The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics

The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics

rejoice the 50th anniversary of the preferred and enduring band ever: “Even the main hardcore Deadheads may be inspired via this obsessively whole examine the thankful Dead’s lyrics” (Publishers Weekly).

The whole Annotated thankful useless Lyrics is an authoritative textual content, supplying ordinary models of all of the unique songs you concept you knew back and forth. those are the various best-loved songs within the sleek American songbook. they're hummed and spoken between hundreds of thousands as counterculture code and recorded by means of musicians of all stripes for his or her inimitable singability and imprecise accessibility. How do they do all this? to supply a context for this ambitious physique of labor, of which his half is fundamental, Robert Hunter has written a foreword that is going to the center of the problem. And the annotations on resources offer a gloss at the lyrics, which fits to the roots of Western tradition as they're integrated into them.

An avid thankful lifeless concertgoer for greater than twenty years, David Dodd is a librarian who brings to the paintings a detective’s love of following a clue so far as it is going to take him. together with essays via lifeless lyricists Robert Hunter and John Perry and Jim Carpenter’s unique illustrations, whimsical components within the lyrics are dropped at mild, showcasing the yank legend that's found in such a lot of songs. a stunning souvenir variation of the Dead’s reliable annotated lyrics, The whole Annotated thankful useless Lyrics is an absolute must-have for the 50th anniversary—you won’t ponder this cultural icon an identical manner back. in truth, founding band member Bob Weir acknowledged: “This e-book is excellent. Now I’ll by no means need to clarify myself.”

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