• Grateful Dead

    Wake Of The Flood

    October 15, 1973

    Grateful Dead Records
After the end of their contract with Warner Brothers the Grateful Dead set up their own record companies; Grateful Dead records for Grateful Dead albums and Round Records for solo projects. Wake of the Flood makes the Dead's first release on their newly formed record label.


  • Jerry Garcia (lead guitar, vocals)
  • Bob Weir (guitar, vocals)
  • Phil Lesh (bass, vocals)
  • Keith Godchaux (keyboards, vocals)
  • Donna Jean Godchaux (vocals)
  • Bill Kreutzmann (drums)

(10) Additional Personnel

    • Bill Atwood (trumpet)
    • Vassar Clements (violin)
    • Joe Ellis (trumpet)
    • - (alto and tenor saxophones)
    • Sarah Fulcher (vocals)
    • Matthew Kelly (harmonica)
    • Frank Morin (tenor saxophone)
    • Pat O'Hara (trombone)
    • Doug Sahm (12-string guitar)
    • Benny Velarde (timbales)

Album Notes

Wake Of The Flood, the first release on the new label, was announced to fans via a leaflet to Deadheads:

“We’ve decided to produce, manufacture, and distribute our records ourselves. The band today finished recording of an all-new studio album (been a long time) called Wake Of The Flood. The album will be made from the highest quality vinyl available, which has the best technical properties. In addition, it will be heavier (weighs more, that is) than most albums available in this country. It will be handled locally through independent record distributors and should be available everywhere.”


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