The Grateful Dead have announced they’re releasing a 50th anniversary deluxe edition of their seminal classic, Workingman’s Dead.
Chances are, you saw this one coming and if you’ve done your Grateful Dead math, you know that this year’s 50th anniversary releases will be nothing short of spectacular. And not just because we’ll be offering upgrades on two of the band’s most highly-acclaimed records, but because we’re doubling down with unreleased and archived material from an era that was truly pivotal in the Grateful Dead’s canon.
Due out on July 10th, the deluxe edition will be available as a three-CD set featuring the original album with newly remastered sound, plus an unreleased complete concert recorded on February 21, 1971 at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY.
Per the press release, the show was mixed from the 16-track analog master tapes by Jeffrey Norman at Bob Weir’s TRI Studios and mastered by David Glasser, and you can now hear the “Casey Jones” from that show below via Spotify (available on every streaming platform). They’ve also got a vinyl version for your collection.
If it’s vinyl you’re after, there will be a WORKINGMAN’S DEAD: 50th ANNIVERSARY VINYL PICTURE DISC, limited to 10K, and Dead.net exclusive colored vinyl with just 2000 copies available. Both feature the newly remastered version of the original album. Get ’em while you can!
Head here to pre-order the release and check out that crispy “Casey Jones” below.