By David Browne
Drawing on new interviews with surviving participants and other people of their internal circle—along with the group's broad information and his personal study from years of overlaying the group—David Browne, longtime track journalist and contributing editor at Rolling Stone, does greater than simply delve into the Dead's saga. when it comes to an altogether special structure—each bankruptcy founded round an important or pivotal day of their story—he lends this epic musical and cultural tale a you-are-there believe in contrast to the other publication written concerning the band.
So Many Roads takes us deep into the realm of the lifeless in ways in which may be eye-opening even to the main rabid Deadheads. Readers will locate themselves within their communal domestic in Haight-Ashbury in the course of the band's infamous 1967 bust; behind the curtain within the studio, observing the useless at paintings (and play); behind the scenes on the taping of the mythical "Touch of gray" video and at their ultimate indicates; and in the course of the Dead's mythical band conferences. alongside the best way, readers will listen not just from the lifeless but additionally from buddies, colleagues, enthusiasts, and group contributors, together with a few who have by no means spoken to the click before.
The result's a remarkably designated and cinematic ebook that paints a strikingly clean portrait of 1 of rock's maximum and so much enduring associations and sheds new light—for lovers and beginners alike—on the band's tune, dynamics, and inner struggles. "There is not anything like a thankful useless concert," learn the mythical bumper stickers. equally, there is not anything like So Many Roads, which explores all-new routes at the band's lengthy, unusual trip.