The Grateful Dead The Very Best Of Grateful Dead 180g LP
180g Audiophile Vinyl Mastered by Friday Music's Joe Reagoso With Kevin Gray
From Original Warner Bros., Grateful Dead & Arista Records Tapes!
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In 2003, the good folks at Warner Bros. Records and Rhino Entertainment compiled
an amazing overview of the Grateful Dead’s most memorable and fan driven
favorites simply titled The Very Best Of Grateful Dead. This collection featured
the brilliant and sorely missed vocals and guitar musings of Jerry Garcia, the
rockin’ guitar and vocals of Bob Weir, the driving bass and vocals of Phil Lesh,
the powerful drums of Bill Kreuztmann, Tom Constanten and Mickey Hart, the great
Donna Jean Godchaux on vocals, plus the sorely missed keyboard wizardry of Ron
McKernan, Keith Godchaux, and Brent Mydland.
This mammoth seventeen song collection had something for everybody as it culled
tracks not only from the Warner vaults, but from the Grateful Dead label and
Artista Records period of the band’s output. Therefore, a good majority of the
hits and definitive Dead tracks are included on this career compendium of songs
which will forever stand the test of time.
Their most familiar songs from Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty are
featured with tracks like Casey Jones, Uncle John’s Band, Truckin’ and Sugar
Magnolia. Plus even more Grateful Dead anthems from their own Grateful Dead
label are included like The Music Never Stopped, Eyes Of The World, and U.S.
Blues, most of which featured the memorable lyrics of Robert Hunter. The later Arista era is also highlighted with massive smash hits like Touch of
Grey and more rockers like Fire On The Mountain and Estimated Prophet.
The music of the iconic Grateful Dead have made them one of the most loved bands
of all time. Their concerts were history making events, their albums and songs
were of legendary proportion, and the cosmic energy between each individual
member spearheaded by the late great Jerry Garcia is of unequalled dimension.
Friday Music is honored once again to be the torchbearer for some of the finest
music ever recorded and it is with much honor to announce the first time
audiophile vinyl release of The Very Best Of Grateful Dead. This deluxe two-disc
limited edition audiophile event was mastered impeccably from the original
Warner/Grateful Dead/Arista tapes by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray and features all
of the original seventeen tracks as hand picked by Dead archivists James Austin
and David Lemieux.
For this special limited edition release, Friday Music also includes for the
first time, the original compact disc cover artwork in a gatefold format, which
will truly enhance your hours of listening enjoyment, as it features a bevy of
rare photos, as well as a complete LP vinyl full color cover discography. And as
always, a protective vinyl sleeve for the fine album cover and poly-lined
sleeves for each of the audiophile vinyl discs are included to help keep your
musical investment in mint shape.
The Very Best Of The Grateful Dead... Relive your favorite moments once again
with these incredible songs from your favorite band...now an audiophile vinyl
reality...from your friends at Friday Music. What A Long Strange Trip It’s Been.
• Limited Edition
• 180g Audiophile Vinyl
• Mastered from Original Warner Bros., Grateful Dead & Arista RecordsTapes
• Mastered by Joe Reagoso with Kevin Gray
• Authorized by the Grateful Dead
• Original CD cover artwork in gatefold format
• Complete LP vinyl full color cover discography
• Protective vinyl outer sleeve
• Poly-lined inner sleeve
LP1 - Side 1:
2. Touch of Grey
3. Sugar Magnolia
4. Casey Jones
LP2 - Side 2:
1. Uncle John's Band
2. Friend of the Devil
3. Franklin's Tower
4. Estimated Prophet
5. The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)
LP2 - Side 3:
1. Eyes of the World
2. Box of Rain
3. U.S. Blues
4. One More Saturday Night
LP2 - Side 4:
1. Fire On the Mountain
2. The Music Never Stopped
3. Hell In a Bucket