Hundred Year Hall: 4-26-72

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All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
For many Deadheads, the release of Hundred Year Hall: 4-26-72 1995 in September 1995 is inextricably linked with the passing of Jerry Garcia guitar/vocals a few weeks earlier. This double-CD features just under two-and-a-half hours of highlights from the Grateful Dead on April 26, 1972 at Jahrhundert Halle in Frankfurt, Germany. The band was in the midst of its Europe '72 excursion, not to mention a state of transition. Chronic health issues would force co-founder Ron "Pigpen" McKernan vocals/organ/harmonica off the road for good in less than two months. Ultimately in his stead was the recent arrival of the husband and wife team Keith Godchaux piano and Donna Jean ...
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All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
For many Deadheads, the release of Hundred Year Hall: 4-26-72 1995 in September 1995 is inextricably linked with the passing of Jerry Garcia guitar/vocals a few weeks earlier. This double-CD features just under two-and-a-half hours of highlights from the Grateful Dead on April 26, 1972 at Jahrhundert Halle in Frankfurt, Germany. The band was in the midst of its Europe '72 excursion, not to mention a state of transition. Chronic health issues would force co-founder Ron "Pigpen" McKernan vocals/organ/harmonica off the road for good in less than two months. Ultimately in his stead was the recent arrival of the husband and wife team Keith Godchaux piano and Donna Jean Godchaux vocals, who are joined by mainstays Garcia, Bill Kreutzmann percussion, Phil Lesh bass/vocals, and Bob Weir guitar/vocals. While there is no typical Grateful Dead concert, the contents admirably represent the septet's strengths, as well as providing an adequate cross-section of material unique to the era. The two discs are sequenced to loosely replicate two respective sets. The first is filled with shorter and self-contained tunes and the second opens up an opportunity for outings of a comparatively expansive nature. The youthful exuberance empowering the songbook staples "Bertha," "Me & My Uncle," and the "China Cat Sunflower"/"I Know You Rider" medley is complemented by a thoughtful "Playing in the Band" -- heard in its exploratory infancy. Disc One then closes with a slightly above average reading of the R&B rave-up "Turn on Your Lovelight" that glides effortlessly into a fair to middlin' "Going Down the Road Feelin' Bad." Weir has obviously been conserving his energies as the party is shifted into overdrive. Although lyrically a train wreck, "Truckin'" develops nicely with Garcia and Lesh standing out for their melodic counterpoint. "Cryptical Envelopment" -- which should be ID'ed as "The Other One" -- is an improvisation lover's dream with the machine hitting on all cylinders. The exchanges range from delicate to impassioned, weaving an aural tapestry that unravels into the arresting and rarely unveiled ballad "Comes a Time." The emotional zenith is capitalized upon by Weir as he sends home the whole affair with a suitably hot and sweaty "Sugar Magnolia." Parties interested in hearing additional selections from the show should check out the 2001 Europe '72 CD reissue "bonus track" with McKernan wailing on an exemplary "Two Souls in Communion" -- one of only a dozen times it was played.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/26/1995
  • Label: Arista
  • UPC: 078221402026
  • Catalog Number: 14020

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Grateful Dead Primary Artist
Jerry Garcia Guitar, Vocals
Bob Weir Guitar, Vocals
Donna Jean Godchaux Vocals
Keith Godchaux Piano
Bill Kreutzmann Drums
Phil Lesh Bass Guitar, Vocals
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan Organ, Harmonica, Vocals
Technical Credits
Mickey Hart Composer
Jerry Garcia Composer
Grateful Dead Arranger
Bob Weir Composer
Robert Hunter Composer, Liner Notes
John Phillips Composer
John Cutler Producer
Bill Kreutzmann Composer
Phil Lesh Composer, Producer
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan Composer
Jeffrey Norman Mastering
Dick Latvala Tape Archivist
Alembic Engineer
Alemóic Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What The Dead Were All About

    What Grateful Dead wanted most was to make people happy. In 1972, they were still young and filled with the vigour of youth from their early psychedelic phase pre Workingman's Dead. The fact that many of the original six members of the band had lost family members, not to mention Pig Pen's steady decline from liver failure, made them more poetic and grown up in a sense. That is what I believe. The songs went from personal story telling (Dark Star, Other One) to more wide mystical songs like He's Gone or Truckin'. Keith's piano was a jazzy blanket to sooth the most intense jams of the early 70's Dead shows. I believe Hundred Year Hall featuring Keith and Donna Jean, still with Pig Pen and without Mickey Hart, is a jazzy reminder of what was then and what is now. Truckin' is the most rockin' version yet. I have to tell you, I listen to the songs on here that appear on Europe '72 and Skull And Roses and they don't hold a candle to these songs. Truckin', as I said, is rockin' even though Bobby's lyric's are a little hard to hear. However, the chorus is angelic and I have to tell you, I haven't heard anything like this since a certain performance of Viola Lee Blues on 2-2-68. After the final verse, they go into a jam for about seven minutes before going back to the last verse one more time. All of a sudden, it goes from rockin' to dreamy and psychedelic. They are going back in time to the daze of Haight Street and Merry Pranksters. Billy goes into a drum solo and out of the musical ashes comes The Other One played in such a beautiful way, paling in comparison to no other song except maybe the Mountain Jam on Eat A Peach. Even at a long 36:29, it still ends kind of fast for me. But it keeps me smiling. When the monster goes down the icey - holy cow I'm listening to it now and it's really ending? Wow! I wanna hear it again. Oh, I'm smiling. Oh well. That was fun! It ends gently and then Jerry goes into Comes A Time which is kind of like Wharf Rat. Nothing like a nice melody as a whisky chaser to the previous two monsters. Finally, prepare yourself for the greatest Sugar Magnolia ever played. On another note, I'd like to mention that China Cat Sunflower is also top notch as is its traditional follower I Know You Rider. You know, they should have children learn the lyrics to China Cat Sunflower without the queen Chinee lyrics, I never cared for those. But maybe if we want to stop Global Warming we should sing this song every day and replace it in schools with the pledge of allegiance. Yeah, I'm not capatalizing it, wanna fight about it? Oh yeah did I mention The Other One?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Highly Reccommended

    Disc 2 features the most intense Cryptical Envelopment I have ever heard. I would say this is probably my favorite Dead recording yet.

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