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Grateful Dead The Best of the Grateful Dead (2-CD)

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Format:  CD  (2 Discs)
sku:  62SGX
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: March 31, 2015
  • Originally Released: 2015
  • Label: Rhino

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)
  • 2.Cream Puff War
  • 3.Born Cross-Eyed
  • 4.Dark Star
  • 5.St. Stephen
  • 6.China Cat Sunflower
  • 7.Uncle John's Band
  • 8.Easy Wind
  • 9.Casey Jones
  • 10.Truckin'
  • 11.Box of Rain
  • 12.Sugar Magnolia
  • 13.Friend of the Devil
  • 14.Ripple
  • 15.Eyes of the World
  • 16.Unbroken Chain
  • 17.Scarlet Begonias
  • 18.The Music Never Stopped
  • 19.Estimated Prophet

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Terrapin Station
  • 2.Shakedown Street
  • 3.I Need a Miracle
  • 4.Fire On the Mountain
  • 5.Feel Like a Stranger
  • 6.Far From Me
  • 7.Touch of Grey
  • 8.Hell In a Bucket
  • 9.Throwing Stones
  • 10.Black Muddy River
  • 11.Blow Away
  • 12.Foolish Heart
  • 13.Standing On the Moon

Product Description:

Personnel: Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh (vocals, guitar, piano); Bob Weir (vocals, guitar); Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, organ, keyboards, congas, percussion); Keith Godchaux (vocals, piano, keyboards); Brent Mydland (vocals, keyboards); Donna Jean Godchaux (vocals); Tom Constanten (piano, keyboards); Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann (drums, percussion).
Liner Note Author: Blair Jackson.
Photographers: Jim Marshall ; Herb Greene.
Only the second major career-spanning retrospective of the Dead, The Best of the Grateful Dead -- released in the spring of 2015, just before a series of farewell shows in the summer -- takes advantage of the extra disc 2003's The Very Best of Grateful Dead lacked. Weighing in at 32 tracks -- a full 16 cuts longer than Very Best -- The Best of the Grateful Dead also follows a strict chronological sequence, so it takes a little while for the psychedelic haze to lift and the Dead to settle into the rangy, rootsy groove that characterized so much of their existence -- right around "St. Stephen" and "China Cat Sunflower," both from 1969's Aoxomoxoa. From there, many -- but by no means all -- of the group's warhorses are marched out, all in their studio incarnations. This structure perhaps invites some griping about their sometimes ill-advised attempts to ride commercial waves -- there's no disguising the disco diversion of "Shakedown Street" -- but by celebrating the warts and providing space for that unexpected late-'80s commercial comeback, The Best of the Grateful Dead is a good capsule history of a band that usually defies such straightforward narratives. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Product Info

  • UPC: 081227955984
  • Shipping Weight: 0.26/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 2 items

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