As the Furthur Festival prepares to head out on the road this summer and stir up memories of the Grateful Dead's glorious past, Bob Dylan, Widespread Panic, and Elvis Costello have contributed unreleased tracks to a new Dead tribute album, "Stolen Roses."
Southern jamsters Widespread Panic have recorded a studio version of the Dead's "Cream Puff War," a favorite from the band's live repertoire, for the "Roses" record, while Dylan has offered up a live rendition of the Dead classic "Friend Of The Devil."
Patti Smith has dusted off a cover of "Black Peter" that her band actually recorded the night Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia died, on August 9, 1995. Elvis Costello, who recorded the Dead's "Ship Of Fools" for the 1991 tribute album, "Deadicated," has contributed a live medley of that song and "It Must Have Been The Roses."
"Stolen Roses" was complied by David Gans, the longtime host of the syndicated radio program "The Grateful Dead Hour," and
also features new tracks from frequent Garcia collaborator, David Grisman, as well as previously released (though hard-to-find) covers from the likes of Wartime featuring Henry Rollins, among others.
"Stolen Roses" is due out on August 8.
The artist and track listing for "Stolen Roses:"
- "Cumberland Blues" - Cache Valley Drifters
- "High Time" - original cast recording from the stage play "Cumberland Blues"
- "Brown-Eyed Woman" - The Pontiac Brothers
- "Friend Of The Devil" - Bob Dylan
- "Ship Of Fools/It Must Have Been The Roses" - Elvis Costello
- "Black Peter" - Patti Smith Band
- "Black Muddy River" - The Persuasions
- "Dark Star" - David Grisman Quintet
- "Ripple" - Sex Mob
- "The Golden Road" - The Bobs
- "Unbroken Chain" - Joe Gallant and Illuminati
- "Franklin's Tower" - Wartime featuring Henry Rollins
- "Pasta on the Mountain" - Leftover Salmon
- "Cream Puff War" - Widespread Panic
- "Uncle John's Band"
-- Stanford Marching Band