Dead Set [Bonus Tracks]

Dead Set [Bonus Tracks]

by Grateful Dead
     
 

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The Grateful Dead mined two separate double-album sets from their 15th anniversary shows at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco and Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Because of the special nature of these shows -- which included the first acoustic sets that the band had played in almost a decade -- Reckoning was taken from the unplugged performances, and this…  See more details below

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The Grateful Dead mined two separate double-album sets from their 15th anniversary shows at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco and Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Because of the special nature of these shows -- which included the first acoustic sets that the band had played in almost a decade -- Reckoning was taken from the unplugged performances, and this title, Dead Set, was culled from the electric ones. These were the first live albums that the band had issued since the Steal Your Face debacle four years prior, as well as the earliest to feature Brent Mydland (keyboards). More so than any previous live Grateful Dead album, Dead Set attempts to simulate a typical Dead concert -- including a somewhat abbreviated percussion solo ("drums") and free-form instrumental ("space") section. However, because the album is compiled from a number of different concerts, there is not the firmly established continuity that a single performance provides. This was further compounded on domestic U.S. compact disc pressings -- as the ("space") section was judiciously edited to enable the contents to fit onto a single CD. In 2000, a remastered edition was issued in Japan; the original running order was restored and was once again spread over two discs. The set list mixes older and more established favorites such as "Loser," "Candyman," and "Deal" with newer ones ("Fire on the Mountain," "Feel Like a Stranger," and the rarely performed Phil Lesh (bass) composition "Passenger.") Unfortunately, the time limitations inherent in vinyl prohibited the use of any extended improvisation or song couplings. The band also documented their October 31 show at Radio City Music Hall as a live, closed-circuit television special. From that performance, the band's very first home video -- also called Dead Set -- was compiled, and includes a few of the acoustic performances as well. [In 2004, Rhino released a remastered, expanded edition of Dead Set as part of the exhaustive 12-disc box Beyond Description (1973-1989); in 2006, this expanded CD was released separately. The expanded Dead Set contained a whole second disc of bonus material mined from these shows; it ran ten tracks and included such Dead standards as "Sugaree," "C.C. Rider," "High Time," "Jack Straw," "Shakedown Street," and "Not Fade Away."]

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/11/2006
Label:
Grateful Dead / Wea
UPC:
0081227328320
catalogNumber:
73283
Rank:
14512

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Grateful Dead   Primary Artist
Mickey Hart   Group Member
Jerry Garcia   Group Member
Bob Weir   Group Member
Bill Kreutzmann   Group Member
Phil Lesh   Group Member
Brent Mydland   Group Member

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Big Mama Thornton   Composer
Mickey Hart   Composer
Jerry Garcia   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Grateful Dead   Arranger
Buddy Holly   Composer
Bob Weir   Composer
Robert Hunter   Composer
Norman Petty   Composer
James Austin   Reissue Producer
John Perry Barlow   Composer
Betty Cantor-Jackson   Producer,Audio Production
John Dawson   Composer
Dan Healy   Producer,Audio Production
Bill Kreutzmann   Composer
Phil Lesh   Composer
George McCorkle   Composer
Brent Mydland   Composer
Jim Welch   Jacket Design
Reggie Collins   Annotation
M. Christian   Composer
Peter Barsotti   Artwork
Steve Silberman   Liner Notes
Traditional   Composer
Cameron Sears   Executive Producer
David Lemieux   Reissue Producer
Peter Monk   Composer
Dennis Larkins   Artwork,Cover Illustration

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