GRATEFUL DEAD is one of the most iconic American bands of the past century. Through thirty years of relentless touring and dozens of albums, the group earned a reputation for their unique live shows and the eclectic, improvisational nature of their music. They have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, received a Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement, played in front of the Pyramids of Giza, and were listed as one of Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Recently, their performance from May 8th, 1977 was added to the Library of Congress's National Recording Registry for being culturally relevant to the history of the United States. The band has sold more than 35 million albums worldwide.
In TIMBERS OF FENNARIO, author Joseph Williams adapts eighteen beloved Grateful Dead songs into short stories in a variety of genres. Fans of the band and newcomers alike will enjoy Williams' interpretations of these songs and their connection to the mysterious land of Fennario, a place as enchanting as it is heartbreaking. Stories include Terrapin Station, Weather Report Suite, Hell in a Bucket, Dark Star, and more.
|Publisher:||Post Mortem Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I bought this because I really enjoy the songs of the grateful dead. However after I read a few of these stories I found them too concrete, lireral and a bit harsh. One of the joys of China Cat Sunflower or Fire on the Mountain is the way you can insert your own feelings and ideas into Robert Hunter's lyrics. With these stories I felt the author nailing his interpretation in place very firmly and they didnt always match my feelings about the songs. Therefore I decided to stop reading and leave the fluid lyrics to speak for themselves.