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1973 - 1989

12 Disc Reissue 

 

 
 
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Beyond Description - Grateful Dead Box Set review

Beyond Description review

Beyond Description is a twelve disc reissue that is scheduled for release on October 26. It will include the remaining studio albums not previously re-mastered and two live albums. 

Beyond Description offers more than 160 songs and 15 hours of music (of which more than 65 tracks and 7 hours are previously unreleased).

All the discs include generous amounts bonus material. 

CD 1 - Wake Of The Flood (1973) 

CD 2 - Grateful Dead From The Mars Hotel (1974) 

CD 3 - Blues For Allah (1975) 

CD 4 - Terrapin Station (1977) 

CD 5 - Shakedown Street (1978) 

CD 6 - Go To Heaven (1980) 

CDs 7 and 8 - Reckoning (1981) 

CDs 9 and 10 - Dead Set (1981) 

CD 11 - In The Dark (1987) 

CD 12 - Built To Last (1989) 

 

 

 

 

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WAKE OF THE FLOOD
1. Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
2. Let Me Sing Your Blues Away
3. Row Jimmy
4. Stella Blue
5. Here Comes Sunshine
6. Eyes Of The World
7. Weather Report Suite: Prelude
8. Part I
9. Part II (Let It Grow)
BONUS MATERIAL:
10. Eyes Of The World (Live)
11. Weather Report Suite: (Studio Acoustic Demo) Prelude
12. Part I
13. Part II (Let It Grow)
14. China Doll (Studio Outtake)

GRATEFUL DEAD FROM THE MARS HOTEL
1. U.S. Blues
2. China Doll
3. Unbroken Chain
4. Loose Lucy
5. Scarlet Begonias
6. Pride Of Cucamonga
7. Money Money
8. Ship Of Fools

BONUS MATERIAL:
9. Loose Lucy (Studio Outtake)
10. Scarlet Begonias (Live)
11. Money Money (Live)
12. Wave That Flag (Live)
13. Let It Rock (Live)
14. Pride Of Cucamonga (Studio Acoustic Demo)
15. Unbroken Chain (Studio Acoustic Demo)

BLUES FOR ALLAH
1. Help On The Way
2. Slipknot!
3. Franklin’s Tower
4. King Solomon’s Marbles, Part I: Stronger Than Dirt
5. Part II: Milkin’ The Turkey
6. The Music Never Stopped
7. Crazy Fingers
8. Sage & Spirit
9. Blues For Allah
10. Sand Castles & Glass Camels
11. Unusual Occurrences In The Desert

BONUS MATERIAL:
12. Groove #1 (Instrumental Studio Outtake)
13. Groove #2 (Instrumental Studio Outtake)
14. Distorto (Instrumental Studio Outtake)
15. A To E Flat Jam (Instrumental Studio Outtake)
16. Proto 18 Proper (Instrumental Studio Outtake)
17. Hollywood Cantata (Studio Outtake)

TERRAPIN STATION
1. Estimated Prophet
2. Dancin’ In The Streets
3. Passenger
4. Samson & Delilah
5. Sunrise
6. Terrapin Station, Part 1: Lady With A Fan
7. Terrapin Station
8. Terrapin
9. Terrapin Transit
10. At A Siding
11. Terrapin Flyer
12. Refrain

BONUS MATERIAL:
13. Peggy-O (Instrumental Studio Outtake)
14. The Ascent (Instrumental Studio Outtake)
15. Catfish John (Studio Outtake)
16. Equinox (Studio Outtake)
17. Fire On The Mountain (Studio Outtake)
18. Dancin’ In The Streets (Live)

SHAKEDOWN STREET
1. Good Lovin’
2. France
3. Shakedown Street
4. Serengetti
5. Fire On The Mountain
6. I Need A Miracle
7. From The Heart Of Me
8. Stagger Lee
9. All New Minglewood Blues
10. If I Had The World To Give
BONUS MATERIAL:
11. Good Lovin’ (Studio Outtake) - featuring Lowell George
12. Ollin Arageed (Live)
13. Fire On The Mountain (Live)
14. Stagger Lee (Live)
15. All New Minglewood Blues (Live)

GO TO HEAVEN
1. Alabama Getaway
2. Far From Me
3. Althea
4. Feel Like A Stranger
5. Lost Sailor
6. Saint Of Circumstance
7. Antwerp’s Placebo (The Plumber)
8. Easy To Love You
9. Don’t Ease Me In
BONUS MATERIAL:
10. Peggy-O (Studio Outtake)
11. What’ll You Raise (Studio Outtake)
12. Jack-A-Roe (Studio Outtake)
13. Althea (Live)
14. Lost Sailor (Live)
15. Saint Of Circumstance (Live)

RECKONING
Disc 1:
1. Dire Wolf
2. The Race Is On
3. Oh Babe It Ain’t No Lie
4. It Must Have Been The Roses
5. Dark Hollow
6. China Doll
7. Been All Around This World
8. Monkey And The Engineer
9. Jack-A-Roe
10. Deep Elem Blues
11. Cassidy
12. To Lay Me Down
13. Rosalie McFall
14. On The Road Again
15. Bird Song
16. Ripple

Disc 2 – BONUS MATERIAL:
1. To Lay Me Down (Studio Rehearsal)
2. Iko Iko
3. Heaven Help The Fool
4. El Paso
5. Sage & Spirit
6. Little Sadie
7. It Must Have Been The Roses (Alternate Live Version)
8. Dark Hollow (Alternate Live Version)
9. Jack-A-Roe (Alternate Live Version)
10. Cassidy (Alternate Live Version)
11. China Doll (Alternate Live Version)
12. Monkey And The Engineer (Alternate Live Version)
13. Oh Babe It Ain’t No Lie (Alternate Live Version)
14. Ripple (Alternate Live Version)
15. Tom Dooley (Live, 1978)
16. Deep Elem Blues (Alternate Live Version, 1978)

DEAD SET
Disc 1:
1. Samson And Delilah
2. Friend Of The Devil
3. New Minglewood Blues
4. Deal
5. Candyman
6. Little Red Rooster
7. Loser
8. Passenger
9. Feel Like A Stranger
10. Franklin’s Tower
11. Rhythm Devils
12. Space
13. Fire On The Mountain
14. Greatest Story Ever Told
15. Brokedown Palace
Disc 2 – BONUS MATERIAL:
1. Let It Grow
2. Sugaree
3. C.C. Rider
4. Row Jimmy
5. Lazy Lightnin’
6. Supplication
7. High Time
8. Jack Straw
9. Shakedown Street
10. Not Fade Away

IN THE DARK
1. Touch Of Grey
2. Hell In A Bucket
3. When Push Comes To Shove
4. West L.A. Fadeaway
5. Tons Of Steel
6. Throwing Stones
7. Black Muddy River
BONUS MATERIAL:
8. My Brother Esau (Single B-side)
9. West L.A. Fadeaway (Alternate Version, 1984)
10. Black Muddy River (Studio Rehearsal)
11. When Push Comes To Shove (Studio Rehearsal)
12. Touch Of Grey (Studio Rehearsal)
13. Throwing Stones (Live)

BUILT TO LAST
1. Foolish Heart
2. Just A Little Light
3. Built To Last
4. Blow Away
5. Victim Or The Crime
6. We Can Run
7. Standing On The Moon
8. Picasso Moon
9. I Will Take You Home
BONUS MATERIAL:
10. Foolish Heart (Live)
11. Blow Away (Live)
12. California Earthquake (Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On) (Live)

For orders placed directly at the GD website there is a bonus disc.
Beyond Description Bonus CD:
1. Weather Report Suite (10/17/74)
2. Blues For Allah > Stronger Than Dirt Or Milkin' The Turkey > Drums > Stronger Than Dirt Or Milkin' The Turkey > Blues For Allah (3/23/75)
3. Showboat (8/12/75 rehearsal)
4. Shakedown Street (8/13/79)
5. Far From Me (8/31/80)
6. Estimated Prophet (10/10/80)

 


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Released - 10/2004
Tape Archivists - David Lemieux
Label - Rhino

A booklet is included with photos and essays with the following contributors, David Fricke, David Gans, Blair Jackson, David Lemieux, Dennis McNally, Peter Coyote, Joel Selvin, David Fricke, Rip Rense, Andrew Clarke, Gary Lambert, Steve Silberman

All music on the Box Set was mastered in HDCD from the original analog tapes, and only available here, for a very limited time. The bonus disc is not HDCD-encoded.

HDCD provides higher resolution when played in an HDCD-equipped CD player, and offers superior sound when played in regular CD players. HDCD CDs can be played in all CD players.


Beyond Description Bonus CD:

For orders placed directly at the GD website there is a bonus disc. Check for availability.
1. Weather Report Suite (10/17/74)
2. Blues For Allah > Stronger Than Dirt Or Milkin' The Turkey > Drums > Stronger Than Dirt Or Milkin' The Turkey > Blues For Allah (3/23/75)
3. Showboat (8/12/75 rehearsal)
4. Shakedown Street (8/13/79)
5. Far From Me (8/31/80)
6. Estimated Prophet (10/10/80)



 
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