These musicians share an affinity for the music of the Grateful Dead, and came together in an Oakland recording studio in January 2012 to see what they could conjure.
$13 (plus S&H $3)
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|New Speedway Boogie||6:27|
|Cassidy/Within You, Without You/I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight||12:09|
|TOTAL RUNNING TIME||1:02:37|
From the Grateful Dead Archive blog:
“A superb collection of mostly Dead covers (listen especially to their superb reimagining of ‘New Speedway Boogie’), the band’s First Rehearsals CD showcases the magic that can happen when fine musicians well-versed in the Dead’s unique approach to small group improvisation get together to play their favorite tunes from the Grateful Dead songbook. The band’s bluegrass/newgrass arrangements tease out new layers of meaning to chestnuts long familiar to Deadheads, making this one of the most exciting revisits of Dead music in many years.”