Set for release on October 30th is the Grateful Dead's 50th anniversary edition of 1970's American Beauty. The triple disc set will feature the original album — with newly remastered audio — plus the Dead's previously unreleased concert on February 18th, 1971 at the Port Chester, New York's Capitol Theatre. On stage that night, the Dead debuted five new tunes: “Wharf Rat,” “Playing In The Band,” “Bertha,” “Greatest Story Ever Told,” and “Loser.”
The set has been 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.
A new vinyl version of the album will be available the same day for $21.98. Produced in a limited edition of 15,000 copies, it containins the newly remastered version of the original album.