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Details on the Grateful Dead Documentary Soundtrack

The Grateful Dead will release two versions of the soundtrack for Long Strange Trip, the upcoming documentary about the band.

The albums -- a standard two-disc set and a special three-disc Amazon exclusive -- will accompany the film's May 26 debut in theaters, six days before it begins airing on Amazon Prime Video.

The soundtrack was produced by documentary director Amir Bar-Lev and Dead archivist David Lemieux, who says in a statement that, "This is unlike any other Grateful Dead release we've ever produced -- just as the film is unlike any Grateful Dead audiovisual document ever made. Then again, it's simply unlike any other music documentary ever made, which is appropriate considering that there's no band like the Grateful Dead."

Both packages mix studio and live recordings, the latter including unreleased performances from a 1977 concert at Cornell University, a 1981 show in Oklahoma City and a 1994 date at Madison Square Garden. The Amazon exclusive third disc features "Dark Hallow" from 1981's Reckoning album as well as seven additional live recordings.

Long Strange Trip premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival. The latest incarnation of the band, Dead & Company, begins its next U.S. tour on May 27 in Las Vegas.

The full soundtrack track list includes:

LONG STRANGE TRIP MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK
Track Listing

Disc One
"Death Don't Have No Mercy" (Live/Dead, Live At The Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA, 2/27/1969)
"St. Stephen" (Live/Dead, Live At The Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA, 2/27/1969)
"Uncle John's Band" (Workingman's Dead, 1970)
"Dark Star" (Live At The Fillmore East, New York, NY, 2/14/1970)*
"Easy Wind" (Workingman's Dead, 1970)
"Candyman" (American Beauty, 1970)
"China Cat Sunflower"> (Live At Chateau d'Herouville, Herovuville, France, 6/21/1971)*
"I Know You Rider" (Live At Chateau d'Herouville, Herovuville, France, 6/21/1971)*
"Morning Dew" (Europe '72, Live At The Lyceum Theatre, London, England, 5/26/1972)

Disc Two
"He's Gone" (Sunshine Daydream, Live At Veneta, OR, 8/27/1972)
"The Music Never Stopped" (Live At The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA, 8/13/1975)*
"Scarlet Begonias"> ( Cornell 5/8/77, Live At Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 5/8/1977)
"Fire On The Mountain" (Cornell 5/8/77, Live At Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 5/8/1977)
"Althea" (Go To Nassau, Live At Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY, 5/16/1980)
"Touch Of Grey" (In The Dark, 1987)
"Dear Mr. Fantasy"> (Live At Sullivan Stadium, Foxboro, MA, 7/2/1989)*
"Hey Jude" (Live At Sullivan Stadium, Foxboro, MA, 7/2/1989)*
"Ripple"> (American Beauty, 1970)
"Brokedown Palace" (American Beauty, 1970)

Disc Three - Amazon Exclusive (CD and LP)
"Playing In The Band" (Europe '72: The Complete Recordings, Live At Beat-Club, West Germany, 4/21/1972)
"Eyes Of The World" ( Dick's Picks, Vol. 31, Live At Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, NJ, 1974)
"St. Stephen"> (Cornell 5/8/77, Live At Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 5/8/1977)
"Not Fade Away"> (Cornell 5/8/77, Live At Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 5/8/1977)
"St. Stephen" (Cornell 5/8/77, Live At Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 5/8/1977)
"Dark Hollow" (Reckoning, 1981)
"Stella Blue" (Live At Zoo Amphitheater, Oklahoma City, OK, 7/5/1981)*
"Days Between" (Live At Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, 10/18/1994)*

2-LP Track Listing

"Death Don't Have No Mercy" (Live/Dead, Live At The Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA, 2/27/1969)
"St. Stephen" (Live/Dead, Live At The Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA, 2/27/1969)
"Easy Wind" (Workingman's Dead, 1970)
"Dark Star" (Live At The Fillmore East, New York, NY, 2/14/1970)*
"China Cat Sunflower"> (Live At Chateau d'Herouville, Herovuville, France, 6/21/1971)*
"I Know You Rider" (Live At Chateau d'Herouville, Herovuville, France, 6/21/1971)*
"The Music Never Stopped" (Live At The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA, 8/13/1975)*
"Touch Of Grey" (In The Dark, 1987)
"Dear Mr. Fantasy"> (Live At Sullivan Stadium, Foxboro, MA, 7/2/1989)*
"Hey Jude" (Live At Sullivan Stadium, Foxboro, MA, 7/2/1989)*
"Ripple"> (American Beauty, 1970)
"Brokedown Palace" (American Beauty, 1970)

*Previously unreleased

 

Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.