On the Grateful Dead’s Anthem of the Sun the studio with its production work dissolves into live performance, the carefully crafted is thrown together with the casually tossed off, and the results are spliced together. The end product is one of the finest albums to come out of San Francisco, a personal statement of the rock aesthetic on a level with the Jefferson Airplane’s After Bathing at Baxters. To be sure, the album has its weak points, but as a total work it is remarkably successful, especially when compared to the first Dead album.
2008 digitally remastered two-fer from the Canadian power trio led by the exceptional guitar playing of Frank Marino. Mahogany Rush IV was originally released in 1976 and was the band's first album for Columbia. World Anthem followed one year later.