The Grateful Dead – The Workingman’s Dead – Y8W1869


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Condition: Good

Seller notes
“This cart is in good condition. The labels are all complete, very little bubbling, but dirty from wear/use. The front label at the bottom right has a little scuff as does the spine label just right of centre and on the right. Original sleeve is also available but is worn from use with scuffs and rips. Please check the photos.”

Artist: Grateful Dead
Type: Album
Format: 8-Track Cartridge
Record Label: Warner Bros.
Year: 1970
Release Title: The Workingman’s Dead
Genre: Rock

PLEASE NOTE: As this item MAY have been obtained overseas, there is a possibility that the tape may have become loose from the spool in transit.
If you choose our service option, we would check this and correct the issue for you.
If you purchase directly and do not check the tape inside before playback, you will risk damaging the tape and no refund will be available.

All 8 tracks are pre-loved (used) and are sold “as is”.

We do offer a “service cart” option or you can add additional spare parts if you wish to service the cart yourself.

It is highly recommended that all 8 tracks have replacement pads, a new foil splice and internal cleaning done before use.

The foam pads inside are very old (over 40 years) and would have deteriorated, even if the cart is sealed and has never been used. can not be held responsible if the tape or player become damaged if this procedure is not carried out on your 8 track tape purchase.

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The Grateful Dead’s Workingman’s Dead is a landmark album in the history of American rock music. Released in 1970, the album marked a turning point for the band, as they moved away from their earlier psychedelic sound and embraced a more rootsy, country-inspired style.

The album was a critical and commercial success, and it helped to establish the Dead as one of the most important bands of the era. Workingman’s Dead is a cohesive and well-crafted album, with each song flowing seamlessly into the next. The album’s sound is warm and inviting, and the songs are full of emotion and soul.

The album’s opening track, “Uncle John’s Band,” is a classic example of the Dead’s new sound. The song is a slow, bluesy shuffle that features Jerry Garcia’s soaring vocals and Phil Lesh’s soulful bass playing. “Dire Wolf” is another highlight, with its driving beat and Garcia’s haunting lead guitar.

The album’s title track, “Workingman’s Dead,” is a powerful ballad about the struggles of the working class. The song is a reminder that even in the midst of adversity, there is always hope.

Workingman’s Dead is a timeless album that continues to resonate with listeners today. It is a testament to the Dead’s musical genius and their ability to connect with people on a deep level.


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