Released: July 1, 2011
Length: 1 hour 27 minutes
20 TRACKS. 2 CDs. 12 GUEST ARTISTS.
Here it is---the legendary Grateful Dead Persuasions sessions---back in print, remixed, remastered, with extra tracks!
The Persuasions, giants of Brooklyn streetcorner a cappella. The Grateful Dead, giants of San Francisco ‘60’s psychedelia. Together? Dead right, says official Grateful Dead biographer Dennis McNally: "What the Persuasions did was hear the incredible strength of the great songwriting and melodies at the root of the Dead’s music and transport them into their own world, the world of the voice. Or rather voices. And the result is a sweet, magical transformation.”
THE PERSUASIONS: Jerry Lawson, Jimmy Hayes, "Sweet Joe" Russell, Jayotis Washington, Raymond Sanders.
SPECIAL GUESTS: Country Joe McDonald, Mark Karan (Ratdog), Jackie LaBranch and Gloria Jones (Jerry Garcia Band), Grateful Dead keyboardist Vince Welnick, Dongming Qiao, James King, Alyn Kelley, Eric Thompson, Peter Rowan, Pete Grant, Mary Schmary.
"Hands-down the spiritual event-in-song of 2011."
---David McGee, Bluegrass Special.
---Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter.