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Aoxomoxoa (Expanded) Original recording remastered
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Four bonus tracks including a rarely performed live Cosmic Charlie and three ultra-rare studio jams from the summer of '68!
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The Rhino/Warner remaster includes four additional tracks which brings this album to more than double of its original length. The first three bonus tracks are extended instrumental jams recorded live in the studio. Like always, the band's musicianship and ability to play off each other comes through effortlessly in these jams. There is a definite jazz-fusion feel to these improvisations. "The Eleven Jam" is particularly striking with it's use of odd time signatures (mostly 11/8). The bonus material closes with a rare live recording of "Cosmic Charlie" which is a bit raw and rough but solid.
Since it's initial release 35 years ago "Aoxomoxoa" has become an instant Dead classic.Read more ›
Like the first two Dead albums, this is Aoxomoxoa is a mixture of standard rock material and some really wierd stuff. It's got some very good songs, such as St. Stephen and China Cat Sunflower. However, I prefer the live versions of these songs. The early studio versions always seem tinny, while the live versions seem to have much more depth. Then it has the really bad "What's Become of Baby" where Jerry Garcia just drones on through an echo chamber for 8 minutes. It is hard to get through.
What is really nice is the bonus material. It it live material and mostly instrumentals. They are jams that were pulled out of the middle of some songs. The music is great. There are styles that I have never heard the band play before. It is as good or better than the original material on the album.
Rhino Records (bought about by Warner Brothers) has remasters all of the Dead's Warner Brother releases. They included nice packaging with extensive liner notes. They used up every second of the CD with bonus material, so they are all just under 80 minutes long. Some of the bonus material is not very good on some of the CD's, but on Aoxomoxoa, it is wonderful. It takes a 3 star CD up to 4 stars.
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I'll keep this short. In the world of Grateful Dead music offerings, this is one of the worst. Basically all studio recordings by this band suck compared to live recordings. Read morePublished on July 7 2004 by Adam G. Hanson
I already owned all of the cd's from the Dead's folk rock era, so I decided to get one from their psychedelic early era. Read morePublished on June 28 2004 by Justin Allen
Though this studio album, of course, fails to capture the Dead at their finest, it comes close.
Take a minute to listen to these tunes, and you will remember where you would... Read more
This CD is out of stock because it has been replaced by the new remastered version with bonus materials. Read morePublished on Nov. 21 2003 by kireviewer
Length - 36:07
Overall, I think this is a really good record. I wouldn't really call myself a deadhead, but I do have a pile of their records and listen to them regularly. Read more
Basically, this album's a failure. Of the tunes on here, most went on to sound better live subsequently. Read morePublished on July 17 2003 by Scott McFarland
Aoxomoxoa is the best Dead studio album. Period. Imagine the California folk-rock scene if you will... Read morePublished on Jan. 29 2003 by sean
The key to this CD is to skip over track 7, "What's Become of the Baby". That one is a drone of sorts that sounds like a Gregorian chant. Read morePublished on Dec 27 2002 by Grampa Rocks