Workingman’s Dead has always been the entryway into the Dead catalog for remote listeners who never felt that a 30 minute “Dark Star” was as transformative for those having their own personal peak experience. This countryfied Dead showed the band at their songwriting finest- eight songs that would become live favorites and proven a worthwhile listenability for non Deadheads as well.
Due July 10th, WORKINGMAN’S DEAD: 50th ANNIVERSARY 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. The show was mixed from the 16-track analog master tapes by Jeffrey Norman at Bob Weir’s Marin County TRI Studios and mastered by Grammy® Award-winning engineer, David Glasser, along with restoration and speed correction by Plangent Processes.
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.