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Grateful Dead: American Beauty (Warner Bros)

Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 30 January 1971

THE BEST adjective I can think of to describe the Grateful Dead is "disarming." They're beautiful because, unlike so many bands, they never overwhelm you.

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