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Preview: The Grateful Dead's Second Album Being Expanded With Two Mixes, Live Show

Artist: Grateful Dead
Title: Anthem of the Sun: Deluxe Edition
Release Date: July 18, 2018
Label: Grateful Dead Productions
  • 2-CDs
  • Vinyl picture disc (1971 mix) (10,000 copies)
  • Digital
The Grateful Dead's second album, 1968's Anthem of the Sun, is getting a special 50th anniversary deluxe edition.

Anthem was the first album to include drummer Mickey Hart. While it is considered the band's second studio album, it is actually a hybrid with studio and live elements being used on most of the tracks. 

The new edition includes both the original 1968 mix and a 1971 remix on the first CD while the second includes a complete show from October 22, 1967 from The Winterland in San Francisco.

Archivist and producer David Lemieux said "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+ 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."

Track List:

Disc 1
  • Original 1968 Mix
    • 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
    • 3. Born Cross-Eyed
    • 4. Alligator
    • 5.Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)
  • 1971 Remix
    • 6. 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
    • 7. New Potato Caboose
    • 8. Born Cross-Eyed
    • 9. Alligator
    • 10.Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)
Disc 2 (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
    • Cryptical Envelopment
    • The Other One
    • Cryptical Envelopment