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Mars Hotel Review - Grateful Dead

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Mars Hotel  Mars Hotel

1974

 

 

 
 
Order: Re-mastered |Orig.
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Mars Hotel Review - Grateful Dead

Mars Hotel review

Note: A re-mastered version of Mars Hotel was released on Oct. 26, 2004, with bonus material that was initially only  available in the box-set, Beyond Description, The individual CD's are now available. The re-mastered versions include loads of bonus material. Be sure to get that one. 

My review is on the original album before the bonus material. 

Grateful Dead From The Mars Hotel is a mixed offering. The song writing is dominated by Garcia / Hunter as they penned five of the eight tracks. Of them, we have the enduring classic, truly in the style of the Grateful Dead, "Scarlet Begonias." The two ballads, "Ship Of Fools," and "China Doll" are classics. The rocker, "U. S. Blues," is above average. Mars Hotel's two clunkers are "Loose Lucy," and Weir's only contribution "Money Money." 

After "Scarlet Begonias" the albums strongest material are two Phil Lesh compositions that are more than both worthwhile, and should not be overlooked.
by Barry Small
Grade B

Many renditions of these songs are available live. Dick's Picks 7 and Dick's Picks 24,and Dick's Picks 12 ("U. S. Blues" and "Ship of Fools" are both incredible one this pick) are good examples from tours promoting this album.   

 
Mars Hotel Tracks - Grateful Dead
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Mars Hotel

1. U.S. Blues (Garcia / Hunter) - 4:42
2. China Doll (Garcia / Hunter) - 4:10
3. Unbroken Chain (Lesh / Petersen) - 6:46
4. Loose Lucy (Garcia / Hunter) - 3:22
5. Scarlet Begonias (Garcia / Hunter) - 4:19
6. Pride of Cucamonga (Lesh / Petersen) - 4:17
7. Money Money (Barlow / Weir) - 4:23
8. Ship of Fools (Garcia / Hunter) - 5:27

BONUS MATERIAL:
9. Loose Lucy (Studio Outtake)
10. Scarlet Begonias (Live)
11. Money Money (Live)
12. Wave That Flag (Live)
13. Let It Rock (Live)
14. Pride Of Cucamonga (Studio Acoustic Demo)
15. Unbroken Chain (Studio Acoustic Demo)

Mars Hotel musician List - Grateful Dead
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Jerry Garcia - lead guitar, vocals
Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
Phil Lesh - bass, vocals
Keith Godchaux - keyboards
Donna Godchaux - vocals
Bill Kreutzmann - drums
Mickey Hart - drums

Mars Hotel notes - Grateful Dead
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Released - 1974
Original Label - Arista
A re-mastered version was initially released as part of the box-set, Beyond Description on Oct. 26, 2004 on Rhino.
Released individually March 2006

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