SMR-d5 is as close as we will get to a studio last LP/CD. The producers (Gans, Dick & Co) hunted the vault and this is the best they could find.
Earthquake County CD came out in 96-7 and is live cuts from 92-94, most are not that good. Save your money, it's not worth the $25.00 ++ it's going for on eBay.
Hope this helps.
Speaking of Studio Albums, I wonder why there hasn't been a release of 'The Last One' ?
I know that Disk 5 of So Many Roads Boxed set (one of my favs!!) represents alot of that...
but it would be nice to see the boys take it to the studio, lay down some fresh tracks... They could pull live cuts to do Jer's parts and vocals. ...
Interestingly enough, i did see a bootleg on the net, called 'EarthQuake Country' that live songs that would have been the last album...
(wasn't Earthquake Country the orginal title for Aoxomoxoa ? )
But i also think - maybe thats just the way things are meant to be...
did it for me
before that I probably knew 3 songs
Truckin/Casey Jones/Friend of the Devil
well maybe a couple others that were being played on the radio.
Samson and Delilah and US Blues probably
I picked up What a long strange trip shortly after that
Playing in the Band was quickly a fave.
then a few years ago a bud convinced me that their live music was where it was at.
and so the collector that I am... I can't keep my CDs organized when they keep getting bumped by more and more Dead - so that collection now has its own box.
just listened to it on fathers day..inside of old skool koss proa headphones, it 's fantastic, sound is raw dead..... at their bestest
Yes the Dead on dvd audio is amazing I agree. Mickey did a masterful job. These are beyond description you have to hear them. Please keep going. Jerry's pedal steel is like you always dreamed it should be. Thank you Mickey!!!!!! pk
Yes, Vintage dead is a great lp. It's on sunflower label. I bought it for my brother for his birthday around the time Workingmans Dead came out at the local drug store back in the day. Great cover with the Ripple bottle on it! Just bought a pristine copy for him again last summer at Ameoba Records in Berkley. It is priceless and it was cheap. pk
When I think of the fun I used to have with those studio discs ... a tape from a show was a tape from a show and that's how it went down - end of stoooory. But I used to make the perfect concerts w/ the studio albums - by the way, I would, indeed like to hear Terrapin bare-bones - and give them to ... friends and family. Those perfect studio versions of songs like "Box" and "Playin'" would all be on them - I used to wear that vinyl out! What would be the perfect studio compilation? hmmmm ...
"Where does the time go?"
Its a live album from 1966. Hard to get hold of now. Not sure if it ever appeared on CD.
deaddisc dot com/disc/Vintage_Dead dot htm
Many have wished that the tracks you mention (and others) had appeared on a follow up to American Beauty but as far as I know they only exist in live form.
Heard about an album called Vintage Dead Volume 1 released around 1970/71. Anyone heard of it or have it? Is there studio versions of the classics like He's Gone, Brown Eyed Women, Ramble On Rose...etc. ? I assume they might be on this album.
I first got into the Dead around 1987/88. Nope, I am NOT a "touchhead." In fact, I saw the Touch of Grey video back in 87 and hated it. I made the comment to a buddy that the Dead were "a bunch of old men." This was back in the metal 80s when I was listening to Zeppelin and Queen and the hard rock 70s bands.
But that same buddy let me listen to some "old" dead stuff, and I got hooked. The very first dead song that I heard and got hooked after seeing the TOG video was "Mr. Charlie" from Europe 72'. This song had a pingy- twangy guitar with no or little distortion, piano, and this honky tonk singer. It was so far-out compared to what I was listening to at the time that I had to hear more. Anyway the rest is history and He's Gone is my #1 favorite.
Just 14 posts in this forum in more than a year. Is that a fair reflection of the studio legacy of our favourite band?