November 2, 2008

Rare Grateful Dead Tracks on Anniversary of Return from Egypt

30 years ago the Grateful Dead celebrated their triumphant return from Egypt with a series of legendary concerts at Winterland. Among many magical moments, these shows feature Hamza El Din, the renowned Egyptian oud player. His inspired collaboration with the band on "Ollin Arageed" weaves east to west in rhythmic bliss.

Guess what was discovered on the end of a studio session reel? It's a rehearsal recorded back in August of 1978 with Hamza El Din on oud, Mickey Hart on tar, and Jerry Garcia on acoustic guitar. Dead.net is y sharing these rare and unreleased tracks with you.

Click here and enjoy the ride.

1 comment:

Scotty Greene said...

Nice job, Dave...

You feel like you're there!