|So Many Roads (1965-1995) by Grateful Dead (CD,1 Disc, Arista) PROMO SAMPLER|
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Dayton, OH, USA
|Genre:||Country Rock, Rock & Pop|
|Number Of Discs:||5|
|Playing Time:||388 min.|
|Contributing Artists:||Branford Marsalis, Bruce Hornsby|
Average review score based on 5 user reviews
Having been a tape trader for years, I generally avoid box sets in favor
of "Dick's Picks" or the new "Road" series.
However, I made an exception because of a few tunes I didn't have in great
quality..The Watkins Glen Jam has been in circulation almost since the concert
ended, in a well recorded audience tape. But listening to it having been cleaned up and in well seperated stereo to boot, I felt that alone was worth
the price of admission. Also, to hear what versions of what songs the band themselves liked was cool. If a So Many Roads Vol.2 came along, I would definitely buy it! From beginning to end, the many twists and turns of their confidence growing and the mindbending improvised jazz-like music took me back
to a more innocent time, where the world didn't seem so cold.. There is hardly any genre of music that is not represented here, to boot. From psychedlic, country(!), blues, R&B, jazz, folk, and straight-up rock&roll,
the Dead manage to put their own unique stamp on all of it, without compromising their sound. No band that I know of does this today, and damn few
did back in the day.
Love them or hate them, there is no denying that nobody else sounds like the Dead!
This is a wonderful box set. Each disc has great live tracks and all are taken off the soundboard and remastered. A broad range of music is covered here. You can hear the evolution of the sound of one of the best bands in history. Starting with the early/ fuzzy sound with Ron "Pigpen" McKernan right up to the last show at Chicago's Soldier Field. Of all the shows and discs I own by The Grateful Dead, this is by far my favorite and most cherished.
i am not a big fan of boxed sets. i have always been a fan of complete shows. but this box is full of great versions of songs the dead have done over the years. love every disc.
The Compact Disks that I purchased were in some of the worst shape I have ever seen and they skip as well. I would not buy anything from this vendor ever again. Extremely Disappointed !!!!!!!
I have been wanting this item for a while and was skeptical about buying it used but the despite it being used, it was in great condition. Seller was honest and he shipped it very fast. A great experience overall