It was embarrassing when I was in elementary school, but it came in handy a couple of times later in life, as in when I got down on bended knee and proposed to my sweetheart 19 years ago: she cemented a very romantic episode by saying yes, and gave me the best birthday present ever. It is a special occurrence in our lives when we get to see a show on our birthday, and I was lucky enough to have that happen, twice! Anyone else have the chance to see a show on your birthday? More comment fodder, perhaps. For a short time, the three pieces that comprise the Suite were played as such, but that was relatively short-lived by Grateful Dead standards. The Prelude debuted in November , originally as a separate piece from its eventual companions. It was played regularly through October of , and then dropped from the repertoire. I just let it wash over me and know that its simplicity and beauty are preparing me for the melancholy of Part 1, and the sometimes epic grandeur of Part 2. Happy to be corrected on that by anyone who knows better. Andersen and Weir share the lyric credit, and the music is credited to Weir.
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Wake of the Flood is the sixth studio album by rock band the Grateful Dead. Released October 15, , it was the first album on the band's own Grateful Dead Records label. Their first studio album in nearly three years, it was also the first without founding member Ron "Pigpen" McKernan , who had recently died. His absence and keyboardist Keith Godchaux 's penchants for bebop and modal jazz rather than McKernan's tendencies toward the blues and soul music contributed to the band's musical evolution. Godchaux's wife, backing vocalist Donna Jean Godchaux , also joined the group and appears on the album. The release fared better on the pop charts than their previous studio album 's American Beauty , reaching No. After three official live albums in a row, the Grateful Dead wanted to record studio versions of songs written since Keith Godchaux had joined the band. At the time of recording, five of the songs on the album and part of a 6th had been in live rotation for up to a year and a half, as arrangements were road-tested and finalized. Referring to this period, bassist Phil Lesh explained, "We'd learned to break in the material at shows under fire, as it were , rather than try to work it out at rehearsals, or in the studio at tremendous expense.
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