The Lost Sailor's Pub Forum Index The Lost Sailor's Pub

 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The Last Album

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Lost Sailor's Pub Forum Index -> The Yo Vinny Era (Fall 1990 - Summer 1995)
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Ads






Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:20 am    Post subject: Ads

Back to top
dogstarz
Guest





PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:10 am    Post subject: The Last Album Reply with quote

I was searching around archive and found some of the last studio sessions of The Grateful Dead. The tracks are raw and many not really finished. It is funny because I saw an Earthquake Country bootleg in a cd store the other day. It was all live tracks with the "new" songs on it. As I was looking around the store the guy who ran it was telling me about his bootlegs trying to impress me (I was wearing a GD shirt). That is when I simply replied I could listen to this on archive.org for free. I don't think he really liked my answer. Ha Ha

Only registered users can see links on this forum!
Register or Login on forum!



From Rolling Stone, Apr 20, 1998


Although it's common knowledge that the Grateful Dead were in the midst of recording when Jerry Garcia died almost three
years ago, former keyboardist Vince Welnick shed more light on the unfinished album in a recent conversation with the Rolling
Stone Network.

According to Welnick, the album was set to include such tour-tested songs as "Liberty," "So Many Roads," "Days Between,"
"Samba in the Rain," "Way To Go," "Corrina," and "Easy Answers," but Garcia passed away before the tracks could be
completed. "We had just about finished the basics when Jerry checked out," Welnick said. "It's a shame, because we spent
a lot of time in there."

Although the studio tapes from the Grateful Dead's would-be swan song are still around, Welnick doubts that the album can
be salvaged. "There weren't even working vocals on some of the songs. There was also very little guitar. If they wanted to make
something of it, they'd probably have to splice in something from one of the show tapes."

Grateful Dead spokesman Dennis McNally denied that anything will ever come of the album.
"Only [Grateful Dead guitarist] Bobby [Weir] ever thought that anything could be done, but it can't. Jerry didn't contribute to it.
Everyone else contributed to it, but Jerry just wasn't with it. There's not even a title, to my knowledge."
Back to top
Kochman
Captain


Joined: 23 Jun 2008
Posts: 10252
Location: Davy Jones' Locker

PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its funny to me that songs they had been playing for 2+ years didn't have "worked out vocals" for the studio albums... yet they were totally regular in the rotation.

They went into this mode after Go To Heaven were they seemingly wanted to work on songs for years before putting them into studio albums (though the BTL album is not that way really).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
rowjimmy



Joined: 05 Mar 2010
Posts: 14
Location: East Coast

PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, what Vince said was that there weren't "working vocals" on the songs.

"Working vocals" would be a rough take on the song to serve as a guide to the musicians while recording their parts. This would later be overdubbed.

That said, it's a damn shame that they never got a last album together with the 90s songs.

(sidebar: I'm actually listening to that Earthquake County thing on archive right now...)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Kochman
Captain


Joined: 23 Jun 2008
Posts: 10252
Location: Davy Jones' Locker

PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, I see. That changes things I guess. Still amazing they didn't even get as far as what seems like a first step type of thing.

California EQ song is pretty cool.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Lost Sailor's Pub Forum Index -> The Yo Vinny Era (Fall 1990 - Summer 1995) All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
c d
e



Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

Abuse - Report Abuse - TOS & Privacy.
Powered by forumup.it free forum, create your free forum! Created by Hyarbor & Qooqoa
Confirmed

Page generation time: 0.698