Grateful Dead Download Series Volume 1

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Grateful Dead
Download Series Volume 1
Grateful Dead - Grateful Dead Download Series Volume 1.jpg
Live album by
Grateful Dead
ReleasedMay 3, 2005
RecordedApril 30, 1977
GenreRock
Length189:08
LabelGrateful Dead Productions
Grateful Dead chronology
Rare Cuts and Oddities 1966
(2005)
Grateful Dead
Download Series Volume 1

(2005)
Grateful Dead Download Series Volume 2
(2005)

Download Series Volume 1 is the first in a series of digital download albums by the rock band the Grateful Dead. It was released on May 3, 2005. The album features the complete show from April 30, 1977, which was the second of a five night run at New York City's Palladium. In addition, in order to fill out the third disc, bonus material is included from the previous night at the same location.[1]

Volume 1 was mastered in HDCD from original 2-track soundboard tapes by Jeffrey Norman. Like others in the Download Series the music is available for download as 128Kbit or 256Kbit MP3s or lossless FLAC-files, all without any copy-protection.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars [2]

On AllMusic, Jesse Jarnow said, "Rivaling the spring of 1972 as the most-plundered season in the Grateful Dead's live catalog, the spring of 1977 found the Dead playing at their platonic best. It was during that period that the Dead struck what, for many, remains the perfect balance of tightness and energy of performance... The band's April 30th show at the Palladium – the first release in their downloads series, and the sixth extended release from the spring of 1977, including one box set – has an advantage on the much revered show recorded in Ithaca on May 8th: an actual open-ended jam. A 15-minute "Not Fade Away" veers into deep, melodic abstraction before languidly seguing into Garcia's heart-wrenching ballad "Stella Blue"."[2]

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

First set:

  1. "The Music Never Stopped" (John Perry Barlow, Bob Weir) - 7:05
  2. "Bertha" (Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia) - 6:19
  3. "It's All Over Now" (Bobby Womack) - 8:04
  4. "Deal" (Hunter, Garcia) - 6:11
  5. "Mama Tried" > (Merle Haggard) - 2:38
  6. "Me and My Uncle" (John Phillips) - 3:04
  7. "Peggy-O" (trad., arr. Grateful Dead) - 7:46
  8. "Looks Like Rain" (Barlow, Weir) - 9:39
  9. "Mississippi Half Step Uptown Toodeloo" (Hunter, Garcia) - 10:06
  10. "Promised Land" (Chuck Berry) - 4:53

Disc two[edit]

Second set:

  1. "Scarlet Begonias" > (Hunter, Garcia) - 9:05
  2. "Fire On The Mountain" > (Hunter, Mickey Hart) - 11:27
  3. "Good Lovin'" (Rudy Clark, Artie Resnick) - 5:47
  4. "Friend Of The Devil" (John Dawson, Hunter, Garcia) - 8:42
  5. "Estimated Prophet" (Barlow, Weir) - 9:01

Disc three[edit]

  1. "St. Stephen" > (Hunter, Garcia, Phil Lesh) - 4:34
  2. "Not Fade Away" > (Buddy Holly, Norman Petty) - 14:57
  3. "Stella Blue" > (Hunter, Garcia) - 9:09
  4. "St. Stephen" > (Hunter, Garcia, Lesh) - 0:49
  5. "One More Saturday Night" (Weir) - 5:33
  6. Encore: "Terrapin Station" (Hunter, Garcia) - 10:20
  7. "Sugaree" (Hunter, Garcia) - 14:18
  8. "Scarlet Begonias" > (Hunter, Garcia) - 9:45
  9. "Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad" (trad., arr. Grateful Dead) - 10:17

7 - 9 are bonus tracks from 4/29/77

Personnel[edit]

Grateful Dead

Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grateful Dead Download Series Volume 1 – 4/30/77". Grateful Dead Family Discography. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Jarnow, Jesse. "Grateful Dead Download Series, Vol. 1: Palladium, New York, NY". AllMusic. Retrieved October 14, 2018.

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