Grateful Dead

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albums housed in a hard-shell case that protects and stores the music with the accompanying 12" x 12" book including unpublished photos and new liner notes by Blair Jackson.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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I caved in...

...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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touching II

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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Anthem - Original Mix

The original mix has ALWAYS been better than the remix Phil did.. including the original purple cover.... Enjoy!!!! :-)

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Link in today's email to the Lemieux interview above

doesn't work....

Just soze ya know

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What he said

The vinyl looks awesome, super tempting, but I'm with garchibald: I need one of those hats! Go Canada!

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Dave's wardrobe

Great hat, Dave! Where can one obtain one of those?

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retro

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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1st record

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

barakos (not verified)
...it actually looks great.

...it actually looks great.

dpc
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vinyl

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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