So Many Roads (1965–1995)

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So Many Roads (1965–1995)
Live album by Grateful Dead
Released November 7, 1999
Recorded November 3, 1965 - July 9, 1995
Genre Jam, Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Length 386:22
Label Arista (1999)
Rhino Records (2004)
Grateful Dead chronology
Dick's Picks Volume 15
(1999)
So Many Roads (1965–1995)
(1999)
Dick's Picks Volume 16
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[2]

So Many Roads (1965–1995) is a five-disc box set by the Grateful Dead. Primarily consisting of concert recordings from different periods of the band's history, it also contains several songs recorded in the studio. All but one of the tracks were previously unreleased. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA on April 12, 2000.[3]

The title of the album comes from the Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter song of the same name; the version included is from the group's final concert. A single disc sampler called So Many Roads (1965–1995) Sampler was released to various media outlets.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Can't Come Down" (Grateful Dead) – 2:59
  2. "Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)" (Grateful Dead) – 3:12
  3. "You Don't Have to Ask" (Grateful Dead) – 3:55
  4. "On The Road Again" (Traditional, arranged by the Grateful Dead) - 2:49
    • location unknown, 1966
  5. "Cream Puff War" (Jerry Garcia) - 5:37
    • Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, 1966-07-16
  6. "I Know You Rider" (Traditional, arranged by the Grateful Dead) - 4:15
  7. "The Same Thing" (Willie Dixon) - 11:37
  8. "Dark Star" > "China Cat Sunflower" > "The Eleven" (Grateful Dead/Hunter) – 25:39
  9. "Clementine" (Lesh/Hunter) - 7:48
  10. "Mason's Children" (Garcia/Lesh/Weir/Hunter) – 4:08
  11. "To Lay Me Down" (Garcia/Hunter) – 4:00

Disc two[edit]

  1. "That's It For The Other One" (Grateful Dead) – 19:34
  2. "Beautiful Jam" (Grateful Dead) - 4:33
  3. "Chinatown Shuffle" (Ron McKernan) - 3:00
  4. "Sing Me Back Home" (Merle Haggard) - 10:30
  5. "Watkins Glen Soundcheck Jam" (Grateful Dead) - 19:29
  6. "Dark Star Jam" (Grateful Dead) - 8:28 > Spanish Jam (Grateful Dead) - 4:10 > U.S. Blues (Garcia/Hunter) - 6:50
    • Jai Alai Fronton, Miami, Florida 1974-06-23 (The "Dark Star" portion is an excerpt of the performance)

Disc three[edit]

  1. "Eyes of the World" (Garcia/Hunter) – 18:14
  2. "The Wheel" (Garcia/Hunter) - 11:30
  3. "Stella Blue" (Garcia/Hunter) – 11:38
  4. "Estimated Prophet" (Barlow/Weir) – 11:36
  5. "The Music Never Stopped" (Barlow/Weir) – 7:24
  6. "Shakedown Street" (Garcia/Hunter) – 17:23

Disc four[edit]

  1. "Cassidy" (Weir/Barlow) – 5:56
  2. "Hey Pocky Way" (Modeliste/Neville/Nocentelli/Porter) – 6:00
  3. "Believe It Or Not" (Garcia/Hunter) – 5:09
  4. "Playing In The Band" (Hart/Hunter/Weir) - 12:24
  5. "Gentlemen, Start Your Engines" (Barlow/Mydland) – 4:48
  6. "Death Don't Have No Mercy" (Davis) – 6:39
  7. "Scarlet Begonias" (Garcia/Hunter) > "Fire on the Mountain" (Hart/Hunter) – 19:22
  8. "Bird Song" (Garcia/Hunter) - 13:06
  9. "Jam Out Of Terrapin" (Grateful Dead) – 5:20

Disc five[edit]

  1. "Terrapin Station" (Garcia/Hunter) – 13:43
  2. "Jam Out Of Foolish Heart" (Grateful Dead) – 8:57
    • Madison Square Garden, New York 1990-09-18
  3. "Way To Go Home" (Bralove/Hunter/Welnick) – 6:24
  4. "Liberty" (Garcia/Hunter) – 5:56
  5. "Lazy River Road" (Garcia/Hunter) – 6:56
  6. "Eternity" (Dixon/Wasserman/Weir) – 7:35
    • (tracks 5–6 studio recordings) rehearsals for unfinished fourteenth studio album 1993-02-18
  7. "Jam into Days Between" (Grateful Dead) – 7:04
    • (studio recording) rehearsals for unfinished fourteenth studio album 1993-02-09
  8. "Days Between" (Garcia/Hunter) - 11:05
    • (studio recording) rehearsals for unfinished fourteenth studio album 1993-02-18
  9. "Whiskey in the Jar" (Traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) - 5:18
    • (studio recording) rehearsals for unfinished fourteenth studio album 1993-02-16
  10. "So Many Roads" (Garcia/Hunter) – 9:24
    • Soldier Field, Chicago 1995-07-09 (edited version of the performance)

Musical personnel[edit]

So Many Roads (1965–1995) Sampler[edit]

So Many Roads (1965–1995) Sampler
Compilation album by The Grateful Dead
Released November, 1999
Recorded July 16, 1966 - March 30, 1994
Genre Rock
Label Grateful Dead Records
The Grateful Dead chronology
So Many Roads (1965–1995)
(1999)
So Many Roads (1965–1995) Sampler
(1999)
Ladies And Gentlemen...The Grateful Dead
(2000)

So Many Roads (1965–1995) Sampler was a promotional sampler for the box set So Many Roads (1965–1995). This promo disc was released prior to the release of the box set. "Passenger" was omitted from the final box set release due to lack of space. This track does, however, appear on Dick's Picks 29.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Cream Puff War" (Jerry Garcia) - 5:37
  2. "You Don't Have To Ask" (Grateful Dead) – 3:55
  3. "Mason's Children" (Garcia/Lesh/Weir/Hunter) – 4:08
  4. "Passenger" (Peter Monk, Lesh) - 4:16
  5. "Estimated Prophet" (Barlow/Weir) – 11:36
  6. "The Music Never Stopped" (Barlow/Weir) – 7:24
  7. "Shakedown Street" (Garcia/Hunter) – 17:23
  8. "Jam Out Of Terrapin" (Grateful Dead) – 5:20
  9. "Liberty" (Garcia/Hunter) – 5:56
  10. "Eternity" (Dixon/Wasserman/Weir) – 7:35

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard

Year Chart Position
1999 The Billboard 200 170[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. So Many Roads (1965–1995) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Moon, Tom (December 9, 1999). So Many Roads (1965–1995), Rolling Stone
  3. ^ "RIAA Gold & Platinum database-So Many Roads". Retrieved February 28, 2009. 
  4. ^ So Many Roads Chart History, Billboard