Grateful Dead Releases ‘From The Mars Hotel: The Angel’s Share’ Featuring 16 Newly Unearthed Recordings

Listen to previously unheard outtakes, alternate versions and mixes from the Spring 1974 sessions that yielded the band’s From The Mars Hotel LP.

By Scott Bernstein Apr 17, 2024 7:00 am PDT

The Grateful Dead dipped into the vault for today’s surprise release of From The Mars Hotel: The Angel’s Share via Rhino. The 16-track compilation features newly unearthed session recordings captured at Coast Recorders during the spring of 1974.

The latest The Angel’s Share installment comes in honor of the 50th anniversary of the band’s 1974 studio album, From The Mars Hotel. A newly remastered reissue of the record will follow through Rhino on June 21. From The Mars Hotel (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) is comprised of remastered audio of the original album, a pair of demos and previously unreleased audio of the Dead’s May 12, 1974 concert at the University of Nevada-Reno.

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From The Mars Hotel: The Angel’s Share brings fans into the creative process that yielded From The Mars Hotel, the band’s second self-released album put out on their Grateful Dead Records imprint. The set features multiple takes and mixes of such favorites as “Scarlet Begonias,” “Ship Of Fools,” “U.S. Blues,” “Pride Of Cucamonga” and “Unbroken Chain.” Additionally, the compilation includes alternate mixes of “Money Money” and “Loose Locy” and an acoustic mix of “China Doll.”

Stream the Grateful Dead’s From The Mars Hotel: The Angel’s Share compilation below:

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