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Long Strange Trip Motion Picture Soundtrack
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AMAZON EXCLUSIVE 6 LP set of the Official Motion Picture Soundtrack to the unprecedented four-hour rock documentary about the legendary band the Grateful Dead.
The film, executive produced by Martin Scorsese and directed by Amir Bar-Lev, probes the creative forces, subversive ambitions, and interpersonal dynamics that drove the band in their 30-year career. The 2-CD soundtrack features 5 previously unreleased versions of Dead classics including “Dark Star,” “China Cat Sunflower,” “I know you Rider,” and Dead covers of “Dear Mr. Fantasy,” and “Hey Jude.” The expanded 6 LP soundtrack available exclusively on Amazon features an additional 80 minutes of music, which include 2 additional previously unreleased versions of iconic Grateful Dead songs “Stella Blue,” and “Days Between.”
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What's here is 70 minutes of unreleased Live tracks, 85 minutes of previously released Live tracks, then 48 minutes from the recently released Cornell show from May 8, 1977, and finally 24 minutes from previously released studio recordings.
Now, about the previously unreleased Dark Star from 2/14/70 at the Fillmore East... Its nearly 24 minutes of total bliss. There's also a lovely loose and carefree China Cat / Rider from 6/21/71 in France.
In the enclosed booklet, Dead archivist and soundtrack co-producer David Lemieux says the initial cut of this soundtrack amounted to 5 CD discs, yet then was cut down to the 3 discs we have here.
5 would have been okay with me.
"Hey Dave, 5 would have been an even more complete collection!"
...just wanted to get that in there.
Still for all of us Deadheads who argue for which tracks to include, we'll enjoy the way these songs come together.
Let's talk about Dear Mr. Fantasy where Brent really shines both vocally and on the keyboard, then the song seamlessly blends into a mostly instrumental Hey Jude.
And the light sweetness of Jerry's voice on Stella Blue accompanied by magical exquisite guitar that sounds like stars being plucked carefully from the sky -it's also a previously unreleased version from 7/5/81 in Oklahoma City, only available on this 3-disc Amazon Exclusive set.
Just for this one track, yes, just for this one track... Yes. This is worth the extra money.
Thank you for Days Between, the last song also on the exclusive 3rd disc from 10/18/94 at Madison Square Garden. It's heart wrenching because Jerry put all he had into the song both vocally and with his dynamics. He was living those words.
Lastly, inside the CD triple-fold cardboard case there's a simple quote from Jerry:
"Instead of making something that lasts forever... I think I'd rather have fun."
Jerry, you accomplished both.
As a ST this covers a lot of musical ground, but fans may quibble about what's included and what's not. But overall this is a good live/studio ST about the Dead. The tie-in with the release of the Barton Hall show (both 3 CD and 11 CD sets), and the recently published book about the Barton show is obvious, with several tracks from that show included here. The sound is what you expect from the Rhino folks--open, clean, and fairly crisp--especially with music from different years and both live and studio recordings. I just wish there was an even larger number of unreleased tracks included, but it is a ST. The more obvious studio recordings ("Candyman", "Ripple", etc.) are here, and the many live tracks (including--surprise-- five from Barton Hall) do a good job in presenting the Dead's music over the years.
Unreleased tracks include a good early "Dark Star" from '70, and a "China Cat Sunflower" and "I Know You Rider" from '71, that are always welcome additions for people looking for something "new". The "Dear Mr. Fantasy", "Hey Jude" from '89, "Stella Blue" from '81, and "Days Between" from '94 are also unreleased tracks that up the ante for longtime fans. But one thing that gets to me--you can hear the opening notes for the next song just as the live tracks fade out--which is a bit disruptive for any kind of flow this set has.
This is a ST rather than a greatest hits (the Dead ?) set, or something aimed totally at longtime Deadheads looking for something filled with rarities. Fans (like me) will add this to their already bulging shelves of Dead music--the 23 + minute "Dark Star" alone makes this set worthwhile. The music is good/great but if you're a longtime listener this may not be the first thing you reach for, for that dose of the real Dead experience. But as a ST it does do the job pretty well. And that "Dark Star" does do good things for my head. But I sure would've liked to have heard the music on the initial five CDs for the ST before they pared it down to three. Hmmm.
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