Grateful Dead Complete Download Series Vol 112 FLAC
The band's early catalog, including their studio album Electric Ladyland, was released on a variety of media, including 7-inch vinyl, 8-track, cassette, and CD. The songs on these albums varied in musical style and in recording quality. Some of the albums, particularly 1970s albums, were tremendous feats of engineering and artistry, and many are still regarded as among the best musical releases of all time. Other albums, in particular 1986s Aoxomoxoa and 1988s In the Dark, were large-scale disasters, and in the case of the latter, possibly even scandals. Virtually all of their studio albums, from Blue Mountain to Shakedown Street, have significant musical value. The band's recordings of live concerts, especially 1970s live concerts, have the highest value of all. None of the Grateful Dead's recordings are technically perfect as a whole. In any particular year, a few recordings are better than most.
Garcia and Weir had different personalities and musical tastes. Garcia played many styles of music, including folk, rock, country, blues, jazz, classical, and melodic death metal, but always with a unique and recognizable Grateful Dead sound. He wrote many original songs, as well as many covers of folk and rock songs. Weir, on the other hand, played a more limited repertoire in a more simplified musical style.
The core of the band was Garcia, Weir, Kreutzmann, and Hart. Lesh and McKernan were considered "band members" but did not have the level of musical contribution one would expect. Hornsby was a much-touted "special guest" musician, providing just the right amount of musical genius for the band. For most of their history, a rotating cast of supporting musicians filled the rest of the band. The core of the group was enough to make virtually any album of the era supreme if performed by the band alone. Add to that a variety of guest musicians, and the potential for quality is limitless. a3f8a02ae1