A Box of Rain: Lyrics, 1965-1993 by Robert HunterA Box of Rain by Robert Hunter (Viking 1990) (782.42166) is a beautiful collection of the complete lyrics of Robert Hunter, the long-time songwrting partner of Jerry Garcia. So important are Hunters lyrics to the Grateful Dead that he is considered by the bandmates to be an often uncredited member of the band. This beautiful volume contains all of Robert Hunter song lyrics composed between 1965 and 1993 and includes unrecorded songs as well as songs recorded by Bob Dylan and a few other select recording artists. My rating: 8.5/10, finished 1/26/14.
Grateful Dead Lyricist Robert Hunter Dead at 78
Robert Hunter, the longtime lyricist for the Grateful Dead , died Monday. He was No cause of death was given. His wife, Maureen, was by his side holding his hand. Let there be songs to fill the air.
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A Box of Rain is a book by Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter , compiling his complete songbook, in and out of the Dead, from until A more-recent paperback edition has also been published, which includes lyrics up until ; the original edition was hardbound. The publication also includes a different introduction by the author. The book's title comes from " Box of Rain ", a song recorded and made famous on the Dead's studio classic, American Beauty. For a time, the book was considered the best source of Grateful Dead lyrics. However, that distinction is questionable after the publication of The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics by David Dodd, which compiles songs not only by Hunter, but by other Dead lyricist John Perry Barlow ; this book also includes cover songs and folk songs performed by the Dead. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
A cause of death has not been revealed. He was 78 years old. It is with great sadness we confirm our beloved Robert passed away yesterday night. He died peacefully at home in his bed, surrounded by love. His wife Maureen was by his side holding his hand.