American Beauty

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
A companion piece to the luminous Workingman's Dead, American Beauty is an even stronger document of the Grateful Dead's return to their musical roots. Sporting a more full-bodied and intricate sound than its predecessor thanks to the addition of subtle electric textures, the record is also more representative of the group as a collective unit, allowing for stunning contributions from Phil Lesh the poignant opener, "Box of Rain" and Bob Weir "Sugar Magnolia"; at the top of his game as well is Jerry Garcia, who delivers the superb "Friend of the Devil," "Candyman," and "Ripple." Climaxing with the perennial "Truckin'," American Beauty remains the Dead's studio masterpiece ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
A companion piece to the luminous Workingman's Dead, American Beauty is an even stronger document of the Grateful Dead's return to their musical roots. Sporting a more full-bodied and intricate sound than its predecessor thanks to the addition of subtle electric textures, the record is also more representative of the group as a collective unit, allowing for stunning contributions from Phil Lesh the poignant opener, "Box of Rain" and Bob Weir "Sugar Magnolia"; at the top of his game as well is Jerry Garcia, who delivers the superb "Friend of the Devil," "Candyman," and "Ripple." Climaxing with the perennial "Truckin'," American Beauty remains the Dead's studio masterpiece -- never again would they be so musically focused or so emotionally direct.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Warner Bros Uk
  • UPC: 075992719025
  • Catalog Number: 927190
  • Sales rank: 36,239

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Box of Rain (5:19)
  2. 2 Friend Of The Devil (3:24)
  3. 3 Sugar Magnolia (3:19)
  4. 4 Operator (2:25)
  5. 5 Candyman (6:13)
  6. 6 Ripple (4:09)
  7. 7 Brokedown Palace (4:09)
  8. 8 Till the Morning Comes (3:09)
  9. 9 Attics of My Life (5:14)
  10. 10 Truckin' (5:05)
  11. 11 Truckin'
  12. 12 Friend of the Devil
  13. 13 Candyman
  14. 14 Till the Morning Comes
  15. 15 Attics of My Life
  16. 16 Truckin'
  17. 17 Ripple
  18. 18 American Beauty Radio Spot
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Grateful Dead Primary Artist
Mickey Hart Percussion, Drums, Group Member
Jerry Garcia Guitar, Piano, Pedal Steel Guitar, Steel Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Bob Weir Guitar, Vocals
Robert Hunter Group Member
Ned Lagin Piano, Keyboards
Howard Wales Organ, Piano, Keyboards
David Grisman Mandolin
Bill Kreutzmann Drums, Group Member
Phil Lesh Bass, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Group Member
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan Harmonica, Keyboards, Vocals
David Nelson Electric Guitar
Dave Torbert Bass
Dave Nelson & the King's Men Electric Guitar
Dave Torbet Bass
Dave Nelson Electric Guitar
Technical Credits
Mickey Hart Engineer, Sound Design
Jerry Garcia Composer
Grateful Dead Producer, Audio Production
New Riders of the Purple Sage Contributor
Bob Weir Composer
Robert Hunter Songwriter, Composer
Greg Allen Reissue Design
Stephen Barncard Producer
John Dawson Composer
Tom Flye Engineer
David Gans Liner Notes
Steve Hall Mastering, Stereo Master
Phil Lesh Composer
David McLees Executive Producer
David Nelson Contributor
Jeffrey Norman Engineer
Rachel Gutek Reissue Design
Dave Collins Pre-Mastering Assistant
Daniel Goldmark Editorial Research
Rudson Shurtliff Engineer
Robin Hurley Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The title says it all

    One of the most underappreciated albums in American music history. It's amazing how little credit this band got as songwriters, all anyone seems to care about is how much drugs they used. Just on this one album you have ''Friend of the Devil'', ''Truckin''', ''Sugar Magnolia'', and ''Box of Rain''. And of course, ''Ripple'', one of the loveliest tunes ever strummed on guitar. Maybe somewhere down the line the Dead will get their due, we'll see.

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