Grateful Dead Download Series Volume 2

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Grateful Dead
Download Series Volume 2
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Live album by Grateful Dead
ReleasedJune 7, 2005
RecordedJanuary 18, 1970
LabelGrateful Dead Productions
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Download Series Volume 2 is a live album by the rock band the Grateful Dead. It was released as a digital download on June 7, 2005. The show is a one-disc set of a previously uncirculated concert at Springer's Ballroom in Gresham, Oregon (though listed as Springer's Inn in Portland, Oregon), from January 18, 1970.[1][2]

Volume 2 was mastered in HDCD from the original 2-track master tapes by Jeffrey Norman.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [3]

On AllMusic, Jesse Jarnow said, "Only one tune from [Workingman's Dead or American Beauty] gets played here... though they also charge through a six-minute take of the new (and rare) "Mason's Children".... The highlight is unquestionably a 13-plus minute version of Martha & the Vandellas' "Dancing in the Street". Garcia, Bob Weir, and Phil Lesh's harmonies are big and enthused, the San Francisco ballroom scene encapsulated in one vocal arrangement. The jam makes its way into deeply spaced jazz, Garcia especially wearing his John Coltrane love... on his sleeve."[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Cold Rain and Snow" (trad., arr. Grateful Dead) - 6:10
  2. "Big Boss Man" (Luther Dixon, Al Smith) - 4:48
  3. "Mason's Children" (Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir) - 5:53
  4. "Black Peter" (Hunter, Garcia) - 10:44
  5. "Dancing In The Street" (Marvin Gaye, Ivy Hunter, William Stevenson) - 14:04
  6. "Good Lovin'" (Rudy Clark, Artie Resnick) - 10:17
  7. "China Cat Sunflower" > (Hunter, Garcia) - 4:36
  8. "I Know You Rider" (trad., arr. Grateful Dead) - 5:08
  9. "Turn On Your Lovelight" (Deadric Malone, Joseph Scott) - 18:07


Grateful Dead[edit]


  • Bear – recording
  • Jeffrey Norman – mastering


  1. ^ "Grateful Dead Download Series Volume 2 - 1/18/1970". Grateful Dead Family Discography. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  2. ^ "Springers Ballroom – Gresham, Oregon". Pacific Northwest Bands. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Jarnow, Jesse. "Grateful Dead Download Series, Vol. 2: Springer's Inn, Portland". AllMusic. Retrieved October 15, 2018.