AMERICAN BEAUTY: THE ANGEL’S SHARE brings together never-before-heard studio recordings compiled from dozens of recently discovered 16-track reels. It includes multiple outtakes for several album tracks along with demos for every song on the album (except “Box Of Rain”) plus one for “To Lay Me Down,” which was later included on Jerry Garcia’s first solo album, Garcia. All 10 demos are available today for streaming and digital download with the full 56-track AMERICAN BEAUTY: THE ANGEL’S SHARE to be released as a digital exclusive on October 15, shortly before the 50th anniversary of the album’s original release date: November 1, 1970.
Like its predecessor, the latest incarnation of The Angel’s Share was made possible by the tireless work of engineer Brian Kehew and archivist Mike Johnson who – operating under the supervision of Grateful Dead legacy manager David Lemieux – spent countless hours compiling and piecing the reels together to create this revelatory experience.
AMERICAN BEAUTY: THE ANGEL’S SHARE opens with 10 demos that were recorded in August 1970 at Pacific High Recording Studio, the same place the band recorded Workingman’s Dead just a few months earlier. While fans are accustomed to hearing songs evolve through the band’s live recordings, this installment of The Angel’s Share offers them a rare opportunity to hear songs like “Ripple” (then titled “Hand Me Down”) grow from its first demo into the final version.
The vast remainder of The Angel’s Share features a mix of partial and complete takes from these sessions including multiple takes of “Friend Of The Devil,” “Ripple” and Pigpen’s “Operator,” an alternate mix of “Truckin’” and a different version of “Candyman.” These intimate in-studio performances are interspersed with conversations that make it feel like you’re in the studio with the band (Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Ron “Pigpen” McKernan and Bob Weir) along with producer Stephen Barncard and engineer Phil Sawyer.
The Angel’s Share is rounded out with an acoustic mix of “Box Of Rain” and a version of “Attics Of My Life” that spotlights Garcia alone on electric guitar, both newly mixed from the band’s recording sessions for the album later that summer at Wally Heider Recording.
Takes some big balls to advertise this with a link to "download". When you buy the link seems to do NOTHING except lumber you with software you don't want or need AND direct you to ads for other "things"!!!!
Still no help from customer service, NOW I really understand the complaints about "downloading" via dead.net.
I hate complaining, but, come on, it's a goddamn download!!
NEVER have this problem on Pornhub! Am I right???
still NO word from gnarleyballs,,,, guess the election and covid has slowed up the email system also!!!
Has anyone else ordered this collection???? Has ANYONE gotten a download link that works?????
HAS ANYONE GOTTEN THIS COLLECTION?????????
Sorry, but customer service seems not to be there!?!?!
As I have commented before,,,, downloads should be easy!!!!
Anyone out there get a copy of this? Can a brother get a copy from someone? I shouldn't have to beg for a copy from deadheads when I've PAID the dead for a copy already,,,, BUT,,, still no response from TPTB.
still no word from TPTB on a working download link!?!?!?!
I may have to get serious about my whining!!!
HAS ANYONE GOTTEN THIS THING????
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no word yet
did anyone get this?