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Grateful Dead: The Illustrated Trip, featuring original artwork by Stanley Mouse, will be available at bookstores nationwide in November 2003. ...
NEW YORK, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Produced in collaboration with Grateful
Dead Productions, Grateful Dead: The Illustrated Trip (DK Publishing; November
2003; $50; Hardcover) is the most comprehensive biography on this legendary
band to date. Featuring a revealing foreword by band lyricist Robert Hunter
and including contributions from Blair Jackson, Stephen Peters, Chuck Wills
and longtime band historian and author Dennis McNally, this definitive,
illustrated biography of the Grateful Dead is also a nostalgic history of
psychedelia, the West Coast sound, and American counterculture. The book's
unique format combines a visual encyclopedia with a chronology of the band's
development to tell the real story of the Grateful Dead from its beginning to
the present day by incorporating rare and never-before-seen photography.
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The Grateful Dead were a revolutionary and pioneering rock band whose
success cannot be measured in record sales but rather by their music and its
undeniable influence on popular culture: the legions of loyal "Deadheads"
worldwide who have made the band's performances as unique and lasting as their
music. When the Grateful Dead were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of
Fame in 1994, band member Ph il Lesh summed it up best when he said, "It's
been long, it's been strange, and it's definitely been a trip ... ." Grateful
Dead: The Illustrated Trip captures that journey in personal anecdotes,
quotes, stories, maps and memorabilia that unfold simultaneously off the
psychedelic colored pages -- giving way to the whole story built from moments
and memories as recounted by band members and Deadheads. These are all
incorporated into boxes -- including some 50 biography boxes on the Grateful
Dead family and associates; detailed boxes on every album (including solo
albums and side projects); over 50 boxes on key songs/compositions; nearly 300
information panels which document the political and social climate of each
time period and every tour date ever played. The cover of Grateful Dead: The
Illustrated Trip features original artwork by the legendary west coast artist
and Dead collaborator Stanley Mouse.
The publisher will also offer a limited-edition run of Grateful Dead: The
Illustrated Trip featuring a tie-dyed clothbound book packaged inside a
slipcase with an autographed, high-quality print of Mouse's original cover art
suitable for framing.
"They weren't pretty, but God they were visual," said longtime historian
Dennis McNally. "Every picture you ever saw, every picture you haven't seen
yet is in the Grateful Dead: The Illustrated Trip. It's an amazing amalgam of
facts, anecdotes and pictures."
Grateful Dead: The Illustrated Trip is due in stores in November 2003.
SOURCE DK Publishing