Grateful Dead – Dead Set rare Japan 2 LP set with obi


A rare Japanese pressing of the double album Dead Set by the Grateful Dead, complete with original obi.

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Offered for sale is a rare Japanese pressing of the double live album Dead Set by the Grateful Dead, complete with original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Dead Set is an original 1981 Japanese issue on the Arista label.

Cover, obi, and lyric insert are all M-.  There’s a tiny corner bend in the upper right hand corner.

The two discs are M- and look unplayed, and very well may be.

A beautiful copy of a rare Grateful Dead LP, as the band’s albums sold quite poorly in Japan.

Background: Released in 1981, Dead Set was the sixth live album by the Grateful Dead, and their second on the Arista label, after Reckoning.

The album reached #29 on the U.S. album charts. gave Dead Set this review:

The Grateful Dead mined two separate double-album sets from their 15th anniversary shows at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco and Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Because of the special nature of these shows — which included the first acoustic sets that the band had played in almost a decade — Reckoning was taken from the unplugged performances, and this title was culled from the electric ones. These were the first live albums that the band had issued since the Steal Your Face debacle four years prior, as well as the earliest to feature Brent Mydland (keyboards). More so than any previous live Grateful Dead album, Dead Set attempts to simulate a typical Dead concert — including a somewhat abbreviated percussion solo (“drums”) and free-form instrumental (“space”) section.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Arista
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1981
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 22 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in