Grateful Dead - Workingman’s Dead [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition]

£27.99
  • Grateful Dead -  Workingman’s Dead [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition]

Grateful Dead - Workingman’s Dead [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition]

£27.99

FormatCD & LP
Released10th July 2020
Catalogue 0603497848539
Barcode 0603497848539

50th Anniversary of this landmark album -
3CD O Card Edition,  3CD Digipak Edition  and LP Picture Disc
 

On June 14, 1970, the Grateful Dead released Workingman’s Dead, an album that was unlike anything they had ever done, one that showed the world a new side of the Dead. It was clearly the same band as before, but now with a distinctly different sound and approach to the music, pivoting from psychedelic improvisation to folk-rock storytelling for the “everyman,” as the album’s title suggests.

The 3CD set includes the original album with newly remastered sound, plus an unreleased concert recorded on February 21, 1971 at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. The show was mixed from the 16-track analog master tapes by Jeffrey Norman at Bob Weir’s Marin County TRI Studios and mastered by Grammy® Award-winning engineer, David Glasser. While the Dead’s first three studio albums appealed to many, the group didn’t yet have the mass breakthrough that would make the entire world take notice of this band of misfits from the Bay Area. Workingman’s Dead changed all that. Workingman’s Dead (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) includes the band’s previously unreleased live performance from 1971 at the Capitol Theatre. The show featured a plethora of songs from both Workingman’s Dead and the band’s follow-up album, American Beauty, which was released in November 1970. Some highlights include Weir’s moving vocal take on “Me and Bobby McGee,” Pigpen’s whiskey-seasoned growl on “Easy Wind” and a stellar run through “Uncle John’s Band” to close out the show.

LP Picture Disc:
Side 1
1. Uncle John’s Band
2. High Time
3. Dire Wolf
4. New Speedway Boogie
Side 2
5. Cumberland Blues
6. Black Peter
7. Easy Wind
8. Casey Jones

3CD, Both Editions:
Disc One: Original Album Remastered
1. Uncle John’s Band
2. High Time
3. Dire Wolf
4. New Speedway Boogie
5. Cumberland Blues
6. Black Peter
7. Easy Wind
8. Casey Jones
Disc Two: Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY (2/21/71)
1. Cold Rain And Snow
2. Me And Bobby McGee
3. Loser
4. Easy Wind
5. Playing In The Band
6. Bertha
7. Me And My Uncle
8. Ripple (False Start)
9. Ripple
10. Next Time You See Me
11. Sugar Magnolia
12. Greatest Story Ever Told
13. Johnny B. Goode
Disc Three: Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY (2/21/71)
1. China Cat Sunflower
2. I Know You Rider
3. Bird Song
4. Cumberland Blues
5. I’m A King Bee
6. Beat It On Down The Line
7. Wharf Rat
8. Truckin’
9. Casey Jones
10. Good Lovin’

Grateful Dead - Workingman’s Dead [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] is currently priced at a special preorder rate and will revert to full price on release. The release date of 10th July 2020 is estimated and subject to change.

Artist Grateful Dead
LabelRhino
Filed Under Rock & Psych & Garage