Grateful Dead Very Best of Grateful Dead

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CD Details

  • Released: September 16, 2003
  • Originally Released: 2003
  • Label: Rhino

Tracks:

  • 1.Truckin'
  • 2.Touch Of Grey
  • 3.Sugar Magnolia
  • 4.Casey Jones
  • 5.Uncle John's Band
  • 6.Friend Of The Devil
  • 7.Franklin's Tower
  • 8.Estimated Prophet
  • 9.Eyes Of The World
  • 10.Box Of Rain
  • 11.U.S. Blues
  • 12.The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)
  • 13.One More Saturday Night
  • 14.Fire On The Mountain
  • 15.The Music Never Stopped
  • 16.Hell In A Bucket
  • 17.Ripple

Product Description:

Grateful Dead: Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards, organ, congas, percussion); Jerry Garcia (vocals, guitar, pedal steel, piano); Phil Lesh (vocals, guitar, piano, bass); Bob Weir (vocals, guitar); Brent Mydland (vocals, keyboards); Donna Godchaux (vocals); Tom Constanten (piano, keyboards); Bill Kreutzmann (drums, percussion).
Producers include: Grateful Dead, Dave Hassinger, Bob Matthews, Betty Cantor, Keith Olsen.
Complition producers: James Austin, David Lemieux.
Recorded between 1967 & 1987. Includes liner notes by James Austin.
All tracks have been remastered using HDCD technology.
Personnel: Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh (vocals, guitar, piano); Bob Weir (vocals, guitar); Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, organ, keyboards, congas, percussion); Brent Mydland (vocals, keyboards); Donna Jean Godchaux, English Chorale (vocals); David Nelson (electric guitar); Matthew Kelly (harp); David Grisman (mandolin); Tom Scott (saxophone, lyricon); Steven Schuster (saxophone); Tom Constanten (piano, keyboards); Howard Wales, Merl Saunders (organ); Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann (drums, percussion); Jordan Amarantha (percussion).
Audio Remasterer: Joe Gastwirt.
Liner Note Author: James Austin.
Photographers: Herbert Greene; Fred Ordower.
Even though the two-disc WHAT A LONG STRANGE TRIP IT'S BEEN may have more fully anthologized the Grateful Dead's fruitful Warner years, no previous anthology has ever summarized the band's entire career, on through the slim-pickin's mid-1970s to their celebratory late-'80s comeback. In this respect, THE VERY BEST OF... can be called a nearly definitive collection. Still, this is an entry point for the casual passerby, so the psychedelic largesse of the Dead's late-'60s albums is entirely eschewed in favor of the shorter, more concise songs of their folk-rock period ("Uncle John's Band," "Friend of the Devil," etc.). Consequently, this becomes a tribute not to the improvisational warrior Dead but to the creatively songful Dead, even as we hear them age gracefully into the older, wiser "Touch of Gray," which brought them a whole new generation of admirers.

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  • Sales Rank: 96,410
  • UPC: 081227389925
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