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Classic Albums - Grateful Dead - Anthem To Beauty (1997)
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Movie Details
Studio Rhino
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 75 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Recounting The Journey Of A legendary Music Recording

Live performances, rare home movies, and interviews with band members highlight this amazing look at The Grateful Dead's phenomenal transition from their first recording. Anthem Of The Sun, to their classic fifth album, American Beauty. Suddenly these long-haired heroes from San Francisco weren't just another touring band blanketed by a ragtag army of devotees, but had truly become a musical force with a place secured in history. In newly taped interviews, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh walk us through scratch sheets that script the complicated effects, layering, and mood that helped shape American Beauty, and David Crosby discusses how the album was a high watermark vocally for the band. Also included, and of equal importance, is the meaning of this recording to each member-Jerry Garcia's mother dying at the time-their growing legions known as "Dead Heads" and instrumental characters like Neil Cassidy from whom they sought inspiration, guidance, and general merriment. Truckin', Sugar Magnolia, Box Of Rain, and man others great tunes are featured.

Other Titles In The Series

1. Bob Marley and the Wailers
Catch A Fire

2. Steely Dan

3. Meat Loaf
Bat Out Of Hell

4. U2
The Joshua Tree

5. The Who
Who's Next

6. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Electric LadyLand

7. The Band
The Band

8. Fleetwood Mac

9. Stevie Wonder
Songs In The Key Of Life

10. Paul Simon

11. The Grateful Dead
Anthem To Beauty
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 118
Collection Status In Collection
Links IMDB
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Layers Single side, Single layer
Chapters 23
Release Date 05/18/1999
Packaging Snap Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Not Specified