The Grateful Dead "The Very Best Of Grateful Dead"
FORMAT | Double LP
Mastered from the original Warner/Grateful Dead/Arista tapes by Joe Reagoso
Featuring all of the original 17 tracks as hand picked by Dead archivists James Austin and David Lemieux
In 2003, the good folks at Warner Bros. Records and Rhino Entertainment compiled an amazing compact disc 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 17-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 such as "Casey Jones," "Uncle John's Band," "Truckin'" and "Sugar Magnolia." Plus even more Grateful Dead anthems from their own Grateful Dead label are included such as "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 such as "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 features all of the original 17 tracks as hand picked by Dead archivists James Austin and David Lemieux.
For this special limited edition release, Friday Music is also including 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, we include a protective vinyl sleeve for the fine album cover and poly-lined sleeves for each of the audiophile vinyl discs to help keep your musical investment in mint shape.