Grateful Dead – Novato, CA (xx/xx/76)

Phil Lesh, Jim McPherson & Mickey Hart
1976 Studio Sessions
Work Tapes developing the “non-Garcia/Hunter parts” of Terrapin Station
Mickey Hart’s Barn, Novato, CA
unknown date(s) 1976

Download FLAC: Amazon Drive

Source: Studio-> ? -> Bob Gurman’s Cassette (no dolby)-> Alan Bershaw’s Maxell UD 35-90 1/4 track reel @7.5ips

Transfer: Bershaw’s 1/4 track reel @7.5ips (Revox A-77) -> Pro Tools -> wav 44.1/16 -> xAct -> Flac

Phil Lesh – bass, acoustic guitar
Mickey Hart – drums, percussion
Jim McPherson – vocals, piano (on 3 -> 6)

01 Terrapin Flyer Jam 1 (9:39)

02 Terrapin Flyer Jam 2 (1:00)

03 Terrapin Transit (with piano and vocals)->
At A Siding (with piano, acoustic guitar and vocals) (4:43)

04.Terrapin Transit (instrumental) ->
At A Siding (instrumental) (3:10)

05.Terrapin Flyer (instrumental) (4:48)

06.Terrapin Flyer (with more lyrics)>
At ASiding (with more lyrics )
Terrapin Flyer (with more lyrics) ->
Refrain (with lyrics) (4:40)

Another rare studio tape from the days of Bob Gurman and Alan Bershaw trading in the 1970s. Nice quality work tapes from Mickey’s barn studio in 1976. Lesh, Hart and Jim McPherson developing the non-Garcia/Hunter parts of the Terrapin Station suite.  Some of these had a jazzier feel than the album versions ended up, but whats really interesting is that McPherson is singing lyrics we never knew existed. I think this is uncirculated but if more or better quality exists please share it. I like these other parts and wish the band had explored them more on stage.  -Rob

3 thoughts on “Grateful Dead – Novato, CA (xx/xx/76)

  1. It is the correct link. I initially labeled it as a Phil Lesh shows since the entire Grateful Dead band isn’t playing on this, but since he’s practicing dead songs I decided to label it as the Grateful Dead in the post. I don’t remember where I originally got the 06/01/76 date. Sorry for the confusion.

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