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The above-pictured album (I had to rip it from vinyl; there is no CD version that I know of), contains the complete Terrapin Station Suite, performed by Robert Hunter.  (The Grateful Dead never performed the whole thing.)

 

Here is a link to the lyrics:  https://www.whitegum.com/introjs.htm?/songfile/TERRSUIT.HTM

 

Give it a listen if you should have the chance...


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Good obit here:

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/obituaries/2019/09/24/robert-hunter-grateful-dead-obituary/40198077/

 

The obit says that he never performed with the Dead, but I seem to remember a bootleg tape around with him on a couple songs with Promontory Rider being one of them.  Anybody else come across this?


 

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Sad - I didn't know he was 78


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On 9/24/2019 at 3:02 PM, Solstice380 said:

Good obit here:

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/obituaries/2019/09/24/robert-hunter-grateful-dead-obituary/40198077/

 

The obit says that he never performed with the Dead, but I seem to remember a bootleg tape around with him on a couple songs with Promontory Rider being one of them.  Anybody else come across this?

 

This might be it (although it is the Jerry Garcia band):

 

https://music.amazon.com/albums/B071HGKY4C?ref=dm_sh_3eb3-2b11-f9f8-2e2d-ccce1


 


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@wgscott That was it.  I lost all of my bootleg tapes in a basement flood a few years ago, but I had that Jerry Capitol Theatre show that I got back in college.  


 

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On 9/24/2019 at 4:00 PM, wgscott said:

The above-pictured album (I had to rip it from vinyl; there is no CD version that I know of), contains the complete Terrapin Station Suite, performed by Robert Hunter.  (The Grateful Dead never performed the whole thing.)

 

Here is a link to the lyrics:  https://www.whitegum.com/introjs.htm?/songfile/TERRSUIT.HTM

 

Give it a listen if you should have the chance...

 

They always performed Lady with a Fan and Terrapin Station.  They only performed At a Siding once (3/18/77).  As you said, they never performed Ivory Wheels.  When Hunter performed that he basically sang it to the music played at the end of Terrapin Station.

 


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RIP indeed. This one hurts. I love that he never wrote a book or told his story. He knew the innermost of the inside. Kept his integrity through to the end. Easily in conversation for top 3 rock lyricists. #1 for me. 
 

I have spent my life
Seeking all that's still unsung
Bent my ear to hear the tune
And closed my eyes to see.”

- Attics of My Life
 

 

Robert Hunter Gave the Grateful Dead Its Voice

By Nick Paumgarten

 

 

This is a great piece. Mad respect for Paumgarten since he wrote what, IMHO, is the best article about the Dead I’ve ever read.

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