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So Many Roads (1965-1995)

Grateful Dead

Initial release : November 1999

Arista 4066

Five CD retrospective box set containing previously unreleased live and studio material.

Tracks

Disc 1

  • Can't Come Down (Grateful Dead)
  • Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) (Grateful Dead)
  • You Don't Have To Ask (Grateful Dead)
  • On The Road Again (Traditional)
  • Cream Puff War (Jerry Garcia)
  • I Know You Rider (Traditional)
  • The Same Thing (Willie Dixon)
  • Dark Star> (Jerry Garcia / Phil Lesh / Ron McKernan / Bob Weir / Robert Hunter)
  • China Cat Sunflower> (Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter)
  • The Eleven (Phil Lesh / Robert Hunter)
  • Clementine (Phil Lesh / Robert Hunter)
  • Mason's Children (Jerry Garcia / Bob Weir / Phil Lesh / Robert Hunter)
  • To Lay Me Down (Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter)
Disc 2
  • That's It For The Other One
    Cryptical Envelopment (Jerry Garcia)
    The Faster We Go The Rounder We Get (Bob Weir / Bill Kreutzmann)
    Cryptical Envelopment (Jerry Garcia)
  • Beautiful Jam (Grateful Dead)
  • Chinatown Shuffle (Ron McKernan)
  • Sing Me Back Home (Merle Haggard)
  • Watkins Glen Soundcheck Jam (Grateful Dead)
  • Dark Star Jam (Grateful Dead)
  • Spanish Jam (Grateful Dead)
  • U.S. Blues (Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter)
Disc 3
  • Eyes Of The World (Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter)
  • The Wheel (Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter)
  • Stella Blue (Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter)
  • Estimated Prophet (John Barlow / Bob Weir)
  • The Music Never Stopped (John Barlow / Bob Weir)
  • Shakedown Street (Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter)
Disc 4
  • Cassidy (John Barlow / Bob Weir)
  • Hey Pocky Way (Modeliste / Neville / Nocentelli / Porter)
  • Believe It Or Not (Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter)
  • Playing In The Band (Mickey Hart / Bob Weir / Robert Hunter)
  • Gentlemen, Start Your Engines (John Barlow / Brent Mydland)
  • Death Don't Have No Mercy (Rev. Gary Davis)
  • Scarlet Begonias (Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter)
  • Fire On The Mountain (Mickey Hart / Robert Hunter)
  • Bird Song (Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter)
  • Jam Out Of Terrapin (Grateful Dead)
Disc 5
  • Terrapin Station (Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter)
  • Jam Out Of Foolish Heart (Grateful Dead)
  • Way To Go Home (Bob Bralove / Vince Welnick / Robert Hunter)
  • Liberty (Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter)
  • Lazy River Road (Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter)
  • Eternity (Willie Dixon / Rob Wasserman / Bob Weir)
  • Jam Into Days Between (Grateful Dead)
  • Days Between (Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter)
  • Whiskey In A Jar (Traditional)
  • So Many Roads (Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter)
Musicians

The musicians playing on each track are as follows;

Can't Come Down, Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks), You Don't Have To Ask, On The Road Again, Cream Puff War, I Know You Rider and The Same Thing;

  • Jerry Garcia
  • Bill Kreutzmann
  • Phil Lesh
  • Ron McKernan
  • Bob Weir
Dark Star> China Cat Sunflower> The Eleven, Clementine, Mason's Children and To Lay Me Down;
  • Jerry Garcia
  • Bill Kreutzmann
  • Mickey Hart
  • Phil Lesh
  • Ron McKernan
  • Bob Weir
That's It For The Other One;
  • Tom Constanten
  • Jerry Garcia
  • Bill Kreutzmann
  • Mickey Hart
  • Phil Lesh
  • Ron McKernan
  • Bob Weir
Beautiful Jam;
  • Jerry Garcia
  • Bill Kreutzmann
  • Mickey Hart
  • Phil Lesh
  • Ron McKernan
  • Bob Weir
Chinatown Shuffle;
  • Jerry Garcia
  • Keith Godchaux
  • Bill Kreutzmann
  • Phil Lesh
  • Ron McKernan
  • Bob Weir
Sing Me Back Home;
  • Jerry Garcia
  • Donna Godchaux
  • Keith Godchaux
  • Bill Kreutzmann
  • Phil Lesh
  • Bob Weir
Watkins Glen Soundcheck Jam, Dark Star Jam> Spanish Jam> U.S. Blues;
  • Jerry Garcia
  • Keith Godchaux
  • Bill Kreutzmann
  • Phil Lesh
  • Bob Weir
Eyes Of The World;
  • Jerry Garcia
  • Donna Godchaux
  • Keith Godchaux
  • Bill Kreutzmann
  • Phil Lesh
  • Bob Weir
The Wheel and Stella Blue;
  • Jerry Garcia
  • Donna Godchaux
  • Keith Godchaux
  • Mickey Hart
  • Bill Kreutzmann
  • Phil Lesh
  • Bob Weir
Estimated Prophet, The Music Never Stopped, Shakedown Street, Cassidy, Hey Pocky Way, Believe It Or Not, Playing In The Band, Gentlemen, Start Your Engines, Death Don't Have No Mercy, Scarlet Begonias> Fire On The Mountain;
  • Jerry Garcia
  • Mickey Hart
  • Bill Kreutzmann
  • Phil Lesh
  • Brent Mydland
  • Bob Weir
Bird Song;
  • Jerry Garcia
  • Mickey Hart
  • Bill Kreutzmann
  • Phil Lesh
  • Branford Marsalis
  • Bob Weir
Jam Out Of Terrapin and Terrapin Station;
  • Jerry Garcia
  • Mickey Hart
  • Bill Kreutzmann
  • Phil Lesh
  • Bob Weir
  • Vince Welnick
Jam Out Of Foolish Heart;
  • Jerry Garcia
  • Mickey Hart
  • Bruce Hornsby
  • Bill Kreutzmann
  • Phil Lesh
  • Bob Weir
  • Vince Welnick
Way To Go Home, Liberty, Lazy River Road and Eternity;
  • Jerry Garcia
  • Mickey Hart
  • Bill Kreutzmann
  • Phil Lesh
  • Bob Weir
  • Vince Welnick
Jam Into Days Between;
  • Jerry Garcia
  • Mickey Hart
  • Bill Kreutzmann
  • Phil Lesh
  • Vince Welnick
Days Between, Whiskey In A Jar and So Many Roads;
  • Jerry Garcia
  • Mickey Hart
  • Bill Kreutzmann
  • Phil Lesh
  • Bob Weir
  • Vince Welnick
Credits

  • Producers - David Gans, Blair Jackson, Steve Silberman
  • Project coordinator - David Gross
  • Editorial direction - Steve Silberman
  • Art direction, package design - Geoff Gans
  • The compilation producers thank the following for their contributions - Bob Menke, David Angress, Keith Karraker, Alan Wasserman, Mark Wisley, Jeffree Haloff, Tommy Rosen, David Rosenblatt, David Shenk, Barry Toranto, Fred Feldstein, Arlo Cassady, Omri Cassady, Center To Preserve Music Culture, and the communities at DeadBase, TheTaper's Compendium, The Well and Deadlists.com
  • CD booklet essays - Eric Pooley, Mikal Gilmore, Richard Gehr, Gary Lambert, David Gans, Steve Silberman
  • CD booklet track notes - Blair Jackson
Notes

The tracks on So Many Roads are taken from the following shows, rehearsals and studio sessions.

Disc 1

  • Can't Come Down and Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) - Warlocks Demo, 11/3/65
  • You Don't Have To Ask and Cream Puff War - Fillmore, SF 7/16/66
  • On The Road Again - Unlabeled 1966 reel
  • I Know You Rider - Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, 1966
  • The Same Thing - Winterland, San Francisco, 3/18/67
  • Dark Star>China Cat Sunflower>The Eleven - Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, 3/16/68
  • Clementine - Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR, 2/2/68
  • Mason's Children - Workingman's Dead outtake, 1970 (edited version)
  • To Lay Me Down - American Beauty outtake, 1970
Disc 2
  • That's It For The Other One - Fillmore West, San Francisco, 2/27/69
  • Beautiful Jam - Capitol Theater, Port Chester, NY, 2/18/71.
  • Chinatown Shuffle - Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 5/11/72
  • Sing Me Back Home - Veneta, OR 8/27/72
  • Watkins Glen Soundcheck Jam - Watkins Glen, NY, 7/27/73.
  • Dark Star Jam excerpt >Spanish Jam>U.S. Blues - Jai-Alai Fronton, Miami, FL, 6/23/74
Disc 3
  • Eyes Of The World - Winterland, San Francisco, 10/19/74
  • The Wheel - Auditorium Theater, Chicago, IL, 6/29/76
  • Stella Blue - Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY, 4/21/78
  • Estimated Prophet - Red Rocks, Morrison, CO, 8/12/79
  • The Music Never Stopped - Warfield Theater, San Francisco, 10/14/80
  • Shakedown Street - San Francisco Civic Auditorium, 12/31/84
Disc 4
  • Cassidy - Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, NJ, 11/10/85
  • Hey Pocky Way - Greensboro Coliseum, Greesboro, NC, 3/31/89
  • Believe It Or Not and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines - Built To Last outtake, 1988
  • Playing In The Band - Laguna Seca, Monterey, CA, 7/29/88
  • Death Don't Have No Mercy - Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA, 9/29/89
  • Scarlet Begonias>Fire On The Mountain - Copps Coliseum, Ontario, Canada, 3/22/90
  • Bird Song - Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY, 3/29/90.
  • Jam Out Of Terrapin - Richfield, OH, 9/8/90
Disc 5
  • Terrapin Station - MSG, NY, 9/12/91
  • Jam Out Of Foolish Heart - MSG, NY, 9/18/90
  • Way To Go Home - The Palace, Auburn Hills, MI, 7/31/94
  • Liberty - The Omni, Atlanta, GA, 3/30/94
  • Lazy River Road and Eternity - Rehearsal, 2/18/93
  • Jam Into Days Between - Rehearsal, 2/9/93
  • Days Between and Whiskey In A Jar - Rehearsal, 2/16/93
  • So Many Roads - Soldier Field, Chicago, IL, 7/9/95
Related releases

The version of Bird Song from 3/29/90 was also released on the earlier compilation;

A single CD promotional sampler for the So Many Roads box set, including one track that was omitted from the full set due to lack of space, was released at the same time; That's It For The Other One (Fillmore West, San Francisco, 2/27/69) was subsequently included on;
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