The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics (Hardback)
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The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics (Hardback)

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Hardback 512 Pages / Published: 22/10/2015
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The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyricsis an authoritative text, providing standard versions of all the original songs you thought you knew forwards and backwards. These are some of the best-loved songs in the modern American songbook. They are hummed and spoken among thousands as counterculture code and recorded by musicians of all stripes for their inimitable singability and obscure accessibility. How do they do all this? To provide a context for this formidable body of work, of which his part is primary, Robert Hunter has written a foreword that goes to the heart of the matter. And the annotations on sources provide a gloss on the lyrics, which goes to the roots of Western culture as they are incorporated into them.

An avid Grateful Dead concertgoer for more than two decades, David Dodd is a librarian who brings to the work a detective's love of following a clue as far as it will take him. Including essays by Dead lyricists Robert Hunter and John Perry and Jim Carpenter's original illustrations, whimsical elements in the lyrics are brought to light, showcasing the American legend that is present in so many songs. A gorgeous keepsake edition of the Dead's official annotated lyrics,The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyricsis an absolute must-have for the fiftieth anniversary-you won't think of this cultural icon the same way again. In fact, founding band member Bob Weir said: "This book is great. Now I'll never have to explain myself."

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9781501123320
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 1533 g
Dimensions: 232 x 206 x 46 mm
Edition: Re-issue


MEDIA REVIEWS
"In this book are insights to the songs we have lived with and loved all of these years. This is really a treat for me."
-- Mickey Hart
"The words of our songs always gave the Heart a good place to land. Many a tough night was made easy by the songs and how they related perfectly right in time to soothe the spirit of whatever was going on. Like old friends they comforted you."
-- Bill Kreutzmann
"Through all the years of playing and singing these songs, I could always find illuminating insights on the 'Annotated' website. Now, to all who hunger for knowledge, those nuggets of accumulated wisdom are available in this eagerly awaited new book."
-- Phil Lesh
"This book is great. Now I'll never have to explain myself."
-- Bob Weir

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