Grateful Dead will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of their album Wake of The Flood on September 29, 2023.
The reissue will be available on a 2xCD set or a single vinyl, Wake of the Flood (50th Anniversary Deluxe Version) features the album’s original seven songs — as well as previously unreleased demo recordings of “Eyes Of the World” and “Here Comes Sunshine” — on one side, while the other houses a recording of Grateful Dead’s November 1st, 1973 concert at Northwestern University’s McGaw Memorial Hall. A limited edition 12-inch vinyl picture disc, limited edition “Coke bottle clear vinyl,” and limited edition “Watermark” custom vinyl will also be available.
Wake of the Flood marked Grateful Dead’s first album following the passing of founding member Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, as well as the studio debut of band newcomers Keith and Donna Godchaux. The group’s sixth studio LP overall was also the inaugural release of their own label, Grateful Dead Records.
Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson) are penning the film’s script. Alongside Hill and Scorsese, surviving Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann are attached to the project as executive producers. Their participation means that Scorsese will have full access to the Dead’s music catalog in the film.
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