The Grateful Dead - Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO (12/ 10/ 71)

The Grateful Dead - Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO (12/ 10/ 71)

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The Grateful Dead - Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO (12/ 10/ 71)
  • Limited Edition - 12,000 Copies
  • 5LP Box Set
  • 180g Vinyl
  • Complete, previously unreleased live performance
  • 9 sides of music
  • Custom vinyl etching on 10th side
  • Plangent Processes tape restoration & speed correction
  • Mastering by Jeffrey Norman
RELEASE DATE: 10/1/2021 postponed to 11/19/2021

Complete, previously unreleased performance by the Grateful Dead on 180-Gram Vinyl with 10th Side Custom Etching, Limited Edition of 12,000. Plangent Processes tape restoration and speed correction, with mastering by Jeffrey Norman, Produced for release by David Lemieux.

One of the shortest-lived iterations of the Grateful Dead was the band that existed December 1971 through March 1972. Jerry, Bob, Phil, Bill, Pigpen, and Keith formed a formidable version of the Dead that only played a few shows together before Donna Jean joined as vocalist, and before Pigpen would depart the stage for good in June 1972. What this sextet lacked in quantity of shows it made up for with creativeness, power, and inspiration. When Pigpen rejoined the Dead on December 1, 1971, after a few months off during which Keith had joined as piano player, the band was now an unstoppably powerful live juggernaut it hadn't been since the height of the Primal Dead era in late 1968-1969. Widely considered one of the best shows from the Pigpen-Keith era of the Grateful Dead, December 10, 1971 in St. Louis has it all: Pigpen singing lead on four songs including an 18 minute version of Good Lovin' and a very rare performance of Run Rudolph Run; a deep dive into the Dead's psychedelic recent past with a monster version of The Other One; plus plenty of the new material from earlier in 1971 like Bertha, Loser, Sugaree, and Playing In The Band. They also hit upon much of the music that would appear the following year on Europe '72, such as Jack Straw, Tennessee Jed, Mr. Charlie, and One More Saturday Night. And no Dead show of this vintage would be complete without the "hits": Truckin', Sugar Magnolia, and Casey Jones all make appearances. This is truly one of the deepest, most dynamic, exciting, and accessible live shows in the entire Grateful Dead canon.

Side 1:
Me And My Uncle
Mr. Charlie
Side 2:
Beat It On Down The Line
Jack Straw
Next Time You See Me

Side 3:
Tennessee Jed
El Paso
Big Railroad Blues
Casey Jones
Side 4:
Good Lovin'

Side 5:
Brokedown Palace
Playing In The Band
Run Rudolph Run
Side 6:
Sugar Magnolia
Comes A Time

Side 7:
Side 8:
The Other One
Sitting On Top Of The World
The Other One, Pt. 2

Side 9:
Not Fade Away, Pt. 1
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad
Not Fade Away, Pt. 2
One More Saturday Night
Side 10:

LABEL: Grateful Dead / WEA
UPC: 603497844449