over five decades. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna/ Grateful Dead), this first time audiophile stereophonic vinyl release will become one of the more important albums in your classic rock collection.
To enhance your Airplane listening pleasure, the LP will be pressed for a short time on CLEAR vinyl at RTI, featuring new liner notes from Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady in a first time gatefold cover, including a 12 by 24 graphic insert art, which truly help make this an even more rewarding event for 2016.1. The Ballad of You and Me and Pooneil
2. A Small Package of Value Will Come to You, Shortly
3. Young Girl Sunday Blues
5. Wild Tyme
6. The Last Wall of the Castle
8. Watch Her Ride
9. Spare Chaynge
10. Two Heads
11. Won't You Try
12. Saturday Afternoon$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
American BeautyThe Most American Folk-Rock Ever Made: Indelible Harmonies, Spare Playing, and Gorgeous Textures Surround Masterfully Crafted Songs
Close Your Eyes As the Dead Serenade You in Your Room: MoFi Edition of American Beauty Epitomizes Realistic Space, Vocals, Instrumentation, and Ambience
Ranked #261 on Rolling Stone's List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: Includes "Truckin'," "Sugar Magnolia," "Friend of the Devil," "Ripple"
American Beauty is the most perfectly realized, superbly played, and openly natural folk-rock record ever released. They don't make albums like this anymore, but thankfully, Mobile Fidelity's extraordinary 180g 45RPM 2LP set allows you to experience this 1970 masterpiece with unrivaled intimacy, realism, detail, and perspective. The Dead might as well be sitting on a Persian carpet right in your living room.
The pinnacle of the Dead's studio output, American Beauty lives up to its name-as well as that of the "American Reality" ambigram on the iconic cover. Airy vocal harmonies blow like fresh breezes. Strummed acoustic guitars amicably intermingle with plaintive percussive beats. Warmth, relaxation, and poignancy envelop the performances and create sensations of bliss, peace, and honesty. Songs flower with majestic melodies and emotionally direct lyrics. It's a rare album that invites and makes you feel, restores one's faith, and renews one's appreciation for all life offers.
Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g LP at RTI, this deluxe analog set possesses seemingly limitless dynamics, reference-grade presence, and expansive soundstages. The seamless, effortless integration of the group's vocals has always been a high point of American Beauty, and when you hear it here, you'll want every record you own to sound half as good. Every member's distinctive singing resounds with tube-like clarity; the intended expressionism is as plain as day. Instruments, too, resonate in glorious Technicolor. The supple tension of Phil Lesh's bass lines, charismatic timbres of Jerry Garcia's pedal-steel fills, and interwoven dialogue between the pianos and percussion are rendered with lifelike scale and tone.
Made just months after its companion release, Workingman's Dead, the San Francisco legends' second 1970 masterpiece furthers the former work's close-knit relationship between country and folk while adding extra rock and bluegrass currents. Understated amplified passages, graceful melodies, layered singing, and old-time string flavors-including mandolin work from masterful guest David Grisman-bestow the material with easygoing, comfortable vibes. Again taking advantage of the best songwriting of Robert Hunter's career, the Dead turns in its most collective studio performance, with every individual contributing equally and focusing on nothing but the songs at hand.
Indeed, Garcia doesn't even indulge in a single guitar solo on the record. A majority of fare lacks any significant instrumental breaks. The Dead recorded the foundations (drums, bass, acoustic guitars) of nearly every track live, which helps explain why American Beauty sounds so powerfully rich and clear. Coupled with the band's personal reflections of the circumstances surrounding them-Bob Weir's parents had died, Garcia's mother and Lesh's father were in the process of passing, Ron "Pigpen" McKernan's health was in decline-these characteristics combined to yield a purity of heart that exceeds that managed by Dead peers (and roots revivalist leaders) The Band and Bob Dylan.
From Garcia's breathtaking gospel-laden homage to his mother ("Brokedown Palace") to Lesh's healing salve in the form of the groove-based "Box of Rain," from Weir's jaunty and free-wheeling summer escape "Sugar Magnolia" to McKernan's eloquently simple homespun plea "Operator," all the way to the closing autobiographical anthem "Truckin'," American Beauty feels like the warm, spirit-infusing embrace of a loved one after a long journey away. Welcome home.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Box of Rain
2. Friend of the Devil
3. Sugar Magnolia
7. Brokedown Palace
8. Till the Morning Comes
9. Attics of My Life
10. Truckin'$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Long Strange Trip: Highlights From The Motion Picture SoundtrackHighlights to the Official Motion Picture Soundtrack to the unprecedented four-hour rock documentary about the legendary band the Grateful Dead. The film, executive produced by Martin Scorsese and directed by Amir Bar-Lev, probes the creative forces, subversive ambitions, and interpersonal dynamics that drove the band in their 30-year career. Features unreleased tracks and Dead covers.LP 1
1. Death Don't have No Mercy (Live at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA 2/27/69) [Remastered]
2. St. Stephen (Live at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA 2/27/69) [Remastered]
3. Easy Wind (Remastered)
4. Dark Star (Live at The Fillmore East, New York, NY 2/14/70)
1. China Cat Sunflower (Live at Chateau D' Herouvile, Herovuville, France 6/21/71)
2. I Know You Rider (Live at Chateau D' Herouville, Herovuville, France 6/21/71)
3. The Music Never Stopped (Live at The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA 8/13/75) [Remaster]
4. Touch Of Grey (Live at Marin Veterans Auditorium, San Rafael, CA 1/6-13/87) [Remastered]
5. Dear Mr. Fantasy (Live at Sullivan Stadium, Foxboro, MA 7/2/89)
6. Hey Jude (Live at Sullivan Stadium, Foxboro, MA 7/2/89)
7. Ripple (Remastered)
8. Brokedown Palace (Remastered)$39.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Time Fades Away...Time Fades Away ranks with the bravest and most painfully honest albums of his career... - Mark Deming (All Music Guide)
Originally released in 1973, Time Fades Away is a live album consisting of previously unreleased material. It was Young's first live album, and was recorded with The Stray Gators on the tour following 1972's highly successful Harvest .1. Time Fades Away
2. Journey thru the Past
3. Yonder Stands the Sinner
5. Love in Mind
6. Don't Be Denied
7. The Bridge
8. Last Dance$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Birth Of The Dead Volume Two - The Live SidesExclusive Only To This LP Release: First Time Sitting Photos Of The Dead By The Legendary Herb Greene
Impeccably 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 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.
With their very first San Francisco live gigs and when they were locally known as The Warlocks, the historical importance of these debut concert recordings would soon become a blueprint for the music world as the Grateful Dead would become one of the biggest concert attractions of all time.
Over a decade ago, the Grateful Dead unearthed 14 super rare live recordings from the mid-sixties. 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 and roll and
early psych and garage rock fare.
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.
These Grateful Dead recordings have never been released on the vinyl format that is until now
Friday Music is very pleased to announce for the very first time on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl - The Grateful Dead's Birth Of The Dead Volume Two-The Live Sides. This deluxe 2 LP set 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 photos from the lens of the legendary Herb Greene. These 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.
As a further installment in the exclusive and authorized Grateful Dead Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, this fine album
is part of a historical two part audiophile vinyl series along with the Birth Of The Dead Volume One-The Studio Sessions which was released
in late 2013.
Mastered impeccably for vinyl by Joe Reagoso (Grateful Dead) at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Records, Hollywood, CA, this
limited edition audiophile version of Birth Of The Dead Volume Two-The Live Sides will truly be a welcome addition to your Dead collection.
Grateful Dead Birth Of The Dead Volume Two-The Live Sides a historic album first time release in the audiophile domain only from your friends at Friday Music Don't Ease Me InLP1
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$44.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Buy Now
Grateful DeadOriginally released in March of 1967 on Warner Bros. Records, The Grateful Dead's self-titled debut album features seven folk/blues standards from the likes of Sonny Boy Williamson and Jessie Fuller along with a pair of originals in The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion) and Cream Puff War. The set unabashedly flaunts the Dead's musical roots and influences while simultaneously showcasing the promising songwriting that would subsequently help define an entire genre.1. The Golden Road
2. Beat It On Down the Line
3. Good Mornin' Little School Girl
4. Cold Rain and Snow
5. Sittin' On Top Of the World
6. Cream Puff War
7. Morning Dew
8. New, New Minglewood Blues
9. Viola Lee Blues$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Performance: Rockin' The FillmoreFeaturing Dead-Quiet Surfaces, This Wax Cathedral LP is Pressed at RTI, America's best record plant!
At the turn of the 1970s, Humble Pie rivaled Led Zeppelin as the biggest blues-rock band in the world. Performance: Rockin' the Fillmore demonstrates why. Capturing the group at the height of its powers, the live set smokes with outlandish energy, virtuosic interplay, rhythmic might, and blistering grooves. Guitarist Peter Frampton and vocalist Steve Marriott use their individual star power to complement rather than compete with one another, while the remainder of the band follows suit with similar intensity.
Soaring on the strength of Frampton's struck-by-lightning melodies and Marriott's soulful high-pitched deliveries, Humble Pie personifies classic 1970s hard rock throughout this set, defined by zealous reinventions of songs by Willie Dixon, Ray
Charles, and Dr. John. The group appropriates the classics as its own, with twin guitars harmonizing and harmonicas blowing, the original arrangements extended and reshaped, the band members pushing each other at every turn. That Frampton departed shortly after this San Francisco concert makes this album all the more memorable.
Remarkable, too, are the two epic workouts, one a 23-minute-plus jam on Dr. John's "I Walk on Gilded Splinters"-listen for the sound of the bottle dropping at the beginning-and the other an inventive perusal of Muddy Waters' "Rollin' Stone" that
closes with a boogie-based rendition of "My Babe." Frampton, Marriott, and Co. were never as good as they are here.
Music sounds better on vinyl. Especially when it's experienced on new pressings from RTI, America's finest record plant. Introducing Wax Cathedral, an imprint focused on reissuing great albums on LP, complete with dead-quiet surfaces and authentically replicated artwork. Wax Cathedral goes where few other labels dare, restoring titles from diverse genres, myriad eras, and recognizable artists beloved by generations of listeners. Wax Cathedral is all about bringing back quality vinyl titles that have been out-of-print on LP for decades, and having fun in the process. Get your turntables ready.1. Four Day Creep
2. I'm Ready
3. Stone Cold Fever
4. I Walk on Gilded Splinters
5. Rollin' Stone
6. Hallelujah I Love Her So
7. I Don't Need No Doctor$33.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now