THE GRATEFUL DEAD Aoxomoxoa Anniversary Edition (PRE-ORDER)

THE GRATEFUL DEAD Aoxomoxoa Anniversary Edition (PRE-ORDER)

Grateful Dead / WEA

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The Grateful Dead - Aoxomoxoa
(Anniversary Edition)
Artist: The Grateful Dead
Format: CD 
ARTIST: The Grateful Dead
LABEL: Grateful Dead / WEA
UPC: 603497856121
GENRE: Rock
RELEASE DATE: 6/7/2019
PRODUCT ID: GRDW573668.2
WEIGHT: .48 lb

Expected Arrival: June 7, 2019

 

“In 1969, for their third album, the Grateful Dead eschewed outside producers and created Aoxomoxoa themselves, beginning a run of self-produced albums that would continue until 1977. Scrapping the first sessions, which were recorded to eight-track tape, the Dead now had 16 tracks with which to experiment their psychedelic sound, with an album that included entirely Robert Hunter-penned lyrics for the first time.” - Archivist David Lemieux

All together now, "ox-oh-mox-oh-ah!" This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the enigmatic classic AOXOMOXOA and we're celebrating with a DELUXE EDITION featuring two versions of the album — one fully remastered from the original 1969 mix and the other remastered from the definitive 1971 band-produced mix, both done by Grammy-winning mastering engineer David Glasser of Airshow Mastering in Boulder, CO. This is the first time both mixes will be presented together in a single release. And if that weren't enough, we're rounding it out with a bonus disc of previously unreleased live music recorded January 24-26, 1969 at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco, CA. Newly remastered by Jeffrey Norman, these shows were among the first live performances ever to be recorded to 16-track tape.

The live tracks include early versions of two songs from the album – “Dupree’s Diamond Blues” and “Doin’ That Rag” as well as the final live performance of “Clementine,” a song the band began performing in 1968 but was never released on a studio album. The band also played several songs from its second album, ANTHEM OF THE SUN. Highlights include a dynamic romp through “New Potato Caboose” and an electrifying “Alligator>Caution” jam that captures Pigpen at his primal best.

Tracks

Disc One:

Original 1969 Mix

1 St. Stephen
2 Dupree's Diamond Blues
3 Rosemary
4 Doin' That Rag
5 Mountains on the Moon
6 China Cat Sunflower
7 What's Become of the Baby
8 Cosmic Charlie

1971 Remix

1 St. Stephen
2 Dupree's Diamond Blues
3 Rosemary
4 Doin' That Rag
5 Mountains on the Moon
6 China Cat Sunflower
7 What's Become of the Baby
8 Cosmic Charlie

Disc Two:

Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco (1/24-26/69)

1 New Potato Caboose
2 Dupree's Diamond Blues
3 Doin' That Rag
4 Alligator
5 Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks)
6 Feedback
7 And We Bid You Goodnight
8 Clementine
9 Death Don't Have No Mercy

 

 

  

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