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The Grateful Dead - Blues For Allah download album

  • Performer: The Grateful Dead
  • Title: Blues For Allah
  • Genre: Rock
  • Country: US
  • Released: 1975
  • Style: Blues Rock, Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock
  • MP3 album: 1318 mb
  • FLAC album: 1645 mb
  • Rating: 4.9/5
  • Votes: 591
The Grateful Dead - Blues For Allah download album

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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.

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

The Music Never Stopped Another highlight! This Bob Weir and John Barlow song combines a great amount of Funk and mystique. Blues for Allah This conclusion is surely the oddest on the album. And most Middle Eastern influenced. The opening section is quite creepy. There is a good amount of percussion, and the lyrics are sang in a Gregorian chant fashion. The melodies are very odd. A few minutes later, the tune adds in the rest of the instruments. The playing is also very erie.

Band Name Grateful Dead. Album Name Blues for Allah. Erscheinungsdatum 01 September 1975. Labels Rhino Records Grateful Dead Records. Musik GenrePsychedelic Rock. Mitglieder die dieses Album besitzen5. 1. Help On The Way, Slip Knot! 2. Franklin's Tower. 3. King Solomon's Marbles: Stronger Than Dirt, Milkin' The Turkey. 4. Music Never Stopped, The. 5. Crazy Fingers. 6. Sage & Spirit. 7. Blues For Allah, Sand Castles & Glass Camels, Unusual Occurrences In The Desert. 8. Groove instrumental.


A1 Help On The Way 3:15
A2 Slipknot 4:03
A3 Franklin's Tower 4:37
A4 King Solomon's Marbles 1:55
A5 Stronger Than Dirt Or Milkin' The Turkey 3:25
A6 The Music Never Stopped 4:35
B1 Crazy Fingers 6:41
B2 Sage & Spirit 3:07
B3 Blues For Allah 3:21
B4 Sandcastles & Glass Camels 5:26
B5 Unusual Occurances In The Desert 3:48

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  • Mastered At – Artisan Sound Recorders


  • Artwork [Cover Painting] – Philip Garris
  • Bass, Vocals – Phil Lesh
  • Drums, Percussion – Bill Kreutzmann
  • Engineer, Mixed By – Dan Healy
  • Guitar, Vocals – Bob Weir, Jerry Garcia
  • Keyboards, Vocals – Keith Godchaux
  • Lyrics By – Robert Hunter
  • Percussion, Featuring [Crickets] – Mickey Hart
  • Producer, Mixed By – The Grateful Dead
  • Vocals – Donna Godchaux


Recorded at Ace's.
Mastered at Artisan Sound Recorders, Hollywood, California.

Grateful Dead Records
P 1975 United Artists Records

Includes lyrics booklet in several languages

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
R2 73354 Grateful Dead* Blues For Allah ‎(HDCD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Rhino Records , Grateful Dead Records R2 73354 US 2006
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

Reviews about The Grateful Dead - Blues For Allah (1):
Best sounding copy out of the four I own from different countries!

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