A piece of rare avant-electronica, courtesy of Ned Lagin (and pals Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, David Crosby, Grace Slick and others). First issued on the Dead’s Round Records in 1975, the original 42 minute version has been expanded for CD by Ryko to include an additional 30 minute version from later in the year. Spacey rumblings and atmospherics filled with burps and bleeps… it’s all quite weird, rather pointless and tough to define (the player below will let you skip ahead to sample). AMG calls Seastones “a shifting sonic landscape out of which the strangest things may emerge.” Of course, you’d never know from listening who was involved. Lagin was also the Dead’s uncredited live keyboardist in ’74-’75, playing a part in their live space improvisations. Amazon.
The December 1975 Version (31:17)
The Original February 1975 Version (42:34)