Aoxomoxoa [Bonus Tracks]

Aoxomoxoa [Bonus Tracks]

by Grateful DeadGrateful Dead


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While it's often been said that this legendary band had difficulty taking its "X-factor" genius from the stage to the studio, this album proves the Dead could indeed produce in any setting. Peppered with several tunes -- including the breezy "China Cat Sunflower" and the ominous "St. Stephen" -- that would become enduring concert staples for Jerry Garcia and company, the palindromic disc ranks with the Dead's finest moments. Aoxomoxoa strikes a nice balance between the band's jug-band roots -- clearly in evidence on shuffles like "Doin' That Rag" -- and the headier sonic explorations that would come, notably the hypnotic "What's Become of the Baby." Oddly, that latter song, like the poignant "Rosemary," never turned up in a single live performance, but that doesn't negate the offbeat appeal of both. Also notable for the full integration of nonperforming lyricist Robert Hunter, Aoxomoxoa provides both a vivid snapshot of a young band finding its place and a clear sense that great things lay just over the horizon.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/25/2003
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227439422
catalogNumber: 74394
Rank: 62993

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Grateful Dead   Primary Artist
Mickey Hart   Percussion
Bob Weir   Guitar,Vocals
Tom Constanten   Keyboards
Debbie   Musician
Peter Grant   Musician
Phil Lesh   Bass,Vocals
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan   Voices
David Nelson   Musician

Technical Credits

Grateful Dead   Arranger,Producer
Greg Allen   Art Direction
James Austin   Reissue Producer
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
Dan Healy   Engineer
Bob Matthews   Engineer
Gary Peterson   Discographical Annotation
Gary Lambert   Liner Notes
Ramrod   Equipment Technician
Rachel Gutek   Art Direction
Rick Griffin   Cover Illustration
Betty Cantor   Engineer
Shawn Amos   Liner Note Coordination
Daniel Goldmark   Editorial Research
Blair Jackson   Liner Notes
Michael Wesley Johnson   Producer,Research Coordination
David Lemieux   Reissue Producer
John Hagen   Equipment Technician

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