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The Arista Years

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The Arista Years

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
Producers:
Arista
genre:
Reissues, Rock

We gave it an A-

By the time the Grateful Dead got to Arista in the mid-’70s, their psychedelic glory days were a hazy memory. But if mellowness had enervated their drive, at least their songwriting and Jerry Garcia’s snaky guitar prevailed. Joys like ”Shakedown Street” and ”A Touch of Grey” on The Arista Years affirm that in their last two decades there actually was life in the Dead. A-