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 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 de nitive 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 nest music ever recorded and
it is with much honor to announce the rst 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 seventeen tracks as hand
picked by Dead archivists James Austin and David Lemieux.
For this special limited
edition release, we are also including for the rst 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 com-
plete LP vinyl full color cover discography. And as always, we include a
protective vinyl sleeve for the ne album cover and poly-lined sleeves for each
of the audiophile vinyl discs to help keep your musical investment in mint
Stay tuned to Friday Music
as we will be releasing more Grateful Dead classic recordings on 180 Gram
Audiophile Vinyl in the very near future.
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...