Grateful Dead – From the Mars Hotel: The Angel’s Share (2024) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Grateful Dead – From the Mars Hotel: The Angel’s Share (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:22:50 minutes | 1,77 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Grateful Dead – Rhino

Today, with Rhino’s surprise release of From The Mars Hotel: The Angel’s Share, the Grateful Dead vaults have once again been opened. Featuring 16 newly unearthed session recordings, the digital collection brings listeners directly into San Francisco’s Coast Recorders during the spring of 1974, revealing the band’s real-time process as they crafted such eternal staples as “Scarlet Begonias,” “Ship Of Fools,” “China Doll,” “U.S. Blues,” “Unbroken Chain” and more that would make up their classic From The Mars Hotel LP. The evolution of all of those songs and other album highlights is charted throughout this fourth edition of the band’s fan-favorite Angel’s Share series. Like previous installments that accompanied milestone reissues of Workingman’s Dead, American Beauty and Wake Of The Flood, From The Mars Hotel: The Angel’s Share brings together hours of expertly-curated outtakes, alternate versions, acoustic mixes, ​​unexpected moments and revelations that have never been heard or available on DSPs until now.

As these Angel’s Share recordings further showcase, the Grateful Dead were cooking with gas in the run-up to From The Mars Hotel. The band had successfully emerged from a series of hectic, harrowing times, and would soon follow their transformative Wake Of The Flood with this second self-released album from their very own Grateful Dead Records. During the mere eight months that had passed between the two beloved LPs, the group also played some of their most exploratory live music and largest venues to date, famously amplified by the homemade, 75-ton Wall of Sound that they debuted on March 23rd, 1974. While several of the album’s formative songs would first be introduced into setlists along that season’s tour, the Grateful Dead spent two months recording and honing them in the studio for the album.

In honor of its 50th Anniversary, From The Mars Hotel has also been reissued and expanded with rediscovered material and rarities. Out June 21st via Rhino, six days before the album’s original release five decades ago, From The Mars Hotel (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) features remastered audio by GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer David Glasser, with Plangent Processes tape restoration and speed correction. Produced for release by Grateful Dead Legacy Manager and Audio Archivist, David Lemieux, the deluxe edition includes demos of “China Doll” and “Wave That Flag” – the song that became “U.S. Blues” – as well as a previously unreleased live performance of the Grateful Dead at University of Nevada-Reno on 5/12/1974, where a massive wind storm was no match for the Wall of Sound.

Furthermore, From The Mars Hotel (50th Anniversary Remaster) will be released on June 21st as a single 180-gram black vinyl LP, limited edition Neon Pink vinyl, limited edition “Ugly Rumors” custom vinyl exclusive to, and a specially-designed picture disc created in partnership with zoetrope pioneer Drew Tetz. When viewed with a camera or strobe, the zoetrope LP will appear to animate, and can be pre-ordered now along with the rest of From The Mars Hotel (50th Anniversary Remaster) variants.

1-1. Grateful Dead – Scarlet Begonias (Takes 1 and 2) (04:46)
1-2. Grateful Dead – Scarlet Begonias (Alternate Mix) (04:27)
1-3. Grateful Dead – China Doll (Acoustic Mix) (04:25)
1-4. Grateful Dead – Money Money (Alternate Version) (04:23)
1-5. Grateful Dead – Loose Lucy (Alternate Mix) (03:15)
1-6. Grateful Dead – Ship of Fools (Take 7) (05:38)
1-7. Grateful Dead – Ship of Fools (Alternate Mix) (05:30)
1-8. Grateful Dead – U.S. Blues (Takes 1 and 2) (05:10)
1-9. Grateful Dead – U.S. Blues (Take 4) (04:35)
1-10. Grateful Dead – U.S. Blues (Take 8) (04:48)
1-11. Grateful Dead – Pride of Cucamonga (Take 1) (04:16)
1-12. Grateful Dead – Pride of Cucamonga (Alternate Mix) (04:14)
1-13. Grateful Dead – Unbroken Chain (Take 1) (06:50)
1-14. Grateful Dead – Unbroken Chain (Take 5) (06:44)
1-15. Grateful Dead – Unbroken Chain (Take 6) (06:56)
1-16. Grateful Dead – Unbroken Chain (Alternate Mix) (06:43)


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