Kind Coasters
The Grateful Dead
LP by Grateful Dead
Studio Recordings - 1 CD
Warner Bros  1967 3/17
The first Grateful Dead album, recorded in 4 days on 3-track equipment, and mixed in 1 day. The cryptic lettering on the cover reads:

"In the land of the dark the ship of the sun is driven by the Grateful Dead"

Though often criticized for it's faster than usual tempo, this album effectively captures the fervor that became a Grateful Dead hallmark. It includes a sample of their extended jamming abilities, fine vocal performances, and several songs that remained in the setlist throughout their career.
Recorded 1/67
RCA Studio A, Hollywood
Coast Recorders, San Francisco
1 The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)2:12McGannahan Skjellyfetti
2 Beat It on Down the Line2:33Jesse Fuller
3 Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl5:46Sonny Boy Williamson
4 Cold Rain and Snow2:31Traditional / Ramseyarr. McGannahan Skjellyfetti
5 Sittin' on Top of the World2:07Traditional / Jacobs / Carter
6 Cream Puff War2:29Jerry Garcia
7 Morning Dew5:08Dobson / Rose
8 New, New Minglewood Blues2:38Noah Lewisarr. McGannahan Skjellyfetti
9 Viola Lee Blues10:13Noah Lewis
CD Bonus Tracks:
10 Alice D. Millionaire2:22Grateful Dead 2/02/67
11 Overseas Stomp (The Lindy Hop)2:24 2/02/67
12 Tastebud4:18Ron McKernan 2/02/67
13 Death Don't Have No Mercy5:20Traditional / Davis 2/02/67
14 Viola Lee Blues3:00Noah LewisEdited Version 1/??/67
15 Viola Lee Blues23:13Noah LewisDance Hall, Rio Nido, CA 9/03/67
Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
Phil Lesh - bass
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan - keyboards, harmonica, vocals
Bill Kreutzmann - drums