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The Grateful Dead: The Grateful Dead (Warner Bros.)

Richard Goldstein, Village Voice, The, 13 April 1967

A GOOD ALBUM, like those long lasting cold remedies, is filled with tiny time capsules which burst open at their own speed. Cuts that astound at first fade as subtle ballads emerge. Great blasts of noise vanish as haunting melodies appear. A line suddenly hits home... a phrase... a shade of meaning, and the whole album becomes something else again.

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