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The Grateful Dead: Grateful Dead (Warners)

Lenny Kaye, Rolling Stone, 11 November 1971

To avoid any possible disappointments for those who once had visions of saving the world through the music on Anthem of the Sun and any number of live performances, it might be nice to think of this album as an interlude for the Grateful Dead, a resting place where they’ve stopped over to brace themselves for the next series of atmospheric excursions.

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