The Grateful Dead have teamed up with Vinyl Me, Please for a new anthology vinyl collection called The Story of the Grateful Dead. Featuring eight of the band’s previous releases and bundled together as a 14-disc set, this is a must-have for any serious collectors that don’t already have these somewhere else.
The Story of the Grateful Dead features four classic studio LPs and four essential live albums on colored, 180-gram vinyl, and comes packaged in a custom Jeremy Dean-designed box complete with liner notes penned by contemporary musical figures on the 8 albums in the set and the impact on their lives and musical approaches. As with past anthologies, the experience is paired with an exclusive fan community and a podcast series to invite listeners on an in-depth musical journey.
- Workingman’s Dead (1970)
- American Beauty (1970)
- Live / Dead (Fillmore West 1969)
- Europe ‘72 Vol. 1 (1972)
- Wake of the Flood (1973)
- Terrapin Station (1977)
- Reckoning (1981)
- Without a Net (1989-90)
VMP Anthology is a reinvented, immersive box set experience for music fans willing to journey beyond the liner notes. Each Anthology features expert storytelling, exclusive inserts, and a collectors-edition vinyl box set. The Story of the Grateful Dead is the sixth VMP Anthology release. Prior to The Story of the Grateful Dead, Vinyl Me, Please released six other VMP Anthologies, including: The Story of Blue Note Records, The Women of Motown, The Story of Ghostly International, The Story of Stax Records, and The Story of Zamrock.
The collection connects the Dead’s history, subculture and lore to modern relevance and mainstream music culture with a star-studded, photo-filled liner notes booklet featuring essays from Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Avey Tare of Animal Collective, Dave Longstreth of Dirty Projectors, Margo Price, MC Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger, Scott Devendorf of the National, John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats, Jenny Conlee of the Decemberists, and Hunter Brown of STS9.