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Sunday, August 02, 2015

Seasons Of My Heart



8 comments:

  1. Remarkable! Clearly there are more outtakes in the Vault than we suspected.
    The only information given is that this was September '69. I have to wonder where it was taped, why they were taping it, and what other songs were done...and if the Dead taped other studio rehearsals in '69?

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  2. It's amazing that there are still undiscovered Garcia provinces, even at this late date.

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  3. What we need is for someone to write a complete studio log for the Dead & Garcia, covering all their sessions.
    Til then, a lot of it will still be in the dark, so to speak....

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  4. Yes. The problem is that the paperwork that should document all of that stuff has scattered to the four winds, if it ever existed - at least as far as I have been able to find. I probably have as much of that as anyone, especially on Garcia, and I don't guess I have anywhere near half of what actually happened.

    Dribs and drabs can be fun, too.

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  5. just speculating - could this be part of the pigpen sessions that took place in 1969 at pacific high recording? or, a NRPS session?

    I-) ihor

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  6. With Bobby taking the lead, it feels more like GD moving into country than NRPS, but I just don't know. I have never quite understood how the Pig tunes fit into the whole mosaic, but it makes sense to me that they should be from the same sessions.

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  7. At first I thought it could be part of the Pigpen session, too. However, John Tenney (who was at that session) clearly remembered that Lesh & the Dead drummers were not involved in that session - they used another bass player & drummer that he invited. Whereas Seasons of My Heart is clearly all-Dead (and no sign of NRPS).
    It's possible that the Dead continued the sessions without Tenney to work on some other non-Pigpen country stuff. Or possibly they booked some studio time just to tape some rehearsals, as with the mysterious Aug/Sep '68 pre-Aoxomoxoa sessions. We can only speculate!

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  8. ...and it turns out they did Sawmill, too:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87gltd7bR9o

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