Fare Thee Well

The Final Chapter of the Grateful Dead's Long, Strange Trip

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Publisher Description

A tell-all biography of the epic in-fighting of the Grateful Dead in the years following band leader Jerry Garcia's death in 1995

The Grateful Dead rose to greatness under the inspired leadership of guitarist Jerry Garcia, but the band very nearly died along with him after his sudden death in 1995. So long defined by Garcia's artistic vision, the surviving "Core Four" were reduced to conflicting agendas, strained relationships, and catastrophic business decisions that would lead the iconic band into utter disarray for the next twenty years.

Acclaimed music journalist and New York Times bestselling author Joel Selvin was there for much of the turmoil following Garcia's death, and in this book, he offers a never-before-explored insider account of the ebbs and flows that occurred in the decades that followed. Culminating in the landmark tour bearing the same name, Fare Thee Well charts the arduous journey from Garcia's passing all the way up to the uneasy agreement between the Core Four that led to the series of shows celebrating the band's fiftieth anniversary-finally allowing for a proper, and joyous, sendoff of the group revered by so many.

GENRE
Arts & Entertainment
RELEASED
2018
June 19
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Hachette Books
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
33.9
MB

Customer Reviews

OneKindFavor ,

There are liars, and then, there is Joel Selvin

Selvin gets the general vibe and feel of what the final chapters were like, but gets other things just completely wrong, “loose with the truth” so to speak, mischaracterizing or misattributing statements, fails to fact check, heck, even spell check in some instances. His characterizations of Vince Welnick are abysmal. He has actual facts wrong consistently about VInce’s final days, moments, events, and so much more than I can detail here. It pains me to read it. It will pain his widow more. Do you think Selvin cares if he got things wrong? Hey, he got my money, so he wins anyway.

Joel knows better, but I knew Vince.

Enjoy the overall message here, or not… that the life of this band post-Jerry was messy, and at times, downright mean. But take a lot of this with the dramatic rocks of salt Mr Charlie gave to Selvin to shoot you with.

mattmays1 ,

Kind of pointless...

Entertaining if you like gossip. Repetitive writing style and has incorrect facts. If I, as a mere fan, can recognize these basic inaccuracies then how do we take the other stuff seriously?

Carlton fist ,

Book from a bitter man

The topic of the Dead brings it worthy of a read, but it mainly comes across as an angry author who has an agenda to spend the book bashing Phil & Jill Lesh. Phil is a crotchety old bastad and his wife is controlling, but come on, no journalistic sense of telling a story. Pretty much a collection of accusations of Phil from an angry man.

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