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    On Newsstands - The Grateful Dead: The Official Newsweek 50 Year Collector’s Edition

    Get it while you can! Out now, The Grateful Dead: The Official Newsweek 50 Year Collector’s Edition is filled with all the mayhem and monumental moments of the band's fifty years.

    This fully illustrated, 100-page special issue brings you a celebration of these living legends to commemorate their 50th anniversary. Featuring:
    • Foreword by Robert Hunter
    • David Lemieux's essential shows
    • An exclusive interview with Peter Shapiro, a mastermind behind Fare Thee Well
    • A Q&A with The Disco Biscuits about their first time “on the bus”
    • And much more!

    Find it at newsstands nationwide or online here.

    SNEAK PEEK: A LOOK AT DAVID LEMIEUX'S ESSENTIAL SHOWS
    Which shows are the ones every Dead Head wishes they'd seen live? Find out here.

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Get it while you can! Out now, The Grateful Dead: The Official Newsweek 50 Year Collector’s Edition is filled with all the mayhem and monumental moments of the band's fifty years.

This fully illustrated, 100-page special issue brings you a celebration of these living legends to commemorate their 50th anniversary. Featuring:
• Foreword by Robert Hunter
• David Lemieux's essential shows
• An exclusive interview with Peter Shapiro, a mastermind behind Fare Thee Well
• A Q&A with The Disco Biscuits about their first time “on the bus”
• And much more!

Find it at newsstands nationwide or online here.

SNEAK PEEK: A LOOK AT DAVID LEMIEUX'S ESSENTIAL SHOWS
Which shows are the ones every Dead Head wishes they'd seen live? Find out here.

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To not include the show where the immortal, iconic, best ever DS, from Live Dead was played, FW 2/27/69.... ???
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With the advent of the 30 trips box set, here are the "essential 10" that have been/will be* released on David Lemieux's watch: 11/10/67* 2/22/69* 08/27/72 11/04/77 11/30/80 10/12/84* 03/29/90 That leaves only Cornell is the only 'essential' unreleased show. 5/2/70 & 2/19/71 were released before he became curator of the vault.
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While I like some of Dave's picks, none of these are on my list. I first saw the Dead and the Airplane for free in Golden Gate Park as a kid, so I am a city kid and was spoiled. Briefly, I would add the NYE concert at Winterland's last show and also the first show without Keith and Donna at Spartan Stadium in 1980. Oh, and there were some Kaiser shows, Red Rocks, Pauley, The Greek, and Berkely Community Theater!
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Being at the show. So different than listening to CDs and arguing "Essential". I'll never forget the three night run at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis 1970. Sold my stash for a ticket one night; painted a friend's parents' garage for another. I was so tripped out I fell asleep in high school music class and dreamed of the Dead! How many of you called your girlfriend Sugar Magnolia? "My name's Nancy!"
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Being at the show. So different than listening to CDs and arguing "Essential". I'll never forget the three night run at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis 1970. Sold my stash for a ticket one night; painted a friend's parents' garage for another. I was so tripped out I fell asleep in high school music class and dreamed of the Dead! How many of you called your girlfriend Sugar Magnolia? "My name's Nancy!"
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There was no show like 1/22/78. Jerry had a Close Encounter and took everyone with him. Even the rest of the band sat back with their jaws on the floor watching listening to Jerry's solo until they were awakened back to a reality of the show when Jerry started St Stephen leadin and everybody jumped in. The jam at the end of St Stephen was sweet as caramel folding over itself to a tasty treat. Both sets were amazing.
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I first saw (and fell asleep to) the Grateful Dead at Woodstock, but I had gotten it about a year later and saw my first real show at Sargent Gym, Boston University, 11/21/70, eventually attending over 200 performances over 25 years. I attended two of the "essentials": 11/4/77, which certainly ranks up there, and 5/8/77, which in my opinion does not; to me it was just another show, featuring St Stephen and Morning Dew (rare at the time) but otherwise just kind of there. I'm also not big in general on later shows. The musicianship got better as the band learned their instruments, but there was more formula, less working things out in advance (few later song transitions were nearly as smooth as, say, what we heard on Live/Dead which they had practiced for hours), nights of going through the motions (did we always need Drums > Space standing on their own in the second set rather than a good old fashioned jam on Dark Star or The Other One?) and less true surprise. It's hard to pick specific shows out of tours as "the best". Which is better - 2/13/70 or 2/14/70? Any of April 1971 at the Fillmore East? But I would include 3/17/93, Capital Centre, Landover MD. It was the middle night of three, and the boys managed to play five tunes I'd never seen them play before, including the first ever Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds; this was something that rarely if ever happened after my first dozen shows. It could have been the workup for the next studio album that never happened.
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While Dave's list is one that many of us Heads agree with from a technical and historical perspective, the shows themselves were truly subjective. There were nights I thought they had never played better, only to listen to tapes years later and thing that the band was not quite as electric as I thought.With the Dead, a lot of what made a night hot or not was the entire context - the room, the crowd, the level at which the crowd was dosed, and so on. I mostly saw West Coast shows from '73 on. Some things I remember are not entire shows, but moments in a jam - like the building crescendo jam in Music Never Stopped at a Kaiser show in 87. It went to the X zone for about 5 minutes and was a total peak experience. When I listen to the tapes now, it seems pretty good, but not transcendent. There was a July 83 show at the Greek in Bezerkely where the crowd was very, very dosed. During the space jam, we all achieved the group mind thing, and I could sense energy spiraling in and out of the bowl and through the band. It was as if the music was playing the band! I talked to at least 10 people who were at that show, and everyone said they experienced some sort of group mind thing, and you could tell the band was aware of it. A total telepathic group experience. If you listen to the show, you would have no idea that was happening. So, while I agree with Dave that these are standouts for various reasons, I'm sure he would agree with me that for most fans, the best shows were the ones YOU WERE AT!!! Thanks Dave!
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In response to 66kicks. It's all in the mind of the beholder. Like you I had attended a number of shows before 5/8/77 but I and all my crew knew that was the best when we all walked out into the snow that night. I was never surprised in later years when first the aud and then the Betty board came out and the hype increased. No one needed to tell us, 5/8/77 remains the very best live show I saw not just by the dead but any band ever....Jeff
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when did Robert Hunter turn into Brent? caption on opening spread of "Dead Rising" has Bob as fourth from left, least they got Jerry in the right place. but wasn't He always ;)
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Great to see this show on Dave's list. As the moniker denotes 1977 is my fav year for the dead but alas I didn't start seeing shows until 1-10-79 which itself is a strong contender for this list. I did wander up to Maine with a van full of friends and this show was oh so good. The small venue was full of energy. Band and audience were one and most of the songs had not been played on tour until this night. Jerry blew us all away and his growling at the end of cold rain sent a bolt of lightning through the building. Morning Dew was indeed sick! I have begged the rhino crew and Dave to release this so I can relive in pristine sound but I don't think the recording is good enough to make the cut which is too bad. Found it strange that none of the warfield/radio city shows made the cut. Although short the September 19, 1970 show at the Fillmore East is as powerful as they get and along with April 29, 1971 are on my essential list. Rest of Dave's list is spot on. Great stuff.
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What album has a 3 minute Dark Star? I'm missing it!Nice hair style on Jerry! Did Matt get any offers??
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AS we bid the Dead "Fare Ye Well" with sad heart, we are very grateful for all the outstanding shows over the years. I was at the Cornell Show and I am glad that David recognizes this concert as one of the finest shows that the Grateful Dead ever performed. I had a college final in cost accounting the next day and decided to go to the show to chill out. There were a lot of memorable highlights including B. Weir on Mamma tried in the first set as he gave a gracious nod to Mothers as the following day (Sunday) was their day. Also, Dancing in the Streets was an excellent first set closer. Estimated Prophet was huge in the second set and the St. Stephen-Not Fade Way jam into Morning Dew was a mind blower. We almost ran out of gas on the way back to Syracuse in a bit of Spring Snow Showers. We actually had push the car into the gas station. As things go, I aced my final the following afternoon. All in all, a wonderful "Grateful Dead Experience" . Thanks for all the great memories. Sincerely, Brian McGrath
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Picked it up yesterday....Kudos to Newsweek and to the editors for what, overall, is an outstanding job.
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Personally, I think November 77, that three show run 11/4, 5, 6 is as good as it gets. And I don't understand how 11/6 doesn't get more love. I know he flubbed the second verse to Scarlet, and they noodle around for 40 seconds. Get over it, the actual Scarlet jam is on fire, symphonic, and the transition into Fire is as good as 5/8. The second set St Stephen>NFA>Wharf Rat>St Stephen>Truckin' just nails it, and the Truckin' is an all-time version First set wasn't too shabby either w/ great Mississipi and Jack Straw and Duprees, etc, etc Alright, I rode the rail and some good blotter at Binghampton, so I admit I'm biased... but just say'n, I'd take that show over just about any '77 show
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Not only did they misidentify Brent as Hunter, they list Jerry's nickname as Captain Trip (no, it's Trips); the Warlocks were a jug band (no, that was Mother McCree's); City Lights bookstore is in the Haight (no, it's in North Beach). Beyond the errors, the writer(s) seem to be at a loss as to how to write about the band, alternating between pseudo-historical perspectives and 1960s-style pop fan club gushing. Obviously written by folks with no clue about the subject, slapped together to cash in.
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It was released as a 2:40 studio-recorded 45rpm single in 1968, you can hear it on the compilation album What a Long Strange Trip it's Been.
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I don't know if it is "full" of errors but there were enough to call the credibility into question.
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Yeah, I guess the exploitation is to be expected, tho I thought that the Newsweek magazine would be a little more "inside", considering it's sanctioned by the Dead and has pieces by Hunter and Lemieux. But much of it seems to be written by Earnest Young researchers with questionable sources. Another error that caught my eye is the labeling of Kesey's house as "La Honda"- not where, but that was the name given to the house. "He bought La Honda, a house in the mountains..." And it looks to me like this really isn't the editorial staff of Newsweek who put this together, but an entity called Topix Media Lab, who seem to be a division of IBT Media, which also owns Newsweek. The "Newsweek" banner is probably used to lend credibility to the project, I'm guessing. And according to an ad inside, there's going to be a GARCIA special edition, to hit newsstands on June 30, 2015. Maybe GDP should demand a quick Editorial look-see before that one is printed.. or then again, maybe they DID look at this one and said, Yup, looks fine to us! (har har- they id'd Brent as Robert Hunter!) Never Trust a Prankster! You want more exploitation, tho, look at the other 50th special Magazine out now by I5 Publishing- blue cover with skull/roses. Still same Outsider feel to the writing. They both do have good graphics and some cool photos; not shabby in their visual content. Bottom line to me- none of these are horrible or offensive. Call me a sucker if you must, but I buy em! I'd recommend for the Deadhead collectors/completists out there. I wonder if Rolling Stone is planning anything? Going back to Garcia's passing plus Masters Of Rock mags, etc, I'd say RS has by far done the best work in these special edition things.
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...but then again, I was standing right next to him on that rail at Binghamton (along with Jeff K. And Steven G.)!! Colgate, Rochester, Binghamton '77. Doesn't get much better.
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Last week Terri Gross on NPR was interviewing some scientist about AI or artificial intelligence. The dude even said they have already built robots that are writing online news articles and magazine stories. Other than Robert Hunter and David Lemieux's articles maybe some the rag was written by fucking ROBOTS! George Orwell couldn't come up with some of this modern day bullshit in his wildest dreams. Captain "Trip" and other typos- misinformation, gimmie a break-dance. I will say some of the photographs are great. Jerry pointing his rifle straight at the camera. "If I had me a shotgun I'd blow you straight to hell". Did find Hunters short piece beautiful and Lemieux's piece interesting. Was at two out of ten of his list. War is Peace.
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50 bucks for news magazine article??700 dollars for their new 30 trips around the sun release?? These guys are WAY OUT OF TOUCH!! They need more Money? Come on.... Make a living. Ill pay a fair price for your music and effort. I will even justify sending a little extra for your kids. You have gone too far............ I am starting to feel like I am being taken... So sad...
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I think this magazine article is part of the 50th Anniversary Newsweek special issue which goes for $10 online. I'm not sure where you're getting the $50 price tag from, unless the newsstand price is different. The price point you are stating for the box set is correct fact-wise.
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Was wondering who in the Boston area had any luck finding the Newsweek Special Edition magazine on the Grateful Dead. I have not found it. I've tried my local CVS, Barnes & Noble in Saugus, Target in Everett, not to mention a couple of local supermarkets without much luck. Any local suggestions??? Thanks, Bob
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So, not one to shirk their awesome responsibility, Rolling Stone has reissued their excellent 2013 Grateful Dead 'The Ultimate Guide' Special Collectors Edition Magazine. In stores now. I couldn't find any difference between the two, except: (we are one anal group of fans, aren't we?!) Bar code & "Display Until" info. Old is "..until July 4, 2013", and new is "..until Sept 10, 2015" Price! Old is $11.99, new is $12.99 Rolling Stone logo on spine: old is larger, new is smaller. ..and my copy is cut slightly larger than the 2013. Other than that, all cover graphics and inside content appears exactly the same. RS does have the advantage in this Special Edition game, since all they have to do is mine their own archives. But they do it quite well. The only apparent new material that wasn't already in Rolling Stone magazines is an Intro by Bobby. Happy reading!
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No I can't find this anywhere. Sounds like we've been to similar places. I got the RS one when it came out originally, at the Costco in Everett. Same with their Jerry tribute issue (my 3yo noticed it!). Any luck with this thing? I travel for work and have been all over the Northeast and no one seems to have it. If you find it, please let me know coltrane74@gmail.com. I'll let you know if i do as well.
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Tonight my quest for the Newsweek came to a successful conclusion, where I was able to find it at the new Walmart on Rt 1 in Saugus MA. They've got several copies. Did not see the Life nor the Rolling Stone Special Editions... Happy hunting!!!
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well of course i bought the newsweek special - where the corporate world tries to cash in on our favourite band - and not meaning to be pessimistic - I couldn't help but notice that in one picture Brent is identified as Robert Hunter, and in another Jerry is referred to 'Captain Trip'. Oh well.
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I picked up a copy of the Garcia News week yesterday at my local Smiths (Las Vegas) $10.99.I bought 2 copy's one for my grandson who will be getting all My Dead memorabilia. All of the bears collections including rare misprints,Ton's of pic's from shows,the entire collection of Greatful Dead unwine,G D baseball cards,some Stanley Mouse art work signed by Stan,a ton of mint condition magazines & ticket stubs and much much more. Ice Palace - March 29, 1969 March 29, 1969 Aladdin Theatre - August 31, 1981 August 31, 1981 Aladdin Theatre - April 6, 1984 April 6, 1984 Sam Boyd Silver Bowl - April 27, 1991 April 27, 1991 Sam Boyd Silver Bowl - April 28, 1991 April 28, 1991 Sam Boyd Silver Bowl - May 29, 1992 May 29, 1992 Sam Boyd Silver Bowl - May 30, 1992 May 30, 1992 Sam Boyd Silver Bowl - May 31, 1992 May 31, 1992 Sam Boyd Silver Bowl - May 14, 1993 May 14, 1993 Sam Boyd Silver Bowl - June 26, 1994 June 26, 1994 Sam Boyd Silver Bowl - May 19, 1995 May 19, 1995 Sam Boyd Silver Bowl - May 20, 1995 May 20, 1995 Sam Boyd Silver Bowl - May 21, 1995 May 21, 1995
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Hey folks ! On Saturday 17th October Liz Kershaw on BBCRadio6Music is talking with myself about the DeadHeads and history lysegical under the "all killer no filler" banner. The channel is well hip but oddly silent on the Titans of Psychedelia etc. etc. Check between 2-4 pm for some pointed critique of Aunty's apparent oversight. U.K's politically correct "rocktochracy" of journalists heads up ! DeadHeads Unite........Remember Bickershaw Festival May 1972 . Our Woodstock
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    Hey folks ! On Saturday 17th October Liz Kershaw on BBCRadio6Music is talking with myself about the DeadHeads and history lysegical under the "all killer no filler" banner. The channel is well hip but oddly silent on the Titans of Psychedelia etc. etc. Check between 2-4 pm for some pointed critique of Aunty's apparent oversight. U.K's politically correct "rocktochracy" of journalists heads up ! DeadHeads Unite........Remember Bickershaw Festival May 1972 . Our Woodstock
  • Drumskilz4life
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    Garcia Newsweek
    I picked up a copy of the Garcia News week yesterday at my local Smiths (Las Vegas) $10.99.I bought 2 copy's one for my grandson who will be getting all My Dead memorabilia. All of the bears collections including rare misprints,Ton's of pic's from shows,the entire collection of Greatful Dead unwine,G D baseball cards,some Stanley Mouse art work signed by Stan,a ton of mint condition magazines & ticket stubs and much much more. Ice Palace - March 29, 1969 March 29, 1969 Aladdin Theatre - August 31, 1981 August 31, 1981 Aladdin Theatre - April 6, 1984 April 6, 1984 Sam Boyd Silver Bowl - April 27, 1991 April 27, 1991 Sam Boyd Silver Bowl - April 28, 1991 April 28, 1991 Sam Boyd Silver Bowl - May 29, 1992 May 29, 1992 Sam Boyd Silver Bowl - May 30, 1992 May 30, 1992 Sam Boyd Silver Bowl - May 31, 1992 May 31, 1992 Sam Boyd Silver Bowl - May 14, 1993 May 14, 1993 Sam Boyd Silver Bowl - June 26, 1994 June 26, 1994 Sam Boyd Silver Bowl - May 19, 1995 May 19, 1995 Sam Boyd Silver Bowl - May 20, 1995 May 20, 1995 Sam Boyd Silver Bowl - May 21, 1995 May 21, 1995
  • JeffGodoy
    3 years 4 months ago
    New Jerry Garcia Newsweek 20 Year Edition
    Just out today! There is a new Newsweek Magazine that is a 20 year Memorial Edition of Jerry Garcia. Available wherever Newsweek is sold!
  • grooveyard
    3 years 4 months ago
    newsweek special
    well of course i bought the newsweek special - where the corporate world tries to cash in on our favourite band - and not meaning to be pessimistic - I couldn't help but notice that in one picture Brent is identified as Robert Hunter, and in another Jerry is referred to 'Captain Trip'. Oh well.
  • boblopes
    3 years 4 months ago
    Little farther up on Rt 1 N Barnes & Noble has Life and RS SEs
    And a up and over the hill on Rt 1 N, Barnes & Noble has the Life and Rolling Stone special editions. There was one Life left and several of the Rolling Stones...