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VOL № E121 — January 2023

Anthem of the Sun

Grateful Dead
Why you'll love it...

Anthem Of The Sun is not a live album. Nor is it a studio album. It is truly a hybrid, unprecedented at the time and never replicated. It is both types of album and was created through genius production techniques, exceptional musicianship and inspiration.

There were two versions of Anthem Of The Sun and also of Aoxomoxoa, the Dead’s 1969 follow-up to Anthem. ... The original mix [of Anthem] was muddier, but to my ears this was part of its draw. It worked well with the live vibe the Dead brought to their second studio album. Now, after over 20 years of listening to both mixes quite equally, I feel they complement one another perfectly. There’s plenty of room in the sonic landscape to hear both mixes and appreciate them both for their subtle, a...

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Warner Brothers
Original Release Year
Release Type
1 LP
33 1/3 rpm
Vinyl Size
12 inch
180 gram
Foil Stamped
Noonday Sun
Mastering Studio
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Mastering Engineer
Chris Bellman
Remastering Details
(AAA) Lacquers Cut From the Master Tapes by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering
Listening Notes by David Lemieux
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