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The Best Of The Grateful Dead Live For 2CD and 2LP

Fans of The Grateful Dead are never too far without new product. There are the Dick’s Picks sets, the various reissues, the collections, etc…

On March 23, Grateful Dead Records will change it up a bit with the release of The Best Of The Grateful Dead Live. It is a 2CD set with a carefully selected set of nineteen tracks from various venues. The dates run the gamut of time from 1969 to 1995. The dates are time-linear presented over the two CDs (see track list below).

There will be a vinyl edition of this called The Best Of The Grateful Dead Live – Volume One: 1969-1977, and contains ten tracks over 2LPs, with the contents of CD1.

All live tracks have been newly remastered for this set.

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01. St. Stephen (Live at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA 2/27/69)
02. Bertha (Live at The Fillmore East, New York, NY 4/27/71)
03. Wharf Rat (Live at The Fillmore East, New York, NY 4/26/71)
04. Sugar Magnolia (Live at The Olympia Theatre, Paris France 5/4/72)
05. Jack Straw (Live at The Olympia Theatre, Paris France 5/3/72)
06. Truckin’ (Live at Lyceum Theatre, London, England 5/26/72)
07. Morning Dew (Live at Lyceum Theatre, London, England 5/26/72)
08. Brown-Eyed Women (Live at The Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark 4/14/72)
09. The Music Never Stopped (Live at The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA 8/13/75)
10. Estimated Prophet (Live at Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 5/8/77)

01. Friend Of The Devil (Live at Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY 10/27/80)
02. Feel Like A Stranger (Live at the Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA 10/4/80)
03. Fire On The Mountain (Live at Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY 10/31/80)
04. Bird Song (Live 1980)
05. Ripple (Live at the Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA 10/4/80)
06. Eyes Of The World (Live at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY 3/29/90)
07. Touch Of Grey (Live at Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, NY 7/4/89)
08. Blow Away (Live at John F. Kennedy Stadium, Philadelphia, PA 7/7/89)
09. So Many Roads (Live at Soldier Field, Chicago, IL 7/9/95)


2CD 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Of The Grateful Dead Arrives In January

grateful-dead-50th-2cdThe Grateful Dead has left behind a legacy of awe and respect. The band enjoyed three distinct periods of popularity: their emergence and their Warner Brothers years and their UA-distributed Grateful Dead Records years, their Arista Records years, and the years that followed their official recordings (their last was Built To Last back in 1989). But their fan-base is still as rabid as ever. Plus, they continue to gain new fans.

The band formed in the middle ’60s. Their first album for Warner Records was their self-titled classic, released in 1967. And in 2017, that album will be fifty years old!

On January 13, Grateful Dead Productions will recognize that 50th Anniversary with a newly remastered Deluxe Edition of The Grateful Dead. In addition to already welcomed news, the release will add in another CD that contains the previously unreleased FULL show of their July 29, 1966 set at the P.N.E. Garden Auditorium in Vancouver, BC, Canada, and as another bonus, will include four live performance tracks from the subsequent evening at the same venue.

This 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition will also be released on vinyl LP as a picture disc. It will be limited to a run of only 10,000 copies.

Good news, indeed, Deadheads!
The Grateful Dead (50th Anniversary Edition – 2CD) – The Grateful Dead

CD1 – Original Album Remastered:

01 The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)
02 Beat It On Down The Line
03 Good Morning Little School Girl
04 Cold Rain And Snow
05 Sitting On Top Of The World
06 Cream Puff War
07 Morning Dew
08 New, New Minglewood Blues
09 Viola Lee Blues

CD2 – Live at P.N.E. Garden Auditorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 7/29/66:

01 Standing On The Corner
02 I Know You Rider
03 Next Time You See Me
04 Sitting On Top Of The World
05 You Don’t Have To Ask
06 Big Boss Man
07 Stealin’
08 Cardboard Cowboy
09 It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
10 Cream Puff War
11 Viola Lee Blues
12 Beat It On Down The Line
13 Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
14 Cold Rain And Snow
15 One Kind Favor
16 Hey Little One
17 New, New Minglewood Blues

Mickey Hart’s 1991 Classic, Planet Drum, Gets 25th Anniversary Reissue

mickey-hart-planet-drum-25th-anniversaryFans of The Grateful Dead are really in a class by themselves. They celebrate all things of any facet of The Dead. And while music developed, recorded, and released by The Grateful Dead reign supreme on any meter, it goes without saying that released music from the band members are on a par not too far removed from the band itself.

Mickey Hart, one of two of the band’s original drummers (Bill Kreuzmann is the other), played with the band for two periods with only a brief hiatus between he two. Over time, Hart has released a series of albums that include Planet Drum. Planet Drum was originally released in 1991 and subsequently went on to win a Grammy Award for Best World Music Album.

On December 2, UMe will reissue Planet Drum on a wide scale with planned reissues on CD, DD, and vinyl LP. The reason for this reissue is that this is the album’s 25th Anniversary. With this reissue, there will be three new tracks (“Sea Of Showers”, “Throat Games”, and “The Spot”).

As an aside, Mickey Hart, with his new affiliation with UMe/Verve, will be releasing a brand new album sometime in 2017. In addition, the catalog of Hart will be brought into the Verve household, which may result in a reissue to get the label brand on the CDs.