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Grateful Dead: Beyond Description (1973-1989) (CD)

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Track Listing

DISC 1 for Grateful Dead: Beyond Description (1973-1989) (CD) Album By Grateful Dead
1   Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
2   Let Me Sing Your Blues Away
3   Row Jimmy
4   Stella Blue
5   Here Comes the Sunshine
6   Eyes of the World
7   Weather Report Suite: Prelude/Part 1/Part 2
8   Eyes of the World [Live][*]
9   Weather Report Suite: Prelude/Part 1/Part 2/ [Studio Acoustic Demo][*]
10   China Doll [Studio Outtake][*]
DISC 2 for Grateful Dead: Beyond Description (1973-1989) (CD) Album By Grateful Dead
1   U.S. Blues
2   China Doll
3   Unbroken Chain
4   Loose Lucy
5   Scarlet Begonias
6   Pride of Cucamonga
7   Money Money
8   Ship of Fools
9   Loose Lucy [Studio Outtake][*]
10   Scarlet Begonias [Live][*]
11   Money Money [Live][*]
12   Wave That Flag [Live][*]
13   Let It Rock [Live][*]
14   Pride of Cucamonga [Studio Acoustic Demo][*]
15   Unbroken Chain [Studio Acoustic Demo][*]
DISC 3 for Grateful Dead: Beyond Description (1973-1989) (CD) Album By Grateful Dead
1   Help on the Way/Slipknot!
2   Franklin's Twoer
3   King Solomon's Marbles, Pt. 1: Stronger Than Dirt/King Solomon's ...
4   Music Never Stopped
5   Crazy Fingers
6   Sage & Spirit
7   Blue for Allah/Sand Castles & Glass Camels/Unusal Occurences in ...
8   Groove #1 [Studio Outtake][*][Instrumental]
9   Groove #2 [Studio Outtake][*][Instrumental]
10   Distorto [Studio Outtake][*][Instrumental]
11   to E Flat Jam [Studio Outtake][*][Instrumental]
12   Proto 18 Proper [Studio Outtake][*][Instrumental]
13   Hollywood Cantata [Studio Outtake][*]
DISC 4 for Grateful Dead: Beyond Description (1973-1989) (CD) Album By Grateful Dead
1   Estimated Prophet
2   Dancing in the Streets
3   Passenger
4   Samson & Delilah
5   Sunrise
6   Terrapin Station, Pt. 1: Lady With a Fan/Terrapin Station/Terrapin
7   Peggy-O [Studio Outtake][*][Instrumental]
8   Ascent [Studio Outtake][*][Instrumental]
9   Catfish John [Studio Outtake][*]
10   Equinox [Studio Outtake][*]
11   Fire on the Mountain [Studio Outtake][*]
12   Dancing in the Streets [Live][*]
DISC 5 for Grateful Dead: Beyond Description (1973-1989) (CD) Album By Grateful Dead
1   Good Lovin'
2   France
3   Shakedown Street
4   Serengetti
5   Fire on the Mountain
6   I Need a Miracle
7   From the Heart of Me
8   Stagger Lee
9   All New Minglewood Blues
10   If I Had the World to Give
11   Good Lovin' [Studio Outtake][*] - Lowell George, Grateful Dead
12   Ollin Arageed [Live][*]
13   Fire on the Mountain [Live][*]
14   Stagger Lee [Live][*]
15   All New Minglewood Blues [Live][*]
DISC 6 for Grateful Dead: Beyond Description (1973-1989) (CD) Album By Grateful Dead
1   Alabama Getaway
2   Far from Me
3   Althea
4   Feel Like a Stranger
5   Lost Sailor
6   Saint of Circumstance
7   Antwerp's Placebo (The Plumber)
8   Easy to Love You
9   Don't Ease Me In
10   Peggy-O [Studio Outtake][*]
11   What'll You Raise [Studio Outtake][*]
12   Jack-A-Roe [Studio Outtake][*]
13   Althea [Live]
14   Lost Sailor [Live]
15   Saint of Circumstance [Live]
DISC 7 for Grateful Dead: Beyond Description (1973-1989) (CD) Album By Grateful Dead
1   Dire Wolf
2   Race Is On
3   Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie
4   It Must Have Been the Roses
5   Dark Hollow
6   China Doll
7   Been All Around This World
8   Monkey and the Engineer
9   Jack-A-Roe
10   Deep Elem Blues
11   Cassidy
12   To Lay Me Down
13   Rosalie McFall
14   On the Road Again
15   Bird Song
16   Ripple
DISC 8 for Grateful Dead: Beyond Description (1973-1989) (CD) Album By Grateful Dead
1   To Lay Me Down [Studio Rehearsal][*]
2   Iko Iko [Live][*]
3   Heaven Help the Fool [Live][*]
4   Paso [Live][*]
5   Sage & Spirit [Live][*]
6   Little Sadie [Live][*]
7   It Must Have Been the Roses [Alternate Live Version][*]
8   Dark Hollow [Alternate Live Version][*]
9   Jack-A-Roe [Alternate Live Version][*]
10   Cassidy [Alternate Live Version][*]
11   China Doll [Alternate Live Version][*]
12   Monkey and the Engineer [Alternate Live Version][*]
13   Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie [Alternate Live Version][*]
14   Ripple [Alternate Live Version
15   Tom Dooley [Live][*]
16   Deep Elem Blues [Alternate Live Version][*]
DISC 9 for Grateful Dead: Beyond Description (1973-1989) (CD) Album By Grateful Dead
1   Samson and Delilah [Live]
2   Friend of the Devil [Live]
3   New Minglewood Blues [Live]
4   Deal [Live]
5   Candyman [Live]
6   Little Red Rooster [Live]
7   Loser [Live]
8   Passenger [Live]
9   Feel Like a Stranger [Live]
10   Franklin's Tower [Live]
11   Rhythm Devils [Live]
12   Space [Live]
13   Fire on the Mountain [Live]
14   Greatest Story Ever Told [Live]
15   Brokedown Palace [Live]
DISC 10 for Grateful Dead: Beyond Description (1973-1989) (CD) Album By Grateful Dead
1   Let It Grow [Live][*]
2   Sugaree [Live [Live]
3   C.C. Rider [Live][*]
4   Row Jimmy [Live][*]
5   Lazy Lightnin' [Live][*]
6   Supplication [Live][*]
7   High Time [Live][*]
8   Jack Straw [Live][*]
9   Shakedown Street [Live][*]
10   Not Fade Away [Live][*]
DISC 11 for Grateful Dead: Beyond Description (1973-1989) (CD) Album By Grateful Dead
1   Touch of Grey
2   Hell in a Bucket
3   When Push Comes to Shove
4   West L.A. Fadeaway
5   Tons of Steel
6   Throwing Stones
7   Black Muddy River
8   My Brother Esau (Single B-Side) [*]
9   West L.A. Fadeaway [Alternate Version, 1984][*]
10   Black Muddy River [Studio Rehearsal][*]
11   When Push Comes to Shove [Studio Rehearsal][*]
12   Touch of Grey [Studio Rehearsal][*]
13   Throwing Stones [Live]
DISC 12 for Grateful Dead: Beyond Description (1973-1989) (CD) Album By Grateful Dead
1   Foolish Heart
2   Just a Little Light
3   Built to Last
4   Blow Away
5   Victim or the Crime
6   We Can Run
7   Standing on the Moon
8   Picasso Moon
9   I Will Take You Home
10   Foolish Heart [Live][*]
11   Blow Away [Live][*]

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Album Description

This monumental 12-disc assemblage presents the band's amazing, long strange trip from 1973 to 1989, encompassing the albums released on their own Grateful Dead Records label and later Arista. It's an essential companion piece on Rhino's first 12-CD Dead box, The Golden Road (1965-1973), which spotlighted the entirety of their early Warner Brothers output and concurrent evolution from a scruffy hippie outfit in the Haight to one of the biggest bands on the planet. Including studio masterpieces and live landmarks alike, Beyond Description enhances this repertoire with the sonic brilliance of 2004 mastering technology and a wealth of newly discovered supplemental material. It's an extraordinary portrait of a legendary band.

Product Notes

As the Grateful Dead story continues with this 12-disc sequel to the equally outsized The Golden Road (1965-1973), the band leaves the relative comfort of the '60s (hey, it suited them just fine) and heads into a period that will provide them with greater rewards as a performing outfit, and greater challenges as a studio entity. The post-'60s Dead floundered nearly as often as they soared--at times haphazardly trying to play the game as defined by more disciplined bands of the '70s and '80s, at other times succeeding almost in spite of themselves. This was a time when they allied themselves with such unlikely coconspirators as hit-minded mogul Clive Davis (after their own label fell by the way) and Fleetwood Mac producer Keith Olsen. They consciously reached for commercial gold and fell short, then found it on their own terms--by recording the 1987 studio album In the Dark in a vacant auditorium.

As with the first Rhino box, Beyond Description (1973-1989) gets the kind of state-of-the-art remastering one would expect from the sonically ambitious bunch. Again, each disc is fleshed out with smartly selected outtakes, demos, and live recordings. Two thoroughly annotated and strikingly illustrated booklets pull the package together. This is where the long, strange trip leads, and if there were some wrong turns along the way, so be it. That's what happens when you don't follow the map. --Steven Stolder

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