‘Wake of the Flood’ is the Next Album in The Grateful Dead Reissue Series

In celebration of the album's 50th anniversary

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.

Also, as Consequence of Sound reported in 2021, Jonah Hill is set to play late Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia in a new biopic directed by Martin Scorsese. The film will be released on Apple as part of Scorsese’s first-look deal with the streamer.

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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