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Conversations with the Dead

Conversations with the Dead
The Grateful Dead Interview Book
Expanded edition published by Da Capo Press April 2002
ISBN 0-306-81099-9

"Gans goes deeper into the music than most critics, and his wide-ranging Conversations remains the standard text for firsthand Dead wisdom." -- Rolling Stone (10/28/99)

"Those of you out there who do not have Conversations with the Dead, it's a MUST!! No Deadhead should be without this book. It is totally deep into the minds and thoughts of the band..and entertaining! I have laughed out loud many times while reading their comments, jokes, and sarcasms. Very heartwarming, too. Thanks David... nice job!" - Pam (??????@aol.com)

Available as an eBook and in paperback
Or direct from the publisher

Playing in the Band

Playing in the Band:
An Oral and Visual Portrait of the Grateful Dead
by David Gans and Peter Simon
Published by St. Martin's Press 1985
Updated edition Published by St. Martin's Griffin 1996
ISBN 0-312-14391-5


1996 edition features new photographs and a new final chapter including interviews with Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Vince Welnick, Senator Patrick Leahy, and others.

"...this one's especially good at revealing the dynamic of both the people and the music." -- Playboy

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Not Fade Away

Not Fade Away
The Online World Remembers Jerry Garcia
Published by Thunder's Mouth Press 1995
ISBN 1-560-25125-5

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Talking Heads

Talking Heads
The Band and Their Music

published by Avon Press 1985
ISBN 0-380-89954-X

OUT OF PRINT

Conversations (original)

Conversations with the Dead
The Grateful Dead Interview Book
ORIGINAL EDITION published by Citadel Underground 1991
ISBN 0-8065-1223-7

OUT OF PRINT

Taling Heads (UK)
Talking Heads
The Band and Their Music
U.K. EDITION published by Omnibus Press 1986

Out of print, but Orange Skies Books, a specialist second hand music book shop in Sedbergh, England, will try to locate a copy for you.

Conversations (Italy)
Il Simposio Psichedelico
Conversazioni con i Grateful Dead
ITALIAN EDITION published by Tarab 1996

Review? in Italian