Grateful Dead – Anthem of the Sun sealed U.S. picture disc LP

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Free U.S. shipping!  A still sealed limited edition U.S. picture disc pressing of Anthem of the Sun by the Grateful Dead.

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Offered for sale is a still sealed limited edition U.S. picture disc pressing of Anthem of the Sun by the Grateful Dead.

About this copy: This copy of Anthem of the Sun is a 2018 U.S. pressing on the Rhino label of an album that was originally released in 1968.

This picture disc pressing was limited to 10,000 copies and quickly sold out.

The wrap is fully intact with no rips, tears, or holes.  There is a hype sticker on the wrap describing the LP as a 50th anniversary limited edition.

There is a small tear on the front cover near the bottom edge of the die-cut hole.  This appears to be a manufacturing defect; the album likely shipped this way from the factory.

A nice copy of a classic LP.

Background: Released in 1968, Anthem of the Sun was the second album by the Grateful Dead.

The album reached #87 on the U.S. album chart.

Allmusic.com gave Anthem of the Sun a 4 1/2 star review:

As the second long-player by the Grateful Dead, Anthem of the Sun (1968) pushed the limits of both the music as well as the medium. General dissatisfaction with their self-titled debut necessitated the search for a methodology to seamlessly juxtapose the more inspired segments of their live performances with the necessary conventions of a single LP. …The idea to create an aural pastiche from numerous sources — often running simultaneously — was a radical concept that allowed consumers worldwide to experience a simulated Dead performance firsthand. One significant pattern which began developing saw the band continuing to refine the same material that they were concurrently playing live night after night prior to entering the studio. … Although the uninitiated might find the album unnervingly difficult to follow, it obliterated the pretension of the post-Sgt. Pepper’s “concept album” while reinventing the musical parameters of the 12″ LP medium.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Rhino
Catalog Number:
R1 564266
Year of Release: 2018
Format: Stereo
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Weight 8 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in