Create account Log in

American Beauty

[Edit]

Download links and information about American Beauty by The Grateful Dead. This album was released in 1970 and it belongs to Blues, Rock, Folk Rock, Club/Dance, Disco House, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 42:25 minutes.

Artist: The Grateful Dead
Release date: 1970
Genre: Blues, Rock, Folk Rock, Club/Dance, Disco House, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic
Tracks: 10
Duration: 42:25
Buy on iTunes $9.99
Buy on Amazon $9.17
Buy on Amazon $9.49
Buy on Amazon
Buy on Amazon $9.49
Buy on Amazon $28.03
Buy on Music Bazaar €2.20
Buy on Music Bazaar €1.19
Buy on Music Bazaar €2.24

Tracks

[Edit]
No. Title Length
1. Box of Rain 5:18
2. Friend of the Devil 3:24
3. Sugar Magnolia 3:19
4. Operator 2:25
5. Candyman 6:13
6. Ripple 4:09
7. Brokedown Palace 4:09
8. Till the Morning Comes 3:08
9. Attics of My Life 5:14
10. Truckin' 5:06

Details

[Edit]

The album cover's rose of the same name ended up a perennial Dead trademark, but more to the point is how American Beauty's title sums up its ethos. After capturing its freewheeling impulses on the likes of Anthem of the Sun, and Live/Dead, the band reeled it all in for a controlled cohesion that allowed the players to nail down what might be their most gorgeous album. (Its acoustic instrumentation recalls nothing so much as the Band's then-recent self-titled set.) "Box of Rain" and "Ripple" were philosophical gems whose reassurances went far beyond hippie talk; the latter's play with blues and gospel iconography put the song at nice odds with theDead's outlaw mythos. Elsewhere, there's praise fora "Sugar Magnolia" who "pays my ticket when I speed," and the eternal "Truckin'," a strong bemused glance at the road life and its hazards. The remastered sound reveals one of the most crisply recorded outfits of its era.