Grateful Dead* ‎– Shakedown Street

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AB 4198 Grateful Dead* Shakedown Street(LP, Album, Pit) Arista AB 4198 US 1978 Sell This Version
AT8 4198 Grateful Dead* Shakedown Street(8-Trk, Album) Arista AT8 4198 US 1978 Sell This Version
8A 4198 Grateful Dead* Shakedown Street(8-Trk, Album) Arista 8A 4198 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
ATC-4198 The Grateful Dead Shakedown Street(Cass, Album) Arista ATC-4198 US 1978 Sell This Version
4A 4198 Grateful Dead* Shakedown Street(Cass, Album) Arista 4A 4198 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
ATC 4198 The Grateful Dead Shakedown Street(Cass, Album) Arista ATC 4198 US 1978 Sell This Version
3C064-62101 The Grateful Dead Shakedown Street(LP) Arista 3C064-62101 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
1C 064-62 101 The Grateful Dead Shakedown Street(LP) Arista 1C 064-62 101 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
AL.4198 Grateful Dead* Shakedown Street(LP, Album) Arista AL.4198 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
L37250 Grateful Dead* Shakedown Street(LP, Album) Arista L37250 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
25RS-2 The Grateful Dead Shakedown Street(LP, Album) Arista 25RS-2 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
ARTY 159 The Grateful Dead Shakedown Street(LP, Album) Arista ARTY 159 UK 1978 Sell This Version
18(0931)00174 The Grateful Dead Shakedown Street(LP, Album) Arista 18(0931)00174 Colombia 1978 Sell This Version
AL 8 8045 Grateful Dead* Shakedown Street(LP, Album) Arista AL 8 8045 US 1978 Sell This Version
AB 4198 Grateful Dead* Shakedown Street(LP, Album) Arista AB 4198 New Zealand 1978 Sell This Version
AB-4198 The Grateful Dead Shakedown Street(LP, Album) Arista AB-4198 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
31C 064 62101 Grateful Dead* Shakedown Street(LP, Album) Arista 31C 064 62101 Brazil 1978 Sell This Version
AB-4198 The Grateful Dead Shakedown Street(LP, Album) Arista AB-4198 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
AB 4198 Grateful Dead* Shakedown Street(LP, Album) Arista AB 4198 US 1978 Sell This Version
5C 062-62101 Grateful Dead* Shakedown Street(LP, Album) Arista 5C 062-62101 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
AB 4198 Grateful Dead* Shakedown Street(LP, Album, Club) Arista AB 4198 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
AB 4198, R 140061 Grateful Dead* Shakedown Street(LP, Album, Club) Arista, RCA Music Service AB 4198, R 140061 US 1978 Sell This Version
AB 4198 Grateful Dead* Shakedown Street(LP, Album, PRC) Arista AB 4198 US 1978 Sell This Version
AB 4198 Grateful Dead* Shakedown Street(LP, Album, PRC) Arista AB 4198 US 1978 Sell This Version
25RS-2 The Grateful Dead Shakedown Street(LP, Album, Promo) Arista 25RS-2 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
AB 4198 Grateful Dead* Shakedown Street(LP, Album, Promo) Arista AB 4198 US 1978 Sell This Version
AB 4198 Grateful Dead* Shakedown Street(LP, Album, RE) Arista AB 4198 US 1978 Sell This Version
AB 4198 Grateful Dead* Shakedown Street(LP, Album, San) Arista AB 4198 US 1978 Sell This Version
AB 4198 Grateful Dead* Shakedown Street(LP, Album, Ter) Arista AB 4198 US 1978 Sell This Version
AB 4198 Grateful Dead* Shakedown Street(LP, Album, Ter) Arista AB 4198 US 1978 Sell This Version
2C 068 62101 Grateful Dead* Shakedown Street(LP, Album) Arista 2C 068 62101 France 1979 Sell This Version
10 C 064-062101 Grateful Dead* Shakedown Street(LP, Album) Arista 10 C 064-062101 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
ARCD-8228 The Grateful Dead Shakedown Street(CD, Album) Arista ARCD-8228 US 1984 Sell This Version
AL5-8228, AB 4198 The Grateful Dead Shakedown Street(LP, Album, RE) Arista, Arista AL5-8228, AB 4198 US 1984 Sell This Version
251 133 Grateful Dead* Shakedown Street(CD, Album) Arista 251 133 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
BVCA-1002 Grateful Dead* Shakedown Street(CD, Album) Arista BVCA-1002 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
BVCM-37136 Grateful Dead* Shakedown Street(CD, Album, RE, Pap) Arista, BMG BVCM-37136 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
R2 76491-E Grateful Dead* Shakedown Street(CD, Album, RE) Rhino Records (2) R2 76491-E US 2004 Sell This Version
8122-73280-2 Grateful Dead* Shakedown Street(CD, RE, RM, HDC) Rhino Entertainment Company 8122-73280-2 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
R2 73280 Grateful Dead* Shakedown Street(HDCD, Album, RE, RM) Rhino Records (2) R2 73280 US 2006 Sell This Version
WPCR-75582 Grateful Dead* Shakedown Street(HDCD, Album, RE, RM) Rhino Records (2), Grateful Dead Records WPCR-75582 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
AFZLP 120 The Grateful Dead Shakedown Street(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, 180) Audio Fidelity (3) AFZLP 120 US 2011 Sell This Version
none The Grateful Dead Shakedown Street(10xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, 24b) Grateful Dead Records, Rhino Records (2) none 2013
ARCD 8228, D 101640 Grateful Dead* Shakedown Street(CD, Album, Club) Arista, Arista ARCD 8228, D 101640 US Unknown Sell This Version
ARCD 8228 Grateful Dead* Shakedown Street(CD, Album, Club) Arista ARCD 8228 US Unknown Sell This Version
ARCD 8228 Grateful Dead* Shakedown Street(CD, Album, RE) Arista ARCD 8228 Unknown Sell This Version
ARCD 8228 Grateful Dead* Shakedown Street(CD, Album, RE) Arista ARCD 8228 US Unknown Sell This Version
ARCD 8228 Grateful Dead* Shakedown Street(CD, Album, RE, RP) Arista ARCD 8228 US Unknown Sell This Version
ACB6-8321 The Grateful Dead Shakedown Street(Cass, Album) Arista ACB6-8321 US Unknown Sell This Version
ACBD6-8321 Grateful Dead* Shakedown Street(Cass, Album, Club) Arista ACBD6-8321 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
ACB6-8321 The Grateful Dead Shakedown Street(Cass, Album, Club, RE, BMG) Arista ACB6-8321 US Unknown Sell This Version
ACB6-8321 Grateful Dead* Shakedown Street(Cass, Album, Dol) Arista ACB6-8321 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
ATC 4198 The Grateful Dead Shakedown Street(Cass, Album, Dol) Arista ATC 4198 US Unknown Sell This Version
AL5 - 8228 The Grateful Dead Shakedown Street(LP, Album, RE) Arista AL5 - 8228 US Unknown Sell This Version
201 133 Grateful Dead* Shakedown Street(LP, Album, RE) Arista 201 133 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
201 133-270 Grateful Dead* Shakedown Street(LP, Album, RE) Arista 201 133-270 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ALB6-8321 The Grateful Dead Shakedown Street(LP, RE) Arista ALB6-8321 US Unknown Sell This Version

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DoctorAmigo

DoctorAmigo

July 23, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Shakedown Street, LP, Album, PRC, AB 4198
When this album first came out, the Deadheads hated it.

In 1978, everybody was cashing in on the disco thing, and this album's vaguely funky title track left the widely-held impression that the Dead were doing likewise --their own "Miss You," as it were.

Fast forward several decades and it becomes clear that this critique misses the mark.

It's really hard to imagine any hot disco-dancefloor action being inspired by the Dead's weird musical stew. It's danceable, heavily syncopated music --at times dare I say "funky" --but it's not exactly Kool and the Gang.

Guest producer Lowell George helped the Dead find a balance between their own dense, mutlilayered jams and a uniquely light, tropical vibe that's undeniably a little goofy, but suits the band very well. The songs often stick to simple, modal forms --like the stunning "Fire On The Mountain" --but are loaded with steel drums, castinets and other percussive toys and gadgets, bringing Mickey Hart's talents to the fore. (He's also got three songwriting credits.)

Also getting her time to shine is the often-derided singer Donna Jean Godchaux, who would be fired from the band a short while after this LP's release. Her solo turn on "From The Heart Of Me" and her co-lead vocal on "France" are among the album's highlights.

But the Dead's normal songwriting teams get their share too. The Garcia/Hunter partnership gives us the classic title track and the charming "If I Had The World To Give," as well as an interesting rewrite of "Stagger Lee" that hearkens back to earlier Dead folk-fables like "Dupree's Diamond Blues."

Only the Weir/Barlow camp comes up short, contributing only the perennial live rocker "I Need A Miracle." Weir also exhumes two old Dead covers, "Good Lovin'" and "Minglewood Blues," in what are the album's least inspired moments.

But still, despite some warts, the Dead, with George at the helm, came out of the studio with something interesting, different and creative for probably the last time in their career. Add clever artwork by underground cartoonist Gilbert Shelton (creator of 'The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers' comix --ask your parents), and you have the Dead at their most fun and lighthearted.

Yes, the Deadheads hated it. They were wrong.