The Grateful Dead - Skeletons From The Closet (The Best Of The Grateful Dead) (8-Track Cartridge)

The release was a ploy for Warner Bros. Records to cash in on the escalating popularity of the band after they had left to start their own label. Three of the tracks were not original Dead album studio recordings. Warner Bros. The album would be later re-released on by Rhino Records on May 24, as part of a greatest hits series by various bands. Skeletons from the Closet is the Dead's best-selling album, going triple platinum in the United States. We do not have a specific date when it will be coming.

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Expected On When an item is Out Of Stock and we have an estimated date when our stock should arrive, we list that date on our website in the part's description. It is not guaranteed. Special Order A Special Order item is an item that we do not stock but can order from the manufacturer. Typical order times are located within the product description. UPC: Current Stock:. Description Released in Februarythis is the best-selling Grateful Dead greatest hits collection to date.

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With no input from the band, it only vaguely represents the imagery associated with the Grateful Dead, The Grateful Dead - Skeletons From The Closet (The Best Of The Grateful Dead) (8-Track Cartridge) is not in keeping with the tone of previous releases.

The front cover shows a somewhat demonic, red-toned man with flames reflected in his sunglassesBotticelli's Venus holding a rose presumably a reference to American Beautythe album most-heavily representedand a smoking skeleton spindling a prescient gold record on its extended The Grateful Dead - Skeletons From The Closet (The Best Of The Grateful Dead) (8-Track Cartridge) finger.

The stem of the rose touches the record, as a stylus. The back cover depicts three men seated around The Grateful Dead - Skeletons From The Closet (The Best Of The Grateful Dead) (8-Track Cartridge) diner table playing cards, with a globe trophy in the center. A book of matches bears the ecology symbol. Outside in the background, a flying saucer from The Day the Earth Stood Still hovers over a futuristic Dymaxion car whose designer, Buckminster Fullersits in the driver's seat.

Skeletons from the Closet was certified as a Gold Album inthereafter becoming the best-selling release by the band. It remains so despite the abrupt mix of styles presented due to the band's stylistic evolution while signed with Warner Bros. The album was first released on CD in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Cover art by John Van Hamersveld. Grateful Dead.

Garcia Lesh Weir Robert Hunter. Weir John Perry Barlow. Deadric Malone Joseph Scott. Garcia John Dawson Hunter. Stephen" Bill Wolf — editing. Retrieved September 28, Grateful Dead: The Illustrated Trip. Dorling Kindersley, ltd.


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