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Song Premiere: Grateful Dead “Cream Puff War” (7/29/66)

January 12, 2017

Band photos by Herb Greene, circa 1966

The Grateful Dead’s self-titled debut album was issued in March 1967. To commemorate the 50 year anniversary of that release the band will kick off a special album reissue series in January, which will feature two-disc deluxe editions and limited edition vinyl picture disc versions of all the group's studio and live albums. Each of the two-disc deluxe editions will include the original album with newly remastered sound, plus a bonus disc of unreleased recordings. The same remastered audio will also be available on the 12-inch picture disc which will be limited to 10,000 copies.

The deluxe edition's version of The Grateful Dead includes performances from the band's performances at the Vancouver Trips Festival on July 29 and 30, 1966. Today we premiere the version “Cream Puff War,” (a rarity which the group only played in 1966 and 1967),  drawn from July 29.

The complete track listing for the deluxe edition appears below the stream.



THE GRATEFUL DEAD: 50th ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION
CD Track Listing
Disc One: Original Album, Newly Remastered
1. "The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)"
2. "Beat It On Down The Line"
3. "Good Morning Little School Girl"
4. "Cold Rain & Snow"
5. "Sitting On Top Of The World"
6. "Cream Puff War"
7. "Morning Dew"
8. "New, New Minglewood Blues"
9. "Viola Lee Blues"
Disc Two: P.N.E. Garden Auditorium, Vancouver, BC, Canada

7/29/66
1. "Standing On The Corner"
2. "I Know You Rider"
3. "Next Time You See Me"
4. "Sitting On Top of The World"
5. "You Don't Have To Ask"
6. "Big Boss Man"
7. "Stealin'"
8. "Cardboard Cowboy"
9. "Baby Blue"
10. "Cream Puff Wars"
11. "Viola Lee Blues"
12. "Beat It On Down The Line"
13. "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl"
7/30/66
14. "Cold, Rain and Snow"
15. "One Kind Favor"
16. "Hey Little One"
17. "New Minglewood Blues"