Wake of the Flood is the sixth studio album by rock band the Grateful Dead. Released October 15, 1973, it was the first album on the band's own Grateful Dead Records label. Their first studio album in nearly three years, it was also the first without founding member Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, who had recently died. His absence and keyboardist Keith Godchaux's penchants for bebop and modal jazz (rather than McKernan's tendencies toward the blues and soul music) contributed to the band's musical evolution. Godchaux's wife, backing vocalist Donna Jean Godchaux, also joined the group and appears on the album.
The release fared better on the pop charts than their previous studio album (1970's American Beauty), reaching No. 18. An expanded version was released in 2004.
Label: Rhino Records R1 516259
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered
Genre: Rock, Folk, World, & Country
A1 Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
A2 Let Me Sing Your Blues Away
A3 Row Jimmy
A4 Stella Blue
B1 Here Comes Sunshine
B2 Eyes Of The World
B3 Weather Report Suite