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The Grateful Dead - Blues For Allah FLAC album

Performer: The Grateful Dead
Genre: Rock
Title: Blues For Allah
Country: US
Released: 1975
Style: Folk Rock, Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1613 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1952 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1518 mb
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Blues for Allah is the eighth studio album by the Grateful Dead. It was recorded February 27 – May 7, 1975, and released September 1, 1975. It was the band's third album on their own Grateful Dead Records label and their third studio album in a row. Though it has not received RIAA certification as of 2019, Blues for Allah was the group's highest-charting album until 1987's In the Dark, reaching No. 12 during a thirteen-week stay on the Billboard Album Chart.

The Grateful Dead went into a state of latent activity in the fall of 1974 that lasted until the spring of the following year when the band reconvened at guitarist/vocalist Bob Weir's Ace Studios to record Blues for Allah. The disc was likewise the third to be issued on their own Grateful Dead Records label. When the LP hit shelves in September of 1975, the Dead were still not back on the road - although they had played a few gigs throughout San Francisco.

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Produced by The Grateful Dead. Album Blues for Allah. Blues for Allah Lyrics. Arabian wind The needle's eye is thin The Ships of State sail on mirage And drown in sand Out in No-man's Land Where Allah does command. What good is spilling Blood?It will not Grow a thing. Taste eternity The swords sings Blues for Allah. Blues for Allah also features some remarkable sound sculpting, including the chirping of crickets and Garcia’s voice, highly manipulated through a voltage controlled amplifier. The song was first performed on March 23, 1975 at the SNACK benefit at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. Blues for Allah" Track Info. Written By Robert Hunter, The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia & 6 more.

Lyrics to "Blues For Allah" song by Grateful Dead: Arabian wind, The needle's eye is thin, The ships of state sail on mirage, And drown in sand, Out i. .It will not grow a thing; Taste eternity the swords sing: Blues of Allah In 'sh'Allah. The thousand stories have come round to one again, Arabian night, Our Gods pursue their fight, What fatal flowers of darkness bloom from seeds of light

Album · 1975 · 7 Songs. The mid-'70s were a time of great creativity for the members of The Grateful Dead, both within the group and on solo ventures. They enjoyed a brief hiatus from the road as they assembled this fine album, which also benefitted from the return of second drummer Mickey Hart and his exotic rhythms and techniques. The break from touring meant the players were hungry to get their kicks playing together once again.

1988 Grateful Dead Records UK standard jewel case release (GDCD4001) with 8-page booklet insert that includes complete song lyrics. Track listing: 1. Help On the Way/Slipknot; 2. Franklin's Tower; 3. King Solomon's Marbles; 4. The Music Never Stopped; 5. Crazy Fingers; 6. Sage & Spirit; 7. Blues for Allah/Sand Castles & Glass Camels/Unusual Occurrences in the Desert. Right after achieving their finest achievement with the highly praised album From The Mars Hotel in 1974, The Grateful Dead would take their creative improvisational step even further a year later when they released this excellent first rate masterwork that again proved that The Dead could still showcase creative ideas for there wall of sound.


A1 Help On The Way
A2 Slipknot
A3 Franklin's Tower
A4 King Salomon Marbles
A5 Stronger Than Dirt Or Milking The Turkey
A6 The Music Never Stopped
B1 Crazy Fingers
B2 Sage & Spirit
B3 Blues For Allah
B4 Sand Castles And Glass Camels
B5 Unusual Occurances In The Desert

Companies, etc.

  • Licensed From – United Artists Records
  • Published By – Grateful Dead Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Printed in label Side One): GD-LA494-G-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Printed in label Side Two): GD-LA494-G-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side One): UA-LA-494-A-ST R.E.E.
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side Two): UA-LA-494-B-ST R.E.E.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
GD-LA494-G The Grateful Dead Blues For Allah ‎(LP, Album) Grateful Dead Records GD-LA494-G US 1975
D 55.940, D-55940 The Grateful Dead Blues For Allah ‎(Cass, Album) United Artists Records, United Artists Records D 55.940, D-55940 Spain Unknown
UAS 29 895 XO The Grateful Dead Blues For Allah ‎(LP, Album) United Artists Records UAS 29 895 XO Denmark 1975
GDCD4001 Grateful Dead* Blues For Allah ‎(CD, Album, RE) Grateful Dead Records GDCD4001 UK Unknown
UAS 29.895 The Grateful Dead Blues For Allah ‎(LP, Album) United Artists Records UAS 29.895 France 1975