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The Grateful Dead was never a singles act, right? Well that will change a bit next year when Rhino Records helps the Dead release the first edition of the Grateful Dead 7-Inch Singles Collection as part of a reissue series that will include all of the band’s albums.
The subscription-based singles collection opens 3/1 with the band's debut, "Stealin'" b/w "Don't Ease Me In," released on Scorpio Records in the summer of 1966. This limited edition reissue is the single's first pressing in 50 years.
Next year, the Dead will issue the first four of the band's 27 singles on 7-inch colored vinyl, each limited to 10k copies and available exclusively at dead.net. Subscriptions will be $44.98, and the remaining 23 singles will be released over the next few years.
The album reissue series starts 1/20 with The Grateful Dead: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition that includes the original studio album released in March 1967 and a second CD of the 7/29/66 and 7/30/66 shows at the P.N.E. Garden Auditorium in British Columbia, Canada. The Grateful Dead will also be available as a 12-inch vinyl picture disc, limited to 10k copies worldwide.
The series will continue with each album’s release timed to its 50th anniversary and will include a bonus disc of unreleased recordings.
Speaking of unreleased live recordings, Vol. 21 of Dave's Picks comes out 2/1 and will feature a 4/2/73 show from the old Boston Garden.