Grateful Dead - From the Mars Hotel 50th Anniversary LP


FROM THE MARS HOTEL (50TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION) features remastered audio by GRAMMY(r) Award-winning engineer David Glasser, with Plangent Processes tape restoration and speed correction.

Recorded in San Francisco's Coast Recorders studio, FROM THE MARS HOTEL finds Keith Godchaux particularly shining across a variety of keys, from the "China Doll" harpsichord to the pounding piano on Bob Weir's "Money Money," to the churchy organ that elevates "Ship Of Fools." Lyricist Robert Hunter packs "U.S. Blues" with a barrage of imagery, pop-culture references and sardonic asides - as Canadian author Ray Robertson writes in the 50th Anniversary Edition's liner notes, it "carries an undeniable whiff of late-capitalism's the most fun you'll ever have dancing to the end of the American Empire." Jerry Garcia's jaunty lead guitar drives bouncing melodies across the LP, while guests include Ned Lagin's unnerving synth effects on "Unbroken Chain," Clover member John McFee's country-rock pedal steel on "Pride Of Cucamonga," and more.

Side 1
U.S. Blues
China Doll
Unbroken Chain
Loose Lucy

Side 2
Scarlet Begonias
Pride Of Cucamonga
Money Money
Ship Of Fools


Release date 06.21.24