The Grateful Dead and Dogfish Head Brewery will continue their music and beer collaboration with a limited edition vinyl compilation, Sage and Spirit, set to be released on Record Store Day this spring.
The 10-track album will feature a mix of studio and live versions of Dead favorites hand-picked by the band’s archivist, David Lemieux, including “Sugar Magnolia”, “Eyes Of The World”, “Lost Sailor”, “Saint Of Circumstance”, “High Time”, “Unbroken Chain”, “If I Had The World To Give”, and “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. Fans will be able to purchase the album when Record Store Day takes place in independent stores across the country on April 13th this year.
“Choosing the songs for Sage and Spirit really didn’t take long, but that’s not to say I didn’t put a lot of work into it,” Lemieux said in a statement shared with Tuesday’s announcement. “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.'”
This latest development in the ongoing partnership follows a busy winter which has already seen the two worlds come together to revive the Delaware brewery’s Dead-Inspired “American Beauty” Pale Ale. The brewery followed that up with an “American Beauty”-Themed weekend at their Milton, Delaware headquarters, which featured live music in addition to meet-and-greet hangs with Lemieux earlier this month.
Fans can head over to the Record Store Day website to learn more about this year’s music-themed holiday.