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Aoxomoxoa (Expanded) Original recording remastered
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|5. Mountains Of The Moon|
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|7. What's Become Of The Baby|
|8. Cosmic Charlie|
|9. Clementine Jam|
|10. Nobody's Spoonful Jam|
|11. The Eleventh Jam|
|12. Cosmic Charlie|
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 CD starts off with a version of "St. Stephen" that I always preferred over some of the live versions that I have heard and continues on with two tunes that are very typical of the bluegrass type of sound that the Dead sometimes had, "Dupree's Diamond Blues" and "Doin' That Rag".
One of the more lovely tunes on the CD is "Mountains On the Moon" which is a real mood piece, but doesn't get to the point of being overly long and boring.
I used to have this one on vinyl, but now have it in CD format, as part of the Golden Road collection, so I also get the bonus tracks. If you get a chance to either get the box set that has the extra tracks for Aoxomoxoa or can find one in a Used CD store, go for it. What I really like about my CD is that this is like two different CD's in one. Not only do I get the GD original tracks from it, but I also get a full 35 minutes of some of the best jazz that I have. There are three jams, the best of the three is the just over 10 minutes long "Nobody's Spoonful Jam". The rhythm section on this one alone is a masterpiece and the guitar work that goes throughout the basic riff is very creative but doesn't stray too far.
However many of the other songs just seem to run out of ideas. The chord progressions are interesting for a while. However the melodies on the other numbers are not that memorable. Well maybe on St. Stephens to a small degree. But that What's Become Of A Baby piece is down right atrocious. Gosh I hate when band's put tuneless garbage like that on a record. What is the purpose of filling up eight and half minutes of space with aggravating chanting where it is nearly impossible to make out what Jerry Garcia is even saying.
A decent Grateful Dead recording but certainly not a must have.
Most recent customer reviews
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
The Grateful Dead's third studio album "Aoxomoxoa" serves as a bridging gap between the band's psychedelic experiments and the harmony-laced folk-rock they would adopt a... Read morePublished on Feb. 19 2004 by Louie Bourland
This is the Grateful Dead's third album. It has been remastered and has as much bonus material as orginal material. Read morePublished on Nov. 25 2003 by kireviewer
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
that's what jerry once said about aoxomoxoa. it was mixed for the hallucinations. of course he was referring to the original 1969 mix, which is very hard to find, yet superior to... Read morePublished on Aug. 21 2003 by grunt
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