Browse the Show Catalog Browse the shows you've purchased
LOG IN | SHOPPING CART
FAQ | REDEEM GIFT CODE
  GRATEFUL DEAD   Workingman's Dead

<PREVIOUS    NEXT>
BUY MP3
$9.99
BUY FLAC
$14.99
GIFT THIS!
 


AVAILABLE NOW

  • Workingman's Dead - Grateful Dead (Warner Bros. WS 1869)
    Download MP3 (256kbps) or Download FLAC


  • The Dead:
    Jerry Garcia - guitars, pedal steel, vocals, songwriter
    Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
    Ron "Pigpen" McKernan - keyboards, vocals
    Phil Lesh - bass, guitar, piano, vocals
    Bill Kreutzmann - percussion
    Mickey Hart - percussion, engineer, mixing, sound design

  • Full album download includes Bonus Material:
    New Speedway Boogie (Alternate Mix)
    Dire Wolf (6/27/69 Veteran's Memorial Hall, Santa Rosa, CA)
    Black Peter (1/10/70 Golden Hall Community Concourse, San Diego, CA)
    Easy Wind (1/16/70 Springer's Ballroom, Portland, OR)
    Cumberland Blues (1/17/70 Oregon State University Gym)
    Mason's Children (1/24/70 Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, HI)
    Uncle John's Band (12/23/70 Winterland, San Francisco, CA)
    Radio Promo

  • Released on June 14, 1970

  • The album was recorded at the Pacific High Recording Studio, which was located in back of the Fillmore West. Pacific High had a 50 by 50 foot recording space, with 14 foot ceilings, two isolation booths, and much of the equipment built by Ron Wickersham. The sessions started in mid-February, 1970, the album was recorded over a nine day period, and mixed in the first week or two of April, 1970. For the recording sessions, the band was arranged in a half-circle around the drums, resulting in some leakage of the instruments. The songs intended for the album were rehearsed in one to two days, then
    re-arranged to have a beginning of Side 1, end of Side 1, a beginning of Side 2, and a finale.

  • "Mason's Children" was recorded for this album but was not released; it was intended to be the closing song on the album. It is included here as a bonus track.

  • An alternate version of "New Speedway Boogie", with Weir singing falsetto, also included here.

  • On "Cumberland Blues", David Nelson plays a Martin D-18 acoustic guitar from 1940; it had been previously owned by Garcia, who traded it for a Weymann banjo from the Lundberg music store in Berkeley.

  • Garcia plays a Martin D-28 on "Black Peter".

  • Garcia also played a Martin D-18 acoustic guitar and a ZB pedal steel guitar.

  • "Uncle John's Band" contains a fragment of a Bulgarian tune, music to which Garcia was listening at the time.

  • "Dire Wolf" was recorded on February 16, 1970. "Dire Wolf" was written while Robert Hunter and Jerry Garcia were sharing a house on 271 Madrone, in Larkspur, California. The "...please, don't murder me..." lines in "Dire Wolf" were inspired by the "Zodiac Killer", who murdered over a score of people in San Francisco between 1968 and 1978.

  • The "driving that train, high on cocaine, Casey Jones you better watch your speed" lines in "Casey Jones" had been written down by Hunter in his notebook; he later re-discovered the lines and used them as the hook in the song.

  • Produced by Bob Matthews and Betty Cantor

  • (notes excerpted with permission from "The Compleat Grateful Dead Discography" by Ihor Slabicky)
  •  
       
     
     
     
     

    DISC ONE
    SET ONE
    Uncle John's Band
    (4:44)
    High Time
    (5:12)  
    Dire Wolf
    (3:11)
    New Speedway Boogie
    (4:04)
    Cumberland Blues
    (3:14)
    Black Peter
    (5:41)
    Easy Wind
    (4:57)
    Casey Jones
    (4:24)  
    DISC TEN
    New Speedway Boogie
    (4:06)
    Dire Wolf
    (2:31)
    Black Peter
    (9:07)
    Easy Wind
    (8:09)
    Cumberland Blues
    (4:52)
    Mason's Children
    (6:32)
    Uncle John's Band
    (6:51)
    Radio Spot
    (:31)

    DOWNLOAD CD LABELS:

    [JPEG] Photo

    © 2003-2017 nugs.net enterprises LLC | powered by nugs.net
    TERMS OF USE | PRIVACY POLICY | CUSTOMER SERVICE | GIFT CERTIFICATES | SUBSCRIPTIONS | MY ACCOUNT