Friday, May 9, 2008

Grateful Dead American Beauty

American Beauty is the fifth album by the Grateful Dead. It was recorded between August and September of 1970 and originally released in November of 1970.

In 2003, the album was ranked number 258 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In 1991, Rolling Stone ranked American Beauty's album cover as the 57th best of all time.

Side one

1. "Box of Rain" (Hunter, Lesh) – 5:16
2. "Friend of the Devil" (Garcia, Dawson, Hunter) – 3:20
3. "Sugar Magnolia" (Weir, Hunter) – 3:15
4. "Operator" (Ron McKernan) – 2:21
5. "Candyman" (Garcia, Hunter) – 6:12

Side two

1. "Ripple" (Garcia, Hunter) – 4:10
2. "Brokedown Palace" (Garcia, Hunter) – 4:18
3. "Till the Morning Comes" (Garcia, Hunter) – 3:13
4. "Attics of My Life" (Garcia, Hunter) – 5:09
5. "Truckin'" (Garcia, Lesh, Weir, Hunter) – 5:09

* Jerry Garcia - guitar, pedal steel guitar on "Sugar Magnolia", "Candyman", and "Brokedown Palace", piano on "Box of Rain", vocals
* Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
* Ron "Pigpen" McKernan - harmonica, vocals
* Phil Lesh - bass guitar, acoustic guitar on "Box of Rain", piano, vocals
* Bill Kreutzmann - drums
* Mickey Hart - percussion

Additional performers:

* Dave Torbert - bass on "Box of Rain"
* David Nelson - electric guitar on "Box of Rain"
* David Grisman - mandolin on "Friend of the Devil" and "Ripple"
* Howard Wales - organ on "Candyman" and "Truckin" and piano on "Brokedown Palace"
* Ned Lagin - piano on "Candyman"
* New Riders of the Purple Sage
* Robert Hunter - lyricist

No comments: