Grateful Dead - American Beauty

 (Numbered Limited Edition)

Grateful Dead's American Beauty on numbered limited edition Hybrid SACD

Indelible harmonies, spare playing, and gorgeous textures surround masterfully crafted songs

American Beauty is the most perfectly realized, superbly played, and openly natural folk-rock record ever released. They don't make albums like this anymore, but thankfully, Mobile Fidelity's extraordinary hybrid SACD allows you to experience this 1970 masterpiece with unrivaled intimacy, realism, detail, and perspective.

Made just months after its companion release, Workingman's Dead, the San Francisco legends' second 1970 masterpiece furthers the former work's close-knit relationship between country and folk while adding extra rock and bluegrass currents.

Understated amplified passages, graceful melodies, layered singing, and old-time string flavors — including mandolin work from masterful guest David Grisman — bestow the material with easygoing, comfortable vibes. Again taking advantage of the best songwriting of Robert Hunter's career, the Dead turns in its most collective studio performance, with every individual contributing equally and focusing on nothing but the songs at hand.

1. Box of Rain
2. Friend of the Devil
3. Sugar Magnolia
4. Operator
5. Candyman
6. Ripple
7. Brokedown Palace
8. Till the Morning Comes
9. Attics of My Life
10. Truckin’

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 3 person(s) rated this product.

Masterpiece #2

posted on 07/19/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: Mike
I own this and Workingmans Dead on MoFi sacd. Everything about the band shines in spades on both releases. Sonic's, clarity,dynamic's, EVERYTHING! IMHO, the best issue's of either disc around. Excellent, highly recommended!!

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