New Grateful Dead Live Album With Unreleased Songs Due Out This Year

Put together by band archivist David Lemieux, "Ready or Not" will drop November 22

New Grateful Dead Live Album With Unreleased Songs Due Out This Year
The Grateful Dead perform during a concert in Oakland. (Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty)
By Evan Bleier / October 9, 2019 11:14 am

Help is on the way for your Grateful Dead record collection.

Due to be released on November 22 and already available for preorder, Ready or Not is a new Grateful Dead album featuring live recordings of songs that band archivist David Lemieux believes would have been the tracks on the group’s unrecorded final studio album.

The nine-song collection was recorded at shows featuring the band’s 1992-1995 lineup before Jerry Garcia died.

“Many of these songs can easily stand alongside some of the Dead’s oldest, most-loved songs as bona fide classics despite their short tenure in the repertoire,” Lemieux said. “We’ve dug deep into the archive and listened to countless live versions of these songs to find the best, most definitive live performances. When the Grateful Dead were ‘on’ in their later years, their live concerts were as good as any era in their history. The nine songs on Ready Or Not exemplify how good the Dead could be in their later years of touring.”

Here’s the Ready or Not tracklist:

1. “Liberty” – Madison Square Garden, New York, NY (10/14/94)
2. “Eternity” – The Pyramid, Memphis, TN (4/2/95)
3. “Lazy River Road” – Dean Smith Center, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC (3/25/93)
4. “Samba In The Rain” – The Omni, Atlanta, GA (3/30/95)
5. “So Many Roads” – Star Lake Amphitheatre, Burgettstown, PA (6/23/92)
6. “Way To Go Home” – Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN (6/28/92)
7. “Corrina” – Madison Square Garden, New York, NY (10/14/94)
8. “Easy Answers” – Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA (9/13/93)
9. “Days Between” – Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, CA (12/11/94)

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