Anthem of the Sun (Expanded) Original recording remastered
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A live version of Alligator/Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks) suite makes the trippiest album of all time even trippier!
Troisième album dans la continuité des précédents, Aoxomoxoa cherche encore à capturer l'intensité des concerts du Dead, même si l'arrivée du poète et parolier Robert Hunter marque le début d'une imagerie poétique et musicale qui définira le groupe au cours des années à venir. Sorti en 1969, ce disque conjugue interactions musicales brillantes et expérimentations sonores sur des morceaux comme "China Cat Sunflower" ou "St Stephen", sommets d'une oeuvre qui ne fait qu'accroître la ferveur suscitée par le groupe, surtout en concert. -- Florent Mazzoleni --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.
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The vocals are nowhere near the crisp greatness of American Beauty and Workingman's Dead. It was an important step in their development as a band, but thankfully not the final step. I get a kick out of New Potato Caboose, and I like long songs, but it is probably a few minutes too long. Born Cross-eyed has some great aspects to it. But the rest is pretty unremarkable in my opinion. I think they totally messed up the rendition of Alligator, they've done much better versions at their live shows and this version is just far too cluttered with the vocals and the kazoo sounds are way too overwhelming. Overall, the instrumentals are pretty darn good, if you can swallow the "experimentalness" and length of it all. This was basically the band members experimentation in the studio, where they got to experiment with some of the equipment for the first time and had full control of the production. They did a fine job of "sticking it to the record company", but that doesn't make this an appealing album. If you are going to grab this, make sure you also watch the film "Anthem to Beauty", which gives a lot of neat inside perspectives on how they made this. If you are going to get weirded out by this album, watching "Anthem to Beauty" ahead of time will increase your interest and the inside scoops will probably perk your interest and help you "swallow" it.Read more ›
Like Bill Graham once said "They are not the best at what they do - they are the only ones that do what they do." Listen to this album and you'll understand why!
"Anthem Of The Sun" captures the psychedelic Dead in its prime and is a mindblower to listen to with headphones. The album itself is a carefully constructed mix of studio and live recordings along with a tedious but rewarding editing and mixing job and wild studio effects.
Tracks such as "The Other One", "Aligator" and "Caution" have since become Grateful Dead classics and are among many a Deadheads favorites.
The bonus material on the Rhino remaster is a complete unedited live recording of "Alligator", "Caution" and "Feedback" captured at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles in August 1968. This is worth the price of the reissue alone as it features the band fully jamming with the ignition turned up to full - a prime example of when the band members were all on the same wavelength, they truly gave it their all.
As a hidden bonus track, an alternate mix of "Born Cross-Eyed" is featured which includes an additional 30-seconds of feedback sound collage in its fadeout.
As mentioned above, The Grateful Dead had already turned a corner with "Anthem Of The Sun" and this was ONLY their second album. It all depends on which Deadhead you talk to when asking what the bands greatest album is.Read more ›
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Pretty cool album early Grateful Dead. Still listening to it.Published 25 days ago by Amazon Customer
Many people would say this Dead album is TOO weird, and just doesn't seem like it fits in with things they did like Workingman's Dead. Read morePublished on July 13 2004
A great CD, but I have a question for everyone else who bought it--
Why are the song times on the back of the CD completely wrong? Read more
Anthem of the Sun, Live/Dead, After Bathing at Baxters and Bless its Pointed Little Head; These albums formed the cornerstones of a long ago teenage musical sensibility. Read morePublished on Oct. 22 2003
This is the Grateful Dead's second album. They have added Mickey Hart on drums, Tom Constanten on keyboards and Robert Hunter writing lyrics. Read morePublished on Oct. 7 2003 by kireviewer
This is the Grateful Dead's second album. They have added Mickey Hart on drums, Tom Constanten on keyboards and Robert Hunter writing lyrics. Read morePublished on Oct. 6 2003 by kireviewer
I have the original CD issue. I was dissapointed when I first heard it because there were very noticable differences from the original vinyl. Read morePublished on Sept. 26 2003
In a way, the dead's Trout Mask Replica.
Do not listen to this on headphones without parental guidance. Read more