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With such a long career and so much success our Grateful Dead section is quite expansive. You will find reviews and information on a wide variety on subjects.  Select one of the topics above and surf away.  

Releases and Reviews

Download Grateful Dead releases
Live Grateful Dead archival recordings 

Grateful Dead Download Series
Dick's Picks 
Multi-track Vault series -- are now available for direct downloading through iTunes or through's own


Vault Releases:
Introducing Dave's Picks
The New Limited Edition Numbered Archival Series

What happens when you take the spirit of Dick's Picks and combine it with the very best aspects of Road Trips? Dave's Picks! Esteemed archivist, vaultmeister, and all-around Dead fiend David Lemieux will curate the finest unreleased shows from the master tapes, brought to life with HDCD sonics by Jeffrey Norman, period photos, and informative liner notes. All four CD releases in 2012 will be limited to 12,000 individually numbered copies. The series kicks off with a uniquely spectacular show from the highly regarded Spring Tour of '77 - May 25, 1977, The Mosque in Richmond, Virginia.
More details including an information video by David Lemieux

Bonus Disc List - A compilation of the bonus discs and track list.

Photos by Ron Delany
Dylan and the Dead
Dylan and the Dead rehearsals
Dave's Pick's 8
Dick's Picks Vol 21
Dick's Picks Vol. 13


May 2016
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO 7/8/78
July 1978 Complete
  Five Complete Shows on 12 discs
• 7/1/78 Arrowhead Stadium: Kansas City, MO
• 7/3/78 St. Paul Civic Center Arena: St. Paul, MN 
• 7/5/78 Omaha Civic Auditorium: Omaha, NE
• 7/7/78 Red Rocks Amphitheatre: Morrison, CO
• 7/8/78 Red Rocks Amphitheatre: Morrison, CO

30 Trips Around The Sun - 
30 show box set - There will also be a 4 disc compilation with one song from each night.

Grateful Dead CD / DVD - Sept. 2013 release
Sunshine Daydream - 8/27/1972 - Hot

Wake Up To Find Out: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY 3/29/1990
The first Branford show
Sept. 9 release date

2016 - Dave's Picks
Vol. 17 Fresno 7/19/1974 - Feb. 2015 
Vol. 18 Orpheum 7/17/1976 May (bonus disc from 7/16/76)

2015 - Dave's Picks

Vol. 13 - 2/24/74 - Feb. 2015
Vol. 14 - 3/26/72 - May 2015 - Will include the bonus disc for those that elected the annual subscription. 
Vol. 15 - 4/22/78 - Aug. 2015
Vol. 16 - 3/28/73 - Nov. 2015

2014 - Dave's Picks

Vol. 12 - 11/4/1977  
Colgate University, Hamilton
with the entire third disc from 11/2/77 - Toronto
Nov.. 2014

Vol. 11 - 11/17/72 
Century II Convention Hall, Wichita, KS 
Aug. 2014

Volume 10 - 12/12/1969
- Thelma
May. 2014

Volume 9 - 5/14/74 - University of Montana
Feb. 2014

Dave's Picks 2013 
Volume 5 - UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 11/17/73 
February 1, 2013

Volume 6 - Fox Theater, St. Louis, MO, 2/2/70 & Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA 12/20/69 
Bonus disc - Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA 12/21/69 May 1, 2013

Volume 7 - 4/24/78, Normal, IL
August 1, 2013

Volume 8 - 11/30/78 - Atlanta, GA
November 1, 2013 


Don't forget about the July 2014 Garcia release from 3/22/78

Box Set
May 1977 - Five show box set - June 2013 release
Five Complete Shows
• 5/11/77 St. Paul Civic Center Arena, St. Paul, MN
• 5/12/77 Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL
• 5/13/77 Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL
• 5/15/77 St. Louis Arena, St. Louis MO
• 5/17/77 University Of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Interview - Bob, Phil, and Mickey interview - audio format from In the Studio about the 25th Anniversary of In the Dark and more.

Spring 1990 - 2 disc compilation - Sept. 2012 release

Dave's Picks Vol. 5 - Feb. 2013 release  from 11/17/73 

Dave's Picks Vol. 1 - New series, 2012 debut May 25, 1977

Dave's Picks Vol. 2 - May 2012 from 7/31/74 Tremendous show.

All The Years Combine: The DVD Collection -

Europe '72 Vol. 2 - Two disc compilation Sept. 2011

Jerry Garcia Band - New releases planned.
Release date Nov. 2012.
Garcia Live Volume 1: Live at the Capitol Theatre 

Oct. 2010
Jesse McReynolds 
Jesse McReynolds & Friends - Songs Of The Grateful Dead 

Other Vault Releases
Winterland June 1977: The Complete Recordings - 9 discs 
Oct. 1 2009

Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings - 9 discs (This is really amazing, musically and sonically) 

Rocking the Cradle: Egypt 1978 CD/DVD - Released Oct. 2008
(Great sounding audio mix, 100% essential)

Festival DVD with Grateful Dead footage
Last Days of the Fillmore - June 2009 release

Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music: Ultimate Collector’s Edition Release date 2009

Road Trips Series
Road Trips Vol.2. No 3 - June 1974 - Released June 2009 (Wow)

Full Show Road Trips 
Download only

Spectrum 11/5/79 | Spectrum 11/06/79 - Sept. '08 release

Grateful Dead Download Series
Vol. 2 | Vol. 3 |Vol. 5 |Vol. 7 | Vol. 8 | Volume 9 | Vol. 10 | Vol. 11 |Vol. 12  | Family Dog

Dick's Picks:
Dick's Pick #36
One of the top Grateful Dead shows - 9/21/72 

DVD Releases
Crimson, White & Indigo: July 7, 1989, JFK Stadium

Rocking the Cradle: Egypt 1978
  2 CD/ 1 DVD

Dead Ahead Expanded w/bonus material review - Order

Festival Express Includes the G. Dead in 1970

Studio Releases
Now available individually, single studio CD re-masters; previously only available by purchasing the box-set Beyond Description.
Wake of the Flood |Mars Hotel |Blues for Allah | Terrapin Station |Shakedown Street | Go To Heaven | In The Dark | Built To Last
Dead Set | Reckoning

Of interest
Mark Karan - Well known for his work in Bob Weir's band Ratdog since 1988... Mark's first solo CD Walk Through The Rain will be released on June 30, 2009. 
- Walk Through the Fire, Mark's vocals are clear, commanding, and powerful, while his guitar playing is effortless, melodic and expressive...  

Donna Jean and the Tricksters Album debut Released Jan '08

Dark Star Orchestra
performs 5/5/77 - Order

Phil and Friends DVD - October 31, 2006, release date.

Grateful Dead Gear: The Band's Instruments, Sound Systems, and Recording Sessions from 1965 to 1995 - Order

Jerry Garcia Band -  Garcia Band releases are in a separate section.

Vince Welnick - RIP - S.F. Chronicle article - See also

Merl Saunders RIP - (10-24-2008) 16:44 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- Keyboardist Merl Saunders, the gentle lion of the San Francisco music scene best known as co-captain of guitarist Jerry Garcia's solo excursions outside the Grateful Dead, died Friday at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center after fighting infections.

Grateful Dead to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award 
The Grateful Dead, among others, will be honored at the 2007 Grammy's with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.

Grateful Dead Symphony
An Orchestral Tribute to the Music of the Grateful Dead 
by Russian National Orchestra

"The essence of the Dead's music was improvisation, and the root of that is an attitude that says transformation is at the center of all art. Dead Symphony takes different fragments of the Dead's music and reweaves them into a sparkling tapestry that satisfies a whole 'nother realm of possibility." 

Dennis McNally, Grateful Dead Historian and Publicist

Additional release information is available at itunes.

MP3 download

Donna Jean and the Tricksters - Donna Jean teams up with the Zen Tricksters. 

Misc. Grateful Dead

Aretha Franklin's reissued album Live at Fillmore West, on the last page of the liner notes is a photo of her sitting in a chair at the Fillmore. To the left, there are paintings on the wall including one of the Grateful Dead.

G.  Dead memories - stories; Meeting Jerry, NYE '72 ...

Rob Goetz reviews - Most of 1989 and some from '71 & '79.

Ramble on Joe
- Some terrific tape recommendations through the years and full concert reviews of select shows.

Bob Minkin Photos - New. Phil and Friends Dec. 17 - 19, '04 

Garcia releases: Been All Around..| Box Set | Pure Jerry

Weir Here review, Bob Weir compilation's, one side studio and one side live; priced like a singe disc, yet it has two.

Any Robert Hunter fans? He co-wrote all the songs on Jim Lauderdale's album Heading for the Hills

Miscellaneous Grateful Dead Information

Grateful Dead and Yes tour?
Yes Dead tour The Grateful Dead and Yes considered touring together in 2004; I guess this never materialized. Cool logo though! 

We began a project of Grateful Dead songs.

An essay about the Grateful Dead's interpretation of Freddie King's blues classic "Hide Away."

A super interview with David Lemieux, Grateful Dead tape archivist, by Eric Levy. 

Visit our page of Grateful Dead personnel to see who played in the band at various times.   

An article about Warren Haynes from the SF Chronicle

Dick's Picks Volume 26

Go to Nassau 
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