Offered for sale is a still sealed copy of the limited edition U.S. picture disc pressing of American Beauty by the Grateful Dead.
About this copy: This copy of American Beauty is a 2020 pressing on the Warner Brothers/Rhino label of an album that was originally released in 1970.
This pressing was limited to 15,000 copies and quickly sold out.
As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.
The wrap is fully intact with no rips, tears, or holes. There are two hype stickers on the wrap – a small round one that says “50th Anniversary Edition” and a rectangular one that says “American Beauty 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Limited Edition of 15,000 The Crown Jewel of the Grateful Dead’s Studio Output.”
A nice copy of a classic LP. We’ve thought this album should have been pressed as a picture disc decades ago; we’re glad to see it has finally been done.
Background: Released in 1970, American Beauty was the sixth album by the Grateful Dead.
The album reached #19 on the U.S. album chart.
American Beauty was recorded just a few months after its predecessor, both expanding and improving on the bluegrass, folk, and psychedelic country explorations of Workingman’s Dead with some of the band’s most brilliant compositions. The songs here have a noticeably more relaxed and joyous feel. … American Beauty eventually spawned the band’s highest charting single — “Truckin’,” … It’s easily the masterwork of their studio output, and a strong contender for the best music the band ever made, even including the countless hours of live shows captured on tape in the decades that followed.
|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Record Label:||Warner Brothers/Rhino|
|Year of Release:||2020|