Rolling Thunder (album)
|Studio album by Mickey Hart|
|Mickey Hart chronology|
Although Hart had temporarily left the Grateful Dead at the time he made Rolling Thunder, members of the Dead play on the album, along with a number of other well-known musicians from the San Francisco Bay Area music scene. Also featured are classical tabla players Zakir Hussain and his father Alla Rakha. The album contains early versions of two songs co-written by Bob Weir that later became Grateful Dead concert staples – "Playing in the Band", and "Greatest Story Ever Told" (called "Pump Song" on this album).
The album was named after the Shoshone medicine man, shaman, teacher, and activist Rolling Thunder, who was a friend of Mickey Hart and the Grateful Dead and whose voice is heard on the first track.
In 1986, Relix Records re-released the album on vinyl, using the original masters and color separations. In 1989, the album was released on CD on the Grateful Dead label. It was subsequently re-released by Relix.
- "Rolling Thunder/Shoshone Invocation" (Rolling Thunder) – 0:46
- "The Main Ten (Playing in the Band)" (Hart, Weir, Hunter) – 7:04
- "Fletcher Carnaby" (Hart, Hunter) – 4:14
- "The Chase (Progress)" (Hart) – 4:04
- "Blind John" (C.J. Stetson, Peter Monk) – 3:48
- "Young Man" (Hart, Monk) – 2:41
- "Deep, Wide, and Frequent" (Hart) – 5:33
- "Pump Song" (Weir, Hart, Hunter) – 4:42
- "Granma's Cookies" (Hart) – 3:00
- "Hangin' On" (Stetson, Monk; arranged by Mickey Hart) – 3:17
Rolling Thunder Chant
The Main Ten (Playing in the Band)
The Chase (Progress)
Deep, Wide and Frequent
- Dan Healy, Rick Davis, John Wollman, David Freiberg, Mickey Hart – engineers
- Phil Lesh, Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, David Freiberg, Dan Healy, Stephen Stills – mixdown
- Rock Scully – direction
- Recorded at Mickey's Barn, Marin County, CA
- Mixed at Alembic Studios, San Francisco
- Ed Thrasher – art direction
- Ron Rakow, Bruce Baxter – photography
- Bendersky, Ari. "Mickey Hart Set To Save World Music", Rolling Stone, December 13, 1997
- Rolling Thunder (Vinyl insert). Mickey Hart. Burbank, California: Warner Bros. Records. 1972. BS-2635.