More Grateful Dead tracks arise for ‘Rock Band 2’

Gaming, Music

Six tracks from the Grateful Dead make their way to the Rock Band Music Store today via Xbox LIVE Marketplace and Thursday via PlayStation Store. The selections include “Cold Rain & Snow” from the band’s original 1967 album, “The Grateful Dead.”

The Grateful Dead LPAlso available: “Hell in a Bucket” from the 1987 In the Dark album, “Uncle John’s Band” from “Workingman’s Dead” (1970), “Fire on the Mountain” from “Shakedown Street” (1978), “Don’t Ease Me In” from “Go to Heaven” (1980) and “Doin’ That Rag,” from the 1969 album “Aoxomoxoa”.

All tracks are original master recordings and cost $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track or $9.99 (800 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for the Grateful Dead six-pack.

Grateful Dead, well known for its 30 years of wild and lengthy tours, announced last week its first tour in over five years. Founded by the infamous singer-songwriter Jerry Garcia, the band’s journey ignited in San Francisco’s Haight and Ashbury district during the psychedelic ’60s. In 2007 the Recording Academy honored Grateful Dead with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for its contribution to the evolution of rock music.

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