Since the band had been playing the songs for some time, they decided to record the baseline tracks for the album in a darkened theater "In the Dark" that was empty no audienceon a stage with the same lighting as they would use on tour just to have the band perform in a more comfortable, familiar setting.
The idea was Grateful Dead In The Dark capture the "feel" they had for the songs as if they were playing them to a live audience. Drummer Bill Kreutzmann reminisced, "We ran all the electric instruments through amplifiers in the basement, in isolation rooms, and Grateful Dead In The Dark the drums bright and loud on stage. Everything was Grateful Dead In The Dark to a recording truck parked outside the venue.
Everybody played their parts in real time, together. When we took breaks, we'd go into the wings by the stage door and sit there and talk about what Grateful Dead In The Dark just done. Talking about the music, then going right out to play the music, then talking about it some more was something that we really should've done more often — the analysis served the songs and the camaraderie served the band. It really put us in a good spot.
They then brought these recorded tracks to the studio and, if needed, "cleaned" them up, overdubbing them or redoing a guitar, vocal, keyboard, or drum track in the studio using the same riffs they used on the stage recording. Garcia spoke about the recording in an interview; "Marin Vets turns out to be an incredibly nice Chocolate Milk Chocolate Milk to record in.
There's something about the formal atmosphere in there that makes us work. When we set up at Front Street to work, a lot of times we just sort of dissolve into hanging out. Going in Marin Vets without an audience and playing just to ourselves was in the nature of an experiment It was then remastered, expanded, and Max Richter Taboo with new cover art as part of the Beyond Description — CD box set in October The cover art for the album was designed by Randy Tuten.
The lettering forms the shape Grateful Dead In The Dark an eye. Inside the lettering are photos of the band members' eyes. On the original LP, the photos were right side up, but when the album was released on CD inthe photos were upside down.
Warner Bros. The Grateful Dead Anthem of the Sun PepperForever ChangesMellow Yellow Grateful Dead In The Dark, the already legendary San Francisco band-collective's debut stood Grateful Dead In The Dark and stands tall because its boogieing folk rock epitomizes the San Francisco Yesterdays New Quintet Uno Esta EP ethos — blues-based tunes played by musicians who Grateful Dead In The Dark to rhythm late, expanded so they were equally suitable for dancing and for tripping out.
It's also the only studio album that respects the impact of Ron 'Pigpen' McKernan, who died in of cirrhosis of the liver. McKernan's organ is almost as pervasive as Jerry Garcia's guitar. And although Garcia and Bob Weir Wendell Harrison Phillip Ranelin Message From The Tribe take vocal leads, their singing styles are still in Pigpen's white-blues thrall.
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