The Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack

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The Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack
Live album by the Grateful Dead
ReleasedMarch 15, 2005
RecordedOctober 16 – 20, 1974
GenreFolk rock, jam
Length387:54
LabelGrateful Dead Records
ProducerDavid Lemieux, Jeffrey Norman
Grateful Dead chronology
Dick's Picks Volume 34
(2005)
The Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack
(2005)
Rare Cuts and Oddities 1966
(2005)
 
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The Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack
Live album by the Grateful Dead
ReleasedMarch 15, 2005
RecordedOctober 16 – 20, 1974
GenreFolk rock, jam
Length387:54
LabelGrateful Dead Records
ProducerDavid Lemieux, Jeffrey Norman
Grateful Dead chronology
Dick's Picks Volume 34
(2005)
The Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack
(2005)
Rare Cuts and Oddities 1966
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]
The Music Box5/5 stars[2]

The Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack is a five CD live album by the Grateful Dead. It was recorded from October 16 to October 20, 1974, and was released on March 15, 2005.

In 1974, the Grateful Dead were exhausted from touring, and their sound system, the "Wall of Sound", had proven too expensive to continue with. In response, the group decided to stop touring for an indefinite period of time. In October they played five nights at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, California. As they were the last concerts before the hiatus, the Grateful Dead wanted them to be properly recorded and documented by a film crew. The sequence of psychedelic exploratory jams transporting the audience to other worlds can only be summed up by the words of Henry Miller, "I was permitted to hear an incredible music...I heard the gestation of the new world...the sound of stars grinding and chafing, of fountains clotted with blazing gems...Music is planetary fire, an irreducible which is all sufficient; it is the slate-writing of the gods." (Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer)

The results were a rather unsuccessful live album, Steal Your Face, and a film, The Grateful Dead Movie. The movie was released in theaters in 1977, and on videotape in 1981. In 2004 it was expanded to a double DVD with bonus cuts and documentaries. A few months later, a five CD album was released as The Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack. The album included even more previously unreleased tracks, including a rare "Tomorrow Is Forever". The DVD contains one track not released on the soundtrack ("Sugaree" from October 18).

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "U.S. Blues" (Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia) – 5:13
  2. "One More Saturday Night" (Bob Weir) – 6:33
  3. "China Cat Sunflower" > (Hunter, Garcia) – 9:14
  4. "I Know You Rider" (traditional, arr. Grateful Dead) – 6:07
  5. "Eyes of the World" > (Hunter, Garcia) – 13:01
  6. "China Doll" (Hunter, Garcia) – 6:16
  7. "Playing in the Band" (Hunter, Mickey Hart, Weir) – 31:44

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Scarlet Begonias" (Hunter, Garcia) – 13:56
  2. "He's Gone" > (Hunter, Garcia) – 13:01
  3. "Jam" > (Grateful Dead) – 7:31
  4. "Weirdness" > (Grateful Dead) – 8:05
  5. "The Other One" > (Bill Kreutzman, Weir) – 7:34
  6. "Spanish Jam" > (Grateful Dead) – 1:48
  7. "Mind Left Body Jam" > (Grateful Dead) – 3:10
  8. "The Other One" > (Kreutzman, Weir) – 2:28
  9. "Stella Blue" (Hunter, Garcia) – 9:04
  10. "Casey Jones" (Hunter, Garcia) – 5:23

Disc three[edit]

  1. "Weather Report Suite" – 16:44
  2. "Jam" > (Grateful Dead) – 8:54
  3. "Dark Star" > (Hunter, Garcia, Hart, Kreutzman, Phil Lesh, Pigpen, Weir) – 24:10
  4. "Morning Dew" (Bonnie Dobson, Tim Rose) – 13:54
  5. "Not Fade Away" > (Buddy Holly, Norman Petty) – 8:34
  6. "Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad" (trad., arr. Grateful Dead) – 7:33

Disc four[edit]

  1. "Uncle John's Band" (Hunter, Garcia) – 9:08
  2. "Big Railroad Blues" (Noah Lewis) – 5:02
  3. "Tomorrow Is Forever" (Dolly Parton, Porter Wagoner) – 6:26
  4. "Sugar Magnolia" (Hunter, Weir) – 5:26
  5. "He's Gone" > (Hunter, Garcia) – 13:49
  6. "Caution Jam" > (Grateful Dead) – 4:30
  7. "Drums" > (Kreutzman) – 1:23
  8. "Space" > (Grateful Dead) – 9:14
  9. "Truckin'" > (Hunter, Garcia, Lesh, Weir) – 9:48
  10. "Black Peter" (Hunter, Garcia) – 10:10
  11. "Sunshine Daydream" (Hunter, Weir) – 3:14

Disc five[edit]

  1. "Playing in the Band" > (Hunter, Hart, Weir) – 13:24
  2. "Drums" > (Hart, Kreutzman) – 4:09
  3. "Not Fade Away" > (Holly, Petty) – 14:44
  4. "Drums" > (Hart, Kreutzman) – 4:53
  5. "The Other One" > (Kreutzman, Weir) – 10:56
  6. "Wharf Rat" > (Hunter, Garcia) – 9:35
  7. "Playing in the Band" (Hunter, Hart, Weir) – 8:38
  8. "Johnny B. Goode" (Chuck Berry) – 3:55
  9. "Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo" > (Hunter, Garcia) – 7:34
  10. "We Bid You Goodnight" (trad., arr. Grateful Dead) – 1:59

Recording dates[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Grateful Dead[edit]

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay (2011). "The Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack: 5-CD Set - Grateful Dead | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Metzger, John (2011). "Grateful Dead - The Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack (Album Review)". musicbox-online.com. Retrieved 20 August 2011.