Hundred Year Hall

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Hundred Year Hall
Live album by Grateful Dead
Released September 26, 1995
Recorded April 26, 1972
Genre Rock
Length 142:23
Label Grateful Dead
Producer John Cutler and Phil Lesh
Grateful Dead chronology
Dick's Picks Volume 2
(1995)
Hundred Year Hall
(1995)
Dick's Picks Volume 3
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
The Music Box 5/5 stars[2]

Hundred Year Hall is a two-CD live album by the Grateful Dead. It was the first album to be released after Jerry Garcia's death, and one of the first releases in a continuing rush of live albums from the band's vault. It contains about two thirds of the April 26 concert at the Jahrhunderthalle in Frankfurt, West Germany during the Dead's Spring 1972 tour of Europe (a tour originally represented by the Europe '72 album, released in 1972; though that release contained no tracks from the Frankfurt date). Disc one includes a number of songs from the first set, followed by the last part of the second set. Disc two includes the first part of the second set.

Hundred Year Hall was certified Gold by the RIAA on January 8, 1997.[3]

The concert in its entirety was later released as part of Europe '72: The Complete Recordings (with the previously released tracks receiving a slightly different mix).

"Hundred Year Hall" is in fact a literal mis-translation of "Jahrhunderthalle"; "Century Hall" is the correct translation.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Bertha" (Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter) – 5:41
  2. "Me and My Uncle" (John Phillips) – 3:05
  3. "Next Time You See Me" (Earl Forest, William Harvey) – 4:15
  4. "China Cat Sunflower" (Garcia, Hunter) – 5:14 >
  5. "I Know You Rider" (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 5:14
  6. "Jack Straw" (Bob Weir, Hunter) – 4:47
  7. "Big Railroad Blues" (Noah Lewis) – 3:54
  8. "Playing in the Band" (Weir, Mickey Hart, Hunter) – 9:17
  9. "Turn On Your Love Light" (Deadric Malone, Joseph Scott) – 19:13 >
  10. "Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad" (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 7:32 >
  11. "One More Saturday Night" (Weir) – 4:44

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Truckin'" (Garcia, Weir, Phil Lesh, Hunter) – 17:45 >
  2. "The Other One" (Weir, Kreutzman) – 36:29 >
  3. "Comes a Time" (Garcia, Hunter) – 6:45 >
  4. "Sugar Magnolia" (Weir, Hunter) – 7:23

Note: The track "The Other One" is incorrectly called "Cryptical Envelopment" on the release.

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers - John Cutler and Phil Lesh
  • Mastering - Jeffrey Norman
  • Tape archivist - Dick Latvala
  • Artwork and design - Gecko Graphics
  • CD booklet notes - Robert Hunter

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard

Year Chart Position
1995 The Billboard 200 26[4]

Set list[edit]

Following is the full set list from the April 26, 1972 concert in Frankfurt.[5]

  • First set: "Bertha"*, "Me and My Uncle"*, "Mr. Charlie", "He's Gone", "Black Throated Wind", "Next Time You See Me"*, "China Cat Sunflower"* > "I Know Your Rider"*, "Jack Straw"*, "Big Railroad Blues"*, "Playing in the Band"*, "Chinatown Shuffle", "Loser", "Beat It On Down the Line", "You Win Again", "Good Lovin'", "Dire Wolf", "Casey Jones"
  • Second set: "Truckin'"* > "The Other One"* > "Comes a Time"* > "Sugar Magnolia"*, "El Paso", "Tennessee Jed", "Greatest Story Ever Told", "Two Souls in Communion", "Casey Jones", "Turn On Your Love Light"* > "Going Down the Road Feelin' Bad"* > "One More Saturday Night"*

*appears on Hundred Year Hall

References[edit]

  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. Hundred Year Hall at Allmusic
  2. ^ Metzger, John. Hundred Year Hall, The Music Box, March 1996
  3. ^ "RIAA Gold & Platinum database — Hundred Year Hall". Retrieved November 17, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Billboard album chart history — Hundred Year Hall". Retrieved November 17, 2009. 
  5. ^ Scott, John W.; Dolgushkin, Mike; Nixon, Stu. (1999). DeadBase XI: The Complete Guide to Grateful Dead Song Lists. Cornish, NH: DeadBase. p. 24. ISBN 1-877657-22-0.