Dead Do Dylan cd 3/19


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Posted by Kb on 01/28/02 - 04:22:31
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Dead Do Dylan

This just hit the BMG promo site. What follows is the text from their "sell
sheet." The new CD will be available everywhere on 3/19. List price is
$17.98, but the first run of discs will include a bonus 2-track CD as well.

Geoff Gould put some graphics from the BMG site up here:
http://www.gdforum.com/store/music/CD-Postcards.html

Press release:

Like just about every musician who was paying any attention at all in the
'60s, the Grateful Dead was heavily influenced by the work of Bob Dylan.

Bob Dylan contributed to the Grateful Dead's catalog almost from the very
beginning - "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" and "She Belongs to Me" entered
the repertoire in 1966. Starting in the mid-'80s, and accelerating after the
Dylan-Dead tour of July 1987, the Dead included a Dylan song in almost every
show.

Postcards of the Hanging gathers ten of the Grateful Dead's Dylan covers,
recorded live over a span of nearly 20 years.

Garcia's affinity for the ballad is exemplified by "She Belongs to Me" and
"It's All Over Now, Baby Blue," while Bob Weir hits the energy peak with
"All Along the Watchtower" and a crackling "Stuck Inside of Mobile with the
Memphis Blues Again." Bassist Phil Lesh contributes a droll reading of "Just
Like Tom Thumb's Blues."

As a special bonus track, the CD will include an excerpt featuring the
Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan from the rehearsals that preceded the 1987
Dylan-Dead tour. [note from Geoff: another BMG promo document says the song
will be "Man of Peace" featuring both artists]

Compilation assembled by David Gans.

Special two track bonus disc included in the first run featuring "Queen Jane
Approximately" and "Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)."

Track List
* All Along the Watchtower
* Ballad of a Thin Man
* Desolation Row
* It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
* It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
* Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
* Maggie's Farm
* She Belongs to Me
* Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again
* When I Paint My Masterpiece
* Bonus Track

No specific shows/dates yet..........I'm sure we won't see the  
classic 'Vintage Dead' version of "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" from  
'66 on this set.
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thanks to david gross....musicwire...for all above
the only act i really wanted to see last year was
dylan..and did pull it of with no ticket to be had
[the union stagehands took pity on me and let me in an hour before the crowd ..with pick of seats!]
hope the second disc is more of the rehersals...
was workin in the background for a pair of them
sounded fantastic..way better than the tour was.
sorry for the long post..at least "ethray" will :}

Kb


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