Grateful Dead - The Best Of Grateful Dead: Skeletons From The Closet mp3 album
Skeletons from the Closet: The Best of Grateful Dead is the first compilation album from rock band the Grateful Dead. It was originally released in February 1974. As with other such packages, the album was a way for Warner Bros. It was followed three years later by a second compilation, What a Long Strange Trip It's Been.
Producer, Engineer – Alembic (tracks: A3, A5 to B2, B4), Betty Cantor (tracks: A3, A5 to B2, B4), Bob Matthews (tracks: A3, A5 to B2, B4), The Grateful Dead (tracks: A3, A5 to B2, B4). Notes. Limited to 6,000 according to hype sticker. This was released as part of Rhino's "Start Your Ear Off Right" series.
Features Tapers Section Grateful Dead Hour Jam Of The Week All in the Family Comix by Tim Truman Greatest Stories Ever Told Documenting the Dead Blair's Golden Road Blog Sirius XM - Grateful Dead Channel. Show Archive Visual Archive Album Covers Fan Art Laminates Posters Stickers Tickets. Released in February 1974, this is the best-selling Grateful Dead greatest hits collection to date. Features "Truckin’," "Sugar Magnolia," and "Mexicali Blues.
Skeletons from the Closet: The Best of Grateful Dead was the first compilation album from the Grateful Dead. It was first released on LP in February 1974. The release was a ploy for Warner Bros. Records to cash in on the escalating popularity of the band after they had left to start their own label. Three of the tracks were not original Dead album studio recordings.
The Dead pretend they’re a singles band in this collection of their best-known shorter tracks. The cumulative results are distinguished, not by profundity or virtuosity, but by a characteristic pleasantness. The album boasts attractive melodies and supple rhythmic patterns. But the anthology also exposes some ongoing weaknesses: dull recorded sound, thin instrumental arrangements, frail vocals (except for Bob Weir’s occasional leads) and, more generally, music consistently without sufficient emotional depth or narrative strength. The selections are well chosen and the album’s 45 minutes are generous by current single-LP standards. In This Article: The Grateful Dead.
As said by The Grateful Dead's original manager Rock Scully, "At this point in time you had two choices as a band. Make songs resembling The Beatles or make Blues/Bluegrass songs. Well, aparently The Grateful Dead mixed those and came up with a more psychedelic Beatles song. 2. Truckin': This song is probably on the top 3 most popular Grateful Dead songs. Probably because of how careless it sounds. 7. Casey Jones: Definatley one of top 3 songs from The Grateful Dead. Probably because of its use of the word Cocaine and just the fun flow of it. The guitaring and drumming go great together, and of course lyrics are fantastic. Casey Jones is actually a song about a song written a long time ago about a train crash in Illinois. You'll never really relise how out of place this song is, untill you listen to all of Workingman's Dead, which the song closes.
Skeletons from the Closet has been long-lived as a Grateful Dead primer, though it was superseded by The Very Best of the Grateful Dead in 2003. Fans of the band's live show have noted that Skeletons only contains two live tracks from a band whose live shows are its strongest suit. Records to cash in on the escalating popularity of the band (based on the sales of Workingman's Dead and American Beauty). Four of the tracks were not original Dead album studio recordings
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|1||The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)
Written-By – Kreutzmann*, Weir*, Garcia*, Lesh*, McKernan*
Written-By – Weir*, Garcia*, Lesh*, Hunter*
Written-By – Garcia*, Hunter*
Written-By – Weir*, Hunter*
Written-By – Garcia*, Lesh*, Hunter*
|6||Uncle John's Band
Written-By – Garcia*, Hunter*
Written-By – Garcia*, Hunter*
Written-By – Weir*, Barlow*
|9||Turn On Your Love Light
Written-By – D. Malone*, J. Scott*
|10||One More Saturday Night
Written-By – Weir*
|11||Friend Of The Devil
Written-By – Garcia*, Dawson*, Hunter*
- Licensed To – BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. – D-183892
- Licensed To – BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. – D183892
- Manufactured By – WEA Manufacturing
- Manufactured For – BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. – D-183892
- Manufactured For – BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. – D183892
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
- Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
- Copyright (c) – Grateful Dead
- Pressed By – Allied Record Company
- Published By – Ice Nine Publishing Company, Inc.
- Published By – Don Music
- Recorded At – Alembic Studios
- Recorded At – Wally Heider Studios
- Recorded At – Pacific High Recording
- Edited At – The Lacquer Channel
- Remastered At – Oceanview Digital Mastering
- Glass Mastered At – Specialty Records Corporation
- Art Direction – Bob Seideman*
- Artwork – John Van Hamersveld
- Co-producer [Audio] – Steve Barncard* (tracks: 2, 4, 11)
- Edited By – Betty Cantor, Bill Wolf
- Engineer – Dick Bogert (tracks: 1)
- Producer – Dave Hassinger (tracks: 1)
- Producer, Engineer – Alembic (tracks: 3, 5 to 8, 10), Betty Cantor (tracks: 3, 5 to 8, 10), Bob Matthews (tracks: 3, 5 to 8, 10), The Grateful Dead (tracks: 2 to 8, 10, 11)
- Remastered By [Assisted] – Dave Collins
- Remastered By [Digital Re-mastering For Compact Disc] – Joe Gastwirt
NotesSame as The Best Of Grateful Dead: Skeletons From The Closet as being a club & glass mastered SRC pressing except this release has an ARC in the matrix area.
Compact disc mastering approved by the band Grateful Dead
©1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc. ℗1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Printed in U.S.A.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout: ARC 1 2764-2 SRC-08 ✱M3 S2
- Rights Society: BMI
- Rights Society: ASCAP
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