Grateful dead stuck inside of mobile with the memphis blues again 77. Dave said to me 3 or 4 times box of rain tonight to which i gave major doubt. Grateful dead track analysis for box of rain the grateful dead had the most complex, elusive and multilayered identity of any band to emerge in the sixties. The song was composed by bassist phil lesh and lyricist robert hunter, and sung by lesh. Lots of folks in the band and surrounding scene have written about the dead. Look out of any window any morning, any evening, any day maybe the sun is shining. One of the most recent books on the band comes from longtime deadhead writer blair jackson. It contains six complete concerts recorded in the pacific northwest in 1973 and 1974, on 19 cds.
Sung by bassist phil lesh, words by robert hunter, it is a. To ask other readers questions about a box of rain, please sign up. He has kindly agreed to allow me to use full text for all lyrics as of april 24, 1996. Greatest stories ever told box of rain grateful dead. Nine of the songs were recorded live in december 1990 at the warfield and at a show in boston, while the remaining three were studio recordings. Box of rain is a classic among classics from the grateful dead s american beauty album.
Franklins tower little red rooster peggyo queen jane approximately so many roads set 2 long way to go. A box of rain will ease the pain and love will see you through just a box of rain, wind and water believe it if you need it, if you dont just pass it on sun and shower, wind and rain in and out the window like a moth before a flame and its just a box of rain, i dont know who put it there believe it if you need it or leave it if you dare. For more information on the book and upcoming events such as book signings, see the information page. General commentfor some reason i always interpreted the last lines such a long long time to be goneand a short time to be there a bit differently from others, it seems.
While many fans delight in the grateful deads weird. Althea bertha box of rain brokedown palace browneyed women casey jones cumberland blues dark star easy wind fire on the mountain friend of the devil hell in a bucket looks like rain the music never stopped one more saturday. Soundcloud box of rain 2001 remaster by grateful dead published on 201103. Hunters imagerya box of rain, ribbons for your hair, splintered. This whole list couldve been filled with jacksons comprehensive studies of the band including the engaging jerry biography garcia an american life, the quick and easy reading goin down the road feelin bad a grateful dead traveling companion and 1983s the music never stopped. Mar 01, 2016 a cover of the grateful deads box of rain. Fierce and accurate tribute to the 196874 era grateful dead complete with pig pen vocals, extended improv, feedback, and love. A morerecent paperback edition has also been published, which includes lyrics up until 1993. Mar 21, 2015 provided to youtube by rhinowarner records box of rain 20 remaster grateful dead american beauty. As well i have added some chords in the verses and included the chords played throughout the solo. Grateful dead and steve barncard box of rain is a song by the grateful dead, from their 1970 album american beauty. With grateful dead lyrics, theres always a new and different take on what they bring up for each listener, it seems. The story of box of rain by the grateful dead youtube. Popular grateful dead books meet your next favorite book.
Robert hunter is a great american songwriter who evokes a past that makes us whole. A box of rain is a 1990 book by grateful dead lyricist robert hunter, compiling his complete songbook, in and out of the dead, from 1965 until 1990. Between the darkness and light autographed by jay blakesberg box of rain autographed by robert hunter. Sold out grateful dead drumming at the edge of magic book. During the mid1970s, the grateful dead saga was unfolding like a greek classic. Those are fine, informative reads, but the book that spoke to me is the grateful dead family album. I like to listen to this song when im depressed or getting stressed. Phil leshs voice was perfect when it was first recorded. The grateful dead was a rock band that formed in 1965 in san francisco, california, united states from the remnants of another band, mother mccrees uptown jug champions, the grateful dead were known for their unique and eclectic songwriting style which fused elements of rock, folk music, bluegrass, blues, country, and jazz, and also for live. Where robert hunters a box of rain only includes his lyrical contributions to the dead s catalog, dodds book is expanded to include john barlows songs, as well as tunes the dead covered so many times they became their own. Fillmore west 1969 february 28th 180g vinyl 5lp boxset. So important are hunters lyrics to the grateful dead that he is considered by the bandmates to be an often uncredited member of the band.
Announcing the print publication of the complete annotated grateful dead lyrics. Grateful dead box of rain 092488 madison square garden official duration. I always wished they had played it during their acoustic sets in 1970 as it no doubt would have been amazing. A box of rain will ease the pain and love will see you through. Try disabling any ad blockers and refreshing this page. A friend of his from out of town was there, and the nights show was to be his 100th grateful dead concert. A, bm7a, asus4, d, am, em, c, g, bm songbook availability. His first gd concert was the one they had last played box of rain before it rested for years. Viking penguin had recently released a box of rain. As a result, there is no way to easily summarize the groups appeal or its body of work. For this is all a dream we dreamed one afternoon long ago walk out of any doorway feel your way, feel your way like the day before maybe youll find direction around some.
When he was a youngster of only 29 or 30, he and robert hunter collaborated to write box of rain. Featuring a revolving, all star lineup with current and former members of dark star orchestra, living earth, zen tricksters, boris garcia, and dead on live, box of rain channels the sound and magic that could have only happened at that special time. Lines from the song have been lifted for book titles, song titles, and mottoes. Dead heads will love this newlyengraved collection of 54 songs from the iconic jam band in pianovocalguitar arrangements. Box of rain grateful dead music by phil lesh words by robert hunter bm7a x00202 intro a bm7a a asus4 d am look out of any window em c g any morning, any evening, a. Bookends framed terrapin station postcard handout from msg, ny 1993. Note that it is not as complete as the complete annotated grateful dead lyrics, but i feel that any dyedinthe. This was the first time i had written a song in a long time, and i had worked out the melody and the chords, and in fact the whole song, from beginning to endintroduction, coda, and everythingand i put it on a tape and gave it to hunter.
Rereading box of rain by robert hunter, famous for being the lyricist for the grateful dead, who passed away last month. Dead new best of the grateful dead classic grateful dead. Its more of a coffee table book with hundreds of pictures, but its arranged in a freespirited way that embodies the scene and the fanbase. And grateful dead historian dennis mcnallys comprehensive and informative insiders essay in the box is titled the last great dead tour. Grateful dead the definitive collection songbook on. Did he similarly discard all the things that the grateful dead. New book releases about the grateful dead the best. Look out of any window any morning, any evening, any day maybe the sun is shining birds are winging or rain is falling from a heavy sky what do you want me to do to do for you to see you through. This last week, on march 15, phil lesh turned 73 years old.
Box of rain was my first grateful dead song because american beauty was the first album of theirs i bought. Both ratdog and the dead began playing this section in 2003 with the deads versions not always segueing into the eleven. Its a book of lyrics to all the songs robert hunter wrote for the grateful dead over the. Discover grateful dead subscription boxes at hello subscription. Grateful dead subscription boxes hello subscription. For the book of lyrics by robert hunter, see a box of rain. The sisyphean wall of sound had nearly broken the band. Love the dead live, but the best box of rain version is the studio one.
The standard text for robert hunters lyrics will be his a box of rain 2nd ed. That same summer also saw the release by arista of deadicated, an allstar benefit tribute to the grateful dead. Copps coliseum, hamilton, ontario, canada, march 21, 1992 set 1 help on the way slipknot. Oct 26, 2004 116 of 172 results for grateful dead box set. Stream box of rain 2001 remaster by grateful dead from desktop or your mobile device. And its just a box of rain, i dont know who put it there believe it if you need it or leave it if you dare. The book contains all hunters lyrics including his grateful dead songs and others with introduction, annotations, and a complete discography. Box of rain chords grateful dead a asus4 4x d look out of am any window em any morning, c any evening, any em day d maybe the am sun is shining em birds are winging, no g rain. Or at least he made up a great story about the precise moment he wrote this song.
Be the first to know about the grateful deads exclusive limitededition releases, breaking news on the band, community events, and so much more. It is worth mentioning, this book should not be viewed as a cheat sheet, but a tool giving lots of background and cross. All of my grateful dead books in date of release order. It contains six complete concerts, on 18 cdsone concert from each venue of their spring 1990 tour. Ihor slabickys the compleat grateful dead discography the grateful dead family discography.
The complete recordings is a live album by the rock band the grateful dead. Ripple junction grateful dead adult unisex dancing bears vertical light weight. Box of rain is a song by the grateful dead, from their 1970 album american beauty. But, of course, the words in box of rain are lyrics, and lyrics are best absorbed while listening to the songs they were written for. In later years, the song was a favorite and the crowd would shout let phil sing. Box of rain live at salt palace, salt lake city, ut, february 28, 1973. Basically, the band had been on an upward trajectory since garcias return to the road in the spring of 87, following his neardeath the previous summer. Brandon from philadelphia, pa my favorite grateful dead song. The annotated grateful dead lyrics dedicated to the memory of jerry garcia. But robert hunter includes these words under saint stephen in the lyrics in his book box of rain. Discuss, vote on, and listen to the best versions of box of rain by grateful dead. His partnership with jerry garcia contributed to the american songbook to an extent that has yet to be appreciated properly. To me the electric versions of this song have never equaled the masterpiece that is the original.
Just a box of rain, wind and water believe it if you need it, if you dont just pass it on sun and shower, wind and rain in and out the window like a moth before a flame. In his book a box of rain dead, grateful dead lyricist robert hunter recalled the precise moment he wrote this song. Exposed smyth sewn bound book featuring liner notes by jesse jarnow and photos by grant gouldon. While many fans delight in the grateful dead s weird. Box of rain is the classic six piece that pays tribute to the most prolific and finest period of the grateful dead, 196874. Spring 1990 was produced as a box set, with a limited edition of 9,000 individually numbered copies. Nov 11, 2011 grateful dead box of rain 092488 madison square garden official duration. A box of rain will ease the pain and love will see you thru. Box of rain grateful dead your way through dead dreams to another land maybe youre tired and look out of any window, any morning, broken, your tongue is twisted with words any evening, any day maybe halfspoken and thoughts unclear the sun is shining.347 376 1337 212 1087 1110 48 158 440 78 984 148 1435 1586 505 409 1587 526 1310 237 654 1286 452 333 948 1023 1553 216 847 1443 1223 814 330 495 768 605 1406 1281