7 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Dead's first studio album after the arrival of keyboardist Keith Godchaux shows them making their first moves toward a more sophisticated sound and away from their primal psychedelic/folk beginnings. While tracks like "Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo" and "Row Jimmy" still showcase their rootsy early-'70s vibe, the jazz-influenced "Eyes of the World" and the epic "Weather Report Suite” show the band embracing a more harmonically and structurally complex approach, adding horns and other additional players to expand the Dead's already-rich sonic palette.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

The Dead's first studio album after the arrival of keyboardist Keith Godchaux shows them making their first moves toward a more sophisticated sound and away from their primal psychedelic/folk beginnings. While tracks like "Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo" and "Row Jimmy" still showcase their rootsy early-'70s vibe, the jazz-influenced "Eyes of the World" and the epic "Weather Report Suite” show the band embracing a more harmonically and structurally complex approach, adding horns and other additional players to expand the Dead's already-rich sonic palette.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Uncle Elijah ,

Wake Of The Flood

Very good studio album by The Grateful Dead. You can obviously tell some changes have been made, Pigpen is gone, and Keith Godchaux has replaced him on keyboards. This leads the band to do more jazz influenced music than country and blues as the band did previously. You have two Jerry Garcia ballads- Row Jimmy and Stella Blue, standard dead songs like Mississippi half step, Here Comes Sunshine, and Eyes Of The World, then the album ends with the excellent Weather Report Suite. This album was a new direction for the dead, but that is why the Grateful Dead are THE Grateful Dead, right?

geoedhaste ,

Geohaste

Jonny and I had planned to go to Mount Shasta and climb to the summit. Somehow we ended up in San Francisco instead. We immediately went to Tower Records on Columbus Street. When we entered, they were playing the new Dead album "Wake of the Flood". We both bought copies. Still listen to it. Just gets better with time.

RockChick420 ,

OK

Nice. I liked Here Comes Sunshine the most of all tracks on here. However, the Dead have made several way better albums like Mars Hotel, American Beauty, and Workingmans Dead.

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