Offered for sale is a still sealed original U.S. pressing of Blues for Allah by the Grateful Dead.
About this copy: This copy of Blues for Allah is a 1975 U.S. pressing on the Grateful Dead Records label.
As the record is still sealed, the album is presumably new and unplayed.
The shrink wrap is largely intact, though there is minor wear at each of the four corners.
The upper right hand corner has been clipped. That’s pretty common; we’ve never had a sealed copy without a cut corner.
A nice copy of a terrific LP.
Background: For a short time in the mid-1970s, the Grateful Dead left a major label to try their hands at running their own record company.
Actually, they ran two – Round Records was created for solo and band-related projects while Grateful Dead Records was intended for releases by the band itself.
Grateful Dead Records didn’t last long; the band only released three LPs on the label before giving up the headache of running their record company and going back to one of the major labels.
Released in 1975, Blues for Allah was the third and final album released on the Grateful Dead label, and in our opinion, the best of the three. Unfortunately, it wasn’t in print very long, as the album went out of print when the band decided to shut down their label.
AllMusic.com gave Blues for Allah 4 1/2 stars:
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. Obviously, the time off had done the band worlds of good, as Blues for Allah — more than any past or future studio album — captures the Dead at their most natural and inspired.
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|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Record Label:||Grateful Dead Records|
|Year of Release:||1975|