4LPs pressed atRTIand housed in a gatefold Stoughton “tip-on” M-Pack jacket
Lacquers cut by Kevin Gray
Following on the heels of Light In The Attic’s vinyl LP release ofOne From The Vaultcomes the next in the trilogy ofFrom The Vaultreleases by the Grateful Dead. These releases are distinguished from the more abundant Dick’s Picks series in that Dick’s Picks are “direct from the soundboard” recordings, while theFrom The Vaultseries were professionally recorded on multi-track tape and then mixed down (decades) later for release.
Recorded live at the Shrine Auditorium (Los Angeles) in 1968, this is the worldwide vinyl debut release of this legendary show featuring the 6 piece line-up of Pigpen, Garcia, Weir, Lesh, Kruetzmann, & Hart, freshly remastered in 2014 by Joe Gastwirt for maximum mind expansion. 9 dynamic songs on 8 sides of wax, this show has previously only been available on CD; this is the first ever vinyl LP release!
5 songs weigh in around the 15-minute mark, while 3 others touch down close to 10 minutes–this is the Dead at their most improvisational while still retaining the Blues-Rock roots of the “Pigpen” years.