On November 1, 1970.

Grateful_Dead_-_American_Beauty

On November 1, 1970, “Warner Bros Records” released “American Beauty”, the sixth Grateful Dead album. It was recorded August – September 1970, at the “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Grateful Dead and Steve Barncard. In 2003, “American Beauty” was ranked number 258 on “Rolling Stone” magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”.

Personnel:

  • Jerry Garcia– guitar, pedal steel, piano, vocals
  • Phil Lesh– bass, guitar, piano, vocals
  • Bob Weir– guitar, vocals
  • Pigpen (Ron McKernan)– harmonica, vocals
  • Mickey Hart– percussion
  • Bill Kreutzmann– drums
  • Robert Hunter– songwriter
  • Dave Torbert– bass
  • David Nelson– electric guitar
  • David Grisman– mandolin
  • Howard Wales– organ; piano
  • Ned Lagin– pianoRolling Stone”
  • Artwork: Kelley/MouseStudios
  • Rear photo: George Conger

Track listing:

All compositions by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter, except where noted

  1. Box of Rain – Phil Lesh,  Robert Hunter
  2. Friend of the Devil – Jerry Garcia, John Dawson, Robert Hunter
  3. Sugar Magnolia – Bob Weir, Robert Hunter
  4. Operator – Ron McKernan
  5. Candyman
  6. Ripple
  7. Brokedown Palace
  8. Till the Morning Comes
  9. Attics of My Life
  10. Truckin’ – Jerry Garcia,Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Robert Hunter
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