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Grateful Dead and related releases for Record Store Day

Record Store Day, which takes place on the third Saturday in April each year, celebrates independently owned record stores. Some groups and record companies release limited edition items specifically for sale on this day. The first Record Store Day was in 2008. In 2010 a second day, known as Black Friday Record Store Day, was introduced in November.

A number of Grateful Dead singles and albums have been released for Record Store Day and a number of releases from other groups that include covers of Grateful Dead songs.

Grateful Dead Record Store Day releases

Grateful Dead (1st album)

A limited edition vinyl version of the debut Grateful Dead album was released on Record Store Day in 2011.

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Europe '72 Volume 2

A 4 LP limited edition of this collection was released on Record Store Day in 2011.

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Dark Star 12" single

A 12 " single release of the Dark Star from the May 4, 1972 show in Paris. This single, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Europe 72 tour, was released on Record Store Day 2012.

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Winterland 30th May 1971

A limited edition 2 LP release of all the music that survives from the May 30, 1971 show at Winterland. This album was released on Black Friday Record Store Day in November 2012.

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Rare Cuts and Oddities 1966

A limited edition double LP version of this collection of Grateful Dead recordings from 1966 released on Record Store Day in 2013.

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Record Store Day 2013 Mystery Release

This 7" single, which was not announced before Record Store Day in 2013, comprised versions of Iko Iko by the Grateful Dead, Dr. John and The Dixie Cups.

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Family Dog at the Great Highway, 4/18/70

A limited edition 2 LP release of acoustic Dead and solo Pigpen from the April 18, 1970 show at Family Dog On The Great Highway. This album was released on Black Friday Record Store Day in November 2013.

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Live At Hampton Coliseum, 1979

A limited edition 2 LP release of music from the May 4, 1979 Grateful Dead show at the Hampton Coliseum. This album was released on Record Store Day in April 2014.

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Houston, Texas, 11/18/1972

A limited edition 2 LP release of music from the second set of the Nov 18, 1972 Grateful Dead show at the Hofheinz Pavilion in Houston. This album was released on Record Store Day Black Friday in November 2014.

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Covers of Grateful Dead songs on Record Store Day releases

Ripple single, Built To Spill

A live cover of Ripple recorded in October 2010. This single, which has the same track on both sides, was released on Record Store Day 2011.

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Mountains Of The Moon / Grimes' Surf Story, Neal Casal

A 7" single with a cover of the Grateful Dead song Mountains Of The Moon on side A. This single was released on Record Store Day 2011.

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Last updated November 2014