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All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
It is generally agreed that the Grateful Dead's late-'70s studio releases left even the most enthusiastic Deadheads longing for something more. The theory is that the band's momentum is best experienced during the ebb and flow of a live performance rather than the somewhat clinical tedium of a recording studio. Terrapin Station marks several milestones for the Grateful Dead: it was the band's first studio album in two years, as well as their return to a major label -- in this case Arista Records. More significant however is the use of an outside read: non-Grateful Dead producer. This was only the second time in which the Dead did not seize complete control. And the first...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
It is generally agreed that the Grateful Dead's late-'70s studio releases left even the most enthusiastic Deadheads longing for something more. The theory is that the band's momentum is best experienced during the ebb and flow of a live performance rather than the somewhat clinical tedium of a recording studio. Terrapin Station marks several milestones for the Grateful Dead: it was the band's first studio album in two years, as well as their return to a major label -- in this case Arista Records. More significant however is the use of an outside read: non-Grateful Dead producer. This was only the second time in which the Dead did not seize complete control. And the first time in a decade that they would relinquish their production reigns. They chose Keith Olsen -- a former member of the '60s garage rock band Music Machine -- whose production roster also included other Bay Area notables including the Sons of Champlin and Santana. Musically, Terrapin Station offers a few choice glimpses of the band doing what it does best. While the most prominent example is the album's extended title suite, there are a few others such as the cover of the Rev. Gary Davis gospel-blues "Samson and Delilah" and a resurrection of the Martha & the Vandellas hit "Dancin' in the Streets." The latter tune was originally performed by the Dead in their mid-'60s repertoire. What was once a garage rock and psychedelic reading has evolved into a 4/4-time, brass-influenced disco arrangement. Luckily, their extended versions during concert performances were infinitely more tolerable. Parties interested in examining the contrast between the studio and live performance versions of Terrapin Station material should seek the archival concert release Dick's Picks, Vol. 3. This two-disc set not only captures the band exactly two months and two days prior to the release of Terrapin Station, it also features stellar performances of every track from the album sans the up-tempo rocker "Passenger." [In 2004, Rhino released a remastered, expanded edition of Terrapin Station 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: instrumental studio outtakes of "Peggy-O" and "The Ascent"; studio outtakes of "Catfish John," "Equinox," and "Fire on the Mountain," the latter of which would be revived for the Dead's next album, Shakedown Street; and a live version of "Dancin' in the Streets" recorded live at Cornell University in May 1977.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/7/2006
  • Label: Grateful Dead / Wea
  • UPC: 081227327927
  • Catalog Number: 73279
  • Sales rank: 13,185

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Estimated Prophet (5:37)
  2. 2 Dancin' in the Streets (3:18)
  3. 3 Passenger (2:48)
  4. 4 Samson & Delilah (3:29)
  5. 5 Sunrise (4:08)
  6. 6 Terrapin Station (16:29)
  7. 7 Peggy-O (4:41)
  8. 8 The Ascent (1:59)
  9. 9 Catfish John (4:43)
  10. 10 Equinox (5:15)
  11. 11 Fire on the Mountain (6:26)
  12. 12 Dancin' in the Streets (16:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Grateful Dead Primary Artist
Mickey Hart Group Member
Jerry Garcia Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Bob Weir Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Tom Scott Saxophone, Lyricon
Martyn Ford Conductor
Donna Jean Godchaux Background Vocals, Group Member
Keith Godchaux Keyboards, Group Member
Bill Kreutzmann Percussion, Drums, Group Member
Phil Lesh Bass Guitar, Group Member
Robert Howes Conductor
English Choral Choir Track Performer
Martyn Ford Orchestra Track Performer
Technical Credits
Ivory Joe Hunter Composer
Mickey Hart Composer
Jerry Garcia Composer
Marvin Gaye Composer
Grateful Dead Arranger, Composer
Bob Weir Arranger, Composer
Robert Hunter Composer
James Austin Reissue Producer
John Perry Barlow Composer
Paul Buckmaster Orchestral Arrangements
David Gans Liner Notes
Joe Gastwirt Mastering
Donna Jean Godchaux Composer
Bill Kreutzmann Composer
Phil Lesh Composer
Bob McDill Composer
Keith Olsen Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Allen Reynolds Composer
William "Mickey" Stevenson Composer
Reggie Collins Discographical Annotation
Dave Devore Engineer
Traditional Composer
Cameron Sears Executive Producer
David Lemieux Reissue Producer
Peter Monk Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    On the way back to Terrapin

    This remaster is just OK, I thought that the extras really didn't add much.

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    Posted January 7, 2010

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