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Circles Around The Sun (Neal Casal) - Interludes For The Dead Vinyl (2LP)

The mystery of just who was behind those freewheeling tunes that kept the crowds groovin' during Fare Thee Well's intermissions has been revealed! Circles Around the Sun, a band convened by guitarist Neal Casal, formed specifically to record just for the shows and the results were so captivating, and the audience response so overwhelmingly positive, we decided to give the music a proper release.

The project began when Casal was asked by video director Justin Kreutzmann to compose and record more than five hours of original music to be played along with the visuals Kreutzmann was preparing for the Fare Thee Well intermissions. "The idea was to not only show reverence for the past but to ultimately, move it forward. If there's anything to be learned from the Grateful Dead, it is to dissolve your boundaries, push your limits, and discover your own voice in this world," explains Casal, the lead guitarist and co-lyricist for The Chris Robinson Brotherhood and part-time member of Phil Lesh and Friends.

Casal was joined in the studio by keyboardist Adam MacDougall, a fellow member of Robinson's Brotherhood and Lesh's Friends. The balance of Circles Around The Sun consists of bassist Dan Horne (Beachwood Sparks, Jonathan Wilson) and drummer Mark Levy (The Congress). All of the music on INTERLUDES FOR THE DEAD was written collectively - with nothing prepared beforehand or added afterward - and recorded live by engineer J.P. Hesser.

INTERLUDES FOR THE DEAD will also be available digitally and as a 2-CD set on November 27. And finally, all the music heard in Chicago will be included in the Complete versions of FARE THEE WELL.

Side One
"Hallucinate A Solution"
Side Two
Gilbert's Groove
Farewell Franklins (2nd Cycle)
Side Three
Kasey's Bones
Side Four
Space Wheel

Product Details

Street Date: November 27, 2015

Listening Party: Interludes For The Dead

"Gilbert's Groove"


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mbarilla's picture
Joined: Aug 8 2013
is this the same as the RSD release ?

I am under impression RSD vinyl is limited to 5,000 ? I did not see any mention of this being limited edition ? Any help with figuring out the difference between releases ? both with same street date

litmus's picture
Joined: Jun 13 2007
will there be a download card with the vinyl?

looks like several tracks on the CD version are NOT on the vinyl version (which i purchased here on will vinyl purchasers have access to ALL of the interludes music in some way, shape, or form?

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