Playing in the Band: An Oral and Visual Portrait of the Grateful Dead (Book)
Looks at the twenty-year history of the Grateful Dead, discusses the evolution of their music, and includes a profile of each band member
Paperback – 1985
by David Gans (Author), Peter Simon (Author)
Foreword by Phil Lesh
Publisher : St Martins Pr; Updated edition (December 1, 1996)
Language : English
Paperback : 192 pages
ISBN : 0 312 61630 9
Printed in the U.S.A.
Item Weight : 780 gr.
Dimensions : 22 x 27,5 cm
With its subtitle, “An Oral and Visual Portrait of the Grateful Dead,” the subtle magic of this book is hinted at. Weaving together a gold mine of interview material, the book tells story of the Dead’s career using the words of the musicians themselves. Gans’ and Simons’s touch is light but their editing must have been a gargantuan task, with the result being a seamless, highly readable and enlightening look at the inner workings of the band over the first twenty years of its life. Highly recommended!
Book in very good condition. See photo’s, they are of the actual object but the book quality is better than the scan !