Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead Hour no. 705

Week of March 25,2002

Michael Higgins requested this one. It's all about the compilation CD Postcards of the Hanging: Grateful Dead Perform the Songs of Bob Dylan, which it was my privilege to produce for Grateful Dead Records.

Bob Dylan's co-manager, Jeff Rosen, was kind enough to allow me to play some rough mixes of unheard rehearsal tapes on the radio to help promote this CD. Wonderful music!

Enjoy!

Interview with compilation producer David Gans by Gary Lambert

Postcards of the Hanging: Grateful Dead Perform the Songs of Bob Dylan
ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER

Bob Dylan and Grateful Dead - rehearsals May-June 1987
STEALIN'
OH BOY
JOHN BROWN
FOLSOM PRISON BLUES
GOTTA SERVE SOMEBODY
HIDEAWAY/CC RIDER

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David Gans
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Thanks again David. * * *

Thanks again David.

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Dylan-Dead rehearsals

David - you make reference to *three* Dead Hours of Dead Dylan that inspired the compilation. How about posting those for the next three weeks? Please???

Can't do it. This feature is Grateful Dead Hour programs that have been broadcast. I don't have access to those rehearsals any more, nor permission to broadcast them.

There is a ton of Dylan-Dead rehearsal material out there in the trading world.

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Songs omitted frm "Postcards"

I originally proposed a two-disc set that would have included every Dyan song the Dead ever performed, but that was nixed in favor of a single-disc compilation that left some songs out. Since "Visions of Johanna" was on Fallout from the Phil Zone, I felt it was okay to take that off this set.

You can't do it all.

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This is awesome. I'm

This is awesome. I'm listening right now. Postcards I think is an absolutely perfect compilation.

David, your point on Desolation -- I never noticed the missing verse -- just the flub on "Ezra Pound & TS Eliot...". No mind. It is still a perfect version. I have the 2 track bonus disc too. Only thing is, why not include Johanna? Isn't that the ONLY Dead Dylan tune excluded (when counting the 2 track bonus disc)? Even if you had to include the same version as on Philzone (which is absolutely perfect)...

David - you make reference to *three* Dead Hours of Dead Dylan that inspired the compilation. How about posting those for the next three weeks? Please???

Anways, thanks so much for this. Totally jammin' the Watchtower now. So awesome. Jerry's gonna shred!!!

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Nugs

David Thanks for this piece of GD History and sharing it with us all Keep up the grate work

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very nice

Thank you David !! Another very sweet GD Hour !! Dylan and the Dead always made a nice combination !!

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