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500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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Grateful Dead, 'Anthem of the Sun'


Grateful Dead, 'Anthem of the Sun'
288/500

Warner Bros., 1968

The Dead's second album was built from multiple live performances and studio takes, which were faded in and out of each track to re-create the alchemy of the band's shows. Jerry Garcia said, "We really mixed [the album] for the hallucinations, you know?"


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