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Grateful Dead: American Beauty: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Read "American Beauty: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition" reviewed by Doug Collette


If it's true the Grateful Dead epitomize the counter culture of the Sixties, it's also true the iconic group embraced the following decade on its very own terms, at least at the outset of the period. Workingman's Dead (Warner Bros., 1970) represents an authoritative and confident statement of artistic purpose, while its companion piece, American Beauty (Warner Bros., 1970), is an even more staunch and exquisite declaration of style, one based on folk and country roots almost diametrically opposed to ...

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Grateful Dead: Workingman's Dead - 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Read "Workingman's Dead - 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition" reviewed by Doug Collette


Released on-line around the time of the fiftieth anniversary of the release of Workingman's Dead (Warner Bros., 1970), The Angel's Share of over two-and-a-half hours of unreleased studio outtakes and fly-on-the wall conversations from the recording sessions somewhat give the lie to the expeditious cost-effective time the Grateful Dead spent recording their landmark album. But it's a profound paradox that the delicious simplicity the likes of which permeates the iconic band's fourth studio effort is usually the result of meticulous ...

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Mickey Hart & Zakir Hussain: Global Drum Project

Read "Global Drum Project" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart, tabla master Zakie Hussain and other eminent percussionists who comprise this time-honored outfit continue with their navigations of life's heartbeat. This studio session commemorates the fifteenth-anniversary of the influential Planet Drum (Rykodisc, 1991).Pristinely recorded, the artists use some of the latest and greatest studio processing techniques to augment the inherent instrumental elements. With oscillating chants and orations intermixed, the musicians merge tuned percussion and stringed-instruments into pulsating world-groove motifs. The sonic treatments are ...

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The Other Ones: The Strange Remain

Read "The Strange Remain" reviewed by AAJ Staff


For over 30 years, The Grateful Dead criss-crossed the country, the house band at party after party in countless cities for a roaming community best known as “Deadheads;" their common bond, to gather and celebrate. Skeptics often write off The Grateful Dead, dissing their fans, attacking the band's now mythical drug habits and citing their poor output of studio recordings, without ever really taking the time to consider the massive body of work they left behind. In this writer's opinion ...


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