"I listened to the album two or three times that night just taking it in, living in its world, and loving it, trying to understand what this feeling was. It wasn’t happy, nor was it sad. Yet, it reflected the presence and possibility of every emotion in the rainbow, and the recording was unbelievable. The talent and musicianship were undeniable. The lyrics melted my mind." - My Morning Jacket's Jim James On American Beauty
Attention completists! We've teamed up with Vinyl Me, Please to bring you VMP ANTHOLOGY: THE STORY OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD - an eight album (four studio, four live albums), 14-disc set, pressed on high-quality 180-gram vinyl at QRP, including new direct-to-analog masters from original tapes, in a kaleidoscope of hues. The collection comes in a heavyweight two-piece slip and slash box and features original design by Jeremy Dean, along with a deluxe liner notes booklet featuring photos by celebrated Dead photographers and essays from Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Avey Tare of Animal Collective, Dave Longstreth of Dirty Projectors, Margo Price, MC Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger, Scott Devendorf of The National, John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats, Jenny Conlee of The Decemberists, and Hunter Brown of STS9.
This one ships late summer - the first 3,000 orders receive a limited edition, double-sided animating slipmat. We suggest grabbing one while you can.