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    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

    Take a look at the GD Hour program logs and let us know what you'd like to hear. Feel free to post requests and comments here or by email

    Thanks for listening!
    David Gans
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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

Take a look at the GD Hour program logs and let us know what you'd like to hear. Feel free to post requests and comments here or by email

Thanks for listening!
David Gans
gdhour@dead.net

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Thank you David !! Another very sweet GD Hour !! Dylan and the Dead always made a nice combination !!
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David Thanks for this piece of GD History and sharing it with us all Keep up the grate work
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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!!! * * * * * * * * * * * * * * -enjoyin' the ride
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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. Gans/GD Hour blog
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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. Gans/GD Hour blog
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"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." ***************** Might GDH's 468, 469 & 470 be what was getting asked about here?
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Re: Golden West: "Might GDH's 468, 469 & 470 be what was getting asked about here?" Yes, that's what I meant. Man, I just searched the log and found them after seeing your post. Man, a Forever Young at the Bill Graham Memorial with Neil Young joining the Dead. That sounds sweet (though sad in its context). * * * * * * * * * * * * * * -enjoyin' the ride
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David is right there are alot of great and not so great tapes from the Dead's preparations to tour with Dylan prior to summer 87'. He post a great taste of what their like here but if you want it all it's out there. I highly recommend it. Good stuff.
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grate stuff again David!! really love the little girls voice at the end of "gotta serve", hi daddy , hi daddy!.... so fitting... and so sweet!
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Great rehearsals: Stealin , Folsom, Gotta serve .. etc . Thanks p.s. personal opinion , id ve researched the Deads Dylan material Canon from 69 to the 70 s and some 80s - note SOME 80 s . Instead of concentrating on the late 80 s . But all in all your project managed to resist some very heavy criticism , for the lack of worthy materuial - for the project . p.s.s. A show or more of the Dead and Dylans 87 summer colaboration should be contemplated for released Or a compilation - 2 or 3 disc - for the fan of both . To see the high points . Example , they played Mr Tambourine only in Anaheim , but do you know how difficult it is to obtain a ' tape ' of that performance . Very very difficult . Postacrds was good , but there also could be some very intriguing projects , such as a product showing us the best of that summer s shows W Dylan . But more than the 88 CD Dyan the ead
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The 80 s material for the Postcards album was just fine , very good . But in the earlier days , as well ; there were many , and many memorable Dylan song perforrmnaces . Obviously , and I accentuate the word obviously . The 80s / or 90 s / and late 70s recordings ar multi track . Which defeat / supposedly / in quality , recordings done up to 75 / 76 Lets wish for a utopic CD of summer 87 D and the D performances I know many who would quickly purchase a product like that . Thanks for reading Thanks again DGans
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Could not have picked a better Watchtower version than this Buffalo '89!! So smokin!
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Enjoyed this one... Nice to listen to on this Sat morning whilewaking up.... Brings back some good memories of that Dead/Dylan tour on the 80s. Got any Grateful Dead hours with any of the mid-80s acoustic dead sets ? That would be sweet... Take care, cheers Woody www.myspace.com/woodyinthebasement Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
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classy shirt woody . Those are the kind of mementos that are nice to have around
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    freedom1
    12 years 8 months ago
    David,One of my favorites,
    David, One of my favorites, Dylan and the Dead was such a strong combo.
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    13 years 1 month ago
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    classy shirt woody . Those are the kind of mementos that are nice to have around
  • woodyinthebasement
    13 years 1 month ago
    Great Grateful Dead hour
    Enjoyed this one... Nice to listen to on this Sat morning whilewaking up.... Brings back some good memories of that Dead/Dylan tour on the 80s. Got any Grateful Dead hours with any of the mid-80s acoustic dead sets ? That would be sweet... Take care, cheers Woody www.myspace.com/woodyinthebasement