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Old 08-05-17, 05:45 PM   #1
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Grateful Dead Documentary ‘Long Strange Trip’

Director Amir Bar-Lev and executive producer Martin Scorsese have sold the rights to the six-part Grateful Dead documentary Long Strange Trip to Amazon. I can't recommend this 6 episode/4 hour Grateful Dead documentary highly enough! Great archival footage and interesting interviews takes you on the band's journey/odyssey from their inception as a jug band into the Warlocks and then the Grateful Dead . It's currently only available to Amazon Prime subscribers and will hopefully become available via Blu-ray/DVD at some point.
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Old 08-06-17, 09:41 AM   #2
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Re: Grateful Dead Documentary ‘Long Strange Trip’

Finished this a couple of weeks ago. A good watch, and taught me a lot I didn't know about the band and their history.
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Old 08-07-17, 09:06 AM   #3
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Re: Grateful Dead Documentary ‘Long Strange Trip’

I watched this too, great overview of why they truly are the greatest/most important american band of all time. It was great to see some footage of the wall of sound and trip to Egypt. If i'm going to nitpick it, I do think this should've been titled Jerry Garcia & Drugs, because that was the main focus.
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Old 08-08-17, 07:04 PM   #4
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Re: Grateful Dead Documentary ‘Long Strange Trip’

I thought it was disappointing. If you weren't already a Deadhead, this feels inscrutable, and hardly touches on the actual music the band made. I understand that the personalities and images and drugs are a big part of their mystique, but the vast majority of their catalog wasn't even mentioned. The way those personalities and images and drugs influenced the music was barely mentioned.
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