Coinciding with the May 26 theatrical premiere of the Martin Scorsese-produced Grateful Dead documentary Long Strange Trip in New York and Los Angeles, an official soundtrack album will be released the same day.
Long Strange Trip Motion Picture Soundtrack is a career-spanning collection featuring select studio tracks and live recordings, including several previously unreleased concert performances.
Two physical versions of the album will be released on May 26: a standard two-CD set and a three-CD edition that will be available exclusively via Amazon. Both versions also will be available as digital downloads and for streaming.
In addition, a two-LP vinyl set featuring most of the songs appearing on the double-CD collection -- plus a six-LP version containing all of the three-CD edition's tracks -- will be issued at a later date.
The soundtrack includes studio recordings of well-known Grateful Dead songs such as "Uncle John's Band," "Ripple" and "Touch of Grey," the version of "St. Stephen" that appears on 1969's Live/Dead album and a previously unreleased live medley of Traffic's "Dear Mr. Fantasy" and The Beatles' "Hey Jude" recorded in 1989 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.
The exclusive Amazon version of the soundtrack includes previously unreleased live renditions of "Stella Blue" and "Days Between," respectively, from a 1981 concert in Oklahoma City and a 1994 show in New York.
The soundtrack was co-produced by Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux and Long Strange Trip director Amir Bar-Lev.
"This is music from the time before selfies, when things were more fun and commercial free," says Bar-Lev. "It's just right for these troubled times."
After its theatrical premiere, Long Strange Trip will stream on Amazon Prime Video starting June 2.
Here's the track list of the CD version of the soundtrack:
"Death Don't Have No Mercy" (Live/Dead, Live at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA, 2/27/1969)
"St. Stephen" (Live/Dead, Live at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA, 2/27/1969)
"Uncle John's Band" (Workingman's Dead, 1970)
"Dark Star" (Live at the Fillmore East, New York, NY, 2/14/1970)*
"Easy Wind" (Workingman's Dead, 1970)
"Candyman" (American Beauty, 1970)
"China Cat Sunflower">"I Know You Rider" (Live at Chateau d'Herouville, Herouville, France, 6/21/1971)*
"Morning Dew" (Europe '72, Live at the Lyceum Theatre, London, England, 5/26/1972)
"He's Gone" (Sunshine Daydream, Live at Veneta, OR, 8/27/1972)
"The Music Never Stopped" (Live at the Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA, 8/13/1975)*
"Scarlet Begonias">"Fire on the Mountain" (Cornell 5/8/77, Live at Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 5/8/1977)
"Althea" (Go to Nassau, Live at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY, 5/16/1980)
"Touch of Grey" (In the Dark, 1987)
"Dear Mr. Fantasy">"Hey Jude" (Live at Sullivan Stadium, Foxboro, MA, 7/2/1989)*
"Ripple">"Brokedown Palace" (American Beauty, 1970)
Disc Three -- Amazon Exclusive
"Playing in the Band" (Europe '72: The Complete Recordings, Live at Beat-Club, West Germany, 4/21/1972)
"Eyes of the World" (Dick's Picks, Vol. 31, Live at Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, NJ, 1974)
"St. Stephen">"Not Fade Away">"St. Stephen" (Cornell 5/8/77, Live at Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 5/8/1977)
"Dark Hollow" (Reckoning, 1981)
"Stella Blue" (Live at Zoo Amphitheater, Oklahoma City, OK, 7/5/1981)*
"Days Between" (Live at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, 10/18/1994)*
* = previously unreleased.
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