Features Photos By Herb Greene Exclusive To This LP!
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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 unparalleled 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 bands 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 Lightfoots Early Morning Rain kicks off the collection, and then the fireworks light up as future Dead classics like I Know You Rider, Dont 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 - until now. Friday Music proudly announces for the very first time on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl The Grateful Deads 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.
Mastered impeccably for vinyl by Joe Reagoso (Grateful Dead) at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Records, Hollywood, CA with Ron McMaster, this limited edition audiophile version of Birth Of The Dead Volume One-The Studio Sessions is sure to become a welcome addition to any Dead-fan's collection.
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.
180g Audiophile Vinyl
Mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios & Capitol Records, Hollywood, CA with Ron McMaster
First time on vinyl
Exclusive to this LP: First time sitting photos of The Dead by the legendary Herb Greene
Mastered from the original Grateful Dead Records tapes
LP 1 - The Autumn Sessions
The Autumn Sessions
1. Early Morning Rain
2. I Know You Rider
3. Mindbender (Confusions Prince)
4. The Only Time Is Now
5. Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)
1. Cant Come Down
The Scorpio Sessions
2. Stealin (Instrumental)
3. Stealin (With Vocals)
4. Dont Ease Me In (Instrumental)
5. Dont Ease Me In (With Vocals)
LP 2 - The Scorpio Sessions (continued)
1. You Dont Have to Ask
2. Tastebud (Instrumental)
3. Tastebud (With Vocals)
1. I Know You Rider
2. Cold Rain and Snow (Instrumental)
3. Cold Rain and Snow (With Vocals)
The Hendricks Session
4. Fire in the City