Dear Mr. Fantasy - Grateful Dead* - Long Strange Trip (The Untold Story Of The Grateful Dead) (Motio
Label: Rhino Records - R2 560884 • Format: 2x, CD HDCD, Compilation • Country: US • Genre: Rock, Stage & Screen • Style: Blues Rock, Country Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Soundtrack
Amir Bar-Lev 's winding, thorough Grateful Dead documentary is naturally titled Long Strange Trip -- really, what else could it have been called? The Dear Mr. Fantasy - Grateful Dead* - Long Strange Trip (The Untold Story Of The Grateful Dead) (Motio -- available either as a two-disc set or a three-disc set at exclusive retailers -- tells a familiar tale, sometimes with familiar material, but it doesn't quite proceed in a predictable fashion.
Like the film, the Long Strange Trip soundtrack skips entire portions of the Dead 's history because it focuses on the bigger picture. Some eras are soft-peddled and some classic songs are missing but by threading in studio cuts with the live tracks, this gives a good idea of everything Recordar É Viver (Knowing Me, Knowing You) - Perla - Perla Grateful Dead did and why they matter.
Which isn't to say that Long Strange Trip is definitive -- any collection lacking "Truckin'," "Sugar Magnolia," and "Casey Jones" can't be called definitive -- but it does wind up as an excellent introduction to the Dead 's eccentric charms, illustrating not just their instinct for exploration with its heavy dose of '70s live material, the first disc offers ample proof of this but also how they could groove on-stage the cuts from the legendary Cornell concert from Then, it also proves that beyond those improvisations, the Dead have a strong song catalog that withstands all their revisions -- and the sometimes indifferent studio productions, none of which can be heard here -- and the fact that this soundtrack shows both sides of the Grateful Dead makes it valuable indeed.
Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Track Listing Count Basie - Count Basie At Newport Disc 1.
Gary Davis. Grateful Dead. Uncle John's Band. Dark Star. Easy Wind. Robert Hunter. China Cat Sunflower. Morning Dew. Track Listing - Disc 2. He's Gone. The Music Never Stopped. Dear Mr. Brokedown Palace. Easy Wind Robert Hunter.