The Grateful Dead needs no introduction. So none shall be given. But it is notable that the band delivered many a great albums that delivered via Warner Brothers Records, Arista, and their own label, Grateful Dead Records (via United Artists). Their first album, The Grateful Dead, issued in 1967. By 1970, hey were five deep with the release of Workingman’s Dead. It just so happens that 2020 represents the 50th year anniversary of Workingman’s Dead.

On July 10, a 3CD 50th Anniversary package of Workingman’s Dead will be released, along with a limited edition picture disc (10,000 copies) vinyl LP package. All songs from the original album will be newly remastered. The 3CD edition adds an unreleased concert to the reissue (Live at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY – February 21, 1971). Barnes & Noble is offering an exclusive blue vinyl edition of this newly remastered work.

Workingman’s Dead (50th Anniversary) – Grateful Dead

CD1: (Original Album – 2020 Remaster)
01 Uncle John’s Band
02 High Time
03 Dire Wolf
04 New Speedway Boogie
05 Cumberland Blues
06 Black Peter
07 Easy Wind
08 Casey Jones

CD2: (Live at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY – February 21, 1971)
01 Cold Rain And Snow
02 Me And Bobby McGee
03 Loser
04 Easy Wind
05 Playing In The Band
06 Bertha
07 Me And My Uncle
08 Ripple (False Start)
09 Ripple
10 Next Time You See Me
11 Sugar Magnolia
12 Greatest Story Ever Told
13 Johnny B. Goode

CD3: (Live at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY – February 21, 1971)
01 China Cat Sunflower
02 I Know You Rider
03 Bird Song
04 Cumberland Blues
05 I’m A King Bee
06 Beat It On Down The Line
07 Wharf Rat
08 Truckin’
09 Casey Jones
10 Good Lovin’
11 Uncle John’s Band

By MARowe

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