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2322: Official Tapes - Dave McMurray, 5/22/2023

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 58:00

Saxophonist Dave McMurray returns with Grateful Deadication 2

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Beyond Description. . .
Saxophonist Dave McMurray returns with Grateful Deadication 2, the follow-up to his acclaimed 2021 tribute album which once again finds the saxophonist reimagining the songs of the Grateful Dead. We talk with McMurray about the release!


The Setlist. . .

Knockin' On Heaven's Door 8:25
1990-03/29 NASSAU COLISEUM, Uniondale, New York Spring 1990 (The Other One)


Bird Song 8:57
Dave McMurray
Grateful Deadication 2


Scarlet Begonias feat. Oteil Burbridge 5:48
 Dave McMurray
Grateful Deadication 2


To Lay Me Down feat. Jamey Johnson 8:31
 Dave McMurray
Grateful Deadication 2


The Other One feat. Bob James 8:55
 Dave McMurray
Grateful Deadication 2

2323: Official Tapes - Release Rundown, 5/29/2023

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 58:00

New Releases, Upcoming Releases, Releases on Billboard Charts, Releases going to the Movies

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The Billboard 200 chart began regularly publishing on a weekly basis in March of 1956. Dave’s Picks 46 marked the band’s 56th top 40-charting album on the list. The Dead continue to have the most top 40 albums among groups. The acts with the most top 40 albums on the Billboard 200 are:
Frank Sinatra (58)
Elvis Presley (58)
The Grateful Dead (56)
Barbra Streisand (54)
and Bob Dylan (51)


Lets talk about the Top Album Sales chart. The chart has been around for about 30-years. In 2022, The Dead had five titles in the top 10 - more than any other artist of the year. We hear from one of those titles! 


We get into History of the Grateful Dead Vol. 1 (Bear's Choice) [50th Anniversary Edition] which was released on May 5th. Originally released in 1973, the newly remastered live album captures the Dead at an essential moment of their history, as they were about to record Workingman's Dead and shortly thereafter, American Beauty, and were transitioning into becoming Americana pioneers, while never losing touch with their psychedelic improvisational roots.


The newest box set: "Here Comes Sunshine 1973" is a limited-edition, 17-CD set, the release date is June 30th, and limited to 10,000 copies. Featuring five previously unreleased, highly sought-after shows. The shows include: Iowa, Santa Barbara, Kezar Stadium, and two shows from RFK in D.C. We hear a digital single from the set!


GarciaLive Volume 20 is set to be released on June 30th. The set features a complete, previously unreleased Jerry Garcia Band performance from June 18th, 1982 at Cape Cod Coliseum.


Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies is an annual event that began in 2011.  This year, “Meet-Up At The Movies” is in select territories worldwide on June 22 and 24. This year’s event is the Dead’s first ever concert at Chicago’s Soldier Field on June 22, 1991. The big screen will have the original six-camera stadium video feed with pristine soundboard audio. Featuring the Dead’s Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, and with Bruce Hornsby and Vince Welnick on keys.  


The Setlist. . .
Tennessee Jed 7:57
1972-09/09 HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM, Los Angeles, California
Dave's Picks Vol. 46


West L.A. Fadeaway 8:21
1982-09/21 MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, New York, New York
In And Out Of The Garden: Madison Square Garden '81 '82 '83


Ramble on Rose
Live at RFK Stadium, Washington, DC, 6/10/73
Digital Single


Dark Hollow 3:53
1970-02/14 FILLMORE EAST, New York, New York
History of the Grateful Dead Vol. 1
(Bear's Choice) [50th Anniversary Edition]


Ain't No Bread In The Breadbox 10:31
1992-10/31 OAKLAND COLISEUM, Oakland, California
JGB
GarciaLive Vol. 19


Big River > 5:43
Maggie's Farm 7:44
1991-06/14 ROBERT F. KENNEDY STADIUM, Washington, D.C.

2324: Official Tapes - Upcoming Dates, 6/5/2023

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 58:00

One last push before Meet-Up At The Movies hits theaters

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We get ready for Meet Up At The Movies! Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies is an annual event that began in 2011.  This year, “Meet-Up At The Movies” is in select territories worldwide on June 22 and 24. This year’s event is the Dead’s first ever concert at Chicago’s Soldier Field on June 22, 1991. The big screen will have the original six-camera stadium video feed with pristine soundboard audio. Featuring the Dead’s Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, and with Bruce Hornsby and Vince Welnick on keys.  


The newest box set: "Here Comes Sunshine 1973" is a limited-edition, 17-CD set, the release date is June 30th, and limited to 10,000 copies. Featuring five previously unreleased, highly sought-after shows. The shows include: Iowa, Santa Barbara, Kezar Stadium, and two shows from RFK in D.C.  

We hear something from the latest archival release: Dave's Picks Vol. 46


The Setlist. . .

Next Time You See Me 5:12
1972-04/17 TIVOLI CONCERT HALL, Copenhagen, Denmark
Europe '72: The Complete Recordings


Deal 4:50
1972-09/09 HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM, Los Angeles, California
Dave's Picks Vol. 46


Picasso Moon 6:47
1991-05/12 SHORELINE AMPHITHEATRE, Mountain View, California 
30 Days of Dead 2017


To Lay Me Down 8:11
1973-11/09 WINTERLAND, San Francisco, California
Winterland 1973: Complete Recordings


Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo> 9:59
Dancing In The Street 13:59
1977-05/12 AUDITORIUM THEATRE, Chicago, Illinois
Winterland June 1977 Bonus Disc 

2325: Official Tapes - 1973 Box Set(s), 6/12/2023

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 58:00

We get ready for the upcoming box set while jamming to previous releases connected to the newest box set!

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Beyond Description. . . 

The newest box set: "Here Comes Sunshine 1973" is a limited-edition, 17-CD set, the release date is June 30th, and limited to 10,000 copies. Featuring five previously unreleased, highly sought-after shows. The shows include: Iowa, Santa Barbara, Kezar Stadium, and two shows from RFK in D.C.  

We hear two tracks that have been previously released that will be on this new box set. One of the tracks includes members of the Allman Brothers Band! 

We crack open other box sets that have featured 1973 shows: St. Louis, Pacific Northwest, and Winterland in San Francisco.

Although not recorded in 1973, the album was released in 1973. History of the Grateful Dead Vol. 1 (Bear's Choice) was recorded in 1970 but released three years later. Now the collection is being re-released to celebrate its 50th Anniversary!

The Setlist. . . 

Box Of Rain 5:03
1973-05/26 KEZAR STADIUM, San Francisco, California
30 Days of Dead 2021

Row Jimmy 10:18
1973-10/30 KIEL AUDITORIUM, St. Louis, Missouri
Listen To The River: St. Louis '71 '72 '73
Loser 7:09
1973-06/24 PORTLAND MEMORIAL COLISEUM, Portland, Oregon
Pacific Northwest '73-'74: The Complete Recordings

Hard to Handle 6:14
1970-02/14 FILLMORE EAST, New York, New York
History of the Grateful Dead Vol. 1 (Bear's Choice) 
[50th Anniversary Edition]

It Take A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry 7:36
1973-06/10 RFK STADIUM, Washington, D.C.
Postcards Of The Hanging: Grateful Dead Perform The Songs Of Bob Dylan

Weather Report Suite 15:11
1973-11/11 WINTERLAND, San Francisco, California
Winterland 1973: Complete Recordings

2326: Official Tapes - 2023 Releases, So Far, 6/19/2023

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 58:00

We review the releases from 2023. . . so far!

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Beyond Description. . . 
Archival Releases like Dave's Picks Vol. 45 and Dave's Picks Vol. 46

Reissues like History of the Grateful Dead Vol. 1 (Bear's Choice) [50th Anniversary Edition] and Bob Weir's debut solo album: Ace (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

A Record Store Day release featuring a 1977 show 


Plus, details on the new GarciaLive release. GarciaLive Volume 20 is set to be released on June 30th. The set features a complete, previously unreleased Jerry Garcia Band performance from June 18th, 1982 at Cape Cod Coliseum. 

The newest box set: "Here Comes Sunshine 1973" is a limited-edition, 17-CD set, the release date is June 30th, and limited to 10,000 copies. Featuring five previously unreleased, highly sought-after shows. The shows include: Iowa, Santa Barbara, Kezar Stadium, and two shows from RFK in D.C. We hear a digital single from the set!

The Setlist. . . 

Katie Mae 4:44
1970-02/13 FILLMORE EAST, New York, New York
Grateful Dead
History of the Grateful Dead Vol. 1 (Bear's Choice)
[50th Anniversary Edition]


Let It Grow 12:42
1977-10/02 PARAMOUNT THEATRE, Portland, Oregon
Grateful Dead
Dave's Picks Vol. 45


Black-Throated Wind (2022 Remaster) 5:47
1972-02/14? WALLY HEIDER STUDIOS - STUDIO C, San Francisco, California
Bob Weir
Ace (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

And It Stoned Me 7:37
1992-10/31 OAKLAND COLISEUM, Oakland, California
Jerry Garcia Band
GarciaLive Vol. 19

Bird Song 11:56
1972-09/09 HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM, Los Angeles, California Grateful Dead
Dave's Picks Vol. 46

Deal 6:09
1977-05/07 BOSTON GARDEN, Boston, Massachusetts Grateful Dead
May 1977: Get Shown The Light

2327: Official Tapes - RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C. 6/10/73, 6/26/2023

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 58:00

The newest box set: "Here Comes Sunshine 1973" is already sold-out!

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The newest box set: "Here Comes Sunshine 1973" is already sold-out! The 17-CD set, limited-edition, box went on sale June 30th. The set was limited to 10,000 copies. Featuring five previously unreleased, highly sought-after shows. The shows include: Iowa, Santa Barbara, Kezar Stadium, and two shows from RFK in D.C. One of those shows, RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C. 6/10/73, is individually available as a 4 CD or an 8 LP set.  


Last year's box set, “In And Out Of The Garden: Madison Square Garden ’81 ’82 ’83,” is still available on Dead.net. The 17-CD set won the Grammy® Award for the Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package. Not including their Lifetime Achievement Award back in 2017, this is the Grateful Dead’s first-ever win of a Grammy.


We hear something from "Winterland 1973: Complete Recordings" - a 9 CD box set that came out in 2008.


For the tracks off RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C. 6/10/73, we hear an incredible rare show opener and the second set opener!


The set list. . .


Morning Dew
1973-06/10 ROBERT F. KENNEDY STADIUM, Washington, D.C.
RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C. 6/10/73


My Brother Esau 5:27
1983-10/12 MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, New York, New York
In And Out Of The Garden: Madison Square Garden '81 '82 '83


Don't Ease Me In 4:37
1973-11/09 WINTERLAND, San Francisco, California
Winterland 1973: Complete Recordings


Eyes Of The World > 22:06
Stella Blue 8:14
1973-06/10 ROBERT F. KENNEDY STADIUM, Washington, D.C.  
RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C. 6/10/73

2328: Official Tapes - Here Comes 1973, 7/3/2023

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 58:00

Jerry's busy 1973 schedule and music from the new box set

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Beyond Description. . . 
We tap into the latest Grateful Dead box set: "Here Comes Sunshine 1973!"

In 2015, a massive 80 CD box set, 30 Trips Around The Sun, was released.  A show from each year the GD performed from 1965 to 1995. When it came to the 1973 selection of 30 Trips Around The Sun, the Rhino team had it narrowed down to two shows: one from the spring and one from the fall. They opted for the fall show - 11/14/73 San Diego. The spring show was 5/26/73 Kezar in San Francisco which is now available on the new box set.

We hear something from the new GarciaLive release. GarciaLive Volume 20 features a complete, previously unreleased Jerry Garcia Band performance from June 18th, 1982 at Cape Cod Coliseum. 

Just how busy was Jerry Garcia during 1973? 

Little more than 3 weeks separate the box set’s first and last shows. Jerry Garcia also managed to fit 6 gigs with Old And In The Way, his bluegrass group and 4 more shows with the funky bar band he co-led with organist Merl Saunders. 

5/13/73 Des Moines, IA
Grateful Dead

5/18/73 Homer's Warehouse, Palo Alto, CA
Old and In The Way

5/20/73 Santa Barbara, CA 
Grateful Dead

5/24/73 Keystone, Berkeley, CA 
Jerry & Merl

5/25/73 Bimbo's 365 Club, San Francisco, CA
Old and In The Way

5/26/73 San Francisco, CA 
Grateful Dead

5/29/73 Ash Grove, Santa Monica, CA 
5/30/73 Ash Grove, Santa Monica, CA 
6/2/73 Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium, San Rafael, CA
Jerry & Merl

6/5/73 Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA 
6/6/73 Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ 
6/7/73 Palace Theater, Waterbury, CT 
6/8/73 Lake Whipoorwill, Warrenton, VA 
Old and In The Way

6/9/73 Washington, D.C. 
6/10/73 Washington, D.C. 
Grateful Dead

The Setlist. . . 

Tennessee Jed 8:23
1973-11/14 SPORTS ARENA, San Diego, California
Grateful Dead
30 Trips Around The Sun Box Set

Dear Prudence 13:56
1982-06/18 CAPE COD COLISEUM, South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
Jerry Garcia Band
GarciaLive Vol. 20

Promised Land > 3:42
Bertha > 6:04
Greatest Story Ever Told 6:07
1973-11/11 WINTERLAND, San Francisco, California
Grateful Dead
Winterland 1973: Complete Recordings
Here Comes Sunshine 11:26
1973-05/26 KEZAR STADIUM, San Francisco, California
Grateful Dead
Here Comes Sunshine 1973

2329: Official Tapes - Sam Cutler, 7/10/2023

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 58:00

We pay tribute to Grateful Dead's tour manager, Sam Cutler, who joined the Jam In The Sky at the age of 80.

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We hear Cutler introduce the Grateful Dead at a London show in '72.
Cutler's voice introduces The Rolling Stones on their album: Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!
We hear Cutler address the crowd at the end of a Dead show.


We hear stories about Cutler from. . .

Joel Selvin, author of "Altamont: The Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels, and the Inside Story of Rock's Darkest Day"  


Rita Gentry, author "Before I Forget: Moments and experiences with Bill Graham who was an incredible entrepreneur and innovator of the music industry." Rita later worked for Cutler's booking agency.


Amir Bar-Lev, director of "Long Strange Trip," the 2017 documentary about the Grateful Dead and features Sam Cutler.


When Cutler intro'd the Stones: “Ladies and Gentlemen, the Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World…The Rolling Stones!” Sam said: “Mick walked offstage and gave me a dirty look and said ‘I want to speak to you’ and he said ‘we don’t want you to call us the greatest rock’n’roll band in the world, it’s embarrassing’.”


Sam was also the road manager for The Stones US tour of 1969 that ended with the ill-fated Altamont festival in California. After Altamont, Cutler became the Dead's tour manager. Cutler oversaw their 1970 Festival Express Tour through Canada, the famed Europe ‘72 Tour and the massive Watkins Glen Summer Jam festival in 1973 that drew 600,000 people to see the Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band and The Band. Cutler also worked alongside The New Riders of the Purple Sage, Mike Bloomfield, and Ramblin’ Jack Elliot.


Sam Cutler joined the Great Jam In The Sky from cancer on Tuesday, July 11 at his home in Australia.



The Setlist. . .  


Cumberland Blues 5:44
1972-04/08 WEMBLEY EMPIRE POOL, London, England 
Grateful Dead
Europe '72 (50th Anniversary Remaster)


Jumpin' Jack Flash 4:02
1969-11/27 Madison Square Garden, New York City
Rolling Stones
Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!


(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction> 6:10
Brokedown Palace 6:02
1981-03/10 MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, New York, New York
Grateful Dead
In And Out Of The Garden: Madison Square Garden '81 '82 '83


Cold Rain and Snow 6:02
1972-05/24 LYCEUM THEATRE, London, England
Grateful Dead
Steppin' Out With The Grateful Dead: Europe '72


Sugar Magnolia 10:15
1973-05/20 CAMPUS STADIUM - UCSB, Santa Barbara, California
Grateful Dead
Here Comes Sunshine 1973

2330: Official Tapes - New Dave's Picks Release, 7/17/2023

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 57:59

Details on the new archival release: Dave's Picks Volume 47! We'll get a complete unreleased show from Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, MO, from 12/9/79!

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By the time December 1979 rolled around, Brent Mydland had fully cemented his place in the Grateful Dead. Mydland joined the Grateful Dead in April 1979. His twinkling keys, harmonic tenor, and songwriting skills will be heard on this new archival release. This show has 25 songs including soon-to-be classics from the GO TO HEAVEN album. On Disc Three, there's an extra nugget from '79: cuts from UPTOWN THEATRE, CHICAGO, IL (12/04/79).


The Setlist. . .

Mexicali Blues 4:04
1972-09/09 HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM, Los Angeles, California
Grateful Dead
Dave's Picks Vol. 46


Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad > 8:33
Johnny B. Goode 4:39
1973-10/30 KIEL AUDITORIUM, St. Louis, Missouri
Grateful Dead
Listen To The River: St. Louis '71 '72 '73


Estimated Prophet> 12:02
Franklin's Tower> 10:12
Jam > | 10:28
1979-12/04 UPTOWN THEATRE, Chicago, Illinois
Grateful Dead
Dave's Picks Vol. 31 

2333: Official Tapes - Robbie Robertson, 8/7/2023

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 57:59

Exploring the works of Robbie Robertson through the Grateful Dead's music is a Long Strange Waltz.

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We pay tribute to Robbie Robertson who joined the Great Jam In The Sky. Exploring the works of Robbie Robertson through the Grateful Dead's music is a Long Strange Waltz.
Robertson passed away on August 9th - 28 years to the date of when Jerry Garcia joined the Great Jam In The Sky.


The Setlist. . .


The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down 10:16
1977-07/24 KEYSTONE, Palo Alto, California
Jerry Garcia Band
More Of The Best


The Weight 9:13
1969-10/14 MANDRAKE’S, Berkeley, California
New Riders Of The Purple Sage
Bear's Sonic Journals: The Dawn Of The New Riders Of The Purple Sage


Broken Arrow 5:52
1995-02/21 DELTA CENTER, Salt Lake City, Utah
Grateful Dead
30 Trips Around The Sun Box Set


Tears Of Rage 7:47
1990-05/20 HILO CIVIC AUDITORIUM, Hilo, Hawaii
Jerry Garcia Band
GarciaLive Vol. 10


Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues 4:29
1989-07/12 ROBERT F. KENNEDY STADIUM, Washington D.C.
Grateful Dead
Postcards Of The Hanging: Grateful Dead Perform The Songs Of Bob Dylan


Info Capsules: I Shall Be Released 1:36
1990-09/01 SHORELINE AMPHITHEATRE, Mountain View, California
Jerry Garcia Band
Live at Shoreline


I Shall Be Released 8:44
1990-09/01 SHORELINE AMPHITHEATRE, Mountain View, California
Jerry Garcia Band
Live at Shoreline

2334: Official Tapes - Dave's Picks 47, 8/14/2023

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 58:00

We get into Dave's Picks Volume 47!

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We get into Dave's Picks Volume 47! We put in disc 2 - featuring a unique 2nd set sequence. Eight songs before "Drums" including an improvised "Jam" launching from the end of "Saint Of Circumstance." The release has Brent-era Grateful Dead in the Gateway to the West! A complete unreleased show from Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, MO, 12/9/79 and you're going to need stamina because this one is high energy from start to finish.


Dave's Picks is a series of archive releases of live Grateful Dead music. Generally each release comprises a complete Grateful Dead show. The Dave's Picks releases are only available through dead.net and the copies are limited. Dave's Picks 47 is limited to 25,000 numbered copies.


Also more of the newest box set: "Here Comes Sunshine 1973." The 17-CD set, limited-edition, box set was limited to 10,000 copies. Featuring five previously unreleased, highly sought-after shows. The shows include: Iowa, Santa Barbara, Kezar Stadium, and two shows from RFK in D.C. One of those shows, RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C. 6/10/73, is individually available as a 4 CD or an 8 LP set.  



The Setlist. . .


Sugar Magnolia 8:29
1972-09/09 HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM, Los Angeles, California
Grateful Dead
Dave's Picks Vol. 46


They Love Each Other 5:39
1973-05/20 CAMPUS STADIUM - UCSB, Santa Barbara, California
Grateful Dead
Here Comes Sunshine 1973


Terrapin Station > 13:41
Lost Sailor > 6:47
Saint Of Circumstance > 5:33
Jam > 7:51
Drums > | 5:30
1979-12/09 KIEL AUDITORIUM, St. Louis, Missouri
Grateful Dead
Dave's Picks Vol. 47 

2335: Official Tapes - Wake Of The Flood: Angel's Share, 8/21/2023

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 57:59

We celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the album: Wake Of The Flood!

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We celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the album: Wake Of The Flood! The Grateful Dead vaults have been reopened to reveal a treasure trove of studio material that Dead Heads have never heard before. For the third edition of The Angel’s Share series, more than two hours of expertly-curated, previously-unreleased session tapes are now available from Rhino. Similar to previous installments that accompanied milestone reissues of Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty, Wake Of The Flood: The Angel’s Share brings together the outtakes, alternate versions, and in-studio conversations behind the creation of the album.


Wake Of The Flood (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) arrives Sept 29th as two-CD and digital sets.
Single 180-gram black vinyl LP
Limited edition 12” vinyl picture disc
Limited edition “coke bottle clear vinyl”
Limited edition “Watermark” Custom Vinyl.



In addition to the 2+ hours of tapes featured on Wake Of The Flood: The Angel’s Share, the complete 6+ hours of never-before-heard material from Wake Of The Flood sessions will drop on October 15th, exactly 50 years after the album was first released. The recordings will stream live as a YouTube Live Exclusive Event, synced up to the original tape box so viewers can experience it all in real time.


The Setlist. . .

Mississippi HalfStep Uptown Toodeloo
(Take 10) [Slated] [8-6-73] 1:23
(Take 9) [Not Slated] [8-6-73] 7:35
Grateful Dead
Wake Of The Flood: The Angel’s Share


Big River 5:08
1973-06/09 ROBERT F. KENNEDY STADIUM, Washington, D.C.  
Grateful Dead
Here Comes Sunshine 1973


Stella Blue
(Take 1) [Not Slated] [8-7-73] 1:32
(Take 4) [Slated] [8-7-73] 0:59
(Take 5) [Not Slated] [8-7-73] 7:23
Grateful Dead
Wake Of The Flood: The Angel’s Share


China Cat Sunflower > 7:35
I Know You Rider 5:27
1973-11/09 WINTERLAND, San Francisco, California
Grateful Dead
Winterland 1973: Complete Recordings


Eyes of the World
(Run-Through) [Not Slated] [8-10-73] 0:40
(Take 1) [Slated] [8-10-73] 1:03
(Take 6) [Not Slated] [8-10-73] 6:09
(Take 15) [Not Slated] [8-10-73] 0:34
(Take 16) [Not Slated] [8-10-73] 6:19
Grateful Dead
Wake Of The Flood: The Angel’s Share

2336: Official Tapes - Bill Walton Documentary , 8/28/2023

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 58:00

We chat with Steve James, one of the most accomplished documentary makers of all time, and who directed ‘The Luckiest Guy in the World,’ a four-part “30 for 30” docu-series on ESPN.

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We chat with Steve James, one of the most accomplished documentary makers of all time, and who directed ‘The Luckiest Guy in the World,’ a four-part “30 for 30” docu-series on ESPN. The film is about iconic basketball player, Bill Walton, covering his stellar college career at UCLA, his injury plagued professional career, political and social activism, and outsized personality. The film is a slam-dunk for Grateful Dead fans. The soundtrack, interviews with the members of the Dead, and Bill's incredible commentary.

The Setlist. . .

Brown-Eyed Women 5:27
1973-11/17 PAULEY PAVILION, UCLA Los Angeles, California
Grateful Dead
Dave's Picks Vol. 05

When Push Comes To Shove 4:43
1987-03/26 HARTFORD CIVIC CENTER, Hartford, Connecticut
Grateful Dead
Dave's Picks Vol. 36

Bright Side Of The Road 5:58
1991-11/23 BRADLEY CENTER, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Jerry Garcia Band
GarciaLive Vol. 08

It Must Have Been The Roses 8:19
1977-10/01 PARAMOUNT THEATRE, Portland, Oregon
Grateful Dead
Dave's Picks Vol. 45

So Many Roads 7:30
1994-10/01 BOSTON GARDEN, Boston, Massachusetts
Grateful Dead
30 Trips Around the Sun: The Definitive Live Story (1965-1995) 

2337: Official Tapes - Island Vibes, 9/4/2023

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 57:59

Jimmy Buffett tribute and new music from Bob Weir and Stephen Marley

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Singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett joined the great jam in the sky at the age of 76. Passed away on the evening of September 1st.


Legions of loyal "Parrot Heads" all over the world are raising their margarita glasses high to mourn the passing of Jimmy Buffett, the musical mayor of that mythical place known as "Margaritaville." His music would combine country, rock, folk, calypso and pop, he created a unique musical style known as “Gulf & Western.” His relentless touring earned him a legion of fans known as "Parrotheads."


“Parrotheads” — dedicated fans of Buffett. The same way that “Deadheads” obsess over the Grateful Dead


Over the course of a half-century career, Buffett released nearly 30 albums, but it was the unexpected success of his quickly written, hangover-themed hit "Margaritaville" that became the cornerstone of a lucrative business and lifestyle branding empire that included restaurants, resorts, housewares, a Broadway musical and retirement communities.
Along with non-"Margaritaville" entities such as his children's books, "Land Shark Beer" and "Coral Reefer" cannabis brand that accorded Buffett billionaire status by Forbes earlier this year.


An avid environmentalist and philanthropist, he dedicated himself to marine conservation and disaster relief efforts throughout his life.


The Grateful Dead are back on the Billboard charts. The band’s new release, Dave's Picks, Volume 47: Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, MO, 12/9/79, debuts on the Billboard 200, the all-encompassing ranking of the most-consumed albums and EPs in America, at No. 27.


The Grateful Dead have now sent 119 different projects on the Billboard 200, which is likely an all-time record for the most charting titles on the chart. Most superstars are lucky to reach 20 or 30 so the fact that the jam band’s career sum is now into three-digit territory is amazing.


Among the band’s 119 Billboard 200 charting albums, only one has broken into the top 10. Back in 1987, their set In the Dark rose to No. 6, and it still stands as their only placement inside the highest tier on the tally.


It’s somewhat odd that The Grateful Dead are popular enough, even years after their official split to reach the Billboard 200. The band doesn’t promote their efforts in traditional ways.


The Grateful Dead have clearly developed a massive fan base, one which has stuck with them for decades. Their music lives on through dozens of live recordings, and they regularly send these releases to the Billboard 200 with ease, racking up huge sales for a band that hasn’t returned to the studio in a long, long time.



We celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the studio album: Wake Of The Flood!
Wake Of The Flood (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) arrives Sept 29th as two-CD and digital sets.
Single 180-gram black vinyl LP
Limited edition 12” vinyl picture disc
Limited edition “coke bottle clear vinyl”
Limited edition “Watermark” Custom Vinyl.


The Grateful Dead vaults have been reopened to reveal a treasure trove of studio material that Dead Heads have never heard before. For the third edition of The Angel’s Share series, more than two hours of expertly-curated, previously-unreleased session tapes are now available from Rhino. Similar to previous installments that accompanied milestone reissues of Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty, Wake Of The Flood: The Angel’s Share brings together the outtakes, alternate versions, and in-studio conversations behind the creation of the album.


The latest single from Stephen Marley’s upcoming album ‘Old Soul,’ Marley unites Bob Weir & Jack Johnson.
The track features Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead and was recorded at Bob Weir’s TRI Studios with his Wolf Bros band, including Don Was and Dead & Company members Jeff Chimenti and Jay Lane.


“Winding Roads,” metaphorical of life’s journey, struggle, and eventual salvation, soulfully closes out the new Old Soul LP with interlacing guitar and vocal trade-offs from Weir, Marley, and singer/songwriter Jack Johnson, creating an unforgettable bluesy classic and the only song from the album recorded with a full band.


Old Soul explores a musical palette that spans a variety of cultures and genres alike, with hand-selected special guests furthering the spiritual journey that encompasses the album. Stephen Marley has just unveiled “Winding Roads,” the latest single from his highly anticipated album Old Soul. Release Date: September 15. His first full-length project since 2016. The new album is a departure from his previous Reggae repertoire, showcasing more of his bluesy, acoustic soul side. The song selection on the new album demonstrates Stephen’s courage to defy expectations. Among the more unexpected selections embedded on Old Soul are a disarmingly sweet cover of Sinatra’s “These Foolish Things (Reminds Me Of You),” as well as Marley’s take on The Beatles’ perpetually pleading “Don’t Let Me Down.”


Stephen is the child of reggae legends Bob Marley and Rita Marley.
 

The Setlist. . .


Scarlet Begonias 4:33
Jimmy Buffett
License To Chill


Winding Roads 4:27
Stephen Marley ft. Jack Johnson, Bob Weir
Old Soul


Row Jimmy
(Take 1) [Not Slated] [8-10-73] 1:50
Grateful Dead
Wake Of The Flood: The Angel’s Share


Row Jimmy 7:15
1973-10/15 studio release, WAKE OF THE FLOOD
Grateful Dead
Wake Of The Flood 2004/2006 Reissue


Candyman 8:01
1979-12/09 KIEL AUDITORIUM, St. Louis, Missouri
Grateful Dead
Dave's Picks Vol. 47


New Minglewood Blues 8:37
1985-06/24 RIVER BEND MUSIC CENTER, Cincinnati, Ohio
Grateful Dead
30 Trips Around The Sun Box Set


Eyes Of The World 5:20
1973- Wake Of The Flood
Grateful Dead
The Very Best Of Grateful Dead


Looks Like Rain 8:03
1973-06/10 ROBERT F. KENNEDY STADIUM, Washington, D.C.  
Grateful Dead
Here Comes Sunshine 1973 

2338: Official Tapes - Unbroken Chain & Reggae Tunes, 9/11/2023

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 58:00

We dive deeper into "Wake Of The Flood: The Angel’s Share," Stephen Marley's new tune - featuring Bob Weir and a classic reggae track from Jerry & Merl

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Beyond Description. . .


We dive deeper into "Wake Of The Flood: The Angel’s Share." Never-before-heard studio material from Wake Of The Flood sessions.


The latest single from Stephen Marley’s upcoming album ‘Old Soul,’ features Bob Weir & Jack Johnson. The album was released on September 15th and the track features Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead and was recorded at Bob Weir’s TRI Studios with his Wolf Bros band, including Don Was and Dead & Company members Jeff Chimenti and Jay Lane.
It's the only song from the album recorded with a full band.


We keep with the reggae vibes with another reggae track from Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders.


The Setlist. . .

Here Comes Sunshine 4:41
1973-10/15 studio release, WAKE OF THE FLOOD
Grateful Dead
Wake Of The Flood 2004/2006 Reissue


Loser 6:55
1973-05/13 IOWA ST. FAIRGROUNDS, Des Moines, Iowa
Grateful Dead
Here Comes Sunshine 1973


Phil's Song Unbroken Chain 
(Take 1) [Not Slated] [8-16-73] 1:29
Phil's Song Unbroken Chain 
(Take 2) [Not Slated] [8-16-73] 0:47
Phil's Song Unbroken Chain 
(Take 3) [Slated] [8-16-73] 2:02
Phil's Song Unbroken Chain 
(Take 4) [Not Slated] [8-16-73] 1:37
Phil's Song Unbroken Chain 
(Take 5) [Not Slated] [8-16-73] 0:31
Phil's Song Unbroken Chain 
(Take 6) [Not Slated] [8-16-73] 2:35
Phil's Song Unbroken Chain 
(Take 7) [Slated] [8-16-73] 2:49
Grateful Dead
Wake Of The Flood: The Angel’s Share

Unbroken Chain 6:45
1974-06/27 studio release, FROM THE MARS HOTEL
Grateful Dead
The Best Of The Grateful Dead


Winding Roads 4:27
Stephen Marley ft. Jack Johnson, Bob Weir
Old Soul


The Harder They Come 13:22
1974-09/01 KEYSTONE, Berkeley, California
Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders
Pure Jerry Volume 4 

2339: Official Tapes - New Cassette Book, 9/18/2023

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 57:59

We talk with author Marc Masters about his new book: "High Bias- The Distorted History of the Cassette Tape."

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Beyond Description. . .


We talk with author Marc Masters about his new book: "High Bias- The Distorted History of the Cassette Tape."


This entertaining book charts the journey of the cassette from its invention in the early 1960s to its Walkman-led domination in the 1980s to decline at the birth of compact discs to resurgence among independent music makers. Scorned by the record industry for "killing music," the cassette tape rippled through scenes corporations couldn't control. For so many, tapes meant freedom—to create, to invent, to connect.





The Setlist. . .



Feel Like a Stranger 10:07

1984-10/12 AUGUSTA CIVIC CENTER, Augusta, Maine
Grateful Dead
30 Trips Around the Sun: The Definitive Live Story (1965-1995)


Promised Land 4:26

1977-10/01 PARAMOUNT THEATRE, Portland, Oregon
Grateful Dead
Dave's Picks Vol. 45


I Know You Rider 8:29

1970-05/15 FILLMORE EAST, New York, New York
Grateful Dead 
Road Trips Vol. 03 No. 3 Fillmore East 5/15/70  


The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down 7:56

1974-12/14 PARAMOUNT THEATRE, Portland, Oregon  
Legion Of Mary
GarciaLive Vol. 03 

2340: Official Tapes - Wake Of The Flood 50th Disc 2, 9/25/2023

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 58:10

We get into the bonus material on Disc 2

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Beyond Description . . .
The Grateful Dead released the 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Wake Of The Flood. The Classic 1973 album and debut from Grateful Dead Records, newly remastered & expanded with previously unreleased material. Features the album’s seven original songs and previously unreleased demo recordings. Also includes a bonus disc of live material from the final night of a brief tour that immediately followed Wake Of The Flood's release. Captured at Northwestern University’s McGaw Memorial Hall on November 1st, 1973.

Wake Of The Flood (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) arrived September 29th as two-CD and digital sets.
Single 180-gram black vinyl LP
Limited edition 12” vinyl picture disc
Limited edition “coke bottle clear vinyl”
Limited edition “Watermark” Custom Vinyl.

Part of the release, The Grateful Dead vaults have been reopened to reveal a treasure trove of studio material that Dead Heads have never heard before. For the third edition of The Angel’s Share series, more than two hours of expertly-curated, previously-unreleased session tapes are now available from Rhino. Similar to previous installments that accompanied milestone reissues of Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty, Wake Of The Flood: The Angel’s Share brings together the outtakes, alternate versions, and in-studio conversations behind the creation of the album.
The Setlist. . . 

Row Jimmy (Take 1) [Not Slated] 1:50
1973-08/10 RECORD PLANT, Sausalito, California
Grateful Dead
Wake Of The Flood: The Angel’s Share


Row Jimmy 8:40
1973-05/26 KEZAR STADIUM, San Francisco, California Grateful Dead
Here Comes Sunshine 1973

Morning Dew > 13:23
Playing In The Band > 14:53
Uncle John's Band > 11:38
Playing In The Band 3:31
1973-11/01 McGAW MEMORIAL HALL, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
Grateful Dead
Wake Of The Flood (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) 

2341: Official Tapes - RSD Black Friday 2023, 10/2/2023

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 57:59

Record Store Day Black Friday 2023 is upon us

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Beyond Description. . . 
As consumers begin to make preparations for the fast-approaching holiday season, local businesses are doing the same as they ready their biggest promotions in anticipation of Black Friday.

Independent record stores nationwide are primed to get involved in the biggest shopping day of the year with their RSD Black Friday event – an extension of the annually occurring Record Store Day – which aims to attract business to local, independent locations during the holiday shopping season.

Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day. Here are few releases for the Deadheads. . .

JERRY GARCIA & DAVID GRISMAN
So What
Format: 2 x LP
Quantity: 2400

JERRY GARCIA & JOHN KAHN
Pure Jerry: Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium, San Rafael, CA - February 28, 1986
Format: 2 x LP
Quantity: 7500

GRATEFUL DEAD
Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA 3/2/1969
Format: 5 x LP
Quantity: 7500

SO WHAT is an acoustic jazz album by Jerry Garcia and mandolinist David Grisman, originally released on Grisman's Acoustic Disc label in August 1998.
Garcia and Grisman were friends and collaborators for over three decades. A rare opportunity to hear Garcia playing straight-ahead jazz music, a genre which he loved but rarely performed. The album is finally coming to vinyl for its 25th anniversary with a double LP.

PURE JERRY: Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium showcases a quintessential Jerry Garcia/John Kahn acoustic duo performance. The archival album is presented on vinyl for the first time featuring newly remastered audio and all new artwork. The release includes several Grateful Dead fan favorites like “Friend Of The Devil,” “Ripple, and “Bird Song,” plus much more.

The 2-LP set is pressed onto gold vinyl in a limited edition of 7,500 for RSD Black Friday.

Widely considered one of the greatest runs in Grateful Dead history, FILLMORE WEST 3/2/1969, is the fourth night of the famed Fillmore West run that produced the bulk of the album: Live/Dead. An exceptional example--going back more than 54 years—as to why you never miss a Sunday show. Opening (!!) with what would later be known as the Live/Dead suite, 3/2/69 demonstrates the Dead had not only NOT run out of steam after three magnificent shows, in many ways they surpassed the previous nights' wildly powerful music. When your first set is the entire Live/Dead suite, what do you do for a second set? Simple! You play for more than an hour and half, making sure everyone goes home way too late, but unimaginably happy.

After the first set's Dark Star>St. Stephen>The Eleven>Lovelight, the second set puts so much icing on the cake that it almost becomes a cake made of nothing but frosting: That's It For The Other One, Morning Dew, Alligator>Caution, and so much more.


The Jerry Garcia Vault announced the first installment of a new LP archival series, Heads & Tails, which is designed to showcase exciting, unheard performances that each fit onto the single side of a record, paired with evocative and detailed album art that’s fun to swim inside.

Heads & Tails: Volume 1 is pressed on cloudy blue vinyl, bringing music from 1988 and 1972. January 19th, 1972 audio features Jerry with Merl Saunders, featuring guest Paul Butterfield on harmonica. And from February 5th, 1988 in Santa Rosa brings the classic Jerry Garcia Band lineup, laying into their jam standard “Don’t Let Go” and a version of “Think.”

The Setlist. . .

Friend Of The Devil 6:19
1986-02/28 MARIN VETERANS AUDITORIUM, San Rafael CA
Jerry Garcia & John Kahn
Pure Jerry Volume 8

So What (Take 01) 6:55
1991-03/08
Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
So What

They Love Each Other 7:10
1982-06/18 CAPE COD COLISEUM, South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
Jerry Garcia Band
GarciaLive Vol. 20

Cassidy 5:32
1979-12/09 KIEL AUDITORIUM, St. Louis, Missouri
Grateful Dead
Dave's Picks Vol. 47

Morning Dew 10:16
1969-03/02 FILLMORE WEST, San Francisco, California
Grateful Dead
Fillmore West 1969: The Complete Recordings

Bird Song 12:08
1973-06/10 ROBERT F. KENNEDY STADIUM, Washington, D.C.  
Grateful Dead
Here Comes Sunshine 1973 

2342: Official Tapes - WAKE & 50, 10/9/2023

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 58:01

The album Wake of the Flood joins the 50th anniversary club

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Beyond Description. . .


The album: WAKE OF THE FLOOD is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. Before we dive into the new Deluxe Edition, we hear from other Dead studio albums that have hit the 50-year milestone. . .

 
The band's debut album: THE GRATEFUL DEAD, celebrated 50 years in 2017.


In July of 2020, the Grateful Dead released: WORKINGMAN’S DEAD: 50th ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION. A three-CD set featuring the original album with newly remastered sound, plus an unreleased complete concert recorded on February 21, 1971 at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY.
- there was a vinyl picture disc limited to 10K, and a Dead.net exclusive colored vinyl with just 2000 copies available.


Then in October of 2020, the band released a 50th ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION of AMERICAN BEAUTY. The three-CD set came with one of the most requested archival recordings in the Dead's vault - the unreleased concert recorded on February 18, 1971 at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY.
- there was a vinyl picture disc limited to 15,000, and Dead.net exclusive colored vinyl with just 4,000 copies available.


When the band celebrated the 50th anniversary of EUROPE '72, there was a 24-LP release. LYCEUM 1972: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS marks the Dead’s largest vinyl boxed set of all time. The collection presented the final four shows from the tour at London’s Lyceum Theatre in their entirety on 180-gram vinyl for the first time and was limited to 4,000 copies.


Bob Weir's ACE (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
Bob Weir's solo debut is remastered with new live versions Bobby Weir recorded in 2022 at Radio City Music Hall with the Wolf Bros featuring The Wolfpack.


The Grateful Dead released the 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Wake Of The Flood. The Classic 1973 album and debut from Grateful Dead Records, newly remastered & expanded with previously unreleased material. Features the album’s seven original songs and previously unreleased demo recordings. Also includes a bonus disc of live material from the final night of a brief tour that immediately followed Wake Of The Flood's release. Captured at Northwestern University’s McGaw Memorial Hall on November 1st, 1973.


Wake Of The Flood (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) arrived September 29th as two-CD and digital sets.
Single 180-gram black vinyl LP
Limited edition 12” vinyl picture disc
Limited edition “coke bottle clear vinyl”
Limited edition “Watermark” Custom Vinyl.




The Setlist. . .


One More Saturday Night (2022 Remaster) 4:41 1972-02/14? WALLY HEIDER STUDIOS - STUDIO C, San Francisco, California
Bob Weir
Ace (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)


Good Mornin' Little School Girl 5:50
1967-03/17 studio release, THE GRATEFUL DEAD
Grateful Dead
The Grateful Dead (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)


Tennessee Jed 7:15
1972-05/03 OLYMPIA THEATRE, Paris, France
Grateful Dead
Europe '72 (50th Anniversary Remaster)


Black Peter 5:46
1970-06/14 studio release, WORKINGMAN'S DEAD
Grateful Dead
Workingman's Dead [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition]


Till The Morning Comes 3:08
1970-11/01 studio release, AMERICAN BEAUTY
Grateful Dead
American Beauty (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)


Mountains Of The Moon (1969 Mix) 4:13
1969-06/20 studio release, AOXOMOXOA
Grateful Dead
Aoxomoxoa (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)


Let Me Sing Your Blues Away (Take 1) [Not Slated] 0:53
Let Me Sing Your Blues Away (Take 3) [Slated] 4:29
Let Me Sing Your Blues Away (Take 4) [Slated] 4:36
Let Me Sing Your Blues Away (Take 13) [Not Slated] 3:20
1973-08/15 RECORD PLANT, Sausalito, California
Grateful Dead
Wake Of The Flood: The Angel’s Share


Let Me Sing Your Blues Away 3:18
Grateful Dead
Wake Of The Flood (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

2343: Official Tapes - Dave's Picks 48 Preview, 10/16/2023

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 58:00

Info on the upcoming Grateful Dead release

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Beyond Description. . .


We get ready for Dave's Picks Volume 48! The complete previously unreleased show from UCLA's Pauley Pavilion 11/20/71 will be the newest archival release from the Grateful Dead's vault.


The Jerry Garcia Vault announced the first installment of a new LP archival series, Heads & Tails, which is designed to showcase exciting, unheard performances that each fit onto the single side of a record, paired with evocative and detailed album art that’s fun to swim inside.


Heads & Tails: Volume 1 is pressed on cloudy blue vinyl, bringing music from 1988 and 1972. January 19th, 1972 audio features Jerry with Merl Saunders, featuring guest Paul Butterfield on harmonica. And from February 5th, 1988 in Santa Rosa comes the classic Jerry Garcia Band lineup, laying into their jam standard “Don’t Let Go” and a version of “Think.”




The Setlist. . .


Mexicali Blues 3:39
1973-11/17 PAULEY PAVILION, UCLA Los Angeles, California
Grateful Dead
Dave's Picks Vol. 05


Brown-Eyed Women 5:55
1979-12/09 KIEL AUDITORIUM, St. Louis, Missouri
Grateful Dead
Dave's Picks Vol. 47


Valerie 7:06
1982-06/18 CAPE COD COLISEUM, South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
Jerry Garcia Band
GarciaLive Vol. 20


Dark Star > 12:49
El Paso > 4:55
Dark Star > 7:45
Casey Jones 5:52
1971-11/15 AUSTIN MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM, Austin, Texas 
Grateful Dead
Road Trips Vol. 03 No. 2: Austin November 15, 1971 

2344: Official Tapes - Covers, 10/23/2023

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 58:00

Crawling into the covers with songs the Dead covered!

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Beyond Description. . .


For this time of year, we slide into the covers! For a special trick or treat aspect, there's a theme with the covers. . . 


Warren Zevon (Werewolves Of London)
The Meters (Hey Pocky A-Way)
Bob Dylan (Tangled Up in Blue)
Paul McCartney and Wings (Let Me Roll It)
Bob Dylan (Knockin' On Heaven's Door)
Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton (Tomorrow Is Forever)


. . . what's the theme? All those songs were originally released in the '70s. The Grateful Dead cover the '70s! Feel tricked!? Treated!? 



The Setlist. . .


Werewolves Of London 6:44
1978-07/08 RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE, Morrison, Colorado
Grateful Dead
July '78 Box Set 


Hey Pocky Way 6:06
1989-03/31 GREENSBORO COLISEUM, Greensboro, North Carolina
Grateful Dead
So Many Roads Box Set


Tangled Up In Blue 11:50
1992-10/31 OAKLAND COLISEUM, Oakland, California Jerry Garcia Band
Garcia Plays Dylan


Let Me Roll It 11:04
1978-06/18 KEYSTONE, Palo Alto, California
Jerry Garcia Band
Pure Jerry Volume 9 (Bay Area 1978)


Knockin' On Heaven's Door 7:59
1989-07/10 GIANTS STADIUM, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Grateful Dead
Giants Stadium 1987, 1989, 1991 Box Set


Tomorrow Is Forever 5:32
1972-09/24 THE PALACE THEATER, Waterbury, Connecticut
Grateful Dead
30 Trips Around the Sun: The Definitive Live Story (1965-1995) 

2345: Official Tapes - 30 Days of Downloads, 10/30/2023

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 57:58

Each day in November the band's official website - Dead.net - gives away a high-quality MP3 download.

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Beyond Description. . .


Each day in November the band's official website - Dead.net - gives away a high-quality MP3 download. That's 30 days of unreleased Grateful Dead tracks from the vault, selected by Dead archivist and producer David Lemieux.


Guess the venue and date correctly and you'll be automatically entered to win the prize of the day. At the end of the month, there'll be a grand prize.


The Setlist. . .


COMES A TIME
Cleveland, OH, Cleveland Public Auditorium
August 26, 1980
30 Days of Dead 2023


The Music Never Stopped 8:52
1978-04/24 HORTON FIELD HOUSE - ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY Grateful Dead
30 Days of Dead 2010


HIGH TIME
New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
September 16, 1987
30 Days of Dead 2023


Dupree's Diamond Blues 6:04
1982-09/20 MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, New York, New York
Grateful Dead
In And Out Of The Garden: Madison Square Garden '81 '82 '83


FEEL LIKE A STRANGER>BERTHA
New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
October 19, 1994
30 Days of Dead 2023 

2346: Official Tapes - New CDs, Vinyl, & Downloads, 11/6/2023

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 58:00

Grateful Dead have a new CD and some downloads and downloads from Jerry's bluegrass days.

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The band's latest archival release, Dave's Picks, Volume 48, debuts at #33 on the Billboard 200; marking the group's 58th top 40-charting set.


Dave’s Picks is Grateful Dead’s continuing live archival release series, named for the group’s archivist, David Lemieux, that has been going strong since its first release in 2012. Releases in the series are issued exclusively on CD and in limited quantities. Notably, 40 of Grateful Dead’s 58 top 40-charting albums are from the Dave’s Picks series.


Here’s a recap of the acts with the most top 40-charting albums on the Billboard 200 since the list began publishing on a regular, weekly basis in March of 1956:


58, Grateful Dead
58, Elvis Presley
58, Frank Sinatra
^Grateful Dead ties Elvis Presley & Frank Sinatra for most Top 40 Albums ever on Billboard 200 Chart
54, Barbra Streisand
51, Bob Dylan
48, The Rolling Stones


The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Dave’s Picks, Volume 48 debuts on the Billboard 200 with 19,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Nov. 2. All of that sum was driven by traditional album sales.



Grateful Dead meets Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra in the Billboard record books, as the band ties the two legends for the most career top 40-charting albums on the Billboard 200 in the 67-year history of the survey.


Dave’s Picks, Volume 48, a three-CD album, captures a previously unreleased show recorded at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion on Nov. 20, 1971. The collection also includes bonus live material recorded at an Oct. 24, 1970, concert at the Kiel Opera House in St. Louis.



The Jerry Garcia Vault announced the first installment of a new LP archival series, Heads & Tails, which is designed to showcase exciting, unheard performances that each fit onto the single side of a record, paired with evocative and detailed album art that’s fun to swim inside.


Heads & Tails: Volume 1 is pressed on cloudy blue vinyl, bringing music from 1988 and 1972. January 19th, 1972 audio features Jerry with Merl Saunders, featuring guest Paul Butterfield on harmonica. And from February 5th, 1988 in Santa Rosa, the classic Jerry Garcia Band lineup, laying into their jam standard “Don’t Let Go” and a version of “Think.”


Jerry's bluegrass band - Old & In The Way - released "Old & in the Way Live at Sonoma State." The release of this live recording marks the 50th anniversary of both this legendary bluegrass supergroup and the gig they played on a Sunday afternoon in November, 1973. For the first time in five decades, this music is available in Hi-Definition (24-bit, 96 kHz) sound. The set became available on David Grisman's Acoustic Disc site.


Each day in November the band's official website - Dead.net - gives away a high-quality MP3 download. That's 30 days of unreleased Grateful Dead tracks from the vault, selected by Dead archivist and producer David Lemieux.




The Setlist. . .


Sugar Magnolia 8:03
1971-11/20 PAULEY PAVILION, UCLA, Los Angeles, California
Grateful Dead
Dave's Picks Vol. 48

Don't Let Go 13:19
1988-02/05 VETERANS MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, Santa Rosa, California
Jerry Garcia Band
Heads & Tails: Volume 1


Old & in the Way Breakdown 3:20
1973-11/04 GYMNASIUM - CALIFORNIA STATE COLLEGE SONOMA, Rohnert Park, California
Old & in the Way
Old & in the Way Live at Sonoma State


Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain 19:46
1980-08/30 THE SPECTRUM, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Grateful Dead
30 Days of Dead 2023


Midnight Moonlight 5:20
1973-11/04 GYMNASIUM - CALIFORNIA STATE COLLEGE SONOMA, Rohnert Park, California
Old & in the Way
Old & in the Way Live at Sonoma State

2347: Official Tapes - Get Shown The Light Book, 11/13/2023

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 58:00

We talk with author Michael Kaler about his new book: "Get Shown the Light - Improvisation and Transcendence in the Music of the Grateful Dead."

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The Tapes are uploading!

Beyond Description. . . 

We talk with author Michael Kaler about his new book: "Get Shown the Light - Improvisation and Transcendence in the Music of the Grateful Dead." Michael Kaler examines how the Dead’s dedication to improvisation stemmed from their belief that playing in this manner enabled them to touch upon transcendence. Drawing on band testimonials and analyses of early recordings, Kaler traces how the Dead developed an approach to playing music that they believed would facilitate their spiritual goals.


The full interview:
https://officialtapes.com/michael-kaler/  

The Setlist. . .

Scarlet Begonias* 7:12
1974-07/29 CAPITAL CENTRE, Landover, Maryland
Grateful Dead
30 Days of Dead 2022


Tastebud 6:37
1966-07/03 FILLMORE AUDITORIUM, San Francisco, California 
Grateful Dead
30 Trips Around The Sun Box Set


Terrapin Station 10:22
1977-11/02 SENECA COLLEGE FIELD HOUSE, Toronto, Ontario
Grateful Dead
Dave's Picks Vol. 12


China Cat Sunflower> 8:20
I Know You Rider 5:22
1974-05/17 P.N.E. COLISEUM, Vancouver, Canada
Grateful Dead
Pacific Northwest '73-'74: The Complete Recordings 

2347: Official Tapes - Get Shown The Light Book, 11/13/2023

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 58:00

We talk with author Michael Kaler about his new book: "Get Shown the Light - Improvisation and Transcendence in the Music of the Grateful Dead."

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We talk with author Michael Kaler about his new book: "Get Shown the Light - Improvisation and Transcendence in the Music of the Grateful Dead." Michael Kaler examines how the Dead’s dedication to improvisation stemmed from their belief that playing in this manner enabled them to touch upon transcendence. Drawing on band testimonials and analyses of early recordings, Kaler traces how the Dead developed an approach to playing music that they believed would facilitate their spiritual goals.


The full interview:
https://officialtapes.com/michael-kaler/  

The Setlist. . .

Scarlet Begonias* 7:12
1974-07/29 CAPITAL CENTRE, Landover, Maryland
Grateful Dead
30 Days of Dead 2022


Tastebud 6:37
1966-07/03 FILLMORE AUDITORIUM, San Francisco, California 
Grateful Dead
30 Trips Around The Sun Box Set


Terrapin Station 10:22
1977-11/02 SENECA COLLEGE FIELD HOUSE, Toronto, Ontario
Grateful Dead
Dave's Picks Vol. 12


China Cat Sunflower> 8:20
I Know You Rider 5:22
1974-05/17 P.N.E. COLISEUM, Vancouver, Canada
Grateful Dead
Pacific Northwest '73-'74: The Complete Recordings 

2348: Official Tapes - Record Store Day Black Friday 2023, 11/20/2023

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 57:59

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A recap of Record Store Day Black Friday 2023! There are the "Deadhead" releases:

JERRY GARCIA & JOHN KAHN
Pure Jerry: Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium, San Rafael, CA - February 28, 1986
Format: 2 x LP
Quantity: 7500

PURE JERRY: Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium showcases a quintessential Jerry Garcia/John Kahn acoustic duo performance. The archival album is presented on vinyl for the first time featuring newly remastered audio and all new artwork. The release includes several Grateful Dead fan favorites like “Friend Of The Devil,” “Ripple, and “Bird Song,” plus much more.

JERRY GARCIA & DAVID GRISMAN
So What
Format: 2 x LP
Quantity: 2400

SO WHAT is an acoustic jazz album by Jerry Garcia and mandolinist David Grisman, originally released on Grisman's Acoustic Disc label in August 1998.
Garcia and Grisman were friends and collaborators for over three decades. A rare opportunity to hear Garcia playing straight-ahead jazz music, a genre which he loved but rarely performed. The album is finally coming to vinyl for its 25th anniversary with a double LP.

GRATEFUL DEAD
Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA 3/2/1969
Format: 5 x LP
Quantity: 7500

Widely considered one of the greatest runs in Grateful Dead history, FILLMORE WEST 3/2/1969, is the fourth night of the famed Fillmore West run that produced the bulk of the album: Live/Dead. An exceptional example--going back more than 54 years—as to why you never miss a Sunday show. Opening (!!) with what would later be known as the Live/Dead suite, 3/2/69 demonstrates the Dead had not only NOT run out of steam after three magnificent shows, in many ways they surpassed the previous nights' wildly powerful music. When your first set is the entire Live/Dead suite, what do you for a second set? Simple! You play for more than an hour and half, making sure everyone goes home way too late, but unimaginably happy.

After the first set's Dark Star>St. Stephen>The Eleven>Lovelight, the second set puts so much icing on the cake that it almost becomes a cake made of nothing but frosting: That's It For The Other One, Morning Dew, Alligator>Caution, and so much more.

Record Store Day – which aims to attract business to local, independent record stores nationwide with special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day.
The Setlist. . . 
Run For The Roses 4:51
1986-02/28 MARIN VETERANS AUDITORIUM, San Rafael CA
Jerry Garcia & John Kahn
Pure Jerry Volume 8

Milestones (Take 05) 7:55
1992-06/02
Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
So What

Doin' That Rag> 7:38
That's It For The Other One> 22:44
Death Don't Have No Mercy 11:21
1969-03/02 FILLMORE WEST, San Francisco, California
Grateful Dead
Fillmore West 1969: The Complete Recordings

2349: Official Tapes - 30 Days Rewind, 11/27/2023

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 57:59

We recap 30 Days of Dead 2023

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We get a recap of 30 Days of Dead 2023! High-quality MP3 downloads on the Grateful Dead's official website: dead.net. 30 days of unreleased Grateful Dead tracks from the vault, one for every day in November, selected by archivist and producer David Lemieux. The tracks are free and there is a challenge: guess the city and date of each download. There's a chance to win some sweet swag from the Dead. Answers and winners are revealed the following day. Or you can wait at the end of the month and download them all!


The Setlist. . .


I Need A Miracle > Crazy Fingers 11:42
1985-04/04 PROVIDENCE CIVIC CENTER, Providence, Rhode Island
Grateful Dead
30 Days of Dead 2023


New Potato Caboose 9:47
1967-10/22 WINTERLAND ARENA, San Francisco, California
Grateful Dead
30 Days of Dead 2011


Me And My Uncle 3:26
1971-11/20 PAULEY PAVILLION, UCLA, Los Angeles, California 
 Grateful Dead
Dave's Picks Vol. 48


Wharf Rat 13:55
1974-07/29 CAPITAL CENTRE, Landover, Maryland
Grateful Dead
30 Days of Dead 2011


ROW JIMMY
Landover, MD, Capital Centre
March 18, 1991
30 Days of Dead 2023

2350: Official Tapes - All The Years Combine Book, 12/4/2023

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 58:00

Ray Robertson's new book: "All the Years Combine: The Grateful Dead in Fifty Shows" is out NOW!

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We chat with author Ray Robertson! We spoke with Robertson in the past about his liner note contributions: 
- Dave's Picks Volume 45 showcasing two shows from October of 1977 in Portland, Oregon.
- His essay for the Here Comes Sunshine 1973 box set. A 17-CD box set, containing five complete concerts that were recorded in May and June 1973.


In his newest book: "All the Years Combine: The Grateful Dead in Fifty Shows," Robertson listens to and writes ecstatically about fifty of the band's most important and memorable concerts in order to better understand who the Grateful Dead were, what they became, and what they meant—and what they continue to mean.


The Interview:
https://officialtapes.com/ray-robertson-2/


The Setlist. . .


Brokedown Palace 5:51
1971-11/15 AUSTIN MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM, Austin, Texas
Grateful Dead
Road Trips Vol. 03 No. 2: Austin November 15, 1971


Black-Throated Wind 6:52
1974-05/14 ADAMS FIELD HOUSE - UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA, Missoula, Montana
Grateful Dead
Dave's Picks Vol. 09


El Paso 4:23
1973-05/20 CAMPUS STADIUM - UCSB, Santa Barbara, California
Grateful Dead
Here Comes Sunshine 1973


A Sample of Jack Straw
1978-01/22 McARTHUR COURT - UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, Eugene, Oregon
Grateful Dead
Dave's Picks Vol. 23


A Sample of Jack Straw
1972-05/07 BICKERSHAW FESTIVAL, Wigan, England
Grateful Dead
Europe '72: The Complete Recordings


Jack Straw 5:04
1977-10/02 PARAMOUNT THEATRE, Portland, Oregon
Grateful Dead
Dave's Picks Vol. 45


Deal 6:35
1978-02/05 UNI DOME - UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Grateful Dead
Dick's Picks Vol. 18


We Can Run 6:04
1990-03/29 NASSAU COLISEUM, Uniondale, New York
Grateful Dead
Wake Up To Find Out 

2351: Official Tapes - Dave's Picks 2023/2024, 12/11/2023

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 58:00

We recap the Dave's Picks series from last year and preview the upcoming Dave's Picks releases in 2024

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We get ready for the 13th year - lucky number! - for the Dave's Picks series. You get A+ complete Grateful Dead shows, sounding better than ever, beautifully packaged, four times per year. A series that began with 12,000 units of each volume is now at 25,000.


We review 2023's four offerings from 1977 (two complete shows!), 1972 (Keith and Donna!), 1979 (Brent!), and 1971 (Keith, with Pigpen on hiatus!),


The 50th volume of anything is a big deal. A very special show marks the release of Dave's Picks Vol. 50.


The show is part of one of the most special tours in Grateful Dead history for Vol. 50: the Spring Tour of 1977! Dave's Picks Vol. 50 will be the complete show from 5/3/77 at the Palladium in New York City! For Dave's Picks subscribers, the 2024 Dave's Picks Bonus Disc is the second set from 5/4/77, featuring "Scarlet>Fire," "Terrapin Station," "Playing In The Band," and what's widely considered one of the best versions of "Comes A Time" the Dead ever played.

The Setlist. . .


One More Saturday Night 4:48
1971-11/20 PAULEY PAVILION, UCLA, Los Angeles, California
Grateful Dead
Dave's Picks Vol. 48


Brown-Eyed Woman 5:25
1977-05/04 THE PALLADIUM, New York, New York
Grateful Dead
Around the Fire


Tennessee Jed 9:41
1977-05/21 LAKELAND CIVIC CENTER ARENA, Lakeland, Florida 
 Grateful Dead
Dick's Picks Vol. 29


Estimated Prophet > 8:41
He's Gone > 13:52
Drums > | 5:25
1977-05/25 THE MOSQUE, Richmond, Virginia
Grateful Dead
Dave's Picks Vol. 01 

2352: Official Tapes - 2023 Covers, 12/18/2023

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 58:00

Grateful Dead in 2023! We hear covers and material with a Grateful Dead connection that was released in 2023!

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Grateful Dead in 2023! We hear covers and material with a Grateful Dead connection that was released in 2023!


Grateful Dead's Bob Weir teams up with country singer-songwriter: Tyler Childers!


Jaime Wyatt, one of the “most exciting and skillful storytellers” working today, covers Althea!


Guitarist John Scofield named his latest album after a Grateful Dead track!


LP Giobbi, a forward-thinking, boundary-breaking dance artist remixes a solo Jerry track!


Up and comer Logan Ledger covers a Grateful Dead track that has an "archaic zen folk mystery to it."


Stephen Marley’s latest album ‘Old Soul,’ features Bob Weir & Jack Johnson.


A Dead track taken from Tom Petty's 20-show run at Fillmore in 1997.


The heaviest thing on six legs: Jeff Beck (Guitar/Vocals), Tim Bogert (Bass/Vocals), and Carmen Appice (Drums/Vocals) dig into the archives to release an album of rare live material! Including a folk song that the Dead covered as well!



The Setlist. . .


Greatest Story Ever Told (Featuring Tyler Childers) 5:45
2022-04/03 RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL, New York, New York
Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros
Ace (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)


Althea 4:12
Jaime Wyatt
Feel Good


Winding Roads 4:27
Stephen Marley ft. Jack Johnson, Bob Weir
Old Soul


Ripple 4:21
Logan Ledger
Single


Loser (LP Giobbi Remix) 4:47
LP Giobbi
Garcia (Remixed)


Uncle John's Band 6:27
John Scofield
Uncle John's Band


Friend Of The Devil 5:52
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
Live At The Fillmore 1997


Morning Dew 14:13
Beck, Bogert & Appice
LIVE 1973 & 1974

2401: Official Tapes - John Cutler, 12/25/2023

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 57:59

We pay tribute to the life of Grateful Dead Producer/Engineer John Cutler.

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We pay tribute to the life of Grateful Dead Producer/Engineer John Cutler.


John Cutler’s name can be found on over 100 official releases from Grateful Dead studio albums, live albums, archival releases, box sets, and numerous credits on member's solo projects.


John Cutler began doing odd jobs for the Grateful Dead in the early ’70s - repairing instruments and equipment. Cutler served as the band’s "advance man" at their 1978 Egypt shows. John was sent to Egypt ahead of everybody else to bring the equipment overseas. After the Egypt shows, John became a full time employee of the band.


Cutler joined the Great Jam In The Sky at the age of 73 on Christmas Eve.



The Setlist. . .


Attics Of My Life 5:09
1990-03/30 NASSAU COLISEUM, Uniondale, New York
Grateful Dead
Spring 1990 So Glad You Made It


Starlite Jamboree [Jerry Garcia] 4:17
1975-02/02 WALLY HEIDER'S, San Francisco, California
Bill Cutler
Crossing the Line


And It Stoned Me 8:25
1991-08/10 FRENCH'S CAMP ON THE EEL RIVER, Piercy, California
Jerry Garcia Band
Electric On The Eel


<Space> 1:04
The Wheel> 4:44
All Along The Watchtower> 7:42
Stella Blue> 8:39
Not Fade Away 9:42
1990-03/24 KNICKERBOCKER ARENA, Albany, New York
Grateful Dead
Dozin' At The Knick

2403: Official Tapes - Live Dead Book, 1/15/2024

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 58:00

We talk with author, John Brackett, about his new book: "Live Dead - The Grateful Dead, Live Recordings, and the Ideology of Liveness."

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We talk with author, John Brackett, about his new book: "Live Dead - The Grateful Dead, Live Recordings, and the Ideology of Liveness."


The Grateful Dead were one of the most successful live acts of the rock era. Performing more than 2,300 shows between 1965 and 1995, the Grateful Dead’s reputation as a “live band” was—and continues to be—sustained by thousands of live concert recordings from every era of the group’s long and colorful career. In Live Dead, musicologist John Brackett examines how live recordings—from the group’s official releases to fan-produced tapes, bootlegs to “Betty Boards,” and Dick’s Picks to From the Vault—have shaped the general history and popular mythology of the Grateful Dead for more than fifty years. Drawing on a diverse array of materials and documents contained in the Grateful Dead Archive, Live Dead details how live recordings became meaningful among the band and their fans not only as sonic souvenirs of past musical performances but also as expressions of assorted ideals, including notions of “liveness,” authenticity, and the power of recorded sound.





The Setlist. . .


Mama Tried 3:24
1976-06/11 BOSTON MUSIC HALL, Boston, Massachusetts
Grateful Dead
June 1976 Box Set


<Dear Mr. Fantasy 5:45
1990-04/01 THE OMNI, Atlanta, Georgia
Grateful Dead
Without A Net


New, New Minglewood Blues 6:26
1978-09/16 GIZAH SOUND AND LIGHT THEATER, Cairo, Egypt
Grateful Dead
Rocking The Cradle: Egypt 1978


Dire Wolf 4:24
1970-02/14 FILLMORE EAST, New York, New York
Grateful Dead
Dick's Picks Vol. 04


China Cat Sunflower> 5:14
I Know You Rider 5:14
1972-04/26 JAHRHUNDERTHALLE, Frankfurt, West Germany
Grateful Dead
Hundred Year Hall 

2404: Official Tapes - Upcoming Releases, 1/22/2024

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 57:59

Some of the newest releases have been announced!

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Some of the newest releases have been announced! Unreleased shows, reissues, and Grateful Dead side projects are set to be released in the upcoming weeks.


Rhino is kicking off the New Year with 18 limited-edition titles releasing throughout January. "Start Your Ear Off Right" features releases from celebrated artists like Black Sabbath, The Doors, Stevie Nicks, Velvet Underground, Yes and the Grateful Dead. These exclusive releases will be available at participating brick-and-mortar and online retailers.
Grateful Dead's "In the Dark" is available as a Limited Edition 1-LP 140g Silver vinyl. "Terrapin Station" is available as a Limited Edition 1-LP 140g Emerald Green vinyl.


"Dave’s Picks Volume 49" features two shows from Frost Amphitheater on the campus of Stanford University on April 27 and 28, 1985.


Owlsey Stanley Foundation Presents Bear’s Sonic Journals and the tenth installment is "Sing Out!" A stellar line-up of acoustic performances by Bay Area folk heroes, including Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, and a percussion set by the Dead’s drummers – billed as the Rhythm Devils. The performance was recorded at Berkeley Community Theater on 4/25/1981.



The Setlist. . .

Touch of Grey 4:36
1987- In The Dark
Grateful Dead
Arista: The First 20 Years


Sunrise 4:31
1977-10/02 PARAMOUNT THEATRE, Portland, Oregon
Grateful Dead
Dave's Picks Vol. 45


My Brother Esau 5:19
1985-06/24 RIVER BEND MUSIC CENTER, Cincinnati, Ohio
Grateful Dead
30 Trips Around The Sun Box Set


Friend Of The Devil 3:42
1970-06/07 FILLMORE WEST, San Francisco, California
Grateful Dead
30 Days of Dead 2017


Deep Elem Blues 3:16
1963-05/04 TOP OF THE TANGENT, Palo Alto, California
Jerry Garcia
Before The Dead


Knockin' On Heaven's Door 14:14
1976-11/08 SOPHIE'S, Palo Alto, California  
Jerry Garcia Band
GarciaLive Vol. 07


O’Keefe’s Slide/Round the House and Mind the Dresser 4:20
1976-05/05 GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL, San Francisco, California
The Chieftains
Bear’s Sonic Journals:  The Foxhunt, The Chieftains Live in San Francisco 1973 & 1976 

2405: Official Tapes - Great Jam In the Sky for 2023, 1/29/2024

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 58:00

We look back on 2023 and the musicians and friends of the Grateful Dead that we lost.

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We look back on 2023 and the musicians and friends of the Grateful Dead that we lost.


Early recording of "Early Morning Rain" which was written by renowned Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot.


Singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett's take on Scarlet Begonias.


David Crosby, co-founder of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills and Nash, had members of the Dead help record his debut solo album.


Grateful Dead's tour manager, Sam Cutler.
Grateful Dead engineer and producer, John Cutler


New Orleans R&B pioneer, Huey “Piano” Smith, gave us Rockin' Pneumonia and The Boogie Woogie Flu


Sideman, David Lindley, can be heard on a cover of Casey Jones.


Essra Mohawk, prolific singer-songwriter with ties to everyone from Frank Zappa to Schoolhouse Rock, was on a studio recording of "Tangled Up In Blue" with Jerry Garcia.


Production Manager for Woodstock festival and, before that, managing director of Fillmore East, John Morris, who can also be heard at Woodstock.


Wayne Shorter, jazz saxophonist and composer who co-founded the fusion band Weather Report.


Robbie Robertson, lead guitarist and songwriter for The Band, passed away on August 9th - the same day Jerry Garcia joined the Great Jam in The Sky in '95.



The Setlist. . .



Early Morning Rain 3:22
1965-11/03 AUTUMN RECORDS DEMO - GOLDEN STATE STUDIOS, San Francisco, California
Grateful Dead
Birth Of The Dead: The Studio Sides


If I Could Only Remember My Name
Tamalpais High (At About 3) 3:33
1971-02/22 WALLY HEIDER STUDIOS, San Francisco, California
David Crosby
If I Could Only Remember My Name... [Bonus Track]


Tangled Up In Blue 6:20
Jerry Garcia
All Good Things: Jerry Garcia Studio Sessions [Disc 5]


Casey Jones 4:18
Warren Zevon
Deadicated


Scarlet Begonias 4:33
Jimmy Buffett
License To Chill


Rockin' Pneumonia and The Boogie Woogie Flu 5:13
1972-05/23 LYCEUM THEATRE, London, England
Grateful Dead
Europe '72: The Complete Recordings


Bring Scully His Asthma Pills 0:54
John Morris
Woodstock - 40 Years On: Back To Yasgur's Farm


The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down 6:34
1974-08/11 KEYSTONE, Berkeley, California
Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders
GarciaLive Vol. 09


Weather Report Suite 12:52
Grateful Dead
Wake Of The Flood (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

2406: Official Tapes - Dave's Picks 49, 2/5/2024

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 58:00

Newest Dave's Picks Release, Dave's Picks on vinyl, and other GD news

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We go back to Dave's Picks Volume 2. Originally released in 2012, the 3-CD set features a Hartford Connecticut show from 7/31/74. The music on those three CDs have been transformed into vinyl. Dave's Picks Vol. 2 is now available as a 7-LP, 180-Gram Vinyl, set.
Limited to 5000 copies on Dead.net.


The Dave's Picks series is named after the Grateful Dead's archivist and legacy manager - David Lemieux. 2024 marks David's 25th year working with the Grateful Dead.


The Dave's Picks series is now up to its 49th volume. That release features two shows at Frost Amphitheatre, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA in April of 85.


We hear something from a Vegas show because former Dead O.G.s are setting up shop in Vegas for a residency.
Dead & Company — which is made up of Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Mickey Hart, as well as John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge (Bill Kreutzmann was originally part of the band that formed in 2015 but exited in 2023, before the band kicked off its last trek.)


After wrapping up what was their “final tour” last summer. The group will reunite in Las Vegas for a residency at the Sphere.


The state-of-the art venue, with a capacity of 17,500 seated or 20,000 including standing room, will host 24 shows which should accommodate over 450,000 Dead fans in relative intimacy.


May 16 through June 22,—just extended through July 13, 2024.


Since a residency is not a tour, Dead & Company is not technically breaking their “last tour” vow—yet.


Some notables:
Dead & Company has completed 10 tours, playing to more than 4 million fans at 235 shows. 


Folsom Field in Colorado, where Dead & Co. hold the record for most performances at the venue (13).


The all-time record for shows played at Chicago’s Wrigley Field (10), along with the all-time paid attendance mark with 360,000 tickets sold. The group also has the record for single-show paid attendance for more than 40,000 for a 2017 gig.


Most performances at New York’s Citi Field (11)



The all-time attendance record at Boston’s Fenway Park for most tickets sold in a single night, which was previously held by hometown heroes Aerosmith.


Since their 2015 launch, Dead & Co. played 145 unique songs during 235 shows.


Since 2015 the band has raised more than $13 million for nonprofits and environmental and social causes — and Headcount registered more than 25,000 fans to vote.


The Setlist. . .


Around And Around 5:03
1974-07/31 DILLON STADIUM, Hartford, Connecticut
Grateful Dead
Dave's Picks Vol. 02


Tennessee Jed 7:12
1971-11/20 PAULEY PAVILION, UCLA, Los Angeles, California
Grateful Dead
Dave's Picks Vol. 48


Hell in a Bucket 6:39
1994-06/26 SAM BOYD SILVER BOWL, Las Vegas, Nevada
Grateful Dead
30 Days of Dead 2015


Gimme Some Lovin' > 5:24
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo > 7:36
New Minglewood Blues 8:07
1985-04/28 FROST AMPHITHEATER - STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Palo Alto, California
Grateful Dead
Dave's Picks Vol. 49


Ramble On Rose 7:37
1985-04/27 FROST AMPHITHEATER - STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Palo Alto, California
Grateful Dead
Dave's Picks Vol. 49 

2407: Official Tapes - OSF Release #10, 2/12/2024

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 57:59

The Owsley Stanley Foundation have announced their newest release - "Bear's Sonic Journals: Sing Out!"

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The Owsley Stanley Foundation have announced their newest release - "Bear's Sonic Journals: Sing Out!" The show took place at Berkeley Community Theater on April 25th, 1981 and features members of the Grateful Dead.


Sing Out! features a stellar line-up of acoustic performances by Bay Area folk heroes, including Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, Country Joe McDonald, Kate Wolf, Rosalie Sorrels, and a percussion set by the Dead’s drummers – billed as the Rhythm Devils. The event was described by Wavy Gravy as a “mini-Woodstock,” and it is the last major show to be mixed and recorded by famed Grateful Dead soundman Owsley Stanley, aka “Bear.” It is also the final live recording he made of any members of the Grateful Dead.

We stick with the acoustic theme and hear music from GarciaLive Volume 14 - a unique Jerry Garcia & John Kahn acoustic duo performance at The Ritz in New York City, NY in '86.


Recordings from another acoustic duo: Bob Weir & Rob Wasserman.

. . . and acoustic Jerry under the lights of Broadway! 



The Setlist. . .


I've Been All Around This World 8:09
1987-10/28 LUNT-FONTANNE THEATER, New York City, New York 
Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band
On Broadway: Act One


Fever 4:11
1989-09/05 HARTFORD CIVIC CENTER, Hartford, Connecticut
Bob Weir & Rob Wasserman
Fall 1989: The Long Island Sound


Run For The Roses 4:38
1986-01/28 THE RITZ New York, New York
Jerry Garcia & John Kahn
GarciaLive Vol. 14 Bonus Disc


Wavy Introduces Kate Wolf 1:17
You're Not Standing Like You Used To 4:37
1981-04/25 BERKELEY COMMUNITY THEATRE, Berkeley, California 
 Kate Wolf
Bear's Sonic Journals: Sing Out!


Deep Elem Blues 5:32
1981-04/25 BERKELEY COMMUNITY THEATRE, Berkeley, California 
 Jerry Garcia & Bob Weir
Bear's Sonic Journals: Sing Out!


El Paso 4:56
1972-08/25 BERKELEY COMMUNITY THEATRE, Berkeley, California 
 Grateful Dead
Dave's Picks Vol. 24


Truckin' 12:19
1972-09/17 BALTIMORE CIVIC CENTER, Baltimore, Maryland
Grateful Dead
Dick's Picks Vol. 23

2408: Official Tapes - RSD 2024 Announce, 2/19/2024

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 58:00

Record Store Day (4/20) has become an unofficial holiday for music lovers worldwide.

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Record Store Day (4/20) has become an unofficial holiday for music lovers worldwide.


Starting in 2008, Record Store Day features the release of rare, expanded and never-before-released material from acts from a wide range of genres, from psychedelic rock to classic jazz standards. This year, previously unreleased music by Talking Heads, Nat King Cole, Wilco, David Bowie, Neil Young, live tributes to Willie Nelson, boxed sets by Dwight Yoakam, Linda Ronstadt and Mudhoney.
Expanded versions, Deluxe Editions, Picture Discs, 7-inch, 33 and a third, even special edition turntables will be released for Record Store Day.

Details on this year's releases:
Grateful Dead's "Nightfall of Diamonds" and Jerry Garcia Band's "Electric On The Eel: June 10th, 1989." 

We spotlight last year's releases:
Grateful Dead's "Boston Garden, Boston, MA 5/7/77" and Jerry Garcia Band's "How Sweet It Is."


For the Dead, it is the complete show from 10/16/89. Featuring incredible performances of “Dark Star,” “Attics Of My Life,” and "Uncle John’s Band.”Available for the first time on vinyl. Limited to 10,000 copies.


JGB on a summer day along the banks of the Eel River! A fan-favorite performance – featuring some of the Jerry Garcia Band’s most beloved songs – will be available exclusively for Record Store Day as a 4 LP set pressed on to neon green vinyl. Limited to 3000 copies.


As with last year, this year's RSD release is another special month in Grateful Dead history. Lets look at May of '77 and October of '89.  


The Grateful Dead performed 19 shows in May of '77. 15 of those 19 shows have been released from the Grateful Dead's vault. Almost 80-percent of May of '77 have been released.



Yes, there are some months (April and May of 1972) that are 100-percent completely released (Europe '72 box set) but May of '77 shows had to be tackled by two box sets (May 1977, released in 2013 and May 1977: Get Shown The Light, released in 2017), Latvala's Dick's Picks gave deadheads the first taste of an archival May '77 show in '95 with Dick's Picks Volume 3. Volume 29 also spotlighted the spring month. When David Lemioux started the Dave's Picks series in 2012, volume one was a May '77 show. Ten years later in 2022, volume 41 was the following night of Dave's Picks volume one.


The Grateful Dead performed 14 shows in October of '89 and 4 of those shows have been released.


The highly anticipated: "Formerly The Warlocks" box set in 2010.
2001's Nightfall Of Diamonds
And the 30 Trips Around The Sun Box Set shed more light on October of '89.
Although it only accounts for 30-percent of shows released to the shows performed in October of '89, the stat shows the power of May 1977 and what a good month of releases looks like.


There's other incredible months too. (Feb. of '71, Oct. of '74, June of '76, March of '90 - or just about any month of 1973) but as we get closer to this year's Record Store Day release, we'll look at some of the highlights of October of '89.


The Setlist. . .


Bertha 8:06
1977-05/07 BOSTON GARDEN, Boston, Massachusetts
Grateful Dead
May 1977: Get Shown The Light


The Harder They Come 11:16
1989-06/10 FRENCH'S CAMP ON THE EEL RIVER, Piercy, California
Jerry Garcia Band
Electric On The Eel


Think 7:18
1990-08/07 WARFIELD THEATER, San Francisco, California
Jerry Garcia Band
How Sweet It Is...


Let It Grow > 11:59
Deal 8:41
1989-10/16 BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, East Rutherford, New Jersey 
Grateful Dead
Nightfall Of Diamonds