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Grateful Dead Announce 50th Anniversary Reissue Of 'American Beauty'

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The Grateful Dead have announced that they will release a new version of American Beauty to mark the famed album's 50th anniversary.

The new version will include audio from an unreleased 1971 concert

Making the announcement on Instagram, the Grateful Dead wrote, "The crown jewel of the Dead's studio output has gotten the deluxe treatment."

The three-CD deluxe edition features newly remastered audio, plus one of the most requested archival recordings in the Dead's vault - the unreleased concert recorded on February 18, 1971 at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York.

4,000 copies of an exclusive colored vinyl and 15,000 copies of a vinyl picture disc will also be issued, with both featuring the newly remastered version of the original album.

Models and pieces of apparel, accessories, posters and more merchandise are also being offered to mark the occasion.

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