Album of the Day
Anthem of the Sun (50th Anniversary Edition)
Released on this day in 1968, Grateful Dead’s ANTHEM OF THE SUN was an unprecedented mix of studio and live recordings stitched together to create a hybrid. It also marked a departure for the band, as they began to channel their creativity into longer jams on songs like “Alligator” and “Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)” – two live staples of the Dead’s early days. To celebrate the set's golden anniversary, a new two-disc Deluxe Edition has just been released including the original album with newly remastered sound, plus a bonus disc with a previously unreleased complete live show recorded on October 22, 1967 at Winterland in San Francisco - the first known Dead recording with Mickey Hart. One of the most thrilling albums the Grateful Dead ever produced, ANTHEM OF THE SUN: 50th ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION captures the group at the summit of psychedelic music.