Deadhead's Taping Compendium: An In-Depth Guide to the Music of the Grateful Dead on Tape, 1959-1974

Deadhead's Taping Compendium: An In-Depth Guide to the Music of the Grateful Dead on Tape, 1959-1974

by Michael M. Getz, John D. Dwork, John R. Dwork, John Dwork
     
 

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The ultimate, must-own book to building a collection of tapes of the Grateful Dead in concert

The Deadhead's Taping Compendium, Volume 1, offers Deadheads the most complete guide ever to the more than five hundred shows the Dead played between 1966 and 1974 that are available on tape (a few shows as far back as 1959 feature band members pre-Grateful Dead). Every

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The ultimate, must-own book to building a collection of tapes of the Grateful Dead in concert

The Deadhead's Taping Compendium, Volume 1, offers Deadheads the most complete guide ever to the more than five hundred shows the Dead played between 1966 and 1974 that are available on tape (a few shows as far back as 1959 feature band members pre-Grateful Dead). Every entry includes:

* the date and location of the show

* a complete list of all the songs played and the tape length

* the source of the tape and a rating of its quality

* a comprehensive review of the show, often song-by-song, that captures the special moments of each concert

Also featured are rare and exclusive interviews with legendary early Dead soundman Oswley ("Bear") Stanley and Dick Latvala, the official archivist of the Grateful Dead. More than seventy-five never-before-published photos of the Dead make this among the most lavish and indispensable books on the Dead yet—a bible for Deadheads for years to come.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
A book "deadicated" to the live show tape trading subculture that grew up around the band The Grateful Dead. The bulk of the book is devoted to reviews by fans of every known tape of shows ranging from early pre-Dead appearances of various band members to the Oct. 20th, 1974 "retirement" show at the Winterland Arena in San Francisco. Each review includes: date and venue, complete set lists of songs, ratings of sources and sound quality of tapes, and a review of the music itself. In addition introductory sections discussing the histories of both the sound of the Dead and taping are included, as well as two interviews with "Bear" (the sound engineer for the band) and one of the early tapers. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805053982
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/15/1998
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
8.56(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.29(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Getz is a poet and lyricist who lives in San Francisco, where he atted Dead concerts over many years. John Dwork is the publisher of Dupree's Diamond News, a magazine devoted to The Grateful Dead based in Northampton, Massachusetts, where he makes his home.

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