Win ‘VMP Anthology: The Story of the Grateful Dead’ from Vinyl Me, Please!

May 21, 2020

We’re giving awayVMP Anthology: The Story of the Grateful Dead’ from Vinyl Me, Please!

Vinyl Me, Please’s ‘VMP Anthology: The Story of the Grateful Dead‘ — a limited-edition exclusive 8-album, 14-disc set that illustrates and captures the breadth and influence of the great American rock band, the Grateful Dead. The Story of the Grateful Dead features four classic studio albums and four essential live albums on colored, 180-gram vinyl, and comes packaged in a custom Jeremy Dean-designed box complete with liner notes penned by contemporary musical figures on the 8 albums in the set and the impact on their lives and musical approaches. As with past anthologies, the experience is paired with an exclusive fan community and a podcast series to invite listeners on an in-depth musical journey.

“We have heard that so many music fans have a curiosity and desire to explore the Grateful Dead, but they are overwhelmed by the depth and the grandeur that comes with their studio catalog, live recordings and the lore surrounding the culture they founded,” said Cameron Schaefer, Chief Brand Officer, VMP. “VMP is here to take these music fans on a deep journey through the Dead and to frame the breadth of the band’s iconic career for today’s music lover.”

The Story of the Grateful Dead acts as a deep, sophisticated entrypoint to the recorded and live music of the Grateful Dead across the band’s three primary eras. The collection connects the Dead’s history, subculture and lore to modern relevance and mainstream music culture with a star-studded liner notes booklet featuring photos and essays from Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Avey Tare of Animal Collective, Dave Longstreth of Dirty Projectors, Margo Price, MC Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger, Scott Devendorf of the National, John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats, Jenny Conlee of the Decemberists, and Hunter Brown of STS9. Printed on with thick cover matte stock, this deluxe 12×12″ booklet also features archival and rare photos and ephemera courtesy of iconic photographers from the eras. The product is limited to 7,500 units.

Album List:

  1. Workingman’s Dead (1970) 
  2. American Beauty (1970)
  3. Live Dead (Fillmore West 1969)
  4. Europe ‘72 Vol. 1 (1972)
  5. Wake of the Flood (1973)
  6. Terrapin Station (1977)
  7. Reckoning (1981)
  8. Without a Net (1989-90)

VMP Anthology is a reinvented, immersive box set experience for music fans willing to journey beyond the liner notes. Each Anthology features expert storytelling, exclusive inserts, and a collectors-edition vinyl box set. The Story of the Grateful Dead is the sixth VMP Anthology release. Prior to The Story of the Grateful Dead, VMP released six other VMP Anthologies, including: The Story of Blue Note Records, The Women of Motown, The Story of Ghostly International, The Story of Stax Records, and The Story of Zamrock.

Winner will receive the 8 album, 14 disc box set that will be shipped directly to you!

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