Album of the Day
Aoxomoxoa (50th Anniversary)
Though AOXOMOXOA was the third Grateful Dead album, it represented several significant firsts for the Bay-area band. The group's first self-produced set, it would be their first recorded to 16-track tape and the first whose lyrics were entirely penned by frequent collaborator Robert Hunter. The 1969 collection introduced such favorites as "St. Stephen," "Mountains On The Moon" and "China Cat Sunflower." Now available, the 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of the enigmatic classic includes the original album with newly remastered sound, plus a bonus disc of unreleased live recordings captured over several nights in January 1969 at San Francisco's Avalon Ballroom. Murky, mysterious and majestic, AOXOMOXOA is a perfect time capsule that is still stubbornly resplendent a half century after it first appeared.