6 Songs, 35 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Dead reached their peak of technical prowess and compositional sophistication on 1977's Terrapin Station. Their mid-’70s albums had been getting increasingly complex and ambitious, but the 16-minute title suite here finds the band moving through a dazzling array of moods and melodies in an almost prog manner. That behemoth of a track is offset by concise cuts like the hurtling rock revamp of the gospel-blues standard "Samson and Delilah" and the raw, grooving "Passenger," which features Donna Godchaux's vocal harmonies at their most powerful.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Dead reached their peak of technical prowess and compositional sophistication on 1977's Terrapin Station. Their mid-’70s albums had been getting increasingly complex and ambitious, but the 16-minute title suite here finds the band moving through a dazzling array of moods and melodies in an almost prog manner. That behemoth of a track is offset by concise cuts like the hurtling rock revamp of the gospel-blues standard "Samson and Delilah" and the raw, grooving "Passenger," which features Donna Godchaux's vocal harmonies at their most powerful.

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