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Real American Musicianship with Roots.
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 09/02/2008 11:51:52
The Grateful Dead developed in style and ability over their long career, delving into the roots of American folk music: always interested in expanding their skills and their knowledge of their heritage. They soon realised that psychedlic soul searching worked best with the combined energy of the band and audience in live performance and continued to perform extraordinary improvisations on tour. However, in the studio they devloped and honed their song writing skills in their vernacular tradition.
If you are looking for 'head' music to trip out to, go for a live album. If you appreciate finely-honed, blues-based music, with simple yet elegant lyrical content and close attention to detail and harmony, then this or American Beauty are for you.
This album shows mature musicians exploring their craft and their roots. I can think of few young bands of my own (current) generation who currently devote themselves to their chosen 'craft' and view it as such a calling.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: icecreamfan on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Arguably one of my worst buys ever
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 15/08/2007 10:07:10
I was expecting psychedelia and heavy electric guitar rock. This is rocking-chair music - I'd have been better off with the best of Val Doonican. If you want The Dead get one of the earlier albums unless you're looking for slippers and pipe music. This is about as exciting as a bowl of Shredded Wheat. No redeeming features
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: MozzaBloke on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
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