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Grateful Dead And Love Vinyl Coming For Record Store Day’s Black Friday Event

Grateful Dead and Love
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It may feel like a struggle to get up off the couch and stand in line for all those sales the day after Thanksgiving — but the folks behind Record Store Day are working overtime to lure you out to your local music retailer with a bevy of Black Friday exclusives.

Rhino Records will be joining the fun with a double shot of vinyl from a pair of classic rock heavyweights, offering the two-LP set ‘Winterland 5/30/71′ from the Grateful Dead as well as a limited 45th anniversary edition of Love’s ‘Forever Changes.’

Both titles will be pressed in extremely limited quantities — only 7500 copies of ‘Winterland 5/30/71′ are heading out to stores, and ‘Forever Changes’ is enjoying an even smaller run, at 1500 copies — and they’ll be priced accordingly, with the Dead set listing at $34.98 and the Love LP going for $24.98.

As Rhino points out in its press release announcing the titles, ‘Winterland 5/30/71′ captures the “second night of a homestand during the era later immortalized on the 1971 live collection ‘Skull and Roses.’” Although it represents only a portion of the show, it offers fans everything the band has in its vaults — 10 songs in all, painstakingly mastered from the original quarter-inch tapes.

The new pressing of ‘Forever Changes’ was similarly cut from the original analog masters, and as an added bonus, it includes a 7″ disc featuring the single edit of ‘Alone Again Or’ backed with ‘House Is Not a Motel.’ Have a look at the complete list of Black Friday exclusives over at the Record Store Day site, and peruse the complete track listing for ‘Winterland 5/30/71′ below.

Grateful Dead ‘Winterland 5/30/71′ Track Listing
Side One
‘Sugar Magnolia’
‘Cumberland Blues’
‘Big Boss Man’

Side Two
‘Me and My Uncle’
‘Deal’
‘Truckin’

Side Three
‘Turn on Your Lovelight’

Side Four
‘Uncle John’s Band’
‘Casey Jones’
‘Johnny B. Goode’

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