GRATEFUL DEAD - AMERICAN BEAUTY Germany release 12" LP VINYL Album

  "GRATEFUL DEAD - American Beauty" is the fifth album by the Grateful Dead. It was recorded between August and September 1970 and originally released in November 1970 by Warner Bros. Records. The album continued the folk rock and country music explored on "Workingman's Dead" and features the lyrics of Robert Hunter prominently.

 

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The Grateful Dead's 1970 album, "American Beauty," is one of the most revered and influential albums in the history of rock music. The album was released in Germany as a 12" LP vinyl album, and it has become a sought-after collectible among Grateful Dead fans and vinyl enthusiasts. T

The Grateful Dead's "American Beauty" was released in the United States on 1 November 1970. The album was produced by the band and was recorded over a period of several months in 1970 at Wally Heider Studios in San Francisco. The album features a blend of folk, rock, country, and blues influences, and it has been widely regarded as one of the band's greatest achievements.

The album was also released in Germany in 1970 as a 12" LP vinyl album. The German release featured the same tracklist as the U.S. release and was issued on Warner Bros. Records. The album's cover art was designed by Kelley/Mouse Studios, and it featured a striking image of a rose with the album title emblazoned across it.

The Grateful Dead's "American Beauty" is widely regarded as a seminal album in the history of rock music. The album is often cited as an example of the "country rock" genre, and it has influenced countless musicians over the years.

The German release of "American Beauty" is significant because it provides a unique opportunity to hear the album in its original vinyl format. The 12" LP vinyl album provides a warm, rich sound that cannot be replicated by digital formats. The vinyl format also allows for a more immersive listening experience, as the listener is able to physically interact with the album by handling the record and reading the liner notes.

 

Music Genre:

 American Folk / Country Rock 

Album Production Information:

The album: "GRATEFUL DEAD - American Beauty" was produced by: Grateful Dead Stephen Barncard

This album was recorded at: Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco

Album cover design: Kelly Mouse, Studio

Album cover photography: George Conger

Record Label Information:

 Warner Bros Records WB 46 074

Media Format:

 12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

 1970 Made in Germany
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: GRATEFUL DEAD - American Beauty
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Jerry Garcia – guitar; pedal steel guitar on "Sugar Magnolia", "Candyman", and "Brokedown Palace"; piano on "Box of Rain"; vocals

      Jerry Garcia (Full-name: Jerome John Garcia) was born on 1 August 1942, in San Francisco, California. He began playing the guitar at the age of 15 and was heavily influenced by bluegrass and folk music. In 1965, he co-founded the Grateful Dead with fellow musician Bob Weir. The band quickly gained a following for their unique blend of rock, folk, blues, and country music, and became known for their improvisational live performances.

     Throughout his career, Garcia also released several solo albums and collaborated with other musicians, including the Jerry Garcia Band and the Garcia/Grisman acoustic duo. He was also a member of the supergroup the Other Ones, which formed in 1998 after the Grateful Dead disbanded following Garcia's death.

     Garcia struggled with drug addiction throughout his life, which ultimately contributed to his death on August 9, 1995. He died of a heart attack in a drug rehab facility in Forest Knolls, California. He is widely considered to be one of the most influential guitarists of the 20th century and his contributions to the Grateful Dead's music continue to be celebrated by fans around the world.

  • Mickey Hart – percussion
  • Robert Hunter – lyricist
  • Phil Lesh – bass guitar, acoustic guitar on "Box of Rain", piano, vocals, lead on "Box of Rain"
  • Bill Kreutzmann – drums
  • Ron "Pigpen" McKernan – harmonica, vocals on "Operator"
  • Bob Weir – guitar, vocals, lead on "Sugar Magnolia" and "Trucking"
Complete Track-listing of the album "GRATEFUL DEAD - American Beauty"

The detailed tracklist of this record "GRATEFUL DEAD - American Beauty" is:

    Track-listing :
  1. "Box of Rain" (Robert Hunter, Phil Lesh) – 5:18
  2. "Friend of the Devil" (Jerry Garcia, John Dawson, Hunter) – 3:24
  3. "Sugar Magnolia" (Bob Weir, Hunter) – 3:19
  4. "Operator" (Ron McKernan) – 2:25
  5. "Candyman" (Garcia, Hunter) – 6:14
  6. "Ripple" (Garcia, Hunter) – 4:09
  7. "Brokedown Palace" (Garcia, Hunter) – 4:09
  8. "Till the Morning Comes" (Garcia, Hunter) – 3:08
  9. "Attics of My Life" (Garcia, Hunter) – 5:12
  10. "Truckin'" (Garcia, Lesh, Weir, Hunter) – 5:03

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WARNER BROS Records WB 46 074 / 39 804 )Record Label Details GEMA

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Grateful Dead: The Legacy of the Legendary Band:

  Grateful Dead was an American rock band that was formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California. The band was known for their improvisational style and blending of different music genres such as rock, folk, blues, and jazz. The band's music was not just a source of entertainment but was a cultural phenomenon that embodied the spirit of the 60s and 70s.

 The band was formed by Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Ron McKernan, Phil Lesh, and Bill Kreutzmann. Later on, Mickey Hart joined the band, and they became a six-piece band. The band's lineup changed over the years, but the core members remained Garcia, Weir, Lesh, and Hart. They played together until Garcia's death in 1995, after which the band dissolved.

 Grateful Dead's music was known for its long jams and improvisations, and no two performances were ever the same. The band's live concerts were famous for their psychedelic light shows, and the fans were known as "Deadheads." The fans followed the band from concert to concert, and the band had a loyal and dedicated fan base that lasted for decades.

 The band's music was heavily influenced by folk and blues, and they incorporated elements of these genres into their music. They were also inspired by the psychedelic movement, and their music was an extension of this cultural phenomenon. The band's music was not just about entertainment but was a way of life for many people.

 Grateful Dead's legacy is not just about their music, but it is also about the way they lived their lives. The band was known for their laid-back and carefree attitude, and they promoted a lifestyle that was centered around peace, love, and unity. The band's music was a reflection of their beliefs, and they wanted to create a world where people could come together and celebrate life.

 The band's legacy is not just about their music but also about their contribution to the culture of the 60s and 70s. They were at the forefront of the counterculture movement, and their music was a reflection of this movement. The band's music was a way of expressing their beliefs, and they wanted to create a world where people could come together and celebrate life.

 Grateful Dead's music has influenced many other bands and musicians, and their legacy continues to live on. The band's music has become a part of the cultural fabric of America, and it continues to inspire generations of musicians and fans.