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American Beauty (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

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1.1
Box of Rain (2020 Remaster)
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5:17
1.2
Friend Of The Devil (2020 Remaster)
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3:23
1.3
Sugar Magnolia (2020 Remaster)
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3:19
1.4
Operator (2020 Remaster)
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2:23
1.5
Candyman (2020 Remaster)
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6:14
1.6
Ripple (2020 Remaster)
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4:08
1.7
Brokedown Palace (2020 Remaster)
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4:09
1.8
Till The Morning Comes (2020 Remaster)
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3:07
1.9
Attics Of My Life (2020 Remaster)
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5:13
1.10
Truckin' (2020 Remaster)
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5:06
2.1
Bertha (Live at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY, 2/18/71)
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6:20
2.2
Truckin' (Live at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY, 2/18/71)
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9:14
2.3
Hurts Me Too (Live at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY, 2/18/71)
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5:56
2.4
Loser (Live at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY, 2/18/71)
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6:55
2.5
Greatest Story Ever Told (Live at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY, 2/18/71)
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3:48
2.6
Johnny B. Goode (Live at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY, 2/18/71)
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3:08
2.7
Mama Tried (Live at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY, 2/18/71)
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3:22
2.8
Hard To Handle (Live at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY, 2/18/71)
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9:14
2.9
Dark Star, Pt. 1 (Live at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY, 2/18/71)
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7:03
2.10
Wharf Rat (Live at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY, 2/18/71)
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7:24
2.11
Dark Star, Pt. 2 (Live at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY, 2/18/71)
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7:21
2.12
Me And My Uncle (Live at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY, 2/18/71)
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4:13
3.1
Casey Jones (Live at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY, 2/18/71)
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7:38
3.2
Playing In The Band (Live at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY, 2/18/71)
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6:11
3.3
Me And Bobby McGee (Live at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY, 2/18/71)
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6:35
3.4
Candyman (Live at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY, 2/18/71)
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7:59
3.5
Big Boss Man (Live at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY, 2/18/71)
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5:42
3.6
Sugar Magnolia (Live at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY, 2/18/71)
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7:12
3.7
St. Stephen (Live at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY, 2/18/71)
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6:26
3.8
Not Fade Away, Pt. 1 (Live at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY, 2/18/71)
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4:31
3.9
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad (Live at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY, 2/18/71)
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5:03
3.10
Not Fade Away, Pt. 2 (Live at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY, 2/18/71)
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4:00
3.11
Uncle John's Band (Live at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY, 2/18/71)
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6:39
Total Playing Time    3:04:13
By any measure, 1970 was a high-water mark for the Grateful Dead. Hot on the heels of the incredible success of Workingman’s Dead that summer, the band returned in the fall with the equally stunning American Beauty. Those back-to-back classics not only introduced songs that would be a key part of the group’s live repertoire for decades, but they also opened a gateway into the world of the Grateful Dead for generations of Dead Heads. American Beauty celebrates its 50th anniversary this year with the release of this brand new deluxe edition! This three-disc set includes the original album with newly remastered audio, plus an unreleased concert recorded on February 18, 1971 at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. The show was mixed from the 16-track analog master tapes by Jeffrey Norman at Bob Weir’s Marin County TRI Studios and mastered by Grammy® Award-winning engineer, David Glasser. Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart recorded American Beauty in August and September 1970 at Wally Heider Studios in San Francisco with producer Stephen Quinn Barncard. When they entered the studio, Workingman’s Dead was still on the charts going strong. Such a quick follow-up on studio albums was unheard of for the band, and a feat they would never repeat. Equally shocking was the high level of craftsmanship exhibited by new songs like, “Friend Of The Devil,” “Sugar Magnolia,” “Truckin’,” and “Ripple.” Today, it’s still considered to be one of the greatest albums ever made. “It still boggles my mind to think of the Grateful Dead's creative output in 1970. For any other band, catching lightning with an album as perfect and excellent as Workingman's Dead is a once-in-a-lifetime achievement. The Dead, however, followed up just a few months later with an album that virtually every Dead Head considers its equal. Ten songs, nearly all of which became cornerstones of the band's live repertoire for the next 25 years. Today, 50 years on, these songs are still essential parts of the band members' continuing live activities. The 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition includes one of the first, and best, live performances of 1971, just a couple of months after the release of American Beauty, and the five live debuts in the show demonstrate that the spectacular creativity of 1970 was no fluke. This was the new Dead, and we're still tapping our feet and humming along to these songs 50 years later.” - David Lemieux (Grateful Dead Archivist)
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Grateful Dead/Rhino Studio Masters

Disc 1, Tracks 1-10; Disc 2, Tracks 1-12; Disc 3, Tracks 1-11 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source Disc 2, Tracks 1-12; Disc 3, Tracks 1-11 – 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM

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