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Brent brings new life to boys-simply put. Your email address will not be published. Skip to content. The genre was already considered in decline and radio formats had separated disco from rock music. Both were backed with "Far From Me". The first was a minor hit, finding airplay in some markets. The show's writers, Al Franken and Tom Davis , were Deadheads and Kreutzmann was friends with the show's John Belushi , who appeared onstage with the Dead earlier in the week.
Except for the interstitial instrumental, all of the new songs were played live, premiering between the start of recording and the album's release. Mydland's songs remained during his tenure, with "Easy to Love You" absent Go to Heaven was released on CD in In it was expanded and remastered for the Beyond Description box set on Rhino Records. This version was released individually, April 11, One of the bonus tracks, studio outtake " Peggy-O ", appeared as a bonus on Terrapin Station , in a less complete version.
Ultimately, a version of the song was not released until Dick's Picks Volume 15 , in When it was released, Go to Heaven generally received average to negative responses from critics. Though it was something of a return to the band's roots and had "more-punchy rock sounds",  it was still a mainstream attempt and was seen as "mushy" in many reviews. Mydland's vocals resembled Michael McDonald to some critics who compared his California soft rock influence to the direction taken by the Doobie Brothers.
However, the criticism has softened and Go to Heaven is now regarded as an important album in the band's catalog. As noted by a retrospective review in AllMusic , "Time has somewhat mellowed the general disdain that critics and Deadheads alike leveled at Go to Heaven ".
DeMatteis 's review in Rolling Stone summarized the album as "more of the same uninspired fluff that's become the Grateful Dead's recorded stock in trade", though he also acclaimed Brent Mydland's contributions.
It still sounds good today and shows that this band had some vast talent away from the stage. Bassist Phil Lesh said "The cover, featuring us in Saturday Night Fever disco suits against a white background, reinforced the impression that we were 'going commercial'.
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