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Rarest GRATEFUL DEAD RECORDS - from ROUND RECORDS!!!

End price:

USD

25

  End date:

2010-02-06

Start price:

USD

25

Start date:

2010-02-03

Number of  bids:

1

Auctioned at:

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Country:

USA

 
You won't find these anywhere. Up for auction are two extremely rare Grateful Records distributed by their label Round Records in the seventies along with the original Newsletter.

The Grateful Dead set up two record labels after leaving Warner Brothers in 1973; Grateful Dead Records for group recordings and Round Records for solo projects. Round Records was owned by Jerry Garcia and Ron Rakow.

At the end of 1975 the group abandoned some of their independence and signed a distribution deal with United Artists. After this time albums were released with both Round Records catalog numbers and United Artists numbers. The Dead however retained rights to their recordings of this period and they subsequently became available through Grateful Dead Merchandising. The labels were wound up in 1976 and the Dead signed with Arista.

This auction is for the following EPs

info Sampler For Deadheads  Old and In The Way / Keith and Donna, 1975
info Sampler For Deadheads  Robert Hunter / Seastones, 1975

Old And In The Way / Keith And Donna
Initial release : February 1975

Round Records RR SAMP 102 (RX 103A / 104B)

One of three Round Record EPs, of released tracks and rough mixes from Round Record LPs, that were distributed to Deadheads. The tracks on this EP are from the first Old and In The Way album and Keith and Donna Godchaux's album.

Tracks

Side A (Old & In The Way);

    * Old & In The Way
    * Panama Red

Side B (Keith & Donna Godchaux);

    * Every Song I Sing

The musicians involved in the recording of the Old and In The Way album were;

    * Jerry Garcia - banjo, vocals
    * David Grisman - mandolin, vocals
    * Peter Rowan - guitar, vocals
    * Vassar Clements - fiddle
    * John Kahn - acoustic bass

The musicians involved in the recording of the Keith and Donna album were;

    * Donna Godchaux - vocals
    * Keith Godchaux - keyboards, vocals
    * Jerry Garcia - guitars, vocals
    * Denny Seiwell - drums
    * Chrissy Stewart - bass
    * Brian Godchaux - violin on Every Song I Sing
    * Merl Saunders - organ on Sweet Baby
    * Bernard Purdie - drums on River Deep, Mountain High
    * John Kahn - bass on River Deep, Mountain High
    * Jim Brereton - drums on Farewell Jack
    * Bill Wolf - bass on Farewell Jack



One of three sampler EPs sent to Deadheads to promote Round Records releases. This sampler was distributed, along with the third sampler featuring selections from Tiger Rose and Seastones, with the February 1975 Round Records Mailer. This newsletter included the following information.

    Enclosed you'll find samplers of our new offerings. This time they're really collector's items since only the Old & In The Way cuts are the same as the ones on the album.

    The "Keith & Donna" sampler contains what's called a rough mix of "Every Song I Sing" in order to show how vastly different a final mix is from a rough. The album has 9 songs; 7 written and produced by Keith & Donna and features performances of a bunch of our old friends like Garcia, Merl Saunders, John Kahn and a host of new friends all listed clearly on the back of the album.

    We hope you'll enjoy these samplers. Last time we mailed out free samplers so many people wrote to say thanks it thrilled us (a mail truck came to our office with a truck load of thanks). Now, however, with the Dead off the road and the necessary personnel cutbacks we can't handle the thank you notes.

    Instead of writing us, please just play these sides for 15 people who haven't heard them; have a party

Robert Hunter / Ned Lagin and Phil Lesh - Seastones
Initial release : June 1975

Round Records SMP 03 (RX 105A / 106B)

One of three Round Record EPs, of released tracks and rough mixes from Round Record LPs, that were distributed to Deadheads. The tracks on this EP are rough mixes of songs from Robert Hunter's second album, Tiger Rose, and the basic structure of a part of Ned Lagin's Seastones.

Tracks

This track list may be incomplete.

    * Tiger Rose (Hunter)
    * Talking Money Tree (Hunter)
    * Seastones (Excerpt)

    album cover

album cover
Musicians

The exact line-up of musicians on these tracks is not known.

The musicians involved in the recording of Tiger Rose were;

    * Robert Hunter - guitar, vocals, mandolin, synthesizer, percussion
    * David Freiberg - bass, piano, celeste, vocals
    * Jerry Garcia - guitar, piano, synthesizer, pedal steel, vocals
    * Donna Godchaux - vocals
    * David Grisman - mandolin
    * Mickey Hart - percussion
    * Pete Sears - piano, bass, organ, tack piano, clavinet
    * B.D. Shot - drums (B. D. Shot is Mickey Hart)
    * David Torbert - bass

The musicians involved in the recording of the Seastones were;

    * Ned Lagin - piano, clavichord, organ, prepared piano, percussion, synthesizers, computers
    * David Crosby - guitar, voice
    * Spencer Dryden - percussion
    * David Freiberg - voice
    * Jerry Garcia - guitar, voice
    * Mickey Hart - percussion
    * Phil Lesh - bass
    * Grace Slick - voice

Notes

One of three sampler EPs sent to Deadheads to promote Round Records releases. This sampler was distributed, along with the second sampler featuring selections from Old & In The Way and the Keith and Donna Godchaux LP, with the February 1975 Round Records Mailer. This newsletter included the following information.

    Enclosed you'll find samplers of our new offerings. This time they're really collector's items since only the Old & In The Way cuts are the same as the ones on the album. Just a few words about each. The first two will be out by mid February and the second two around mid March.

    Robert Hunter's "Tiger Rose" sampler has the title cut and a song by his cat (that's what he told us) called "Talking Money Tree" the album was recorded at Mickey Hart's studio and produced by old iron fist in velvet glove, Jerry Garcia.

    "Seastones", the Ned Lagin and Phil Lesh sampler contains only the basic structure of this portion of the piece. You'll be blown away by the difference. The music is interesting as it's really a union of music, biology and physics. The effect that it's having on the studio personnel and musicians is amazing. It makes people act as if they were high (exactly as Ned predicted years ago). I believe the word is stoning. The album will have vocals by David Crosby, Grace Slick, Jerry Garcia and David Freiberg.

    We hope you'll enjoy these samplers. Last time we mailed out free samplers so many people wrote to say thanks it thrilled us (a mail truck came to our office with a truck load of thanks). Now, however, with the Dead off the road and the necessary personnel cutbacks we can't handle the thank you notes.

    Instead of writing us, please just play these sides for 15 people who haven't heard them; have a party''




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