An essential collection of the legendary group's best studio work from 1967-1977
Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary greatest hits collection double LP reflects the evolution of the group's sound from 1967-1977 _ featuring the band's best studio recordings, including rare single version of "Dark Star."
« Double vinyl LP of the band's most iconic music!
« 19 classic American songs covering the years 1967 to 1977
« Over 2 _ hours of music
« Includes fan favorites and concert staples –St. Stephen," –Casey Jones," –Sugar Magnolia," –Friend of the Devil," –Scarlet Begonias," –Truckin'," –China Cat Sunflower," –Uncle John's Band," and many more!
« Includes the rare single version of "Dark Star"
« All tracks newly remastered by David Glasser
« LP lacquers cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering and pressed on regular weight (140g) vinyl at RTI
The Grateful Dead's long strange trip reaches its golden anniversary in 2015, with the band celebrating 50 years anniversary with The Best of the Grateful Dead on double vinyl and a trio of final shows at Chicago's Soldier Field billed as –Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead." An essential collection of the legendary group's best studio work from 1967-1977, this compilation features 19 tracks and covers all the signature songs that made the band's mystical musical journey so memorable.
Arranged chronologically, the tracks reflect the evolution of the group's sound and its membership from 1967's –The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)" to essential fan favorites like –St. Stephen," –Casey Jones," –Sugar Magnolia," –Friend of the Devil," and –Scarlet Begonias." This set also highlights original versions of songs that later became staples of the band's transcendent concerts, such as –Truckin'," –China Cat Sunflower," –Uncle John's Band," and, of course –Dark Star." Included here, the rare single version of "Dark Star" is only two-and-a-half minutes long. On stage, the Dead transformed it into an improvisational showcase that often stretched out for 30 minutes.
LP Track Listings:
LP 1 - Side 1
1. The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)
2. Cream Puff War
3. Born Cross-Eyed
4. Dark Star (Single Version)
5. St. Stephen
6. China Cat
LP 1 - Side 2
1. Uncle JohnÍs Band
2. Easy Wind
3. Casey Jones
LP 2 - Side 1
1. Box Of Rain
2. Sugar Magnolia
3. Friend Of The Devil
5. Eyes Of The World
LP 2 - Side 2
1. Unbroken Chain
2. Scarlet Begonias
3. The Music Never Stopped
4. Estimated Prophet