Release Date: 13 July 2018
Format: LP Vinyl
|GRATEFUL DEAD ANTHEM OF THE SUN (50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION) Limited Picture Disc Vinyl LP
Grateful Dead continue its ambitious 50th anniversary reissue series with Anthem Of The Sun: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition.
The band’s most experimental album, Anthem Of The Sun was an unprecedented mix of studio and live recordings stitched together to create a hybrid. Fifty years later, it remains a pinnacle of psychedelic music. It also marked a departure for the band, as they began to channel their creativity into longer jams on songs like “Alligator” and “Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)” – two live staples of the Dead’s early days. During this period, the band included: Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann.
The CD includes two versions of the original album — one fully remastered from the original 1968 mix, and the other remastered from the more well-known 1971 mix. Both mixes of the albums were mastered by Grammy®-winning engineer David Glasser from the original analog master tapes.
The set also includes a bonus disc with a previously unreleased complete live show recorded on October 22, 1967 at Winterland in San Francisco, CA. Newly remastered by Jeffrey Norman, this is the first known recording of the Grateful Dead with Mickey Hart, who joined the band in September 1967. In addition to performing songs from the group’s eponymous debut (“Beat It On Down The Line” and “Morning Dew”), they also previewed tracks from Anthem Of The Sun (“New Potato Caboose” and parts of “That’s It For The Other One.”)
Like all the albums in the ongoing series, Anthem Of The Sun will be released 50 years after its anniversary date as a two-disc deluxe edition that includes the original album with newly remastered sound, plus a bonus disc of unreleased live recordings. The album will also be released as a 12-inch vinyl picture disc produced in a limited edition of 10,000 copies, which will feature the remastered 1971 mix of the album, as well as being available digitally. All versions will be available on July 13, a few days before the album’s official golden anniversary on July 18.
1. That’s It For The Other One
i. Cryptical Envelopment
ii. Quadlibet For Tender Feet
iii. The Faster We Go, The Rounder We Get
iv. We Leave The Castle
2. New Potato Caboose
3. Born Cross-Eyed
Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)