The Grateful Dead Built To Last 180g LP
180g Audiophile Vinyl Mastered by Friday Music's Joe Reagoso With Kevin Gray From Original Arista/Grateful Dead Records Tapes!
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The iconic Grateful Dead recorded their final studio album Built To Last for
Arista Records in 1989. Featuring the great line-up of Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir,
Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzman, Mickey Hart and Brent Midland, Built To Last was a
successful snapshot of a much loved band whose legacy continues to grow and
attract new legions of fans every day.
Filled with eight new compositions from Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter, Bob Weir
and Brent Midland, The Grateful Dead’s Built To Last offers a stunning view of a
very popular band’s experimentation and wizardry in the studio setting. Produced
by Jerry Garcia and John Cutler, the original vinyl album was very scarce as the
compact disc was the new medium of choice. With very few quantities of the vinyl
album produced, Built To Last soon became a collector’s item.
Now for the first time ever on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, Friday Music is very
honored to announce the limited edition Grateful Dead authorized release of
Built To Last. Mastered for vinyl from the original Arista/Grateful Dead Records
tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray, this wonderful
album is truly a welcome addition to your Dead collection.
Brilliant tunes like the Top Ten charting rock single Foolish Heart feature the
warm and familiar voice and guitar of the legendary Jerry Garcia as well as the
lyrics of Robert Hunter. Together this team offered several more gems like the
stellar ballad Standing On The Moon and of course the epic title track Built To
Last, which is truly a perfect motto and track that signifies the importance of
this American institution.
Bob Weir delivers two very strong tracks including the funk rocker Picasso Moon
which hauntingly has a Live At The Mars Hotel quality to it, thanks to the
clever guitar and piano hooks throughout. Plus his Victim Or The Crime continues
Weir’s arsenal of great album tracks that have continued to enlighten fans with
each and every album he soulfully contributed to.
Brent Midland also contributes several of the more hard rocking tracks like Blow
Away and Just A Little Light, which truly showcase his artistic keyboard work
and soulful vocals.
Sadly, the all too soon passing of both Jerry Garcia and Brent Midland made
Built To Last a final studio album from The Grateful Dead, a band who continues
to be an important musical force at retail, radio and of course the live concert
business in various incarnations.
The Grateful Dead’s Built To Last album is packaged in a poly bag to preserve
the rich details of the legendary cover art as well as a poly lined inner sleeve
to protect your vinyl purchase for years of enjoyment.
• Limited Edition
• 180g Audiophile Vinyl
• Gatefold jacket
• Mastered From Original Arista/Grateful Dead Records Tapes
• Mastered by Joe Reagoso with Kevin Gray at Friday Music
• Protective outer poly bag
• Protective inner poly sleeve
1. Foolish Heart
2. Just A Little Light
3. Victim Or The Crime
4. Standing On The Moon
1. Blow Away
2. PIcasso Moon
3. Built To Last
4. I Will Take You Home