Grateful Dead Gear - The Band's Instruments, Sound Systems, and Recording Sessions, From 1965 to 1995 (Softcover)

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9780879308933: Grateful Dead Gear - The Band's Instruments, Sound Systems, and Recording Sessions, From 1965 to 1995 (Softcover)

The origins and secrets of the Grateful Dead's magical sound are told! This book is the first in-depth examination of the Dead's technical side, including their recording methods. From the "Acid Tests" of the mid-'60s to the famous "Wall of Sound" PA setup in the '70s and on to their exceptional later touring systems, the Grateful Dead were always on the cutting edge of technological innovation and experimentation. This exhaustive study includes clear and concise explanations of the band's equipment technology, instrument design, and studio recording techniques, plus a history of the group. Features: more than 100 photos and diagrams, many never before seen; new interviews with band members and tech personnel; suggested listening for every era of the group's history; and more!

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After college Blair became a writer/editor for BAM, the California Music Magazine, and for the past two decades has been a writer/editor for Mix, the leading sound and production magazine in the U.S. Jackson has three books about the Grateful Dead published - the most recent was Garcia: An American Life, published by Viking/Penguin in 1999. He also was the publisher/editor of the Grateful Dead fanzine The Golden Road from 1984-1993. He co-produced the Grateful Dead box set So Many Roads in 2001 and, in 2004, the Jerry Garcia box set All Good Things.

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