Grateful Dead – Workingman’s Dead sealed 2020 limited edition U.S. picture disc LP


Free U.S. shipping!  A still sealed copy of the limited edition U.S. picture disc pressing of Workingman’s Dead by the Grateful Dead.

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Offered for sale is a still sealed copy of the limited edition U.S. picture disc pressing of Workingman’s Dead by the Grateful Dead.

About this copy: This copy of Workingman’s Dead is a 2020 U.S. pressing on the Warner Brothers label of an album that was originally released in 1970.

Note: While this is technically a U.S. release, the discs were manufactured in the European Union.

As the album is still sealed, the picture disc LP is presumably new and unplayed.

The wrap is mostly intact, though there is a tear at the lower right hand corner and very slight wear at the corner.

There is a hype sticker attached to the wrap that says, “Worikingman’s Dead 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Limted Edition of 10,000.”  A second smaller sticker says “50th Anniversary Edition.”

A nice copy of a scarce picture disc, as these sold out quickly.

Background: Released in June 1970, The Workingman’s Dead was the fifth album by the Grateful Dead.

The album reached #27 on the U.. album chart. gave Workingman’s Dead a five star review:

For a group already established as exploratory free-form rockers of the highest acclaim, Workingman’s Dead’s eight tunes threw off almost all improvisatory tendencies in favor of spare, thoughtful looks at folk, country, and American roots music with more subdued sounds than the band had managed up until then. The songs also focused more than ever before on singing and vocal harmonies, influenced in no small way by a growing friendship with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. The band embraced complex vocal arrangements with campfire-suited folk on “Uncle John’s Band” and the psychedelic cowboy blues of “High Time.”

The abrupt shift toward sublime acoustic sounds on Workingman’s Dead completely changed what the Grateful Dead meant to their listeners at large. The enormous risk they took in changing their sound entirely resulted in a heartbreakingly beautiful, unquestionably pure statement and one of the more important documents of its time. They’d continue this trend on the even more roots-minded American Beauty, recorded later the same year, but the limitlessness, fearlessness, and true power of the band began here.

Country of origin: U.S./EU
Size: 12″
Record Label: Warner Brothers
Catalog Number:
RPD1 1869
Year of Release: 2020
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 9 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in