• September 7, 2010
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    The Warner Bros. Studio Albums 180-gram Vinyl Box

    Between 1967 and 1970, the Grateful Dead recorded five studio albums for Warner Bros. Records that formed the psychedelic canon on which the band’s live legend was built.

    Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty with THE WARNER BROS. STUDIO ALBUMS, a five-LP boxed set. The collection contains The Grateful Dead (1967),Workingman’s Dead, the original mix of Aoxomoxoa (1969), and American Beauty (1970), plus the original mix for Anthem Of The Sun (1968), available on vinyl for the first time in nearly 40 years.

    The set also offers detailed replicas of the original albums housed in a hard-shell case that protects and stores the music with the accompanying 12" x 12" book including unpublished photos and new liner notes by Blair Jackson. To ensure the highest degree of quality, the albums were pressed on 180-gram vinyl at RTI using lacquers cut from the original analog masters by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering.


    DEAD.NET EXCLUSIVE
    Order from Dead.net and you'll receive an exclusive reproduction of a rare 1968 7" single (in a picture sleeve) that features the studio version of “Dark Star” (b/w “Born Cross-Eyed”) that clocks in at a concise 2:38. You'll also receive a reproduction of a rare 1967 promotional poster for the first album from the Warner Bros. Records archive.



    Take a tour of the boxed set with David Lemieux. Click below.


    TRACK LISTING

    The Grateful Dead
    Side One
    1. “The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)”
    2. “Beat It On Down The Line”
    3. “Good Morning Little School Girl”
    4. “Cold Rain And Snow”
    5. “Sitting On Top Of The World”
    6. “Cream Puff War”
    Side Two
    1. “Morning Dew”
    2. “New, New Minglewood Blues”
    3. “Viola Lee Blues”

    Anthem Of The Sun
    Side One
    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”
    Side Two
    1. “Alligator”
    2. “Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)”

    Aoxomoxoa
    Side One
    1. “St. Stephen”
    2. “Dupree’s Diamond Blues”
    3. “Rosemary”
    4. “Doin’ That Rag”
    5. “Mountains Of The Moon”
    Side Two
    1. “China Cat Sunflower”
    2. “What’s Become Of The Baby”
    3. “Cosmic Charlie”

    Workingman’s Dead
    Side One
    1. “Uncle John's Band”
    2. “High Time”
    3. “Dire Wolf”
    4. “New Speedway Boogie”
    Side Two
    1. “Cumberland Blues”
    2. “Black Peter”
    3. “Easy Wind”
    4. “Casey Jones”

    American Beauty
    Side One
    1. “Box Of Rain”
    2. “Friend Of The Devil”
    3. “Sugar Magnolia”
    4. “Operator”
    5. “Candyman”
    Side Two
    1. “Ripple”
    2. “Brokedown Palace”
    3. “Till The Morning Comes”
    4. “Attics Of My Life”
    5. “Truckin’”

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Between 1967 and 1970, the Grateful Dead recorded five studio albums for Warner Bros. Records that formed the psychedelic canon on which the band’s live legend was built.

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty with THE WARNER BROS. STUDIO ALBUMS, a five-LP boxed set. The collection contains The Grateful Dead (1967),Workingman’s Dead, the original mix of Aoxomoxoa (1969), and American Beauty (1970), plus the original mix for Anthem Of The Sun (1968), available on vinyl for the first time in nearly 40 years.

The set also offers detailed replicas of the original albums housed in a hard-shell case that protects and stores the music with the accompanying 12" x 12" book including unpublished photos and new liner notes by Blair Jackson. To ensure the highest degree of quality, the albums were pressed on 180-gram vinyl at RTI using lacquers cut from the original analog masters by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering.


DEAD.NET EXCLUSIVE
Order from Dead.net and you'll receive an exclusive reproduction of a rare 1968 7" single (in a picture sleeve) that features the studio version of “Dark Star” (b/w “Born Cross-Eyed”) that clocks in at a concise 2:38. You'll also receive a reproduction of a rare 1967 promotional poster for the first album from the Warner Bros. Records archive.



Take a tour of the boxed set with David Lemieux. Click below.


TRACK LISTING

The Grateful Dead
Side One
1. “The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)”
2. “Beat It On Down The Line”
3. “Good Morning Little School Girl”
4. “Cold Rain And Snow”
5. “Sitting On Top Of The World”
6. “Cream Puff War”
Side Two
1. “Morning Dew”
2. “New, New Minglewood Blues”
3. “Viola Lee Blues”

Anthem Of The Sun
Side One
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”
Side Two
1. “Alligator”
2. “Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)”

Aoxomoxoa
Side One
1. “St. Stephen”
2. “Dupree’s Diamond Blues”
3. “Rosemary”
4. “Doin’ That Rag”
5. “Mountains Of The Moon”
Side Two
1. “China Cat Sunflower”
2. “What’s Become Of The Baby”
3. “Cosmic Charlie”

Workingman’s Dead
Side One
1. “Uncle John's Band”
2. “High Time”
3. “Dire Wolf”
4. “New Speedway Boogie”
Side Two
1. “Cumberland Blues”
2. “Black Peter”
3. “Easy Wind”
4. “Casey Jones”

American Beauty
Side One
1. “Box Of Rain”
2. “Friend Of The Devil”
3. “Sugar Magnolia”
4. “Operator”
5. “Candyman”
Side Two
1. “Ripple”
2. “Brokedown Palace”
3. “Till The Morning Comes”
4. “Attics Of My Life”
5. “Truckin’”

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This looks great and with the original mix of Aoxomoxoa making a reappearance after so many years, it's simply amazing! Thanks David, et al - this will be an awesome addition to any collection!
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David et al... As a vinyl child of the 60's it hurts me to watch you touch the groove themselves as you take out the record to show us. PLEASE put your thumb on the outer edge and your pointer finger in the middle of the 33 or hold the 45 hole with same. PLEASE.
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...it actually looks great. BUT don't you think free shipping for US residents and AUD$50 (or so) for Australian residents is a but steep? I know I always go on about the postage but $50 seems a bit harsh. Oddly rush shipping is cheaper than standard shipping. I was actually a few clicks away from ordering this until I saw the postage costs. Can anything be done about this? Will it be available anywhere else online soon? If that's the way it goes, I suspect several people will be frightened out of getting this...
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love the vinyl releases... how about road trips or other live shows on vinyl....?
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Nice to see the vinyl release preordered it are we going to see the CD of the original mix of aoxomoxoa? Been waiting a long time for this
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Does anyone know if the first album will have the extended bits on some of the songs that the remastered cd had or will it be the version that was on the original vinyl? Thanks
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Thanks for the vid David. It looks like a cool set. It took a long time to wean myself off vinyl and I am not sure I am ready to go back yet and buy the same albums for the 4th or 5th time.But I am sure the hard core collectors and vinyl freaks will love this. But just one thing get your sticky fingers off the playing surface David! (can I buy that copy at a discount?) .
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Great hat, Dave! Where can one obtain one of those?
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The vinyl looks awesome, super tempting, but I'm with garchibald: I need one of those hats! Go Canada!
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The original mix has ALWAYS been better than the remix Phil did.. including the original purple cover.... Enjoy!!!! :-)
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I'm with JShelley (?). We hate to be picky but.... PLEASE handle w/care, Touch the LP like it's supposed to be. It made me cringe as well eyeing your fingers all over the grooves. We appreciate the video info & know you mean well but as a child of vinyl, OH, MY, GOD, you're not getting anywhere near my records.
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...and ordered it. However, I decided to go with Amazon. I know I miss out on the the 45 and the promo poster but it cost me sixty Australian dollars less than it would have from here. I figured a 45 and poster weren't worth sixty bucks. Saying that, I support the product and would always prefer to order from here but I think the postage costs are a bit unfair sometimes. Overseas customers shouldn't have to pay inflated postage costs so that US customers can get free postage. Anyway, how about restocking the store with the Live/Dead double LP?
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Man, I'm really bumming on this one, I ordered this vinyl collection, with a couple of other things, last thursday (9-21). Got a confirmation email saying it was shipped, so far so good, then, there was no tracking number where there should have been, can't track it, so, it has not arrived, should I be worried? I an waiting with great expectations and don't want to be negative but where is it? Credit card all ready charged, where can I get a tracking number? when will it be delivered? it sure shouldn't take this long, should it? Another point, wasn't the live/dead lp a warner release also? too bad it wasn't included with this package. I have the rhino vinyl of working man's and american beauty, but the live dead was sold out, I agree with previous post, this one needs rereleased on vinyl too, please. Thanks and am looking forward to hearing these original mixes and getting my package, can anyone check on it for me and let me know where it is. Thanks in advance for any and all help/info.
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Got it, had a listening party last night with my girl and two bottles of good wine, all five records, sounds A-mazing!!
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I don't think you should be alarmed, but if the problem persists send me a PM with the details and I'll see what's up.
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Came yesterday, what a beauty, love the packaging, love the new liner notes, love it all. Sounds wonderful, can't say enough good about this order. Just lovely. Listened to the first lp, now, if I can just find some time to listen to the rest. Can't wait to hear the original mixes. ps, thanx Mary for the quick response. You are the best.
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and happy listening to you!
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I just received Anthem of the Sun and Aoxomoxoa and I'm a bit disappointed. I question something about the sound. Either the quality of the remastering or the quality of the cut or the pressing? The midrange is muffled, the low end is muddy, and the sizzle has been adios'd throughout much of this record. For example, the explosive/rockin' parts in the The Other One are squashed and consequently and ridiculously quieter than the "quieter parts". Or Jerry's vocal on Mts of the Moon sounds like someone put a paper sack over it, and it's sits sadly in the mix. Some of the songs sound good but there just seems to be something wrong with how its all sitting together...smooshed and smeared. I'd be happy to give more specific examples if anyone's interested. FYI, I play and record music. I'm a tone chaser. A tube swapper. I prefer some things in mono. And my listening preference is vinyl. Just thought I should validate myself. Doesn't mean this is more than a personal opinion, but I just cannot imagine that this is the sound intended, or the sound of either the original master. For a reference, I went on youtube and listened to some substandard streaming mp3's of these records, and...it makes me a little sick even typing this, but they sounded better. Well it didn't sound better, but it didn't sound muffled. The vocals didn't sound so buried. The punch and dynamic range seemed right. The low end was tighter. More air. Just to make sure something wasn't wrong with my gear or my ears I put on some other records (back to talking about vinyl again : ). Nope. Everything else that I put on sounded better and more dynamic. Did anyone in the Dead camp approve these? Did some compression or limiting happen in the remastering process? Did they make a test pressing and listen carefully/thoughtfully? Doesn't seem like it. I sure did want to love these.
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I just received Anthem of the Sun and Aoxomoxoa and I'm a bit disappointed.I question something about the sound. Either the quality of the remastering or the quality of the cut or the pressing? The midrange is muffled, the low end is muddy, and the sizzle has been adios'd throughout much of this record. For example, the explosive/rockin' parts in the The Other One are squashed and consequently and ridiculously quieter than the "quieter parts". Or Jerry's vocal on Mts of the Moon sounds like someone put a paper sack over it, and it's sits sadly in the mix. Some of the songs sound good but there just seems to be something wrong with how its all sitting together...smooshed and smeared. I'd be happy to give more specific examples if anyone's interested. FYI, I play and record music. I'm a tone chaser. A tube swapper. I prefer some things in mono. And my listening preference is vinyl. Just thought I should validate myself. Doesn't mean this is more than a personal opinion, but I just cannot imagine that this is the sound intended, or the sound of either the original master. For a reference, I went on youtube and listened to some substandard streaming mp3's of these records, and...it makes me a little sick even typing this, but they sounded better. Well it didn't sound better, but it didn't sound muffled. The vocals didn't sound so buried. The punch and dynamic range seemed right. The low end was tighter. More air. Just to make sure something wasn't wrong with my gear or my ears I put on some other records (back to talking about vinyl again : ). Nope. Everything else that I put on sounded better and more dynamic. Did anyone in the Dead camp approve these? Did some compression or limiting happen in the remastering process? Did they make a test pressing and listen carefully/thoughtfully? Doesn't seem like it. I sure did want to love these.
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Spamheads advertizing cell phone spyware. For $15 no less. Comes with a mobile web cam.. Privacy isn't just dead, the body has been disposed of with extreme prejudice.
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Well, I can tell you one thing about Anthem. The original vinyl release was absolutely wonderful. The original LP jacket was purple in color as opposed to the later remixed and re-released white cover. The reissue was remixed by Phil and to be totally honest, it SUCKED! I *hated* that record and used it as a one time freeze-bee out into a canyon in the Santa Cruz Mountains near the Cheateau Liberte. I was pissed because my third copy of the original LP was not the best and cleanest quality even after pulling it in and out a 1,000 times from an inside plastic sleeve,; I could no longer find the original mix with the purple LP cover. Finally after a few decades they did re-release the original mix with the purple cover. But by then cassettes were in vogue after 8-tracks died, and soon CD's were taking hold of the market. And along came digital, thank God. I hate to say Phil really fucked up that record. BUT I have to say I REALLY like Fallout from the Phil Zone. Some GREAT tunes on that record. He redeemed himself... Rasta, Forrest
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  • ForrestInFallbrook
    4 years 9 months ago
    "I just received Anthem of the Sun and Aoxomoxoa & disappointed"
    Well, I can tell you one thing about Anthem. The original vinyl release was absolutely wonderful. The original LP jacket was purple in color as opposed to the later remixed and re-released white cover. The reissue was remixed by Phil and to be totally honest, it SUCKED! I *hated* that record and used it as a one time freeze-bee out into a canyon in the Santa Cruz Mountains near the Cheateau Liberte. I was pissed because my third copy of the original LP was not the best and cleanest quality even after pulling it in and out a 1,000 times from an inside plastic sleeve,; I could no longer find the original mix with the purple LP cover. Finally after a few decades they did re-release the original mix with the purple cover. But by then cassettes were in vogue after 8-tracks died, and soon CD's were taking hold of the market. And along came digital, thank God. I hate to say Phil really fucked up that record. BUT I have to say I REALLY like Fallout from the Phil Zone. Some GREAT tunes on that record. He redeemed himself... Rasta, Forrest
  • marye
    6 years 5 months ago
    it's always something
    well, it's short-lived anyway.
  • Anna rRxia
    6 years 5 months ago
    Ohh nice!
    Spamheads advertizing cell phone spyware. For $15 no less. Comes with a mobile web cam.. Privacy isn't just dead, the body has been disposed of with extreme prejudice.
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    mountain moonman
    7 years 2 months ago
    I just received Anthem of
    I just received Anthem of the Sun and Aoxomoxoa and I'm a bit disappointed.I question something about the sound. Either the quality of the remastering or the quality of the cut or the pressing? The midrange is muffled, the low end is muddy, and the sizzle has been adios'd throughout much of this record. For example, the explosive/rockin' parts in the The Other One are squashed and consequently and ridiculously quieter than the "quieter parts". Or Jerry's vocal on Mts of the Moon sounds like someone put a paper sack over it, and it's sits sadly in the mix. Some of the songs sound good but there just seems to be something wrong with how its all sitting together...smooshed and smeared. I'd be happy to give more specific examples if anyone's interested. FYI, I play and record music. I'm a tone chaser. A tube swapper. I prefer some things in mono. And my listening preference is vinyl. Just thought I should validate myself. Doesn't mean this is more than a personal opinion, but I just cannot imagine that this is the sound intended, or the sound of either the original master. For a reference, I went on youtube and listened to some substandard streaming mp3's of these records, and...it makes me a little sick even typing this, but they sounded better. Well it didn't sound better, but it didn't sound muffled. The vocals didn't sound so buried. The punch and dynamic range seemed right. The low end was tighter. More air. Just to make sure something wasn't wrong with my gear or my ears I put on some other records (back to talking about vinyl again : ). Nope. Everything else that I put on sounded better and more dynamic. Did anyone in the Dead camp approve these? Did some compression or limiting happen in the remastering process? Did they make a test pressing and listen carefully/thoughtfully? Doesn't seem like it. I sure did want to love these.
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    mountain moonman
    7 years 2 months ago
    wish that i could agree, but alas...
    I just received Anthem of the Sun and Aoxomoxoa and I'm a bit disappointed. I question something about the sound. Either the quality of the remastering or the quality of the cut or the pressing? The midrange is muffled, the low end is muddy, and the sizzle has been adios'd throughout much of this record. For example, the explosive/rockin' parts in the The Other One are squashed and consequently and ridiculously quieter than the "quieter parts". Or Jerry's vocal on Mts of the Moon sounds like someone put a paper sack over it, and it's sits sadly in the mix. Some of the songs sound good but there just seems to be something wrong with how its all sitting together...smooshed and smeared. I'd be happy to give more specific examples if anyone's interested. FYI, I play and record music. I'm a tone chaser. A tube swapper. I prefer some things in mono. And my listening preference is vinyl. Just thought I should validate myself. Doesn't mean this is more than a personal opinion, but I just cannot imagine that this is the sound intended, or the sound of either the original master. For a reference, I went on youtube and listened to some substandard streaming mp3's of these records, and...it makes me a little sick even typing this, but they sounded better. Well it didn't sound better, but it didn't sound muffled. The vocals didn't sound so buried. The punch and dynamic range seemed right. The low end was tighter. More air. Just to make sure something wasn't wrong with my gear or my ears I put on some other records (back to talking about vinyl again : ). Nope. Everything else that I put on sounded better and more dynamic. Did anyone in the Dead camp approve these? Did some compression or limiting happen in the remastering process? Did they make a test pressing and listen carefully/thoughtfully? Doesn't seem like it. I sure did want to love these.