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June 07, 2017 03:25PM
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Recently I was lucky enough to have received this!

The Grateful Dead ‎– May 1977: Get Shown The Light (11 HDCD) Grateful Dead Records 2017

Hey man, I'm so glad you're enjoying that set! It is absolutely not necessary to send anything in return, either. Instead, do a random favor for a stranger on the street one day if you can. The Dead's music is a gift to be shared with everyone, and I'm just happy to have been alive at a time and place where I could experience it, and to be in a position where I'm occasionally able to pass along my love for this band to others.

Keep truckin' on, my friend!



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June 09, 2017 05:43PM
Mickey Hart's Mystery Box
Rykodisc, 1996




Another album full of exotic percussion, though somewhat more focused on traditional song structure than some of his other output.

If you're a fan of world music in general, you'll find something to suit your tastes on this one. Hart, following his usual motif, gathers some great musicians from across the globe to put their unique stamps on these songs. The production can sound a bit dated, but it's worth checking this album out to hear how these unusual instruments can be tied into a more Western sound.















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June 09, 2017 08:59PM
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Gordon Rekcikssa

It is absolutely not necessary to send anything in return, either. Instead, do a random favor for a stranger on the street one day if you can. The Dead's music is a gift to be shared with everyone, and I'm just happy to have been alive at a time and place where I could experience it, and to be in a position where I'm occasionally able to pass along my love for this band to others.

Keep truckin' on, my friend!

I cannot leave a good deed unrewarded, I got a few things I'm collecting for you. I can't just not return the favor, it's about honor and karma.

Anyways, I'm listening to it again right now and I am still stunned how diverse this set is. smileys with beer



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June 29, 2017 08:00AM
Grateful Dead - Anthem Of The Sun
original release by Warner Bros. Records / Seven Arts Records, 1968 - this pressing by Rhino Records, 2011



This is the Dead's second album, and it's a long, strange trip in and of itself.

When the band signed to Warner Bros., they got a pretty unusual contract for the time. It guaranteed them complete creative control and unlimited studio time. The Dead took advantage of those terms for this record. Originally, recording sessions had begun in Los Angeles in late 1967 with David Hassinger in the producer's seat (he had also produced the band's debut album). By December, they had gone through three studios and moved the proceedings to New York. Hassinger decided that he had had enough on the night that Bob Weir told him he wanted to create the sound of "thick air" on a portion of one track.

Eventually, the band decided to have their soundman Dan Healy join in the production team. They recorded the songs they wanted on the album at various gigs they were playing, and then returned to San Francisco's Coast Recorders, who had installed a state of the art 16-track system, to finish the album. They spent a long time there, splicing together live and studio tapes, sometimes having to match tape speeds by hand, manually turning the spools through the decks until the sounds matched. Tom Constanten added tape effects, prepared and treated piano lines, and some assorted electronic weirdness to the mix, and after several months the LP was finally released in July of 1968.

In 1972, the album was remixed by bassist Phil Lesh, and that mix is the one that had been used for decades on subsequent US pressings of the album in various formats. If you have this one on LP, the remix is identified with the letters "RE" after the mastering numbers. In the UK, the original mix has been used on vinyl pressings all along, as the remix masters were never sent over for subsequent pressings. The Rhino reissue pictured above used the original mix on a US pressing for the first time in over forty years.







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June 29, 2017 03:35PM
^Great description/explanation. I like it when labels reissue original mixes like that. I started watching the Dead documentary series on Amazon recently. I think I made it through 2 or 3 episodes so far...



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