The Grateful Dead – Dead Set (2LP)

The Grateful Dead ‎– Dead Set (2LP)

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The Grateful Dead ‎– Dead Set (2LP)

Label: Arista ‎– 301 738
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Gatefold
Country: Germany
Released: 1986
Rights Society (Boxed): GEMA
Label Code: LC 3484
Price Code (Germany): -406
French price code: AE 212

A1     Samson And Delilah     5:08
A2     Friend Of The Devil     7:33
A3     New Minglewood Blues     4:44
A4     Deal     4:48
B1     Candyman     7:18
B2     Little Red Rooster     4:34
B3     Loser     6:00
C1     Passenger     3:24
C2     Feel Like A Stranger     5:43
C3     Franklin’s Tower     5:26
C4     Rhythm Devils     4:08
D1     Space     2:28
D2     Fire On The Mountain     6:48
D3     Greatest Story Ever Told     4:07
D4     Brokedown Palace     5:47

Distributed By – Ariola Group Of Companies
Pressed By – Sonopress
Printed By – Mohndruck Graphische Betriebe GmbH
Recorded At – The Warfield, Radio City Music Hall
Mixed At – Club Front

Illustration [Cover Illustration] – Dennis Larkin
Performer – Bill Kreutzmann, Bob Weir, Brent Mydland, Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh
Producer – Betty Cantor-Jackson, Dan Healy, Jerry Garcia

Recorded live at the Warfield Theater, San Francisco, September 25 – October 14, 1980,
and at Radio City Music Hall, New York, October 22-31, 1980
Mixed at Club Front, San Rafael, Ca
Comes with printed innersleeves:
Number on innersleeve record 1: 301 738/97 055
Number on innersleeve record 2: 301 738/97 056

Vinyl and Cover in very fine condition. With original inner sleeves. Addres stamps (mine) inside the cover and on one side of the labels. Small tear in front cover. See photo’s for details


+++++++++++++++ From the same concerts as on RECKONING this album features songs of a good cross-section of the Dead’s repertoire. Songs about fortune and crowd favourites. FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN is strangely without its companion song SCARLET BEGONIAS. The SPACE-jam is cut-out of the CD. +++++++++++++++

nr. 1  An example of ARISTA reaching too far. The album is occasionally boring, often uninspired and only rarely hot. Good versions of FRANKLIN’S TOWER and BROKEDOWN PALACE. GOLDMINE, 9/87

nr. 2  … could have just been cut in 1971. Maybe it was… SOUNDS

nr. 3  …Only a carelessly callous pop perspective could tar the DeaD with the same brush of complacency, compromise and menopausal self-parody that taints their hitherto contemporaries. MELODY MAKER

nr. 4  The companion double-album to RECKONING, this one features electric performances of a number of DeaD favourites. Side three is the strongest, with fine versions of PASSENGER, STRANGER and FRANKLIN’S TOWER. There are no extended jams and a few of the song choices are curious considering the material that was available from the band’s recorded shows, but it’s a pleasant, if not particularly inspired, record. * * * BLAIR JACKSON

nr. 5  An electrified version of RECKONING, but isn’t nearly as convincing, especially since many Deadheads had attended every show of the run and knew what the band had cooked up. It was the last of the band’s vinyl output for the next six years. JAMIE JENSEN

nr. 6  I like this album almost as much as it’s twin brother RECKONING. All familiar DeaD songs and an active part for the audience. Hearing back these albums I think Brent Mydland has been underrated far too long. The last side is definitively the stronges

nr. 7  Dead Set – GD (Arista A2L 8606 or AL9-8112) This live electric album was recorded from September 25 to October 14, 1980 at the Warfield Theater, S.F., and October 22 to 31, 1980 at Radio City Music Hall, NYC.
Released on August 26, 1981. Some versions have an AL9-1053 sticker over the A2L 8606 number. Some CDs (ARCD 8112) do not have “Space” but have “Drums”. Other CDs do not have “Drums” but have “Space”. Also released as AL9-8152. Part of the recording set-up for this album included three clusters of three mics, placed above the stage and 25 and 40 feet from the stage. Many of the songs were edited down from their original concert time (e.g. “Friend Of The Devil” was about 10 minutes long as played, versus 7:24 timing on the album).
(“Space” > “Fire On The Mountain” could be from October 31, 1980.) I. W. Slabickey


Additional information


33rpm, LP

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