Album of the Day
Long Strange Trip (2CD version)
LONG STRANGE TRIP is the first full-length documentary to explore the fiercely independent vision, perpetual innovation, and uncompromising commitment to their audience that made the Grateful Dead one of the most influential musical groups of its generation. The soundtrack to the critically-acclaimed film offers a career-spanning collection of studio and live recordings from the Bay Area band that includes several unreleased performances. Co-produced by director Amir Bar-Lev and Dead archivist David Lemieux, the 2-CD set pairs classic studio tracks like "Ripple" and "Touch Of Grey" with such dynamic live performances as "He's Gone" and "St. Stephen," and the half-dozen previously unreleased cuts include a legendary Fillmore East version of “Dark Star.” Both the film and the LONG STRANGE TRIP soundtrack offer a taste of everything that makes the Grateful Dead magical.