The Grateful Dead ‎– Workingman's Dead

Genre:
Style:
Year:
Notes:
The Dead's fifth album, released June 14, 1970. It was the first album they released that year, with American Beauty released later that November. The album was a return to the folk, blues, and old-time music of the jug bands that were the traditional roots of the Grateful Dead, but the songs were all Garcia/Hunter compositions.

The rear cover was upside down on the original release of the album.

Versions (107)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WS 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, Ter) Warner Bros. Records WS 1869 US 1970 Sell This Version
WB M 81869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(8-Trk, Album) Warner Bros. Records WB M 81869 US 1970 Sell This Version
M5 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(Cass, Album, Sli) Warner Bros. Records M5 1869 US 1970 Sell This Version
WS 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records WS 1869 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
WBC 1118 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records WBC 1118 South Africa 1970 Sell This Version
WS 1869, 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album) Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records, Warner Bros. Records WS 1869, 1869 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
WS 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records WS 1869 Australia 1970 Sell This Version
HWBS 321-14 Grateful Dead* Workingman's Dead(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records HWBS 321-14 Spain 1970 Sell This Version
BP-80022 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records BP-80022 Japan 1970 Sell This Version
WS 1869, WS.1869 Grateful Dead* Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, Alt) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WS 1869, WS.1869 UK 1970 Sell This Version
ST-93234 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records ST-93234 US 1970 Sell This Version
ST-93234 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records ST-93234 US 1970 Sell This Version
WS 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, Club) Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records WS 1869 US 1970 Sell This Version
WS 1869, WS.1869 Grateful Dead* Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, Ora) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WS 1869, WS.1869 UK 1970 Sell This Version
WS 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, Pit) Warner Bros. Records WS 1869 US 1970 Sell This Version
WS 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, Promo) Warner Bros. Records WS 1869 US 1970 Sell This Version
WS 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, San) Warner Bros. Records WS 1869 US 1970 Sell This Version
WS 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, Ter) Warner Bros. Records WS 1869 US 1970 Sell This Version
WSt 1869-B The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(Reel, 4tr Stereo, Album) Warner Bros. Records WSt 1869-B US 1970 Sell This Version
46 049, WS 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 46 049, WS 1869 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
P-8096W The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records P-8096W Japan 1971 Sell This Version
WS 1869, K 46049 Grateful Dead* Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, Alt) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WS 1869, K 46049 UK 1971 Sell This Version
P-8096W The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, Promo) Warner Bros. Records P-8096W Japan 1971 Sell This Version
K 46049, WS 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records K 46049, WS 1869 UK 1972 Sell This Version
HWBS 321-14 Grateful Dead* Workingman's Dead(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records HWBS 321-14 Spain 1973 Sell This Version
WS 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records WS 1869 US 1973 Sell This Version
WS 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records WS 1869 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
WB 46 049 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records WB 46 049 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
P-8096W The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records P-8096W Japan 1973 Sell This Version
K46049 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records K46049 UK 1973 Sell This Version
P-8096W The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records P-8096W Japan 1973 Sell This Version
WS 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE, Ter) Warner Bros. Records WS 1869 US 1973 Sell This Version
WS 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE, Jac) Warner Bros. Records WS 1869 US 1975 Sell This Version
WS 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE, Win) Warner Bros. Records WS 1869 US 1975 Sell This Version
M5 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(Cass, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records M5 1869 US 1978 Sell This Version
P-4522W The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records P-4522W Japan 1978 Sell This Version
WS 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records WS 1869 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
WS 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records WS 1869 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
46 049, K 46 049 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 46 049, K 46 049 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
K 46 049, WS 1869 Grateful Dead* Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records K 46 049, WS 1869 UK 1981 Sell This Version
46049, WB 46 049 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 46049, WB 46 049 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
LB 46049, 46049 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records LB 46049, 46049 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
246 049, US: 1869-2 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 246 049, US: 1869-2 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
1869-2 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 1869-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
246049 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 246049 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
46 049, K 46 049 Grateful Dead* Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 46 049, K 46 049 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
WPCR-2647 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records WPCR-2647 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
7599-27184-2 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 7599-27184-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
8122--78356-9 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(DVD-A, Album, Multichannel) Rhino Records (2), Warner Bros. Records 8122--78356-9 UK & Europe 2001 Sell This Version
R9 78356 Grateful Dead* Workingman's Dead(DVD-A, Album, Multichannel) Rhino Records (2), Warner Bros. Records R9 78356 US 2001 Sell This Version
SW175-2 Grateful Dead* Workingman's Dead(CD, Album, Unofficial) SomeWax Recordings SW175-2 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
8122-74396-2 Grateful Dead* Workingman's Dead(HDCD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Rhino Records (2) 8122-74396-2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
R2 74396 Grateful Dead* Workingman's Dead(HDCD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Warner Bros. Records, Rhino Records (2) R2 74396 US 2003 Sell This Version
R1 74396, 73681 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records R1 74396, 73681 US 2003 Sell This Version
WPCR-13609 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Warner Bros. Records, Rhino Records (2) WPCR-13609 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
WPCR-75569 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(CD, Album, RE, RM) Warner Bros. Records WPCR-75569 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
8122-79781-5 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE, 180) Rhino Records (2), Warner Bros. Records 8122-79781-5 UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
WS 1869, R1 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE, 180) Warner Bros. Records, Rhino Records (2) WS 1869, R1 1869 US 2011 Sell This Version
WPCR-15140 Grateful Dead* Workingman's Dead(HDCD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, SHM) Warner Bros. Records WPCR-15140 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
MFSL 2-428 Grateful Dead* Workingman's Dead(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, 180) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL 2-428 US 2014 Sell This Version
UDSACD 2137 Grateful Dead* Workingman's Dead(SACD, Hybrid, Album, Ltd, Num, RE) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDSACD 2137 US 2014 Sell This Version
WS 1869 (S39719) The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE, S/Edition, Gol) Warner Bros. Records WS 1869 (S39719) US 2015 Sell This Version
M 81869, 1869 Grateful Dead* Workingman's Dead(8-Trk, Album, Yel) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records M 81869, 1869 US Unknown Sell This Version
CD 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records CD 1869 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
7599-27184-2 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 7599-27184-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
W2 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(CD, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records W2 1869 US Unknown Sell This Version
1869-2 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(CD, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records 1869-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
1869-2 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 1869-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
246049 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, WEA Records 246049 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
1869-2 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 1869-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
WB M5 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records WB M5 1869 US Unknown Sell This Version
M51869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records M51869 US Unknown Sell This Version
WAR M 51869, M51869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WAR M 51869, M51869 US Unknown Sell This Version
CWX 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records CWX 1869 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
M5 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(Cass, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records M5 1869 US Unknown Sell This Version
M5 1869, C 101638 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(Cass, Album, Club, RE) Warner Bros. Records M5 1869, C 101638 US Unknown Sell This Version
M5 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(Cass, Album, RE, AR) Warner Bros. Records M5 1869 US Unknown Sell This Version
M5 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(Cass, Album, RE, AR,) Warner Bros. Records M5 1869 US Unknown Sell This Version
none Grateful Dead* Workingman's Dead(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (The Grateful Dead) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
R2 74396 Grateful Dead* Workingman's Dead(HDCD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Warner Bros. Records, Rhino Records (2) R2 74396 US Unknown Sell This Version
W 46049 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records W 46049 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
WS 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records WS 1869 US Unknown Sell This Version
46 049, WS 1869, K 46 049 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 46 049, WS 1869, K 46 049 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records 1869 US Unknown Sell This Version
WS 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records WS 1869 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
WS 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records WS 1869 US Unknown Sell This Version
46049 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 46049 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
46 049, WS 1869, WB 46 049 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 46 049, WS 1869, WB 46 049 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
46049 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 46049 France Unknown Sell This Version
46049 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 46049 France Unknown Sell This Version
K 46049 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records K 46049 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
46049, WS 1869, WB 46 049 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 46049, WS 1869, WB 46 049 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
46 049, WS 1869, WB 46 049 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 46 049, WS 1869, WB 46 049 France Unknown Sell This Version
K 46049, WS 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records K 46049, WS 1869 UK Unknown Sell This Version
46 049, K 46 049, WS 1869 Grateful Dead* Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 46 049, K 46 049, WS 1869 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
46049 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 46049 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
WS 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records WS 1869 US Unknown Sell This Version
WS 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE, Jac) Warner Bros. Records WS 1869 US Unknown Sell This Version
WS 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE, Los) Warner Bros. Records WS 1869 US Unknown Sell This Version
WS 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE, Los) Warner Bros. Records WS 1869 US Unknown Sell This Version
WS 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE, Ter) Warner Bros. Records WS 1869 US Unknown Sell This Version
WS 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE, Win) Warner Bros. Records WS 1869 US Unknown Sell This Version
1869, WS 1869 Grateful Dead* Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RE, Win) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 1869, WS 1869 US Unknown Sell This Version
K 46049 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RP) Warner Bros. Records K 46049 UK Unknown Sell This Version
WS 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RP, Win) Warner Bros. Records WS 1869 US Unknown Sell This Version
WS 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, RP, Win) Warner Bros. Records WS 1869 US Unknown Sell This Version
WS 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(LP, Album, Rei) Warner Bros. Records WS 1869 US Unknown Sell This Version

Recommendations

Reviews Show All 10 Reviews

Add Review

jtm1967

jtm1967

September 23, 2018
edited 2 months ago
referencing Workingman's Dead, LP, Album, Promo, WS 1869

This promo sounds absolutely brilliant!!!! Deep bass and perfect treble with great soundstage and separation. It sounds like the dead are in my living room. A true tube cut 3D sound on this press.
litmus

litmus

November 2, 2017
referencing Workingman's Dead, LP, Album, RE, Win, WS 1869
My copy is identical, but runout for Side 2 is WS-2-1869 WW3 #4 —◁. Possible that submitter misread this? I highly doubt it's a variant...
evilmainer

evilmainer

October 29, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Workingman's Dead, LP, Album, RE, Los, WS 1869

One of the best acoustic rock albums, lyrics, musicianship combine in a fashion that creates a mood that is hard to put into words. Maybe I should have just written, this is an album to sing to, lift your spirit. Take a break from working and drop this down on your table.
ElectricSpanish

ElectricSpanish

August 8, 2017
referencing Workingman's Dead, LP, Album, RE, WS 1869
I dunno. Mine says 1970. Is there any indication that it was pressed in 1973, or is it just the label on the record?
sudeep.menon

sudeep.menon

July 11, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Workingman's Dead, LP, Album, Pit, WS 1869

What an awesome sounding pressing! Ken Duncan (Kendun) mastered, the best pressing for this classic!
SAllison

SAllison

July 4, 2017
referencing Workingman's Dead, LP, Album, RE, 180, WS 1869, R1 1869
Agreed, the Rhino Dead vinyl reissues are superb. I wonder how the recent MFSL compares...
vinyl-honoris-causa

vinyl-honoris-causa

March 21, 2017
referencing Workingman's Dead, LP, Album, RE, WS 1869
Correction to "NOTES" : Cover is NOT heavy cardboard , it's thin cardboard , by far thinner than the one of Canadian 1st pressing version.....Common sens , baba !....
NotOneStraw

NotOneStraw

January 17, 2016
referencing Workingman's Dead, LP, Album, RE, 180, WS 1869, R1 1869

I can't believe there isn't a single written review of this pressing! It may very well be the best-sounding LP in my collection, which I realize means nothing out of context, but even at low volumes, Jerry's voice shines crisp and clear, you can hear the fingers plucking and strumming, Phil's bass anchors every song where it should, it's literally amazing. I wish every single one of my records sounded this way! It's a no-frills release, so no liner notes, nothing, but when the audio quality is this good, for such an affordable price, who cares?
FrothNinja

FrothNinja

December 11, 2014
referencing Workingman's Dead, LP, Album, WS 1869
No update link on page that I can see so using this.
Cat # on my 1st press is 1869 on spine & front cover, no # on back cover, and disc label has WS-1869 & MX162818/9.