So Many Roads: The Life and Times of the Grateful Dead (CD-Audio)

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By David Browne, Sean Runnette (Read by)
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So many roads is a great perspective of the history of the Grateful Dead.  They toured relentlessly and employed so many people that it became "a machine."  This responsibility left some of the band members feeling resentful and that they had no choice but to continue touring.  Challenged to change with the times, they played The Acid Tests and made music videos for MTV and everything in between.  After 50 years, members of The Grateful Dead continue to play their music.

— Jacqueline


The Grateful Dead’s long, strange trip has been the subject of countless books—but none like So Many Roads. Drawing on new interviews with surviving members and people in their inner circle along with previously unknown details gleaned from the group’s extensive archives, David Browne, acclaimed music journalist and contributing editor at Rolling Stone, lends the Dead’s epic story the vivid feel of a novel. He sheds new light on the band’s beginnings, music, dynamics, and struggles since Jerry Garcia’s death in 1995.

No longer dismissed as relics of the hippie era, a new generation has lionized the Dead for creating a culture that paved the way for social networking, free music swapping, and the uncompromising anti-corporate attitude of indie rock. Now, fifty years after the band first began changing rock ’n’ roll—both sonically and psychically—So Many Roadspaints the most vivid portrait yet of the Grateful Dead, one of the most enduring institutions in American music and culture.

About the Author

SEAN RUNNETTE is a multiple Earphones winner, including one for his narration of The Curve of the World (with Highbridge Audio). He has also directed and produced more than 200 audiobooks including several Audie® Award winners. He is an American Repertory Theater company member and has toured internationally with Mabou Mines. TV and film appearances include Two if by Sea, Copland, Sex and the City, Law and Order, 3rd Watch and lots and lots of commercials. When not behind the mike, he also produced audiobooks and other works.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781622316700
ISBN-10: 1622316703
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Publication Date: April 28th, 2015
Language: English