Exclusive Grateful Dead Record Store Day Vinyl
Shall we go, you and I, while we can to Record Store Day on April 21st? Our very special "Dark Star" 5/4/72, Olympia Theatre, Paris, France 180-gram 12" vinyl release features one of the longest versions of the song in Dead history, clocking in at over 40 minutes! Mixed by Jeffrey Norman and mastered by David Glasser, the vinyl features nearly 20 minutes of the song on the first side followed by a mid-song drum solo and the song’s epic finale on the second side. Released in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Dead’s legendary Europe ’72 tour, DARK STAR is limited to 4,200 copies worldwide.
Why so few? Come on will ya, what is that, one copy per store? Guess I will never see or hear this one. Why bother doing a release of this few. The marketing director at Rhino is a cheap fool. Whats next, the best dead show ever limited to 100 copies?
I live in san rafael, and barry at red devil records says he had slim pickins on this one. I wanna buy local! isnt that the deal these days?? someone should walk a dozen over to him.
Am I the only one who is getting soured on this whole record store day thing? Either you camp out at a record store (not really a viable option at this stage of my life) or you head to eBay to pay exorbitant prices to the kid who did and grabbed three copies of everything he could get his hands on.