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American Beauty: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Grateful Dead

Initial release : 2020

Rhino

A 3 CD / digital release celebrating the 50th anniversary of the original release of the American Beauty LP. The release comprises the original album and live music from the February 18, 1971 Port Chester show.

Tracks

CD 1 (American Beauty):

  • Box Of Rain
  • Friend Of The Devil
  • Sugar Magnolia
  • Operator
  • Candyman
  • Ripple
  • Brokedown Palace
  • Till The Morning Comes
  • Attics Of My Life
  • Truckiní
CD 2 (Port Chester 2/18/71):
  • Bertha
  • Truckin'
  • Hurts Me Too
  • Loser
  • Greatest Story Ever Told
  • Johnny B. Goode
  • Mama Tried
  • Hard To Handle
  • Dark Star >
  • Wharf Rat >
  • Dark Star >
  • Me And My Uncle
CD 3 (Port Chester 2/18/71):
  • Casey Jones
  • Playing in the Band
  • Me And Bobby McGee
  • Candyman
  • Big Boss Man
  • Sugar Magnolia
  • St. Stephen >
  • Not Fade Away >
  • Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad
  • Not Fade Away
  • Uncle John's Band
Musicians

Original LP:

  • Jerry Garcia - guitar, pedal steel, piano, vocals
  • Phil Lesh - bass, guitar, piano, vocals
  • Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
  • Pigpen (Ron McKernan) - harmonica, vocals
  • Mickey Hart - percussion
  • Bill Kreutzmann - drums

  • Dave Torbert - bass on Box Of Rain
  • Dave Nelson - electric guitar on Box Of Rain
  • David Grisman - mandolin on Friend Of The Devil and Ripple
  • Howard Wales - piano on Brokedown Palace and organ on Candyman and Truckin'
  • Ned Lagin - piano on Candyman
  • New Riders of the Purple Sage
Port Chester 2/28/71:
  • Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
  • Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
  • Phil Lesh - bass, vocals
  • Pigpen (Ron McKernan) - harmonica, vocals
  • Mickey Hart - percussion
  • Bill Kreutzmann - drums

  • Ned Lagin - keyboards
Credits

Original LP credits:

  • Producers - The Grateful Dead
  • Co-producer - Audio-Steve Barncard
  • Artwork - Kelly-Mouse Studios
  • Photography - George Conger
  • Recorded at Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco in August and September 1970
50th anniversary credits:
  • Mixing (from the 16-track analog master tapes) - Jeffrey Norman
  • Mastering - David Glasser
  • Speed correction and tape restoration - Plangent Processes
Related releases

American Beauty was originally released in 1970:

A picture LP version and a colored vinyl LP version of American Beauty were also released to mark the 50th anniversary: A digital album of previously unreleased studio outtakes from the American Beauty recordings sessions was also released to mark the 50th anniversary: See the page for the original LP for information about other related releases.

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