Skeletons from the Closet: The Best of Grateful Dead songs Product Information
Skeletons from the Closet: The Best of Grateful Dead album for sale by Grateful Dead was released Oct 11, 1988 on the Warner Bros. label. This pleasant collection of songs assembled in 1974 is subtitled "The Best of," which is a somewhat amusing notion to hardcore fans for several reasons. Skeletons from the Closet: The Best of Grateful Dead buy CD music First, the Grateful Dead created an extensive song repertoire, and singling out any 11 cuts is an exercise in arbitrary selection. Second, the Dead were a live band, and only two songs from SKELETONS FROM THE CLOSET are culled from concert recordings--"One More Saturday Night" and "Turn on Your Love Light." Lastly, this album rests on the considerable strength of six of the Grateful Dead's most recognized songs--"Truckin'," "Casey Jones," "Friend of the Devil," "Uncle John's Band," "Sugar Magnolia" and "St. Skeletons from the Closet: The Best of Grateful Dead CD music contains a single disc with 11 songs. ...See Full Description
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||The guy writing the album info is an idiot!|
No, this isn't a tidy way to go. If you want a REAL G.D. album, you go out and buy American Beauty.
By J.R. (Minnesota, USA)
||Skeletons of another sort|
Record companies have contracts and want to make money, and now presenting Skeletons in the Closet. Best band ever and this is the respect they get from suits.
By randysavageyourrule666 (Palo Alto, CA)
||a Whitman's Sampler of the Dead|
There's no point in arguing about whether or not this is the "Best Of" the Dead. It is, however, a reasonable selection of their most familiar "hits." No doubt the hardcore Grateful Dead fan will wish for more.
By a reviewer (Portland, Oregon USA)
||PS! This is NOT the best of Grateful Dead|
Just to make it clear: This is not the best of Grateful Dead, but a more random collection of some of their better studio-recordings, including "Truckin'", "Sugar Magnolia", "Uncle John's band" and "Friend of the devil".
By asmund.svensson (Oslo, Norway)
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Skeletons from the Closet: The Best of Grateful Dead songs Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||1099126|
|Release Date||Oct 11, 1988|
|Producer||Dave Hassinger; Alembie; Grateful Dead; Alembic; Steve Barncard; Betty Cantor; Betty Cantor-Jackson; Bob Matthews|
|Engineer||Alembie; Dick Bogert; Grateful Dead; Alembic; Betty Cantor; Betty Cantor-Jackson; Bob Matthews|
|Recording Time||44 minutes|
|Personnel||Jerry Garcia - vocals, guitar, pedal steel guitar, piano|
Bob Weir - vocals, guitar
Phil Lesh - vocals, guitar, piano, bass
Bill Kreutzmann - drums
Mickey Hart - percussion
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan - vocals, celesta, organ, keyboards, claves
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