Not even 5 months have passed since Grateful Dead celebrated 50 years anniversary of Workingman’s Dead. Now they are here again with an even better album, American Beauty. It was recorded from August to September 1970 at Wally Heider Studios in San Francisco
Also this release comes in different pressings in US and Canada from the start, with slightly different sleeves and identified by the matrix. As far I know also here the Pitman Pressing is the first issue, and a bit more expensive according to Discogs, than the Santa Maria Pressing or the club editions.
As I wrote in the earlier post regarding Workingman’s Dead I am not that big fan of Grateful Dead. The folk rock genre is too dominant for my taste during most songs on the album. Favorite on the album would be the final song, Truckin’.
Later this November we will celebrate other artists like David Bowie, Velvet Underground and The Doors. So stay tuned 🙂
Jerry Garcia – guitar, pedal steel, piano, vocals
Mickey Hart – percussion
Bill Kreutzmann – drums
Phil Lesh – bass guitar, guitar, piano, vocals
Ron McKernan – harmonica, vocals
Bob Weir – guitar, vocals
David Grisman – mandolin
David Nelson – electric guitar
Ned Lagin – piano
Dave Torbert – bass guitar
Howard Wales – organ