℗ 1975 Grateful Dead Productions
Released October 21, 2016
Duration 45m 27s
Record Label Grateful Dead/Rhino
Genre Rock

Blues For Allah

Grateful Dead

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Help on the Way / Slipknot!
Grateful Dead
Franklin's Tower
Grateful Dead
King Solomon's Marbles
Grateful Dead
The Music Never Stopped
Grateful Dead
Crazy Fingers
Grateful Dead
Sage & Spirit
Grateful Dead
Blues for Allah  
Sand Castles and Glass Camels / Unusual Occurrences in the Desert
Grateful Dead
Blues for Allah is the eighth studio album by the Grateful Dead. It was recorded February 27 – May 7, 1975, and released September 1, 1975. It was the band's third album on their own Grateful Dead Records label and their third studio album in a row. Blues for Allah was recorded after the Dead began a then-indefinite band hiatus in October 1974. Conscious of needing a new album release for their independent label, the band initiated the project in January 1975. In contrast to the commercial studios employed for their previous studio albums, the band used the studio that rhythm guitarist Bob Weir had built at his new home in Mill Valley, California. Rather than their usual approach of recording studio versions of songs that had matured on stage, the tracks were developed in the studio setting. According to manager Rock Scully, this was in part an attempt by lead guitarist Jerry Garcia to ensure more involvement in the writing process from other band members. In creating material from scratch, the band were able to progress beyond the previous genres in which they had played. "We're working on creating styles, rather than just being eclectic or synthesizing other styles. Thus, it's a little bit more difficult, and considerably more experimental." - Jerry Garcia (Guitarist)
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Grateful Dead/Rhino Studio Masters

Tracks 1-7 – 44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM, mastered in 96 kHz / 24-bit; contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source; 44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM, mastered in 192 kHz / 24-bit
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-1.30 to -0.10
-19.89 to -18.80
-17.40 to -15.90
11 to 14
Help on the Way / Slipknot!
Franklin's Tower
King Solomon's Marbles
The Music Never Stopped
Crazy Fingers
Sage & Spirit
Sand Castles and Glass Camels / Unusual Occurrences in the Desert

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