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Grateful Dead Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 5

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  • The Grateful Dead Remain an American Phenomenon That Spans Decades and Generations

  • Having Released All 36 Volumes of the Band’s Groundbreaking Dick’s Picks Series of Live Recordings, Real Gone Music Now Brings Another Series of Grateful Dead Concert Performances to Music Retail for the First Time

  • Road Trips Was the Successor to Dick’s Picks and Was Only Sold Through the Dead’s Own Website

  • The First Volumes Assembled Tracks from Various Concerts on a Single Tour, While Later Volumes Presented Single Shows

  • Just Like the Label Did with Dick’s Picks, Real Gone Music Will Release the Last Volumes in the Road Trips Series First

  • The Original Designer of the Series, Steve Vance, Has Converted the Original Wallet Packaging to Customer-Friendly Triple-CD Jewel Cases

  • Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 5 Presents the Dead at the Beginning of Their Summer 1976 “Comeback Tour,” Fresh from a 20-Month Hiatus

  • This June 9, 1976 Show at Boston Music Hall Was Only the Third Show of the Tour and the First of a Four-Night Run

  • Captures the Band Truly Hitting Its Stride, with Exceptional Vocal Contributions by Jerry Garcia

  • Includes the Only Encore Performance of “Franklin’s Tower”

  • Also Features a Brilliant “Crazy Fingers” and a Long and Tight “St. Stephen”

  • Bonus Material from the Last Night of the Boston Run Includes a Rare Version of “Mission in the Rain”

  • One of the Greatest Shows from Perhaps the Dead’s Most Underrated Year of Touring



It was our great honor at Real Gone Music to issue all 36 volumes of Dick’s Picks, the Grateful Dead’s landmark live concert series; over the four and a half years it took us to release all three dozen titles, we sometimes felt like we were on the greatest Dead tour ever, every single show a classic! Well, our diligence in releasing Dick’s Picks has had a “Ripple” effect, for now the band is entrusting us with releasing its subsequent live concert series, Road Trips! Unlike Dick’s Picks, which saw about two-thirds of its titles go to regular retail in their original incarnations, NONE of the entries in the Road Trips series were offered to retail outlets outside of the Dead’s own website. Since it worked so well with Dick’s Picks, we are reissuing the last titles first, and we have enlisted the series’ original designer, Steve Vance, to convert the original wallet packaging to customer-friendly triple-CD jewel cases. This volume, the last entry in the Road Trips series, revisits June 1976, when the Dead ended its 20-month hiatus from touring with two shows at the Paramount in Oregon, then headed to Boston and the acoustically friendly confines of its Music Hall for a four-night run. This show is from the first night and was hence the third show on the "comeback tour." The band is clearly settling back into a groove here; in particular, Jerry Garcia’s voice is as strong as it’s ever been, and the inclusion of some unusual material (like the only encore version of “Franklin’s Tower” ever performed) makes this a highly collectible show. Among the highlights are a dazzling “Crazy Fingers” from Blues for Allah (which had been released during the band’s hiatus, so new to set lists), and an exceptionally long and tight “St. Stephen” to lead off the second set. The third disc offers bonus gems, like a rare version of “Mission in the Rain,” from the last night of the run, too; excellent sound throughout, long out of print!

Disc : 1
1. Cold Rain and Snow
2. Cassidy
3. Scarlet Begonias
4. The Music Never Stopped
5. Crazy Fingers
6. Big River
7. They Love Each Other
8. Looks Like Rain
9. Ship of Fools
10. Promised Land
Disc : 2
1. St. Stephen
2. Eyes of the World
3. Let It Grow
4. Brown-Eyed Woman
5. Lazy Lightning
6. Supplication
7. High Time
8. Samson and Delilah
9. It Must Have Been the Roses
Disc : 3
1. Dancing in the Streets
2. Wharf Rat
3. Around and Around
4. Franklin's Tower
5. Mission in the Rain
6. The Wheel
7. Comes a Time
8. Sugar Magnolia
9. U.S. Blues
10. Sunshine Daydream

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