THE GRATEFUL DEAD’S ‘ANTHEM OF THE SUN’ SET FOR DELUXE 50th ANNIVERSARY REISSUE

Coming 50 years after its original release will be the golden anniversary reissue of the Grateful Dead‘s beloved second album, the psychedelic masterpiece, Anthem Of The Sun. The set will be re-released on July 18th as a two-disc deluxe edition that includes the original album with newly remastered sound, plus a bonus disc with a previously unreleased complete live show taped on October 22nd, 1967 at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom. The newly remastered concert by Jeffrey Norman marks the first known recording of the Dead with drummer Mickey Hart, who joined the band in September 1967. Anthem Of The Sun will also be released as a 12-inch vinyl picture disc produced in a limited edition of 10,000 copies.

Dead archivist and producer David Lemieux said of the upcoming release, “This is one the most thrilling albums the Grateful Dead ever produced, mixing portions of live recordings from the first six months of Mickey’s tenure with the band, along with studio experimentations that would hint at where the Dead would go when they started recording to 16-track tape the following year. The 1971 remix, produced in order to make the album more accessible to the newer fans who were brought on board with Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty, has been the most commonly heard version for the past 45-plus years. However, having this side-by-side with the original 1968 mix demonstrates countless differences, with the original mix being more primal, psychedelic, and experimental. Add to this the first extant live recording featuring Mickey as a member of the Grateful Dead, and you have a very special release in every way.”

The tracklisting to the Anthem Of The Sun – 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition is:

Disc One: Original 1968 Mix and 1971 Remix:

“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”

“New Potato Caboose”
“Born Cross-Eyed”
“Alligator”
“Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)”

Disc Two: Winterland, San Francisco, CA – 10/22/67

“Morning Dew”
“New Potato Caboose”
“It Hurts Me Too”
“Cold Rain And Snow”
“Turn On Your Love Light”
“Beat It On Down The Line”
“That’s It For The Other One”

  • I.   “Cryptical Envelopment”
  • II.  “The Other One”
  • III. “Cryptical Envelopment”
  • Dead & Company Tour Dates (subject to change):
    February 24 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
    February 26 – Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center
    February 27 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
    May 30 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
    June 1, 2 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
    June 4 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
    June 6 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
    June 8 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
    June 9 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
    June 11 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
    June 13 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
    June 15, 16 – New York, NY – Citi Field
    June 19 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
    June 20 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
    June 22, 23 – East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre
    June 29 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre
    June 30 – Eugene, OR – Autzen Stadium
    July 2, 3 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater
    July 6 – Chula Vista, CA – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
    July 7 – Los Angeles, CA – Dodger Stadium
    July 11 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
    July 13, 14 –  Boulder, CO – Folsom Field
    August 25, 26 – Arrington, VA – “Lockn’ Festival” at Oak Ridge Farm

CHECK IT OUT: “That’s It For The Other One” from The Grateful Dead’s 1968 Anthem Of The Sun album: