Three From The Vault
- First time ever on vinyl
- Newly re-mastered by Joe Gastwirt
- Lacquers cut by Kevin Gray
- 4xLPs housed in a gatefold Stoughton “tip-on” jacket
Following on the heels of Light in the Attic’s vinyl LP release of One... and Two... comes the final release in the From The Vault trilogy by the Grateful Dead. These releases are distinguished from the more abundant Dick’s Picks series in that Dick’s Picks are “direct from the soundboard” recordings, while the From The Vault series were professionally recorded on multi-track tape and then mixed down (decades later) for release.
Recorded live at the Capitol Theatre (Port Chester, NY) in 1971, this is the worldwide vinyl debut release of this seminal show featuring the 5-piece line up of Pigpen, Garcia, Weir, Lesh, and Kruetzmann (Mickey Hart had temporarily left the band at that point), freshly remastered in 2014 by Joe Gastwirt for your pleasure. 20 classic songs on 8 sides of wax, this show has previously only been available on CD; this is the first ever vinyl LP release!
The band played six shows over the course of seven nights at the Capitol Theatre in February of 1971, and this was the second of that run, recorded on the 19th. Their previous two studio albums had been landmark recordings (Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty), and while songs from those albums were certainly featured, the Dead debuted seven brand new songs on this night–all of which went on to become Dead standards, including “Playing in the Band,” “Greatest Story Ever Told,” and two absolute classics: “Bird Song” and “Deal.” Quintessential Dead.
The band that needs no introduction...
Formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California, they were infamous for their unique and eclectic style, which fused elements of rock, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, country, improvisational jazz, psychedelia, and space rock, as well as their live performances of long musical improvisation.
Lenny Kaye said, “Their music touches on ground that most other groups don’t even know exists.” These various influences were distilled into a diverse and psychedelic vibe that made the Grateful Dead utterly unique. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. The Grateful Dead have sold more than 35 million albums worldwide, and Light in the Attic is doing our best to increase that amount.