Grateful Dead* ‎– Infrared Roses

Grateful Dead Records ‎– GDCD 40142, Grateful Dead Records ‎– GDCD4014
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1 Crowd Sculpture
Performer – Unknown ArtistWritten-By – Bralove*
2 Parallelogram
Drums [Trap Drums Left], Timbales – Bill KreutzmannDrums [Trap Drums Right], Drums [Beast (Large Drums)], Blaster Beam – Mickey HartWritten-By – Kreutzmann*, Hart*
3 Little Nemo In Nightland
Bass – Phil LeshGuitar – Bob Weir, Jerry GarciaWritten-By – Bralove*, Weir*, Garcia*, Lesh*
4 Riverside Rhapsody
Bass – Phil LeshDrums – Bill KreutzmannDrums, Electronic Drums [Electronic Percussion] – Mickey HartGuitar – Bob Weir, Jerry GarciaKeyboards – Brent MydlandWritten-By – Kreutzmann*, Weir*, Mydland*, Garcia*, Hart*, Lesh*
5 Post-Modern Highrise Table Top Stomp
Bass [Stereo Center] – Phil LeshElectronic Drums [Electronic Percussion: Cow Bells, Shakers, Drums (Stereo Center & Right)] – Jerry GarciaGuitar [Midi Guitar: Marimba (Stereo Left & Center)] – Bob WeirHihat [Kick Snare Hat (Stereo Center)] – Willie Green III*Keyboards [Midi Keyboard: Rattles, Shakers, Toms (Stereo Center)] – Brent MydlandRototoms [Stereo Left] – Bill KreutzmannTalking Drum [Stereo Right] – Mickey HartWritten-By – Kreutzmann*, Weir*, Mydland*, Garcia*, Hart*, Lesh*, Green III*
6 Infrared Roses
Bass, Synthesizer [Trombone, Filter Sweeps, Frenchhorn, Strings, Bells] – Phil LeshGuitar, Synthesizer [Bells, Glockenspiel, Vibes] – Bob WeirGuitar, Synthesizer [Trumpet, Mandolin, Voices, Strings] – Jerry GarciaKeyboards, Synthesizer ["Outerspace FX", Voices, Piano] – Brent MydlandWritten-By – Bralove*, Weir*, Mydland*, Garcia*, Lesh*
7 Silver Apples Of The Moon
Piano, Synthesizer [Strings, Vibes] – Bruce HornsbySynthesizer [Voices, Strings, Rattles, Organs, Bells] – Vince WelnickWritten-By – Hornsby*, Welnick*
8 Speaking In Swords
Blaster Beam, Electronic Drums [Electronic Percussion] – Mickey HartElectronic Drums [Electronic Percussion] – Bill KreutzmannWritten-By – Kreutzmann*, Bralove*, Hart*
9 Magnesium Night Light
Bass, Synthesizer [Bass Fuzz, Filter Sweep, Bells] – Phil LeshGuitar, Synthesizer [Bells, Marimbas, Vibes] – Bob WeirGuitar, Synthesizer [Trumpet, Strings] – Jerry GarciaKeyboards, Synthesizer [FX, Piano, Electric Piano] – Brent MydlandWritten-By – Weir*, Mydland*, Garcia*, Lesh*
10 Sparrow Hawk Row
Bass – Phil LeshDrums – Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey HartGuitar – Bob Weir, Jerry GarciaKeyboards – Brent MydlandProgrammed By [Processing] – Dan HealyWritten-By – Kreutzmann*, Bralove*, Weir*, Mydland*, Healy*, Garcia*, Hart*, Lesh*
11 River Of Nine Sorrows
Drum Machine, Sequenced By – Bob BraloveDrums, Electronic Drums [Electronic Percussion], Synthesizer [Gongs, Congas, Woodblocks, Electronic Toms] – Bill KreutzmannElectronic Drums [Electronic Percussion], Synthesizer [Bird Whistles, Woodblocks, Log Drum] – Mickey HartWritten-By – Kreutzmann*, Bralove*, Hart*
12 Apollo At The Ritz
Bass, Synthesizer [Bass Flute] – Phil LeshDrums – Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey HartGuitar, Synthesizer [Church Bell, Flute, Double Reed And Lots More] – Jerry GarciaGuitar, Synthesizer [Trumpet Section] – Bob WeirKeyboards – Brent MydlandTenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Branford MarsalisWritten-By – Kreutzmann*, Weir*, Marsalis*, Mydland*, Garcia*, Hart*, Lesh*

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Catalog number on spine: GDCD 40142
Catalog number on disc: GDCD4014

This CD is an ADD recording. Multi-track analog tape was mixed to a digital format and then digitally mastered for the CD. The original multi-track recordings were all done on a twenty-four track analog machine using Dolby SR noise reduction. Two-track masters were used in "Crowd Sculpture," Parallelogram," "Speaking in Swords," "Sparrow Hawk Row," and "River of Nine Sorrows." These masters were transferred to the twenty-four-track recordings, manipulated, and processed for the final result. "Silver Apples of the Moon" was recorded as MIDI data into a computer during several performances and was edited and orchestrated from the computer before being recorded as sound information on the multi-track tape.

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℗ 1991 Grateful Dead Productions, Inc.
All selections © 1991 Ice Nine Publishing Company, Inc. (ASCAP) except:
track 5 co-published with Green Pea Music (BMI); track 7 co-published with WB Music Corp./Bruce Hornsby Publ. Designee (ASCAP); and track 12 co-published with Steeplone Music (ASCAP).

Distrib. by Grateful Dead Merchandising, Inc.

Issued in a gatefold Digipak case.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (String): 092874014924
  • Barcode (Text): 0 9287-40149-2 4
  • Matrix / Runout: GDCD40142 DISC MFG, INC. (H) W.O. 18947-2
  • Other (Spars Code): ADD

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GDCD 40142-2 Grateful Dead* Infrared Roses(CD, Album) Grateful Dead Records GDCD 40142-2 Italy 1993 Sell This Version
R2 78941 Grateful Dead* Infrared Roses(HDCD, Album) Rhino Records (2) R2 78941 US 2004 Sell This Version
GDCD 40144 Grateful Dead* Infrared Roses(Cass, Album) Grateful Dead Records GDCD 40144 US 1991 Sell This Version
GDCD 4016 Grateful Dead* Infrared Roses(CD, Album) Grateful Dead Records GDCD 4016 UK 1991 Sell This Version
GDCD 4016 The Grateful Dead Infrared Roses(CD, Album) Grateful Dead Records GDCD 4016 Germany 1991 Sell This Version



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December 14, 2017
OK, so I don't claim to be an expert on the Dead, I never attended any concerts, I was 22 (almost 23) when Jerry Garcia passed away in 1995, so sure I was old enough to attend their concerts during their final days, but didn't. But apparently during the late '80s and into the 1990s the band would do a set called "Drums"/"Space" where they pretty much do away with traditional melody and structure for free form improvisations and duo drum/percussion solos (with both Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart duking it out). These were all recordings from this set at the end of the '80s/beginning of the '90s, some when Brent Mydland was still alive, others dating with Bruce Hornsby doing piano duty (as an unofficial member). Even Branford Marsalis makes an appearance. Now I'm not kidding you when this reminds me of early '70s Krautrock like Amon Düül II, Ash Ra Tempel and even early Tangerine Dream, lots of really moody, spacy ambient parts. When the guitar kicks in I expect Manuel Göttsching, rather than Jerry Garcia to step in. Of course this being the Dead, it's Jerry, of course, although he doesn't have much of a presence here (neither does Bob Weir). There's only the occasional reminder of traditional Dead, like a brief excerpt of "Uncle John's Band". Other than, it's tons of experimental space rock, and lots of drums and percussion (Mickey Hart is a percussion nut, and you probably didn't need to read his 1990 book Drumming at the Edge of Magic to know that, but it helps). Some Deadheads won't care for this as they feel this is taken out of context but for those who feel this is the best part of a Dead concert would more warm up to this. And then Krautrock fans that make you wonder if the Dead were aware of those German groups or if it were the Dead that had an impact on said groups. Interesting document to own, nonetheless. But if you want a more traditional live Dead setting, obviously there's tons to choose from, like official live releases and bootlegs, but if you're a Deadhead that would be a bit obvious.