Grateful Dead Share Live 1967 ‘New Potato Caboose’ Recording Off ‘Anthem Of The Sun: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition’

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Rhino Records and the Grateful Dead will release the two-disc Anthem Of The Sun: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition this Friday, July 13. The expanded version of the 1968 album features a previously unreleased live recording of the legendary band in action at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom on October 22, 1967. Relix premiered the group’s performance of “New Potato Caboose” from the bonus disc which comprises the first known recordings of the Grateful Dead with drummer Mickey Hart, who had recently formally joined the band.

The first disc of Anthem Of The Sun: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition presents a fully remastered version of the original 1968 mix, followed by a fully remastered version of the more common 1971 mix. Jeffrey Norman remastered the second disc featuring the above mentioned Winterland concert.

“This is one the most thrilling albums the Grateful Dead ever produced, mixing portions of live recordings from the first six months of Mickey’s tenure with the band, along with studio experimentations that would hint at where the Dead would go when they started recording to 16-track tape the following year,” stated archivist and producer David Lemieux. “The 1971 remix, produced in order to make the album more accessible to the newer fans who were brought on board with Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty, has been the most commonly heard version for the past 45+ years. However, having this side-by-side with the original 1968 mix demonstrates countless differences, with the original mix being more primal, psychedelic, and experimental. Add to this the first extant live recording featuring Mickey as a member of the Grateful Dead, and you have a very special release in every way.”

Listen to the October 22, 1967 Grateful Dead performance of “New Potato Caboose” via Relix below:


The Anthem Of The Sun: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition is available to pre-order via Dead.net.

Anthem Of The Sun: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Tracklist

Disc One: Original 1968 Mix

  1. That’s It For The Other One
  2. New Potato Caboose
  3. Born Cross-Eyed
  4. Alligator
  5. Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)
  6. 1971 Remix

  7. That’s It For The Other One
  8. New Potato Caboose
  9. Born Cross-Eyed
  10. Alligator
  11. Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)

Disc Two: Winterland, San Francisco, CA, 10/22/67

  1. Morning Dew
  2. New Potato Caboose
  3. It Hurts Me Too
  4. Cold Rain & Snow
  5. Turn On Your Love Light
  6. Beat It On Down The Line
  7. That’s It For The Other One