Conversations With The Dead: The Grateful Dead Interview Book [NOOK Book]

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A collection of interviews—some vintage, some recent, and some brand-new—Conversations with the Dead is the first (and only) book in which the Grateful Dead speak in their own words about their music and their lives. David Gans, a self-professed Deadhead and host of "The Grateful Dead Hour," asked Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, and the rest of the band the questions their fans would have asked if given the chance. And Gans reaches far beyond the musicians, talking with such often-overlooked key players as the recording ...
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Conversations With The Dead: The Grateful Dead Interview Book

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Overview

A collection of interviews—some vintage, some recent, and some brand-new—Conversations with the Dead is the first (and only) book in which the Grateful Dead speak in their own words about their music and their lives. David Gans, a self-professed Deadhead and host of "The Grateful Dead Hour," asked Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, and the rest of the band the questions their fans would have asked if given the chance. And Gans reaches far beyond the musicians, talking with such often-overlooked key players as the recording engineer, sound man, and road crew—those who have had the coveted opportunity to witness the Dead's decades of music-making. This updated and expanded edition includes a rare, never-before-published interview with Seastones composer Ned Lagin and a new introduction by the author. With a readable combination of intensity, inquisitiveness, and candor, Gans has created an unprecedented portrait of a band who, after more than thirty years of music-making, has earned a unique place in American culture.

A collection of interviews--some vintage, some recent--Conversations with the Dead is the first comprehensive book made up of the Grateful Dead's own words. This book will fascinate any "Dead Head" and even those unfamiliar with the band will be intrigued by the Dead and its loyal following of fans. Photographs.

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Library Journal
This volume is considered the definitive interview book with the band the Grateful Dead. Gans is a noted expert on the Dead, with several books to his credit, and was the producer of a few of their albums. The volume essentially is a collection of interviews with members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Dan Healy, Mickey Hart, and Jerry Garcia, who, alas, is no longer grateful, just dead. The interviews range from 1977 to 1991, and the text is buttressed with numerous photos. This edition also includes a new introduction. The band remains immensely popular, making this a solid purchase. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786730957
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 4/27/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 420
  • Sales rank: 1,249,227
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

David Gans is a musician, author of Playing in the Band, and host of the nationally syndicated radio show "The Grateful Dead Hour." He has also produced three albums, including the Grateful Dead's gold-record-winning boxed set, So Many Roads (1965–1995). He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction to the Da Capo Edition
Introduction: The One Thing We Need Is a Left-hand Monkey Wrench 1
Bob Weir: August 9, 1977, Los Angeles, California 8
Robert Hunter: A Rose Grows from the Shadows: The Grateful Dead's Lyricist Speaks About His Life and His Art, November 1977 22
Jerry Garcia: April 28, 1981, San Rafael, California 31
Jerry Garcia: June 11, 1981, San Rafael, California 62
Phil Lesh: July 30, 1981, San Rafael, California 89
Bob Weir: November 12, 1981, Mill Valley, California 113
Bob Weir: November 14, 1981, San Rafael, California 129
Dan Healy: May 22, 1982, Berkeley, California 147
Phil Lesh: June 30, 1982, San Rafael, California 161
John Barlow: November 25, 1982, Montego Bay, Jamaica 167
Bob Weir: January 4, 1983, Mill Valley, California 179
Phil Lesh: February 5, 1983, San Rafael, California 194
Jerry Garcia and Phil Lesh: February 24, 1983, San Rafael, California 208
Steve Parrish, Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, et al. March 10 1983, San Rafael, California 217
Mickey Hart: November 11, 1984, Novato, California 249
John Barlow: January 10, 1986, San Francisco, California 259
Robert Hunter: February 25, 1988, San Rafael, California 266
Bear: January 13, 1991, Oakland, California 290
Ned Lagin: February and August 1991, Marin County, California 343
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