Shakedown Street

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Shakedown Street
A cartoon drawing of a busy intersection
Studio album by Grateful Dead
Released November 15, 1978 (1978-11-15)
Recorded 1978 at Club Le Front, except "Serengetti", recorded by MERT at Meta Tantay, Carlin, Nevada
Genre Jam rock, funk rock, disco
Length 39:04
Label Arista
Producer Lowell George
Grateful Dead chronology
What a Long Strange Trip It's Been
(1977)
Shakedown Street
(1978)
Go to Heaven
(1980)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau C[2]
Rolling Stone Mixed[3]

Shakedown Street is the tenth studio album by the Grateful Dead. It was released on November 15, 1978 by Arista.[4]

The album was released for the first time on CD in 1987 by Arista Records[4] before being re-released in 2000 by BMG International.[4] It was then remastered, expanded, and released as part of the band's Beyond Description (1973-1989) box set in October 2004. The remastered version was later released on CD on March 7, 2006 by Rhino Records. This was the band's second album on the Arista label after releasing three albums on its own Grateful Dead Records. It is also the last album to feature keyboardist Keith Godchaux and his wife, vocalist Donna Jean Godchaux. The record was produced by Lowell George, of Little Feat fame.

The album cover art was by underground comics artist Gilbert Shelton.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Good Lovin'" (Rudy Clark and Arthur Resnick) – 4:51
  2. "France" (Mickey Hart, Robert Hunter, and Bob Weir) – 4:03
  3. "Shakedown Street" (Jerry Garcia and Hunter) – 4:59
  4. "Serengetti" (Hart and Bill Kreutzmann) – 1:59
  5. "Fire on the Mountain" (Hart and Hunter) – 3:46
Side two
  1. "I Need a Miracle" (John Perry Barlow and Weir) – 3:36
  2. "From the Heart of Me" (Donna Jean Godchaux) – 3:23
  3. "Stagger Lee" (Garcia and Hunter) – 3:25
  4. "All New Minglewood Blues" (Noah Lewis) – 4:12
  5. "If I Had the World to Give" (Garcia and Hunter) – 4:50
2004 reissue bonus tracks
  1. "Good Lovin'" (Alternative version) (Clark and Resnick) – 4:56
  2. "Ollin Arageed" (live at Gizah Sound and Light Theatre in Cairo, Egypt on September 16, 1978) (Hamza El Din) – 6:30
  3. "Fire on the Mountain" (live at Gizah Sound and Light Theatre in Cairo, Egypt on September 16, 1978) – 13:43
  4. "Stagger Lee" (live at Gizah Sound and Light Theatre in Cairo, Egypt on September 15, 1978) – 6:39
  5. "All New Minglewood Blues" (live at Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey on November 24, 1978) – 4:34

Personnel[edit]

Grateful Dead
Additional musicians
Technical personnel
Reissue personnel
  • James Austin – production
  • Jeffrey Boden – mixing assistance
  • Hugh Brown – art coordination
  • Billy Candelario – mixing assistance
  • Reggie Collins – liner notes
  • Jimmy Edwards – associate production
  • Sheryl Farber – editorial supervision
  • Tom Flye – mixing
  • Joe Gastwirt – mastering, production consultancy
  • Robert Gatley – mixing assistance
  • John Hagen – mixing assistance
  • Robin Hurley – associate production
  • John Kahn – associate production
  • Eileen Law – research
  • David Lemieux – production
  • Hale Milfgrim – associate production
  • Robert Minkin – photography
  • Steve Parish – mixing assistance
  • Scott Pascucci – associate production
  • Ed Perlstein – photography
  • Bruce Polonsky – photography
  • Ron Rakow – photography
  • Rip Rense – liner notes
  • Steven Schuster – horn
  • Cameron Sears – executive production
  • Gilbert Shelton – art coordination
  • Steve Vance – art coordination

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
1979 Billboard Pop Albums 41[citation needed]

RIAA Certification

Certification Date
Gold[5] September 4, 1987

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Shakedown Street at AllMusic
  2. ^ Grateful Dead album ratings at RobertChristgau.com
  3. ^ Von Tersch, Gary (March 8, 1979). Shakedown Street, Rolling Stone
  4. ^ a b c Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Shakedown Street review". Allmusic. All Media Guide, LLC. Retrieved 2007-02-03. 
  5. ^ "RIAA Gold & Platinum database-Shakedown Street". Retrieved February 28, 2009.