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An album by Grateful Dead

Expanded & remastered (HDCD) version of the band's 1967 debut, serves up 6 bonus tracks 'Alice D. Millionaire', 'Overseas Stomp (The Lindy)', 'Tastebud', 'Death Don't Have No Mercy' & 'Viola Lee Blues' … see full wiki

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2 reviews about Grateful Dead
review by . June 15, 2003
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This debut Grateful Dead CD is oh so fresh. A very good balance of short focused tunes and extended blues jams. Most of it is very good. The exception may be the last track which features a 23 plus minute version of Viola Lee Blues. This is mostly mindless noodling although creative in spots.Anyway there are many pluses. First of all Pig Pen's organ is much more prominent here than on any future releases. Also like Piggies vocals on Good Morning Little Schoolgirl as well as the two bonus tracks …
review by . March 07, 2000
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This is a very good album which explores the many different styles of this classic band. Jerry, Bobby, and Pig Pen all have their time on lead vocals and each have strong moments. The re-working of Not Fade Away is just great as Bobby's vocals and Jerry's guitar bring the song to new heights not acheived on previous versions. Then the jam and the intro to Going Down The Road Feeling Bad just sounds so darn creative. Bertha is performed with such spirit that you tend to overlook Jerry's technical …
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