Grateful Dead (Skull & Roses) - Grateful Dead (Warner Bros. 2WS 1935) Download MP3 (256kbps) or Download FLAC
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