Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead

 (Numbered Limited Edition)


Mobile Fidelity



Product No.:
AMOB 428
UPC: 821797242813
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45 RPM Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2
Note: 180 Gram

45 RPM  

Grateful Dead's Workingman's Dead on numbered, limited edition 180-gram 45 RPM LP!

1/4" / 15 IPS / Dolby A analog master direct to lathe

Ranked No. 264 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Airy harmonies, simple structures, concise arrangements anchor songs

Workingman's Dead defies the erroneous belief that the Grateful Dead never attained brilliance in the recording studio. Forever prized for natural sonics, Workingman's Dead attains audiophile reference status courtesy of this 45 RPM 180-gram double LP. As flawless as any rustic album ever released, the 1970 set now brims with soaring harmonies, organic execution, intertwined textures, and uncomplicated structures.

Workingman's Dead acts as a retreat from chaos and uncertainty, its songs emblems of simpler times and pleas for compassion in the face of hardship. Lyricist Robert Hunter said he aimed to capture the vintage elements of late 1940s country-and-western jukebox singles as well as old blues classics. In that vein, fare such as the Bakersfield-leaning "Cumberland Blues," pastoral ballad "Dire Wolf," and bluesy "Easy Wind" hit the mark. Leader Jerry Garcia's occasional pedal-steel underpinnings arrive as a bonus.

Side 1
1. Uncle John’s Band
2. High Time

Side 2
3. Dire Wolf
4. New Speedway Boogie

Side 3
5. Cumberland Blues
6. Black Peter

Side 4
7. Easy Wind
8. Casey Jones

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 3 person(s) rated this product.


posted on 08/24/2019
5 Stars
Reviewer: Connor
This is my first audiophile pressing, and I have to say it is fantastic. Dead quiet and natural. Absolutely great!

Beyond Great!!

posted on 09/02/2016
5 Stars
Hair-raising good!!! Heard this album a hundred times; not like this!!

Outstanding sound!

posted on 03/09/2015
5 Stars
Reviewer: Alan Lawrence
I've never been a huge Dead fan as most of their recordings left me empty, but I'm rediscovering them. This 45rpm edition sounds incredible. The pressing is very quiet. The instruments all sound natural. Very nice! I want more!

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