The Grateful Dead – Workingman’s Dead
Hand signed by: Jerry Garcia – Bobby Weir – Phil Lesh – Bill Kreautzmann – Ron “Pig Pen” McKernan
Workingman’s Dead is the fourth Grateful Dead studio album. It was recorded in February 1970 and originally released on June 14, 1970. The album and its studio follow-up, American Beauty, were recorded back-to-back using a similar style, eschewing the psychedelic experimentation of previous albums and focusing on Americana-styled songcraft.
In 2003, the album was ranked number 262 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
It was reissued in 2003 in three different formats: as part of the The Golden Road (1965–1973) 12-CD box set, as a remastered and expanded CD, and as a DVD-audio release. The first two contain eight exclusive tracks not found on the original 1970 release while the latter contains just the original tracks rendered in DVD-Audio. In 2014, it was reissued as a two-LP set mastered at 45 rpm by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab.
Custom Designed Vertical Award Style with Genuine RIAA Gold Award Album
Measures: 20” x 40” x 2”