W-7 1969 "live Dead" + Insert The Grateful Dead ~ Hippie Psych Garcia Acid Jams

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    1969 FIRST PRESS! 2LP SET Psychedelic Dead '69 JAMS
                      + LYRICS BOOKLET
                      RARE "W-7" TOP COPY 


           The Grateful Dead
                 LIVE DEAD

  USA - (olive green) "W-7" Warner Brothers - 2WS 1838


Really HARD to find "W-7" FIRST PRINT!

Recorded January 26 – March 2, 1969

Released November 10, 1969 on "W-7" Warner Brothers label
Length 75:07

Includes the hard to find lyrics foldout booklet that was only in early pressings...

The 1969 GRATEFUL DEAD comes ALIVE !

Taking in complex improvisations, blues, feedback and Pigpen howling and snarling through 'Turn On Your Love Light,' it was a revelation. It's still the most thrilling, compelling document of this most magisterial of bands...

Among the finest of rock's live documents, LIVE DEAD is a snapshot of the Grateful Dead circa 1969, applying the free-jazz lessons of John Coltrane to their finely-tuned, manic, and flowing boogie. It was the first released piece of evidence that the live Dead were a wholly different, multi-headed animal than the one that recorded in the studio. LIVE DEAD was also the culmination of the group's evolution into what's now considered the vintage San Francisco sound--having perfected it, the Grateful Dead would soon leave it for fresher musical pastures.

While each of LIVE DEAD's selections calls to mind a specific trick from up the band's sleeve, the opening four songs (later dubbed "the holy quartet" by Deadheads) best indicates the Dead's burning trajectory. "Dark Star" lays out a wide-open musical terrain, allowing the band to leap anywhere from its minimalist-riff launching pad and its two verses of T.S. Eliot-inspired psychedelic prose. Here, it is a dark-hued and majestic sea of ambience and intensity. "St. Stephen" explodes like a shiny metallic cloud-burst, Bob Weir's fervent vocals carrying it like a holy torch. "The Eleven," a thunderous fury of a composition based on "The Twelve Days Of Christmas" and played in 11/4 time, continues the rumbling. By the time Pigpen ends the continuous sermon with a raucous sci-fi-R&B take on Bobby "Blue" Bland's "Turn On Your Lovelight," the Dead have seemingly sailed every corner of their musical universe and crash-landed with aplomb

Dark StarSt. StephenThe ElevenTurn On Your LovelightDeath Don't Have No MercyFeedbackAnd We Bid You Goodnight

CONDITION: The cover: rated: M- Thick gatefold is still very stiff and clean,  a beautiful TOP COPY, rarely found THIS CLEAN all over! Stiff, sharp & solid collectible for such a highly wear prone cover ...Has no seam splits, and no writing, no bends...~ rare keeper copy!

The vinyl: Rated: both records are on all 4 sides, rated: near M- and better! Nice 4 sides, playback upon test revealed minty-clean audio all the way through...... the 4 "W-7" W.B. labels are clean

                       LIVE DEAD ~ 1969

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