Thursday, January 12, 2006

Grateful Dead Lyrics Tops List Of Readers' Favorites

From JazzNews:

Grateful Dead Lyrics Tops List Of Readers' Favorites Popular magazine

The Music Box has released the ranking of its readers' favorites for the fourth quarter of 2005. Topping the list is David Dodd's The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics. This is the first time that a book has topped The Music Box's quarterly list.

Trailing the tome is the Grateful Dead's DVD Dead Ahead, Jerry Garcia's compilation CD Ladder to the Stars: Garcia Plays Dylan, and Miles Davis' box set The Cellar Door Sessions 1970. Said The Music Box's founder John Metzger, "It was a good year for the Grateful Dead, and it looks like our readers felt that way, too." These rankings are compiled from sales and traffic statistics through The Music Box's web site.

The Music Box was founded in 1994 as a hard copy newsletter, but it has flourished since joining the internet community in 1997. The publication covers a wide array of music, including blues, jazz, country, bluegrass, folk, and the many configurations of rock and roll. Subscribers to The Music Box's e-mail list and regular visitors to its web site are treated to reviews of the latest albums, DVDs, movies, books, and concerts as well as in-depth interviews and articles, daily music news, and tour date information. In addition, members of its e-mail list are eligible to win a variety of items. This month's giveaway includes copies of Phish's New Year’s Eve 1995: Live at Madison Square Garden. Each year, several million guests visit the site, which has surpassed 2, 900 pages of information.

Readers' Favorites - 4th Quarter 2005:
1) David Dodd - The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics
2) Grateful Dead - Dead Ahead
3) Jerry Garcia - Ladder to the Stars: Garcia Plays Dylan
4) Miles Davis - The Cellar Door Sessions 1970
5) Grateful Dead - Fillmore West 1969
6) Jackson Browne - Running on Empty [DVD-Audio]
7) Ryan Adams - Cold Roses
8) Ryan Adams - Jacksonville City Nights
9) Grateful Dead - The Grateful Dead Movie
10) Burning Spear - Our Music
11) John Fogerty - The Long Road Home
12) Neil Young - Prairie Wind
13) Bob Dylan - No Direction Home: The Bootleg Series, Volume 7
14) The Band - A Musical History
15) Fleetwood Mac - Men of the World: The Early Years
16) Grateful Dead - Truckin' Up to Buffalo
17) Grateful Dead - The Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack
18) My Morning Jacket - Z
19) Johnny Cash - The Complete Sun Recordings: 1955-1958
20) Donovan - Try for the Sun: The Journey of Donovan
21) Dickey Betts - Back Where It All Begins: Live at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
22) Yes - The Word Is Live
23) The Rolling Stones - A Bigger Bang
24) The Who - Tommy and Quadrophenia Live with Special Guests
25) Paul Kantner - Blows against the Empire


Anonymous Helen said...

I received David Dodd's annotated for Christmas and really love it. So informative and a great addition to my Box of Rain lyric book which is about to crumble from it's heavy use.
I've got to say this line from the Music Box article sort of hit my funny bone!
"flourished since joining the internet community"

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