The Very Best of Grateful Dead

The Very Best of Grateful Dead

If you’re not a die-hard Deadhead and you’re really interested in just buying “the hits” of the Grateful Dead, you might want to grab a copy of The Very Best of the Grateful Dead. The collection is available at Amazon.com for $10.97, though you can also buy used copies as low as $6.

The odds are that your favorite Grateful Dead song is included in this selection. While my favorite, “Sugaree,” is not, some of my other favorites, such as “Touch of Grey” and “Sugar Magnolia,” are on the compilation. Many other popular favorites, such as “Casey Jones” and “Fire on the Mountain,” are also included.

While most Deadheads would probably scoff at the collection, citing many other, less popular favorites as their true “best” work, this album would be a good starting point for anyone who is interested in hearing more Grateful Dead music, as well as for any fans of the top Billboard songs throughout the years. Fans of the movie American Beauty may also enjoy the album, as five of the songs on it were featured in the film.

All 17 tracks may be purchased individually as mp3 files, costing .99 each. Of course, if you want them all, you’d probably be better off buying the whole thing.