By Abby Hassler
The summer of 1967 was an influential time in the transformation of popular culture, music and artistic expression. To commemorate, Rhino Records will launch its 50th-anniversary celebration of this year’s Summer of Love with vinyl reissues and new compilations from key albums from this iconic era.
The celebration begins July 11, when Rhino releases a new collection from the Grateful Dead, Smiling On A Cloudy Day, which features tracks like “Morning Dew,” “China Cat Sunflower” and “St. Stephen.”
Among other artist releases, the Monkees will release a new compilation, Summer of Love, July 18, which includes 12 tracks from the band’s lesser-known psychedelic sound.
Other releases include a mono version of Aretha Franklin’s Aretha Arrives and a new Nuggets collection, Transparent Days: West Coast Nuggets, on July 25.