The Very Best of Best of, Original recording remastered
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Time to bury your Skeletons in the Closet "best-of"-this one spans the Dead's years with Warner Bros., Grateful Dead Records and Arista! Includes Truckin'; Touch of Grey; Sugar Magnolia; Casey Jones; Box of Rain; Fire on the Mountain; U.S. Blues; Friend of the Devil; Franklin's Tower; One More Saturday Night , and more.
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But this CD shouldn't be you only Grateful Dead CD in your collection. Grateful Dead was, by all means, a LIVE BAND, and on this CD you'll find only one live version ("One more Saturday night"). So, if you should happen to like this CD, check out some of their live recordings too. There are a whole bunch of live albums available, so it's often hard to decide which one to buy and which one to avoid. Well, let me help you. You can't go wrong if you buy either of the following three albums: "Ladies and gentlemen..." consists of live recordings from five shows at the closing of Fillmore East, April 1971. "Stepping out...England '72" is a compilation of highlights from their UK gigs on their famous European tour in April and May 1972. "The closing of Winterland" covers the entire New Year's show at Winterland 1978/79. All three CDs show Grateful Dead on top of their career, and it will sure give you an experience of a lifetime!Read more ›
Among the missing and unaccounted for are; "Dark Star," "Jack Straw," "Black Peter," "Stella Blue," "Brokedown Palace," "Playing in the Band," "Wharf Rat," and "Terrapin Station." The biggest puzzler is what happened to "Aoxomoxoa" and "Anthem To Sun?" The tribal elders of the Deadhead nation are certain to frown upon any collection that omits "St. Stephen", "China Cat Sunflower", "The Other One" or "Alligator." These two albums broke open more musicial space than any other Dead albums, and are the cornerstones of the Haight Ashbury psychedelic renissance.
Now that the Grateful Dead has remastered all of the 22 official albums, the hardcore Deadheads will probably want to recollect all of the orginal releases, because there is a significant improvement on the sound of the remastered editions.Read more ›
This CD includes the Grateful Dead's most commercial material and its best known hits such as the signature classics "Truckin'", "Uncle John's Band", "Box Of Rain" and "Ripple" as well as their only top 40 smash "Touch Of Grey" from 1986.
Elsewhere are Deadhead favorites such as "Estimated Prophet", "Franklin's Tower", "Fire On The Mountain" and "U.S. Blues".
This is only one side of The Grateful Dead. The bands other side is what they are better known for - extended jams. Unfortunately "The Very Best Of" does not capture the bands improvisational and experimental side. It does however display the Dead's diverse range and their ability to craft radio-friendly material flawlessly and effortlessly.
This compilation is highly recommended for beginning Deadheads who'd like to hear the more commercial side of the band. For their improvisational side, "Live/Dead" is an excellent place to start. For their more experimental work, check out "Anthem Of The Sun", "Aoxomoxoa" or "Blues For Allah". These albums as well as this compilation provide a well-rounded textbook for those starting their collection of Dead recordings.
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This is the Dead's best greatest hits album. A good place to start for new fans, but I wish it had more live tracks...Published on June 28 2004 by Justin Allen
I hear alot of people complaining about how so many songs are missing and how you don't get enough live tracks. Who cares? Read morePublished on Oct. 20 2003
this could be better but it gets 5 stars for what it tries to do which is get all the best known songs on 1 cd. heres the listing of what the best of should have beenCD1 .1. Read morePublished on Oct. 9 2003 by Matthew C. Tate
if you are just getting into them get this. it covers the deads entire career. remember though this is the dead at its most radio friendly. Read morePublished on Sept. 29 2003 by mandy tate
I have been a Deadhead for around 25 years. Any respectable Deadhead knows that you don't buy a Dead "best of", yet in this case I did. I own a nearly complete Dead collection. Read morePublished on Sept. 28 2003 by 4tunes500
The Grateful Dead would seem at first to have been among history's most anthologized groups. Every show, every note recorded most of its history lies on a record shelf or Deadhead... Read morePublished on Sept. 23 2003 by Anthony G Pizza
.... for those of you, who, like myself, never got the point of unfocused and undisciplined noodling for hours until the marijuana wears off. Read morePublished on Sept. 18 2003 by o dubhthaigh
I do not own and do not plan to own this cd. I am sick and tired of key tracks being left off of greatest hits cd's. Read morePublished on Sept. 17 2003 by Robert Lanxner