Limited to 10,000 copies
Newly mastered from the analog master tapes, using Plangent Processes for tape restoration.
Original artwork by Paul Pope.
Available exclusively at dead.net.
Fantastic artwork, looks like the same artist who did the 78 Red Rocks box and the Marvel comics.
I don't know that I get why a reworking of Bocklin's "Isle of the Dead" (which inspired Rachmaninoff's composition of the same name) was chosen as artwork for the songs on this 7" in particular, but it's an attractive cover in any case. I think the Rachmaninoff piece and TMNS are both in A major (?).
Hey now! I just bought a new turntable and I'm interested in these 7" singles. Can someone explain what they are? Is it worth buying, just for the artwork etc..
For several years in a row the Dead organization was re-issuing the 45's the band put out over the years. They re-issued them all over a 4(?) year period. The art was nice, not sure how they sound since I've never played them, but they did come with a digital download. I got them because they were fairly cheap and I thought they were neat. (not as neat as the axe!!! Damn I should have gotten one!!!!)
Dennis, I appreciate your input on those 45's. Do they come in a small (45 size) album sleeve, like 33rpm albums?
They don't come in heavy cardboard like an LP, but the come in an index card type stock. Nice "envelope" with nice art work. They also have the number/of number printed on each.
They were nicely done.