The Grateful Dead - From The Mars Hotel

The Grateful Dead - From The Mars Hotel


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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP  

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180 Gram Vinyl Record

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The Grateful Dead made their reputation on the road with their live shows, and they always struggled to capture that magic in the studio. From the Mars Hotel, although perhaps not a classic, represents one of their better studio albums. Jerry Garcia sounds engaged throughout and takes the vocal reigns for most of the songs on the album — although he's not the most gifted vocalist, he proves himself able and versatile. He sings the rollicking opener, 'U.S. Blues,' with a tongue-in-cheek seriousness that gives the political song an edge, and he lends emotional sincerity to the atmospheric ballad 'China Doll.' Garcia shines on guitar during the funk workout 'Scarlet Begonias,' but the ensemble work is best displayed on the album's centerpiece, 'Unbroken Chain.'During this song, all the musicians are allowed to shine: Phil Lesh, the bassist and songwriter, provides tender vocals over a piano-based arrangement while the bridge allows the guitars and drums to stretch out in classic Grateful Dead style. This album is highly recommended for fans." — All Music Guide

1. U.S. Blues
2. China Doll
3. Unbroken Chain
4. Loose Lucy
5. Scarlet Begonias
6. Pride of Cucamonga
7. Money Money
8. Ship of Fools

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