Label: Grateful Dead Productions
50th anniversary of Grateful Dead’s first album to be certified Gold. Original album tracks, newly remastered by GRAMMY ® Award-winning engineer, David Glasser with Plangent Process Speed Correction. On 180-gram, Black Vinyl with Stoughton Tip-On Jacket & Sticker Insert. Produced for release by David Lemieux.
The band’s second live double album, it was their best selling album until the compilation Skeletons From The Closet was released in 1974. Originally, the band wanted the album’s title to be “Skull Fuck,” but Warner Bros refused, so the album was left without an official title. As a result, it has lovingly become known as Skull And Roses due to its famous cover art.
The Grateful Dead took to the start of the 1970s as a different albeit equally thrilling and eminently broader-reaching band than the ensemble that revolutionized psychedelia in the late 1960s. Made evident in the back-to-back studio releases Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty, the group increased its mastery of harmony-driven roots songs distinguished by catchy signatures, more concise arrangements, and impossibly organic textures. Captured live in spring 1971 and featuring not a single repeated song from Live/Dead, the expressive performances on Skull & Roses document this stylistic expansion in unsurpassed fashion.
50th Anniversary Edition
Original Album Tracks
Recorded live entirely in New York & San Francisco
Newly Remastered by David Glasser
Remastered with Plangent Process Speed Correction
Produced for release by David Lemieux
Stoughton Gatefold Tip-On Jacket
Produced for Release by David Lemieux