Grateful Dead

So Many Roads (1965-1995)

1999

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  • So Many Roads (1965-1995) - Grateful Dead (Arista/GD 14066)  
  • A boxed "best of" five CD set of the Grateful Dead live, studio out-takes, and rehearsals, as compiled by Dick Latvala (who died on August 6, 1999, during the compilation of this box set), Steve Silberman, Blair Jackson, and David Gans.  
     
  • Released on November 9, 1999.  
     
  • Track Details:

    DISC ONE
    1. "Can't Come Down" - Warlocks demo (November 3, 1965)
    2. "Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)" - Warlocks demo (November 3, 1965)
    3. "You Don't Have To Ask" (The Fillmore, S.F., July 16, 1966)
    4. "On The Road Again" (1966)
    5. "Cream Puff War" (The Fillmore, S.F., July 16, 1966)
    6. "I Know You Rider" (San Francisco, 1966.  Note that this version is the same one as appears on the "Vintage Dead" album)
    7. "The Same Thing" (Winterland, S. F., March 18, 1967)
    8.."Dark Star" > "China Cat Sunflower" > "The Eleven" (Carousel Ballroom, S.F., March 16, 1968)
    9. "Clementine" (written by Robert Hunter and Phil Lesh) (Crystal Ballroom, Portland, Oregon, February 2, 1968)
    10. "Mason's Children" (1970 Workingman's Dead outtake)
    11. "To Lay Me Down" (1970 American Beauty outtake)

    DISC TWO:  
    1. "That's It For The Other One" (Fillmore West, S.F., February 27, 1969)
    2. "Beautiful Jam" (this is the wonderful jam between "Wharf Rat" and "Dark Star") (Capitol Theater, Port Chester, N.Y., February 18, 1971)
    3. "Chinatown Shuffle" (Rotterdam, The Netherlands, May 11, 1972)
    4. "Sing Me Back Home" (Veneta, Oregon, August 27, 1972)
    5. "Watkins Glen Soundcheck Jam" (the jam between "Me And My Uncle" and "Wharf Rat") (Watkins Glen, N.Y., July 27, 1973)
    6. "Dark Star Jam" excerpt > "Spanish Jam" > "U.S. Blues" (Jai-Alai Fronton, Miami, June 23, 1974.  Note that there is an edit in "U.S. Blues", due to a reel change.)  

    DISC THREE:
    1. "Eyes Of The World" (this appears in "The Grateful Dead Movie" but it is severely edited there) (Winterland, S.F., October 19, 1974)
    2. "The Wheel" (Auditorium Theater, Chicago, June 29, 1976)
    3. "Stella Blue" (Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky, April 21, 1978.  
    4. "Estimated Prophet" (Red Rocks, Morrison, Colorado, August 12, 1979)
    5. "The Music Never Stopped" (Warfield Theater, S.F., October 14, 1980)
    6. "Shakedown Street" (San Francisco Civic Auditorium, S.F., December 31, 1984).  

    DISC FOUR:
    1. "Cassidy" (Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, N.J., November 10, 1985)
    2. "Hey Pocky Way" (Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, N.C., March 31, 1989)
    3. "Believe It Or Not" (1988 Built To Last outtake)
    4. "Playing In The Band" (Laguna Seca, Monterey, Ca., July 29, 1988)
    5. "Gentlemen, Start Your Engines" (1988 Built To Last outtake)
    6. "Death Don't Have No Mercy" (Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, Ca., September 29, 1989)
    7. "Scarlet Begonias" > "Fire On The Mountain" (Copps Coliseum, Ontario, March 22, 1990)
    8. "Bird Song" (with Branford Marsalis) (Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y., March 29, 1990.  Note that this version was previously released on a limited edition CD entitled "Warriors - KFOG Jam")
    9. "Jam Out Of "Terrapin Station"" (Richfield, Ohio, September 8, 1990).  

    DISC FIVE:
    1. "Terrapin Station" (Madison Square Garden, New York, September 12, 1991)
    2. "Jam Out Of "Foolish Heart"" (Madison Square Garden, New York, September 18, 1990)
    3. "Way To Go Home" (The Palace, Auburn Hills, Mich., July 31, 1994)
    4. "Liberty" (The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, March 30, 1994)
    5. "Lazy River Road" (rehearsal, February 18, 1993)
    6. "Eternity" (rehearsal, February 18, 1993.  Note that the version here is from two partial rehearsals that were edited together.)
    7. "Jam Into "Days Between"" (rehearsal February 9, 1993)
    8. "Days Between" (the final Robert Hunter and Jerry Garcia collaboration) (rehearsal, February 16, 1993)
    9. "Whiskey In The Jar" (rehearsal, February 16, 1993)
    10. "So Many Roads" (Soldier Field, Chicago, July 9, 1995 - what would be the Grateful Dead's final show.  Note that the few seconds of the Jerry Garcia solo guitar intro heard here were taken from an earlier performance, and that Garcia's first attempt at the final verse (which he sang twice) and a second solo have been eliminated.) 
     
  • The 10 seconds of studio dialogue at the end of the fifth disc (Jerry Garcia saying: "The tension is killing me.") was added by John Cutler.  This dialogue was removed from the "second" pressings. 
     
  • On April 12, 2000, the box set has received an RIAA Gold Record Award
     
  • (notes excerpted with permission from "The Compleat Grateful Dead Discography" by Ihor Slabicky)

 

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Set One

Can't Come Down 178

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Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) 192

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You Don't Have To Ask 235

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On The Road Again 162

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Cream Puff War 337

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I Know You Rider 261

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The Same Thing 699

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Dark Star / China Cat Sunflower / The Eleven 1525

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Clementine 470

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Mason's Children 215

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To Lay Me Down 339

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That's It For The Other One 1253

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Beautiful Jam 279

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Chinatown Shuffle 175

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Sing Me Back Home 626

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Watkins Glen Soundcheck Jam 1111

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Eyes of the World 1111

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The Wheel 675

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Stella Blue 697

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Estimated Prophet 652

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The Music Never Stopped 444

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Cassidy 348

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Gentlemen, Start Your Engines 250

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