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The Grateful Dead - Wake Of The Flood

The Grateful Dead - Wake Of The Flood

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    Wake of the Flood is the sixth studio album by rock band the Grateful Dead. Released October 15, 1973, it was the first album on the band's own Grateful Dead Records label. Their first studio album in nearly three years, it was also the first without founding member Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, who had recently died. His absence and keyboardist Keith Godchaux's penchants for bebop and modal jazz (rather than McKernan's tendencies toward the blues and rhythm and blues) contributed to the band's musical evolution. Godchaux's wife, backing vocalist Donna Jean Godchaux, also joined the group and appears on the album.

    The release fared better on the pop charts than their previous studio album (1970's American Beauty), reaching No. 18.  An expanded version was released in 2004.

    Tracklist

    1 Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
    5:42
    2 Let Me Sing Your Blues Away
    3:15
    3 Row Jimmy
    7:11
    4 Stella Blue
    6:22
    5 Here Comes Sunshine
    4:37
    6 Eyes Of The World
    5:16
    Weather Report Suite (12:42)
    7a Prelude
    7b Part I
    7c Part II (Let It Grow)
    Bonus Material
    8 Eyes Of The World (Live) 17:02
    9 Weather Report Suite (Studio Acoustic Demo) 12:36
    10 China Doll (Studio Outtake)
    4:02