Grateful Dead

Road Trips Vol. 2 No. 3: Wall Of Sound 1974 CD - SOLD OUT

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Celebrating the 35th anniversary of the spectacular Wall of Sound, we invite you on a sonic excursion into back-to-back shows from June of '74. Propelled by the heart-thumping power of the Wall, these shows capture the band during a period of heightened intensity and brilliant musicianship.

Disc one finds the Wall of Sound towering over the State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa for a Thursday, June 16th show that's loaded with beautifully inventive jams and inspired transitions. Amazing moments abound, like the 29-minute odyssey of "Playing In The Band" that blissfully dives into space and brings us back again. Disc two picks up two days later at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky. This legendary setlist includes a brain-melting jam that rolls from "Weather Report Suite" through "It's A Sin."

Once again Jeffrey Norman has worked his magic on the soundboard masters so we can experience all this classic Dead in crisp-and-clear HDCD. The set also comes with an essay by Dennis McNally and of course photos of the band - and their mighty Wall of Sound.

Tracklist:

 

CD 1: State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, IA 6/16/74

1. China Cat Sunflower>
2. I Know You Rider
3. The Race Is On
4. Eyes of the World>
5. Big River
6. U.S. Blues
7. Playing In The Band

CD 2: Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY 6/18/74
1. Loose Lucy
2. Eyes of the World>
3. China Doll
4. Weather Report Suite>
5. Jam>
6. Other One>
7. It's A Sin Jam>
8. Stella Blue

Looking for the bonus disc? Sorry, but we've run out of the bonus disc that was included with early orders. All orders will include the standard 2-CD version of this release.

Product Details

Show: Iowa and Kentucky, June 1974
Available while quantities last.