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 success- ful 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, 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
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.
To enhance your Grateful Dead Built To Last experience, this
wonderful album will also be packaged in a first time and very limited edition
gatefold cover, plus 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.
The Grateful Dead’s Built To Last album will be 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