The official Record Store Day list is set to drop any day now, but Grateful Dead has announced one of their RSD 2019 offerings a bit early: a limited-edition compilation LP called Sage & Spirit, which will be available in independent record shops Saturday, April 13.
Sage & Spirit marks the latest chapter in the Grateful Dead's partnership with Dogfish Head Brewery, a company that's been a frequent supporter of Record Store Day. The album boasts 10 tracks, a mix of live and studio cuts curated by the group's lead archivist, David Lemieux. Among the songs included are "Sugar Magnolia," "Lost Sailor," "Saint of Circumstance," "High Time," "If I Had The World To Give", and, of course, "Sage and Spirit". The two live tracks included on the compilation will be "Jack Straw" and "Brown-Eyed Women" from the band's famous Europe '72 live album.
"Choosing the songs for Sage & Spirit really didn't take long, but that's not to say I didn't put a lot of work into it," Lemieux said. "My directive was, 'You're sitting on the porch. It's a summer day. You're drinking a Dogfish Head American Beauty and listening to the Dead,' and immediately I thought, 'I got it.'"
In addition, there will be an official Record Store Day poster based around the cover art for Sage & Spirit that will be available while supplies last.
Though side breaks have yet to be revealed, you can find the 10 tracks that make up the compilation below. We'll be sure to keep readers updated on this release and others that are on the way for Record Store Day 2019 on April 13th!
The Grateful Dead, Sage & Spirit (Grateful Dead/Rhino, 2019)
- Sugar Magnolia (2013 Remaster)
- Eyes of the World (2013 Remaster)
- Lost Sailor (2013 Remaster)
- Saint of Circumstance (2013 Remaster)
- High Time (2013 Remaster)
- Sage & Spirit (2013 Remaster)
- Jack Straw (Live in Paris 1972 Version)
- Unbroken Chain (2013 Remaster)
- Brown-Eyed Woman (Live in Denmark 1972 Version)
- If I Had the World to Give (2013 Remaster)