their fourth album has a distinctly different sound and approach to the music, pivoting from psychedelic improvisation to folk-rock storytelling for the “everyman,” as the album’s title suggests.
***the 3cd set includes the original album with newly remastered sound, plus an unreleased concert recorded on february 21, 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.*** with eight perfect songs – like “casey jones” and “high time” – the album solidified the jerry garcia-robert hunter songwriting tandem as one of the best, and most-important, songwriting collaborations in music history. fifty years on, every song on workingman’s dead sounds fresh, alive, and new.