Grateful Dead: Built to Last (1989)

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By Scott Goldfine

The venerable sextet succeeds its 1987 commercial breakthrough, “Touch of Grey,” with “Built to Last.” The band lends its familiar folk-rock stylings to an assortment of country-tinged ballads and bouncy, feel-good numbers.

The gospel-flavored “Blow Away” and the pop-ready “Picasso Moon” give this album appeal beyond the immediate sphere of Deadheads.

GRADE: C+

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