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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:59 pm Post subject: Bill Kreutzmann Unreleased Private CD
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Unreleased Private CD
First Time Online? Mega-rare CD from Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann. This privately made disc features five unreleased tracks, nearly an hour of Kreutzmann's work with The Dead, Merl Saunders/Jerry Garcia, Brent Mydland's Go Ahead, Trichromes and BBDK. It was only available (as far as we can tell) at a 2003 Kreutzmann art showing in Los Angeles, and was given out as a gift for friends and supporters. We've poked around the web but couldn't even find a mention of it. Though, there are sure to be a couple of Deadheads out there that have more facts. How many of these were even made? It's hard to guess, as the original disc is a CD-R, with label and custom cover, issued on Kreutzmann's own label imprint, Ocean Spirit. So the run numbers can't be very high. The entire disc is a rewarding listen, too. One standout is the unreleased (but freely circulating) Saunders/Garcia track from an early 1974 Keystone date. "Are You Lonely For Me" is a 22 minute groove-fest, built on a satisfying, "Season Of The Witch"-style chord progression - and it smokes, smolders and grooves from start to finish. You can listen below to a rare, 2003 rehearsal tape from the newly christened 'The Dead.' This impossible-to-find rarity comes to us from Adam Dean, who was kind enough to rip this from his collection to share with us with complete scans
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I listened to most of it last night. The Garcia/Saunders track is from 1/17/74 which you probably already have. The Brent/Billy stuff is fun, but definitely from an alternate universe where Brent was the frontman in a hammy 80's band. No idea who the Trichromes are, but I enjoyed that one. The Dead's Eyes rehearsal sounds good, but I'm not much of a The Dead fan, so...
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