Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead [Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead [Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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Amir Bar-Lev's winding, thorough Grateful Dead documentary is naturally titled Long Strange Trip -- really, what else could it have been called? -- and it's only appropriate that its accompanying soundtrack also follows a twisting road. The album -- available either as a two-disc set or a three-disc set at exclusive retailers -- tells a familiar tale, sometimes with familiar material, but it doesn't quite proceed in a predictable fashion. Like the film, the Long Strange Trip soundtrack skips entire portions of the Dead's history because it focuses on the bigger picture. Some eras are soft-peddled and some classic songs are missing but by threading in studio cuts with the live tracks, this gives a good idea of everything the Grateful Dead did and why they matter. Which isn't to say that Long Strange Trip is definitive -- any collection lacking "Truckin'," "Sugar Magnolia," and "Casey Jones" can't be called definitive -- but it does wind up as an excellent introduction to the Dead's eccentric charms, illustrating not just their instinct for exploration (with its heavy dose of '70s live material, the first disc offers ample proof of this) but also how they could groove on-stage (the cuts from the legendary Cornell concert from 1977). Then, it also proves that beyond those improvisations, the Dead have a strong song catalog that withstands all their revisions -- and the sometimes indifferent studio productions, none of which can be heard here -- and the fact that this soundtrack shows both sides of the Grateful Dead makes it valuable indeed.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/26/2017
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227934507
catalogNumber: 560884
Rank: 29502

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Grateful Dead   Primary Artist
Mickey Hart   Percussion,Drums,Group Member
Jerry Garcia   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Bob Weir   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Tom Constanten   Keyboards,Group Member
Donna Jean Godchaux   Vocals,Group Member
Keith Godchaux   Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Bill Kreutzmann   Percussion,Drums,Group Member
Phil Lesh   Bass,Vocals,Group Member
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan   Organ,Harmonica,Percussion,Vocals,Group Member
Brent Mydland   Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Vince Welnick   Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Mickey Hart   Composer
Jim Capaldi   Composer
Jerry Garcia   Composer,Producer
Grateful Dead   Arranger,Composer,Producer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Bob Weir   Composer
Steve Winwood   Composer
Robert Hunter   Composer
Tim Rose   Composer
Bonnie Dobson   Composer
John Perry Barlow   Composer
John Cutler   Producer
Rev. Gary Davis   Composer
Bill Kreutzmann   Composer
Phil Lesh   Composer
Bob Matthews   Producer
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan   Composer
Mark Pinkus   Executive Producer
Katherine Delaney   Art Direction
Betty Cantor   Producer
Traditional   Composer
David Lemieux   Liner Notes
Chris Wood   Composer
Alex Blavatnik   Executive Producer

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