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  • Grateful Dead (Skull & Roses) - Grateful Dead (Warner Bros. 2WS 1935)
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  • The Dead:
    Jerry Garcia - lead guitar, vocals
    Bob Weir - rhythm guitar, vocals
    Ron (Pigpen) McKernan - organ, harmonica, vocals
    Phil Lesh - bass, vocals
    Bill Kreutzmann - drums

  • Full album download includes Bonus Material:
    Oh Boy! (4/6/71 Manhattan Center, New York, NY)
    I'm A Hog For You (4/6/71 Manhattan Center, New York, NY)
    Radio Promo

  • Released on September 24, 1971

  • Merl Saunders overdubbed organ on "Wharf Rat," "Playin' In The Band," and "Bertha"

  • Also known as "Skull & Roses." "Skullfuck" was a working title for the album, but Joe Smith of Warner Brothers nixed it. This was the band's first gold record. The early releases had a "skull and roses" sticker enclosed with the album. This album contained those famous words on the inside cover: "Dead freaks unite. Who are you? Where are you? How are you? Send us your name and address and we'll keep you informed."

  • "Johnny B. Goode" is from the "Sufi Benefit" show of March 24, 1971 at Winterland; the first three notes of "Johnny B. Goode" are the last notes of "Greatest Story Ever Told".

  • "Big Railroad Blues" and "Not Fade Away" > "Going Down The Road Feeling Bad" are from April 5, 1971 at the Manhattan Center, New York City.

  • "Big Boss Man", "Mama Tried", and "Wharf Rat" are from April 26, 1971

  • "Bertha" and "Me And Bobby McGee" are from April 27, 1971

  • "The Other One" is from April 28, 1971

  • "Me And My Uncle" is from April 29, 1971 at the Fillmore East

  • (notes excerpted with permission from "The Compleat Grateful Dead Discography" by Ihor Slabicky)
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    DISC ONE
    SET ONE
    Bertha
    (5:40)  
    Mama Tried
    (2:42)  
    Big Railroad Blues
    (3:33)  
    Playing In The Band
    (4:38)  
    The Other One
    (18:03)
    Me & My Uncle
    (3:02)  
    Big Boss Man
    (5:11)  
    Me & Bobby McGee
    (5:42)  
    Johnny B. Goode
    (3:41)  
    Wharf Rat
    (8:31)  
    Not Fade Away/Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad
    (9:12)  
    DISC TEN
    Oh Boy!
    (2:50)
    I'm A Hog For You
    (4:08)
    Radio Spot - Grateful Dead
    (1:00)

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