Go to Heaven [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
Time has somewhat mellowed the general disdain that critics and Deadheads alike leveled at Go to Heaven upon its release in May of 1980. Granted, none of these readings come close to their perfunctory live counterparts. However, that argument holds true for a vast majority of the Grateful Dead's studio catalog -- which had now grown to include 16 albums. Additionally, this disc marked the beginning of keyboardist Brent Mydland's tenure; he had joined the band in the spring of the previous year and would remain for a decade. All eight of the songs -- not including "Antwerp's Placebo The Plumber," which is a 38-second instrumental percussion track -- had either already ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
Time has somewhat mellowed the general disdain that critics and Deadheads alike leveled at Go to Heaven upon its release in May of 1980. Granted, none of these readings come close to their perfunctory live counterparts. However, that argument holds true for a vast majority of the Grateful Dead's studio catalog -- which had now grown to include 16 albums. Additionally, this disc marked the beginning of keyboardist Brent Mydland's tenure; he had joined the band in the spring of the previous year and would remain for a decade. All eight of the songs -- not including "Antwerp's Placebo The Plumber," which is a 38-second instrumental percussion track -- had either already worked their way into the Dead's live performance repertoire, or would in due time. These include "Althea," "Feel Like a Stranger," and "Saint of Circumstance," as well as the raucous rock & roll opening cut, "Alabama Getaway" -- which was likewise often the band's opening number in concert during the early '80s. In a somewhat Prankster-esque sense of irony, "Don't Ease Me In" -- the disc's final number -- also closed many a first set during this era. Additionally notable about the track is that it was one of the first songs the band performed back in 1965, when they were known as the Warlocks. In terms of the quality of material, Go to Heaven includes few stone gems. Primary among them are Bob Weir's "Lost Sailor" and "Saint of Circumstance" pairing. While obviously not as thoroughly developed as it would become in concert, the lilting melody and fluctuating tempos are reminiscent of his "Weather Report Suite" from the 1973 release Wake of the Flood. The groovin' Jerry Garcia-sung ballad "Althea" is yet another example of a tune that would take on bolder and brighter hues as a concert staple for the remainder of the Dead's performance life. [In 2004, Rhino released a remastered, expanded edition of Go to Heaven as part of the exhaustive 12-disc box Beyond Description 1973-1989; in 2006, this expanded CD was released separately. The expanded disc contained six bonus tracks: studio outtakes of "Peggy-O," "What'll You Raise," and "Jack-A-Roe," plus live versions of "Althea," "Lost Sailor," and "Saint of Circumstance."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/11/2006
  • Label: Grateful Dead / Wea
  • UPC: 081227328122
  • Catalog Number: 73281

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Alabama Getaway (3:37)
  2. 2 Far from Me (3:39)
  3. 3 Althea (6:52)
  4. 4 Feel Like a Stranger (5:08)
  5. 5 Lost Sailor (5:54)
  6. 6 Saint of Circumstance (5:39)
  7. 7 Antwerp's Placebo (The Plumber) (0:39)
  8. 8 Easy to Love You (3:38)
  9. 9 Don't Ease Me In (3:23)
  10. 10 Peggy-O (5:51)
  11. 11 What'll You Raise (4:10)
  12. 12 Jack-A-Roe (4:55)
  13. 13 Althea (8:17)
  14. 14 Lost Sailor (6:41)
  15. 15 Saint of Circumstance (6:35)
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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
Mickey Hart Composer
Jerry Garcia Composer
Grateful Dead Arranger
Bob Weir Composer
Robert Hunter Composer
James Austin Reissue Producer
John Perry Barlow Composer
Betty Cantor-Jackson Engineer
John Cutler Engineer
Joe Gastwirt Mastering
Bill Kreutzmann Composer
Gary Lyons Producer, Engineer
Bob Matthews Engineer
Brent Mydland Composer
Jim Welch Producer, Art Direction
Pete Thea Engineer
Reggie Collins Discographical Annotation
Rock Scully Direction
Stanley Mouse Producer, Art Direction, Illustrations
Alan Trist Direction
Richard Loren Direction
Traditional Composer
Cameron Sears Executive Producer
David Lemieux Reissue Producer
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