The Grateful Dead From The Mars Hotel LP
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Considered by many to be one of the Grateful Dead's more imaginative recordings,
From the Mars Hotel features the stand-out track "Unbroken Chain" and the
off-beat gem "Scarlet Begonias".
"The Grateful Dead made their reputation on the road with their live
shows, and they always struggled to capture that magic in the studio. From the
Mars Hotel, while not a classic, represents one of their better studio albums.
Jerry Garcia sounds engaged throughout and takes the vocal reigns for most of
the songs on the album -- although he's not the most gifted vocalist, he proves
himself able and versatile. He sings the rollicking opener, "U.S. Blues," with a
tongue-in-cheek seriousness that gives the political song an edge, and he lends
emotional sincerity to the atmospheric ballad "China Doll." Garcia shines on
guitar during the funk workout "Scarlet Begonias," but the ensemble work is best
displayed on the album's centerpiece, "Unbroken Chain." During this song, all
the musicians are allowed to shine: Phil Lesh, the bassist and songwriter,
provides tender vocals over a piano-based arrangement while the bridge allows
the guitars and drums to stretch out in classic Grateful Dead style. This album
is highly recommended for fans." - Vik Iyengar, allmusic.com
• Mastered Directly from the Original Master Tapes!
• 1/2 Speed Mastered Original Master Recording Series
• Specially Plated and Pressed on JVC's High Definition Super Vinyl
• Pressed in Japan
• Special Static Free-Dust Free Inner Sleeve
• Limited Edition
1. U.S. Blues
2. China Doll
3. Unbroken Chain
4. Loose Lucy
5. Scarlet Begonias
6. Pride of Cucamonga
7. Money Money
8. Ship of Fools
||Best sounding Version of Mars hotel to date.
|I purchased this last year here at elusive disc to replace Inferior sounding newer version. Been collecting MOFI since 1982 and believe it to be one one of their best sounding remasters ever Issued. I find It hard to fathom Its still in stock. This Is a must have for every Dead fan who cherishes the best analog playback available.|
|- J T, NY|