Ryan Adams Plays The Grateful Dead

Ryan Adams Plays The Grateful Dead

So, one of my absolute favorite sources for live shows online posted another gem today:  A collection of Ryan Adams live recordings chronicling his covers of the Grateful Dead.  It appears to have been compiled by Chris Goodwin over at RyanAdamsArchive.com.  Adams fans will recall him playing a number of shows with Phil Lesh in the past, but this is a 2-disc collection of highlights from his shows with Phil Lesh, with The Cardinals, and his solo work.  The first disc has been posted and the 2nd disc will be posted next week.  Here’s what we’ve got so far:

RYAN ADAMS
Ryan Is Dead: Ryan Adams performs The Grateful Dead [no label, 2CD]

Selection compiled by Chris Goodwin (goodwin1970 (at) verizon.net). More good stuff at www.ryanadamsarchive.com. Almost all soundboard.

“Adams befriended Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead, after first meeting him at the Jammys awards in New York in 2005. The two performed Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter’s Grateful Dead classic, Wharf Rat. Adams performed at subsequent outings of Phil Lesh and Friends, including a two-night stand at Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside of Denver, Colorado and on New Year’s Eve 2005 at the Bill Graham Event Center in San Francisco. Throughout 2006, Lesh’s live performances included compositions by Adams, including several from Cold Roses (Cold Roses, Let It Ride, and Magnolia Mountain).”

There are three or four songs here without Phil Lesh. When Adams do these Dead tunes, his band the Cardinals’ enthusiasm make them different from the Dead’s style of controlled majesty, knowing how to build a song quietly until it reaches maximum intensity. Franklin’s Tower departs from Dead territory and sounds like an indie rock song.

This is a splendid collection with great sound. Thanks go to Chris Goodwin who made this compilation and xxxballion who shared it.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s – sample rate of 192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.”

Disc One: – CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD DISC ONE FROM (SENDSPACE) (2SHARED)

Or cick below to download track by track (Please email updates (at) burningoak (dot) com if you have download troubles):

Track 101. Cold Rain & Snow (14.5MB – visit the html page to download the track)
w/Phil Lesh & Friends
Date: 7/16/2005
Location: Red Rocks Amphitheater-Morrison, CO

Track 102. Friend Of The Devil (8.9MB)
w/Phil Lesh & Friends
Date: 7/16/2005
Location: Red Rocks Amphitheater-Morrison, CO

Track 103. Bird Song (11.6MB)
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Date: 6/3/2005
Location: Northern Lights-Clifton Park, NY

Track 104. Truckin’ (17.1MB – visit the html page to download the track)

Track 105. Goin’ Down The Road Feelin’ Bad (5.7MB)

Track 106. Not Fade Away (3.1MB)
w/Phil Lesh & Friends
Date: 7/15/2005
Location: Fillmore Auditorium-Denver, CO

Track 107. He’s Gone (8.8MB)
Date: 7/22/2006
Location: Norva-Norfolk, VA

Track 108. It Must Have Been The Roses (9.3MB)
w/Phil Lesh & Friends
Date: 7/15/2005
Location: Fillmore Auditorium-Denver, CO

Disc Two Available for Download!  (Sendspace) (2Shared)

Track 201. Wharf Rat
Date: 7/23/2006
Location: Charlottesville Pavilion-Charlottesville, VA

Track 202. St. Stephen
w/Phil Lesh & Friends
Date: Track 212/29/2005
Location: Fillmore Auditoium-San Francisco, CA

Track 203. Bertha
w/Phil Lesh & Friends
Date: 7/16/2005
Location: Red Rocks Amphitheater-Morrison, CO

Track 204. Franklin’s Tower
Date: 7/25/2006
Location: Bijou Theatre-Knoxville, TN

Track 205. (Please visit link to download Track 5) – China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider
w/Phil Lesh & Friends
Date: Track 27/16/2005
Location: Red Rocks Amphitheater-Morrison, CO

Track 206. Stella Blue
Date: 10/16/2006
Location: Muffathalle-Munchen, Germany

Track 207. (Please visit link to download Track 7) – Ripple
w/Phil Lesh & Friends
Date: 12/31/2005
Location: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium-San Francisco, CA

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The band for July 15-16, 2005 are
Phil Lesh, Ryan Adams (guitar+vocals), Jimmy Herring (guitar), Jeff Sipe (drums), Rob Barraco (keys), Barry Sless (guitar+pedal steel)

The band for Dec 31, 2005 are
Phil Lesh, Joan Osborne (vocals), Ryan Adams (vocals, guitar), Larry Campbell (guitar & more), John Molo (drums), Rob Barraco (keys), Barry Sless (guitar+pedal steel)

The rest of the tracks are Ryan Adams and the Cardinals.

Ryan Adams Plays The Grateful Dead

5 comments… add one
  1. Scott

    Hey, I am having trouble downloading track 5 on disc 2 (China Cat)… Any idea of another source?

    Thanks, this is awesome.

  2. Edoardo

    I cant’ download disc two. Why?

  3. alberto

    Disc two is not avaible. May you help me?
    Thanks

  4. Pete

    just wanted to say thanks …really getting into Ryan Adams at the moment and have been a dead fan since my teens….but in the last 2 years I have seriously got into GD. This is a real treat

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