“Live / Dead” by Grateful Dead - album review

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TJR says

A much celebrated double album from “the pioneering Godfathers of the jam band world”, compiled from 3 concerts in their hometown of San Francisco between January and March, 1969. Those who know about these things regard the live performance as the only real way to capture the essence of the group. “Dark Star” - which takes up the entirety of side A - is famously regarded as the ultimate Grateful Dead performance by their devoted fanbase, “erupting in Coltrane-worthy epiphanies” according to one particularly enthusiastic reviewer. It's relentlessly dull to me, they over-egg everything

The Jukebox Rebel
08-Dec-2015

A [23:18] 3.3.png Grateful Dead - Dark Star [live ’69] (Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Robert Hunter, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Ron McKernan, Bob Weir) Prog
B1 [06:31] 3.4.png Grateful Dead - St. Stephen [live ’69] (Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter, Phil Lesh) Soft Rock / A.O.R.
B2 [09:18] 2.3.png Grateful Dead - The Eleven [live ’69] (Robert Hunter, Phil Lesh) Rock
C [15:05] 3.6.png Grateful Dead - Turn On Your Love Light [live ’69] (Deadric Malone, Joseph Scott) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
D1 [10:28] 4.1.png Grateful Dead - Death Don’t Have No Mercy [live ’69] (Gary Davis) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
D2 [07:49] 4.7.png Grateful Dead - Feedback [live ’69] (Tom Constanten, Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Ron McKernan, Bob Weir) Prog
D3 [00:35] 4.5.png Grateful Dead - And We Bid You Goodnight [live ’69] (Traditional) Folk




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