The Golden Road (12CD Box Set) by Grateful Dead

The Golden Road (12CD Box Set)
  • 12 CD set with 15 1/2 hours of music, including 7 hours of previously unreleased material. Includes the Dead's nine Warner Bros. albums, digitally remastered in HDCD for superior quality.
  • Contains a new 2-disc set, Birth of the Dead, featuring rare and previously unreleased recordings from the band's pre-Warner days.
  • Includes a 100-page book chronicling the history of the Grateful Dead with rare photos, reproductions of memorabilia, a Grammy-nominated essay by longtime Grateful Dead publicist Dennis McNally and a completely updated discography.

HDCD provides higher resolution when played in an HDCD-equipped CD player, and offers superior sound when played in regular CD players. HDCD CDs can played in all CD players.

Disc 1
Birth of the Dead -  The Studio Sessions
The Autumn Sessions
1. Early Morning Rain  (Lightfoot) - 3:22
2. I Know You Rider (Traditional) - 2:41
3. Mindbender (Confusion's Prince)  (Garcia / Lesh) - 2:41
4. The Only Time Is Now (Garcia / Kreutzmann / Lesh / McKernan / Weir) - 2:24
5. Caution (Do Not Stop on the Tracks) (Garcia / Kreutzmann / Lesh / McKernan / Weir) - 3:17
6. Can't Come Down (Garcia / Kreutzmann/ Lesh / McKernan / Weir) - 3:04
The Scorpio Sessions (1966)
7. Stealin' [instrumental] (Cannon) - 2:40
8. Stealin' [With Vocals] (Cannon) - 2:36
9. Don't Ease Me In [instrumental] (Traditional) - 2:01
10. Don't Ease Me In [With Vocals] (Traditional) - 2:02
11. You Don't Have to Ask (Garcia/Kreutzmann/Lesh/McKernan/Weir) - 3:35
12. Tastebud [instrumental] (McKernan) - 7:04
13. Tastebud  (McKernan) - 4:35
14. I Know You Rider  (Traditional) - 2:36
15. Cold Rain and Snow  (Traditional) - 3:15
16. Cold Rain and Snow [With Vocals] (Traditional) - 3:17
The Hendricks Sessions (3/67)
17. Fire in the City (Krug) - 3:19

Disc 2
Birth of the Dead - The Live Side
The tracks were recorded in July 1966.
1. Viola Lee Blues  (Lewis) - 9:39
2. Don't Ease Me In  (Traditional) - 2:43
3. Pain in My Heart  (Neville) - 4:24
4. Sitting on Top of the World  (Carter / Jacobs) - 3:51
5. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue  (Dylan) - 5:12
6. I'm a King Bee  (Moore) - 8:52
7. Big Boss Man (Dixon / Smith) - 5:11
8. Standing on the Corner (Garcia / Kreutzmann / Lesh / McKernan / Weir) - 3:46
9. In the Pines  (Bryant / McMichen) - 4:55
10. Nobody's Fault But Mine  (Traditional) - 4:15
11. Next Time You See Me (Forest / Harvey) - 2:47
12. One Kind Favor  (Hopkins/Taub) - 3:44
13. He Was a Friend of Mine  (Traditional) - 4:45
14. Keep Rolling By  (Traditional) - 7:57

Disc 3
The Grateful Dead
1. The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion) (Garcia / Kreutzmann / Lesh / McKernan / Weir) - 2:11
2. Beat It on Down the Line (Fuller) - 2:30
3. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl [Full Length Version] (Williamson) - 6:35
4. Cold Rain and Snow (Garcia / Kreutzmann / Lesh / McKernan / Weir) - 2:29
5. Sitting on Top of the World [Full-Length Version] (Carter / Jacobs) - 2:46
6. Cream Puff War [Full Length Version] (Garcia) - 3:20
7. Morning Dew [Full Length Version] (Dobson/Rose) - 5:19
8. New, New Minglewood Blues [Full Length Version] (Traditional) - 2:44
9. Viola Lee Blues (Lewis) - 10:23
Bonus Tracks Studio (Jan/Feb. 1967)
10. Alice D. Millionaire (Garcia / Kreutzmann / Lesh / McKernan / Weir) - 2:24
11. Overseas Stomp (The Lindy)  (Jones / Shade) - 2:27
12. Tastebud  (McKernan) - 4:21
13. Death Don't Have No Mercy (Davis) - 5:23
14. Viola Lee Blues  (Lewis) - 3:05
Bonus Track Live (9/3/67)
15. Viola Lee Blues (Lewis) - 23:13:42

Disc 4
Anthem of the Sun
1. That's It for the Other One: Cryptical (Constanten / Garcia / Kreutzmann / Lesh / McKernan / Weir) - 7:40
I.  Cryptical Envelopment (Garcia)
II. Quadlibet For Tender Feet (Weir)
III. The Faster We Go, The Rounder We Get (The Grateful Dead)
IV. We Leave The Castle (The Grateful Dead)
2. New Potato Caboose (Lesh / Petersen) - 8:26
3. Born Cross-Eyed (Weir) - 2:07
4. Alligator (Hunter / Lesh / McKernan) - 11:20
5. Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks) (Garcia / Kreutzmann / Lesh / McKernan / Weir) - 9:50
Bonus Tracks (8/23/68)
6. Alligator (Hunter / Lesh / McKernan) - 18:43
7. Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks) (Garcia / Kreutzmann / Lesh / McKernan / Weir) - 11:38
8. Feedback (Constanten / Garcia / Hart / Kreutzmann / Lesh / McKernan / Weir) - 6:58
Hidden track
9. Born Cross-Eyed (Single version) (Weir)

Disc 5
Aoxomoxoa
1. St. Stephen (Garcia / Hunter / Lesh) - 4:27
2. Dupree's Diamond Blues (Garcia / Hunter) - 3:34
3. Rosemary (Garcia / Hunter) - 2:00
4. Doin' That Rag (Garcia / Hunter) - 4:44
5. Mountains of the Moon (Garcia / Hunter) - 4:04
6. China Cat Sunflower (Garcia / Hunter) - 3:42
7. What's Become of the Baby (Garcia / Hunter) - 8:13
8. Cosmic Charlie (Garcia / Hunter) - 5:44
Bonus Tracks Studio (8/13/68)
The following tracks were recorded at the Pacific Recording Studio in San Mateo, CA
9. Clementine Jam (Garcia / Hart / Kreutzmann / Lesh / McKernan / Weir) - 10:51
11. Nobody's Spoonful Jam (Garcia / Hart / Kreutzmann / Lesh / McKernan / Weir) - 10:09
12. The Eleven Jam (Garcia / Hart / Kreutzmann / Lesh / McKernan / Weir) - 15:05
Bonus Tracks Live (1/25/69)
13. Cosmic Charlie (Garcia / Hunter) - 6:47

Disc 6
Live Dead (Early 1969)
1. Dark Star (Garcia / Hart / Hunter / Kreutzmann / Lesh / McKernan / Weir) - 23:18
2. St. Stephen (Garcia / Hunter / Lesh) - 6:31
3. The Eleven (Hunter / Lesh) - 9:18
4. Turn on Your Love Light (Malone / Scott) - 15:05
5. Death Don't Have No Mercy (Rev.Gary Davis) - 10:28
6. Feedback (Constanten / Garcia / Hart / Kreutzmann / Lesh / McKernan / Weir) - 7:49
7. And We Bid You Goodnight (Traditional) - 3:1310. Dire Wolf
Hidden Tracks
8. Dark Star (single version)
9. Radio spot

Disc 7

Workingman's Dead
1. Uncle John's Band (Garcia / Hunter) - 4:45
2. High Time (Garcia / Hunter) - 5:14
3. Dire Wolf (Garcia / Hunter) - 3:14
4. New Speedway Boogie (Garcia / Hunter) - 4:06
5. Cumberland Blues (Garcia / Hunter / Lesh) - 3:16
6. Black Peter (Garcia / Hunter) - 5:43
7. Easy Wind (Hunter) - 4:58
8. Casey Jones (Garcia / Hunter) - 4:38
Bonus Tracks Studio
9. New Speedway Boogie (Garcia / Hunter) - 4:10
Bonus Tracks Live
10. Dire Wolf  (Garcia / Hunter) - 2:31
11. Black Peter (Garcia / Hunter) - 9:07
12. Easy Wind (Hunter) - 8:09
13. Cumberland Blues (Garcia / Hunter / Lesh) - 4:52
14. Mason's Children  (Garcia / Hunter / Lesh / Weir) - 6:32
15. Uncle John's Band (Garcia / Hunter) - 7:57
Hidden Track
16. Radio Spot

Disc 8

American Beauty
1. Box of Rain (Hunter / Lesh) - 5:18
2. Friend of the Devil (Dawson / Garcia / Hunter) - 3:24
3. Sugar Magnolia (Hunter / Weir) - 3:19
4. Operator (McKernan) - 2:25
5. Candyman (Garcia / Hunter) - 6:13
6. Ripple (Garcia / Hunter) - 4:09
7. Brokedown Palace (Garcia / Hunter) - 4:09
8. Till the Morning Comes (Garcia / Hunter) - 3:09
9. Attics of My Life (Garcia / Hunter) - 5:14
10. Truckin' (Garcia / Hunter / Lesh / Weir) - 5:17
Bonus Tracks Studio
11. Truckin' (Garcia/Hunter/Lesh/Weir) - 3:17 - (single version)
12. Friend of the Devil (Dawson / Garcia / Hunter) - 4:21
13. Candyman (Garcia / Hunter) - 11:37
14. Till the Morning Comes (Garcia / Hunter) - 3:20
15. Attics of My Life (Garcia / Hunter) - 6:31
16. Truckin' (Garcia / Hunter / Lash / Weir) - 10:10
Hidden Tracks
17. Ripple (Garcia / Hunter) - Single version
18. Radio Spot

Disc 9
The Grateful Dead (Skull and Roses)
1. Bertha (Garcia / Hunter) - 5:43
2. Mama Tried (Haggard) - 2:43
3. Big Railroad Blues (Lewis) - 3:35
4. Playing in the Band (Hart / Hunter / Weir) - 12:24
5. The Other One (Kreutzmann / Weir) - 18:07
6. Me and My Uncle (Phillips) - 3:04
7. Big Boss Man (Dixon / Smith) - 5:14
8. Me and Bobby McGee (Foster / Kristoferson) - 5:42
9. Johnny B. Goode (Berry) - 3:44
10. Wharf Rat (Garcia / Hunter) - 8:32
11. Not Fade Away/Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
Bonus Tracks
12. Oh, Boy! (Petty / Tilghman / West) - 2:50
13. I'm a Hog for You (Leiber / Stoller) - 5:20
Hidden Track
Radio Spot

Disc 10
Europe '72 - 1 of 2
1. Cumberland Blues (Garcia / Hunter / Lesh) - 5:43
2. He's Gone (Garcia / Hunter) - 6:57
3. One More Saturday Night (Weir) - 4:49
4. Jack Straw (Hunter / Weir) - 4:49
5. You Win Again (Williams) - 4:00
6. China Cat Sunflower (Garcia / Hunter) - 5:32
7. I Know You Rider (Traditional) - 5:03
8. Brown-Eyed Woman (Garcia / Hunter) - 4:38
9. Hurts Me Too (James / Sehorn) - 7:20
10. Ramble on Rose (Garcia / Hunter) - 6:04
11. Sugar Magnolia (Hunter / Weir) - 7:10
12. Mr. Charlie (Hunter / McKernan) - 3:39
13. Tennessee Jed (Garcia / Hunter) - 7:18
Bonus Track
14. The Stranger (Two Souls in Communion)  (McKernan)

Disc 11
Europe '72 - 2 of 2
Tracks 1 - 4 were performed:
1. Truckin' (Garica / Hunter / Lesh / Weir) - 13:06
2. Epilogue (Garcia/Godchaux/Kreutzmann/Lesh/McKernan/Weir) - 5:10
3. Prelude (Garcia/Godchaux/Kreutzmann/Lesh/McKernan/Weir) - 7:38
4. Morning Dew (Dobson / Rose) - 11:41
Bonus Tracks
5. Looks Like Rain (Barlow / Weir)
6. Good Lovin'  (Clark / Resnick)
7. Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks)
8. Who Do You Love?  (McDaniel)
9. Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks)
10. Good Lovin'  (Clark / Resnick)
Hidden track
Yellow Dog Story

Disc 12
History of the Grateful Dead Vol. 1, Bears Choice
1. Katie Mae (Hopkins) - 4:44
2. Dark Hollow (Browning) - 3:52
3. I've Been All Around the World (Traditional) - 4:18
4. Wake Up, Little Susie (Bryant / Bryant) - 2:31
5. Black Peter (Garcia / Hunter) - 7:27
6. Smokestack Lightnin' (Howlin' Wolf) - 17:59
7. Hard to Handle (Isbell / Jones / Redding) - 6:29
Bonus Tracks
8. Good Lovin'  (Clark / Resnick) - 8:56
9. Big Boss Man  (Dixon / Smith) - 4:53
10. Smokestack Lightnin' Howlin' Wolf) - 15:11
11. Sitting on the Top of the World (Carter / Jacobs) - 3:20