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Anthem of the Sun


Download links and information about Anthem of the Sun by The Grateful Dead. This album was released in 1968 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic genres. It contains 5 tracks with total duration of 38:54 minutes.

Artist: The Grateful Dead
Release date: 1968
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic
Tracks: 5
Duration: 38:54
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No. Title Length
1. That's It for the Other One, Pts. I-IV 7:40
2. New Potato Caboose 8:27
3. Born Cross-Eyed 2:26
4. Alligator 11:24
5. Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) 8:57



With a self-titled debut album under their belts, The Grateful Dead entered the studio with second drummer Mickey Hart, determined to better capture their live sound. Their original producer David Hassinger quit a third of the way through due to the group's slow and experimental approach. The Dead taped live versions of several tracks and brought them into the mix with the studio versions. Experimental keyboardist Tom Constanten started his three-year association with the band, while Robert Hunter initiated his long association with the Dead as their chief lyricist on "Pigpen" and the Phil Lesh tune "Alligator." By all estimations, this is the most literally "psychedelic" album in the Dead's catalog, with the band writing all the material and stretching it in unpredictable directions on every song. "That's It for the Other One" was given four subtitles in order to expand the royalty pool, but "Cryptical Envelopment," "Quadlibet for Tenderfeet," "The Faster We Go, the Rounder We Get," and "We Leave the Castle" make a peculiar sense among this early chaos.