"The Grateful Dead will be 50In 2017 Grateful Dead celebrate the 50th birthday of their self-titled debut album. The US-American rock legends have now re-released the record.
"The Grateful Dead was originally released on March 17, 1967. Together with producer David Hassinger, Jerry García, Bob Weir, Ron McKernan, Phil Lesh and Bill Kreutzmann recorded the album within only four days in a studio of the Radio Corporation of America in Los Angeles.
The "Grateful Dead" (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) is released as LP as well as double CD. For the new edition all nine tracks of the album were remastered. The extended double CD also includes a bonus live CD with recordings of a Grateful Dead concert at the Vancouver Trips Festival in July 1966, eight months before the release of the debut.