Rated 4/5 Music, 4/5 Sonics in the January 2011 Issue of The Absolute Sound!
180-gram LP mastered From original analog masters by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering Studios and pressed at RTI!
Rolling Stone 2015 Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Jam Bands: The Grateful Dead Rated 1st!
Aoxomoxoa was released in 1969 and features one of Rick Griffin's finest Grateful Dead album covers, having originated as a poster for the Dead at the Avalon Ballroom in January 1969. Apparently, the band liked the poster so much they asked Griffin to rework it for the cover of their third album, which was their first with Tom Constanten as an official band-member. Constanten was instrumental in creating unique sounds from the keyboards utilizing such common items as combs, Dutch dimes, and a gyroscope to alter the sound of the keyboard.
Between 1967 and 1970, the Grateful Dead recorded five studio albums for Warner Bros. Those records formed the psychedelic canon on which the band?'s live legend was built. The five albums were pressed on premium 180-gram vinyl at RTI and packaged as a Deluxe 5LP Box Set. This 180-gram LP is the same as the pressing that was included in that set.
|1. St. Stephen (1971 Mix) [2019 Remaster]|
|2. Dupree's Diamond Blues (1971 Mix) [2019 Remaster]|
|3. Rosemary (1971 Mix) [2019 Remaster]|
|4. Doin' That Rag (1971 Mix) [2019 Remaster]|
|5. Mountains of the Moon (1971 Mix) [2019 Remaster]|
|1. China Cat Sunflower (1971 Mix) [2018 Remaster]|
|2. What's Become of the Baby (1971 Mix) [2019 Remaster]|
|3. Cosmic Charlie (1971 Mix) [2018 Remaster]|