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30 Trips Around The Sun 30 Trips Around The Sun - 50th anniversary box set - Grateful Dead
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Editorial comment
Quite an ambitious box set. As I look at the list of shows, many are familiar to me and two I saw, the shows from 1985 and 1986. The ones that interest me the most are, for sure the Branford show from 1991. Then second would be the early Brent years from 1979 through say 1982; Jerry's voice was not a strong after 1982, which does make the early years a better listen for me. 

From the Grateful Dead website

30 Trips Around The Sun Box

"When we began discussing audio projects to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead back in 2012, we knew we wanted to do something completely unprecedented. We could think of nothing more exciting or ambitious than a career-spanning overview of the band's live legacy focused on what best tells the story: complete concerts. Our first criterion was the very best live music to represent any given year in the band’s history. We wanted to make sure that there were not only the tent-pole shows that fans have been demanding for decades but also ones that are slightly more under the radar, but equally excellent. For those who listen to the entire box straight through, chronologically, the narrative of the Grateful Dead's live legacy will be seen as second to none in the pantheon of music history." - David Lemieux

We are more than pleased to announce the Grateful Dead's most ambitious release ever: 30 TRIPS AROUND THE SUN. Available as both an 80-disc boxed set and a custom lightning-bolt USB drive, the collection includes 30 unreleased live shows, one for each year the band was together from 1966 to 1995, along with one track from their earliest recording sessions in 1965. Packed with over 73 hours of music, both the boxed set and the USB drive will be individually numbered limited editions.

The 80-disc boxed set is individually numbered and limited to 6,500 copies, a nod to the band’s formation in 1965. Along with the CDs, it also includes a gold-colored 7-inch vinyl single which bookends the band’s career. The A-side is “Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)” from the band’s earliest recording session in 1965 with the B-side of the last song the band ever performed together live, “Box Of Rain” recorded during their final encore at Soldier Field in Chicago on July 9, 1995.

The box also comes with a 288-page book that features an extensive, career-spanning essay written by Nick Meriwether, who oversees the Dead archives at the University of California, Santa Cruz, along with special remembrances of the band submitted by fans. Also included is a scroll that offers a visual representation of how the band’s live repertoire has evolved through the years.

The USB drive version will be shaped like a gold lightning bolt with the Grateful Dead 50th anniversary logo engraved on the side. The drive includes all of the music from the collection in both FLAC (96/24) and MP3 formats and is an individually numbered limited edition of 1,000 copies.

GRATEFUL DEAD: 30 TRIPS AROUND THE SUN will not available in stores or from any other online retailer - only at Dead.net. Shows will NOT be sold individually on CD. This Dead.net exclusive is sure to sell out quickly so pre-order your copy today and stick around as we will be revealing a mighty fine selection of music, art, and much, much more right here. FREE STANDARD U.S. SHIPPING ON PRE–ORDERS ONLY.

(Looking for a smaller 50th Anniversary commemorative keepsake? September 18th will also see the release of a four-CD version of the collection titled 30 TRIPS AROUND THE SUN: THE DEFINITIVE LIVE STORY 1965-1995. More on that here.)

Head on over to Rollingstone.com for the very first listen of "Morning Dew" 9/18/87 Madison Square Garden, David Fricke's exclusive interview with archivist David Lemieux, and the reveal of THIRTY TRIPS AROUND THE SUN's '69 and '84 shows.


ave's Picks Volume 14: Academy Of Music - Grateful Dead - New release
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ave's Picks Volume 14: Academy Of Music - Grateful Dead - New release
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Oh boy! We intended to add announce all 30 shows throughout the pre-order period, but we got scooped! So now you have it, but you should stay tuned as we will be revealing tons of great music, artwork, and more.

1966 - 7/3, Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
1967 - 11/10, Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA
1968 - 10/20, Greek Theater, Berkeley, CA
1969 - 2/22, The Dream Bowl, Vallejo, CA
1970 - 4/15, Winterland, San Francisco, CA
1971 - 3/18, Fox Theater, St. Louis, MO
1972 - 9/24, Palace Theater, Waterbury, CT
1973 - 11/14, San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA
1974 - 9/18, Parc des Expositions, Dijon, France
1975 - 9/28, Lindley Meadows, Golden gate Park, San Francisco, CA
1976 - 10/3, Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI
1977 - 4/25, Capitol Theater, Passaic, NJ
1978 - 5/14, Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI
1979 - 10/27, Cape Cod Coliseum, South Yarmouth, MA
1980 - 11/28, Lakeland Civic Center, Lakeland, FL
1981 - 5/16, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
1982 - 7/31, Manor Downs, Austin, TX
1983 - 10/21, The Centrum, Worcester, MA
1984 - 10/12, Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, ME
1985 - 6/24, River Bend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
1986 - 5/3, Cal Expo Amphitheater, Sacramento, CA
1987 - 9/18, Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
1988 - 7/3, Oxford Plains Speedway, Oxford, ME
1989 - 10/26, Miami Arena, Miami, FL
1990 - 10/27, Zenith, Paris, France
1991 - 9/10, Madison Square Garden, NY, NY
1992 - 3/20, Copps Coliseum, Ontario, Canada
1993 - 3/27, Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, NY
1994 - 10/1, Boston Garden, Boston, MA
1995 - 2/21, Delta Center, Salt Lake City, UT

THIRTY TRIPS AROUND THE SUN: THE DEFINITIVE LIVE STORY 1965-1995 serves as an introductory sampler to the Dead’s live canon, including 30 unreleased performances — one from each concert in the boxed set – along with the 1965 recording of “Caution.” Also featured is an essay by Dead aficionado Jesse Jarnow dissecting every track in the collection.

Track Listing

Disc One
1. “Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)” – 1965
2. “Cream Puff War” – 1966
3. “Viola Lee Blues” – 1967
4. “Dark Star” – 1968
5. “Doin’ That Rag” – 1969
6. “Dancing In The Street” – 1970
7. “The Rub” – 1971
8. “Tomorrow Is Forever” – 1972
9. “Here Comes Sunshine” – 1973

Disc Two
1. “Uncle John’s Band” – 1974
2. “Franklin’s Tower” – 1975
3. “Scarlet Begonias” – 1976
4. “Estimated Prophet” – 1977
5. “Samson and Delilah” – 1978
6. “Lost Sailor>Saint Of Circumstance” – 1979
7. “Deep Elem Blues” – 1980

Disc Three
1. “Shakedown Street” – 1981
2. “Bird Song” – 1982
3. “My Brother Esau” – 1983
4. “Feel Like A Stranger” – 1984
5. “Let It Grow” – 1985
6. “Comes A Time” – 1986
7. “Morning Dew” – 1987
8. “Not Fade Away” – 1988

Disc Four
1. “Blow Away” – 1989
2. “Ramble On Rose” – 1990
3. “High Time” – 1991
4. “Althea” – 1992
5. “Broken Arrow” – 1993
6. “So Many Roads” – 1994
7. “Visions of Johanna" - 1995


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Limited to 6,500 individually numbered copies

Mastering split between 
Dave Glasser
Jeffrey Norman

Two shows are multi-track
The rest were from two track sources

Ship Date: September 18, 2015 

80 discs
73+ hours of music
30 unreleased live shows, one for each year from 1966 to 1995
1 Gold-colored 7-inch featuring "Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)" 1965/"Box Of Rain" Soldier Field, Chicago, 7/9/95
288-page book with an extensive, career-spanning essay by Nicholas Meriwether and special remembrances submitted by fans
A scroll featuring a visual representation of the band's evolution FREE U.S. STANDARD SHIPPING ON PRE-ORDERS ONLY!

ave's Picks Volume 14: Academy Of Music - Grateful Dead - New release

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 and each will come in a digipak printed on Orford stock. The entire packaging, including the trays, will be made of 100% recycled and PCW materials. Here's a sneak peek of the packaging

From the Grateful Dead website
Jack Straw may have been from Wichita but the Grateful Dead only played there once and what a show it was! Whether the band knew they would only have one shot to show the "Doo-dah" city what they were all about, we just don't know but they sure did nail it. Dick's Picks producer Dick Latvala initially considered this one for release and with a single listen, you'll know why. From the epic 90-minute 16-song first set to super tight ditties from the massively popular Workingman's Dead and American Beauty albums and newly minted Europe '72 classics like "He's Gone," "Brown-Eyed Women," and "China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider," you're bound to agree. Lest we forget to mention the great sounding tapes and excellent acoustics at the Century II Convention Hall. (Oh, and as a little bonus, we've thrown in the best of the bunch from Oklahoma City 11/15/72!)

Mastered in HDCD from the original soundboard recordings produced by Owsley Stanley, with fresh artwork from Tony Millionaire (and his little dog too), and liner notes from original handbill artist and then first-time Grateful Dead concert attendee Gary Houston, this sonic adventure is one to cross off the old bucket list.

ave's Picks Volume 14: Academy Of Music - Grateful Dead - New release
ave's Picks Volume 14: Academy Of Music - Grateful Dead - New release