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Dead Set

Grateful Dead

Initial release : August 26, 1981

Arista A2L-8606

Double LP of material recorded live in September and October 1980.

Tracks

Side 1

  • Samson And Delilah (Traditional arr. Grateful Dead)
  • Friend Of The Devil (Garcia / Dawson / Hunter)
  • New Minglewood Blues (Traditional arr. Grateful Dead)
  • Deal (Garcia / Hunter)
Side 2
  • Candyman (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Little Red Rooster (Dixon)
  • Loser (Garcia / Hunter)
Side 3
  • Passenger (Lesh / Monk)
  • Feel Like A Stranger (Weir / Barlow)
  • Franklin's Tower (Garcia / Kreutzmann / Hunter)
  • Rhythm Devils (Hart / Kreutzmann)
Side 4
  • Space (Lesh / Mydland / Hart / Kreutzmann)
  • Fire On The Mountain (Hart / Hunter)
  • Greatest Story Ever Told (Weir / Hunter / Hart)
  • Brokedown Palace (Garcia / Hunter)
Most CD versions of this album omit Space to allow a single CD release. A double CD version has been released that includes all tracks.

The CD version released in the Beyond Description box set in 2004 and subsequently as a separate CD in 2006 included Space. This release also included a second CD of bonus live material;

  • Let It Grow (Weir / Barlow)
  • Sugaree (Garcia / Hunter)
  • C.C. Rider (Rainey)
  • Row Jimmy (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Lazy Lightnin' (Weir / Barlow)
  • Supplication (Weir / Barlow)
  • High Time (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Jack Straw (Weir / Hunter)
  • Shakedown Street (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Not Fade Away (Petty / Holly)
Musicians

  • Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
  • Mickey Hart - drums
  • Billy Kreutzmann - drums
  • Phil Lesh - bass
  • Brent Mydland - keyboards, vocals
  • Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
Credits

  • Producer - Dan Healy, Betty Cantor-Jackson, Jerry Garcia
  • Recorded Live: September 25 - October 14, 1980 at the Warfield Theater, San Francisco, CA and October 22 - October 31, 1980 at Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY
  • Mixed at Club Front, San Rafael
  • Live recording concept developed by and concert sound mixed by - Dan Healy
  • Recording systems engineering and live recording by - Betty Cantor-Jackson
  • Engineering - Don Pearson, John Cutler, Dennis Leonard
  • Recording systems maintenance - Bob Matthews
  • Assistant engineering - Billy Rothschild, Greg Mann, Michael Peri, Jeffrey Norman
  • Grateful Dead crew - Ram Rod, Bill Candelario, Steve Parish, Harry Popick, Joe Thomas, Paul Roehlk, Jeffrey Boden, Willy Legate
  • Road manager - Danny Rifkin
  • PA and sound reinforcement - FM Productions, Harry McCune Sound, Ultra Sound, Joe Winslow and Hard Truckers Speakers, John Meyer Sound
  • PA booth assistance - Dan Mcinerney, Jeff Hellman
  • Album co-ordination - Rock Scully, Alan Trist
  • Concert co-ordination - Noteworthy Enterprises, Richard Loren, Sue Stephens, Francis Carr
  • Tour co-ordination - John Scher, Monarch Entertainment Bureau
  • Warfield concert production - Bill Graham Presents, Bill Graham, Peter Barsotti, Bob Barsotti, Willy John Cashman, Bettike Barsotti, Drew Holmes, Rudy House, Bob Hall, Sherry Wasserman, Jan Rasmussen, Scott Ferry - Thanks to - Neal Sorenson, David Murphy, Warfield staff and SFIASTE
  • Radio City concert production - Monarch Entertainment, John Scher, Amy Polan, Mo Morrison, Frank Stetler, Shelley Diamond, James McGrath, Phil Guiliano, Peter Michelini - Thanks to - Patricia Morinelli, Bob Buckley, Radio City staff, NYIASTE
  • Grateful Dead Office - Bonnie Parker, Eileen Law, Janet Stephenson
  • Legal Counsel - Hal Kant
  • Cover illustration - Dennis Larkin
  • Centerfold photography - John Werner
  • Album jacket production - Jim Welch
Notes

Some songs were edited (shortened) versions of the live performances.

The material recorded in 1980 was originally intended for release on one double LP set. But the format of the music subsequently steered them towards the release of the two double albums. Garcia commented on this in an interview;

We really ended up with so much good material that it was a struggle. The idea of just one acoustic and one electric record was sort of pathetic, since our electric tunes are seldom less than eight minutes long. And that meant our fat electric album would have two songs on a side. It was kind of silly.
The performance dates of the tracks on Dead Set have been determined by comparison with concert recordings:
  • Samson And Delilah - October 10, 1980
  • Friend Of The Devil - October 27, 1980
  • New Minglewood Blues - October 10, 1980
  • Deal - October 4, 1980
  • Candyman - October 29, 1980
  • Little Red Rooster - October 29, 1980
  • Loser - October 11, 1980
  • Passenger - October 11, 1980
  • Feel Like A Stranger - October 4, 1980
  • Franklin's Tower - October 25, 1980
  • Rhythm Devils - October 31, 1980
  • Space - October 31, 1980
  • Fire On The Mountain- October 31, 1980
  • Greatest Story Ever Told - October 9, 1980
  • Brokedown Palace - October 3, 1980
The performance dates of the live tracks that are on the second CD of the expanded Dead Set released in 2004 are;
  • Let It Grow (Weir / Barlow) - October 26, 1980
  • Sugaree (Garcia / Hunter) - October 26, 1980
  • C.C. Rider (Rainey) - October 31, 1980
  • Row Jimmy (Garcia / Hunter) - October 10, 1980
  • Lazy Lightnin' (Weir / Barlow) - October 13, 1980
  • Supplication (Weir / Barlow) - October 13, 1980
  • High Time (Garcia / Hunter) - October 25, 1980
  • Jack Straw (Weir / Hunter) - October 10, 1980
  • Shakedown Street (Garcia / Hunter) - October 7, 1980
  • Not Fade Away (Petty / Holly) - October 4, 1980
Related releases

The Dead Set CD release was included in;

A remastered, expanded version of Dead Set, with an extra CD of bonus material, was included in the box set; This remastered, expanded version was released as a double CD set in 2006.

Feel Like A Stranger and Franklin's Tower were included on;

The acoustic sets of the shows that were used for Dead Set were also recorded and used on a double LP release; For information about other releases that include music from this period see the 1980 section of the Dead by Date page.

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