Grateful Dead

Cornell 5/8/77 (3CD)


WHAT DEAD HEADS HAVE BEEN SAYING ABOUT...

CORNELL 5/8/77
“...the single best rock performance anywhere, anytime, by anyone.”

“There was just some kind of magical connection this night between the band members and the band and the audience - some texture, or some type of cosmic or celestial force is in the room.”

"This show is, was, and always will be Mecca.”

The Grateful Dead played more than 2,000 concerts, but none continues to spark interest and provoke discussion quite like the band’s performance at Cornell University’s Barton Hall on May 8, 1977. It is one of the most collected, traded, and debated concerts by any band ever, has topped numerous fan polls through the years, and was a favorite of the group’s longtime archivist Dick Latvala, who stated: “Enough can’t be said about this superb show.” Even Uncle Sam got into the act in 2011 when the recording was “deemed so important to the history and culture of the United States” that a copy was added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry.

Product Details

Sourced from the Betty Cantor-Jackson soundboard recordings, transferred and restored by Plangent Processes
Mastered in HDCD by Jeffrey Norman
Artwork by Grammy-winning graphic artist Masaki Koike
In-depth essay by noted Dead scholar Nicholas Meriwether
Release Date: May 5, 2017

Listening Party: 5/8/77, Ithaca, NY

“Estimated Prophet”
“Loser”
"Row Jimmy"

Product Details

Barton Hall, Cornell University - Ithaca, NY (5/8/77)

Disc 1
1. New Minglewood Blues
2. Loser
3. El Paso
4. They Love Each Other
5. Jack Straw
6. Deal
7. Lazy Lightning>
8. Supplication
9. Brown-Eyed Women
10. Mama Tried
11. Row Jimmy

Disc 2
1. Dancing In The Street
2. Scarlet Begonias>
3. Fire On The Mountain
4. Estimated Prophet

Disc 3
1. St. Stephen>
2. Not Fade Away>
3. St. Stephen>
4. Morning Dew
5. One More Saturday Night

First Listen: "Morning Dew" 5/8/77

"Mind-roasting"? Don't mind if we "dew." Rollingstone.com's got an exclusive sneak preview of what might be the most magical "Morning Dew" of all time.

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design of the universe to speak through

Well said trip_fontaine - and your praise almost understates the band and Garcia. Or put another way --- The Fatman ROCKS --

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Not Just Billy...

No doubt. I think these are the most patient musicians I've ever heard. That's the hardest thing.

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It's not just Billy; it's any member of Grateful Dead

Whenever the greatest guitarists are listed, Garcia is only mentioned if a Deadhead is part of the committee naming the greatest guitarists. I think its because Grateful Dead exists in its own universe. Any casual music fan knows that Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughn are awesome, but if you're not an actual Deadhead, you've probably only heard a handful of songs that Garcia has played on, and they've all been radio-friendly studio recordings that aren't the best way to understand his genius. Each member of GD can't be touched by another musician who plays the same instrument. Playing in Grateful Dead is like being a channel for God, or the design of the universe to speak through. Playing in any other band is just playing music.

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It's not just Billy; it's any member of Grateful Dead

Whenever the greatest guitarists are listed, Garcia is only mentioned if a Deadhead is part of the committee naming the greatest guitarists. I think its because Grateful Dead exists in its own universe. Any casual music fan knows that Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughn are awesome, but if you're not an actual Deadhead, you've probably only heard a handful of songs that Garcia has played on, and they've all been radio-friendly studio recordings that aren't the best way to understand his genius. Each member of GD can't be touched by another musician who plays the same instrument. Playing in Grateful Dead is like being a channel for God, or the design of the universe to speak through. Playing in any other band is just playing music.

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thanks! good call!

gonna check now

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Bill the Drummer

Kreutzmann is possibly the most underrated drummer in rock. Never mentioned in the same breath as Ginger Baker, John Bonham, etc. He laid that shit down super tight in Europe '72 when Mickey was gone and he was the original, single drummer. Nothing against Mickey I love what he brings, but this is a shout-out to Bill. Rock fucking solid, he swings, he grooves, he drives the band. So underrated. When it's time for Cookin' With the Grateful Dead, it's Billy cookin'. So awesome. This guy has impeccable time and the swing and groove to drive Space and all the rest of the weird,
jazzy shit. Bill is your man. God Bless you and yours, Bill. Oh and I loved your book.

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5-8-77

Already have it on Tape -and bootleg cd ...

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Check your order...

Hey Now,
I ordered back on 2/17. Just 'cuz, I checked my order last night and saw that it was cancelled. I did not get any notification that my order had been cancelled. I called this morning, and it seems I got caught up in the payment issues that occurred right after the start of the sale. After finding out the issue, I was able to place a new order over the phone. Ya'll might just wanna check and make sure your order went through.
Have a great weekend!

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@ davidadavis

I appreciate your posts here, promoting your well written blogs about
all things Grateful Dead.

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Hello

Hello, I have browsed most of your posts. This post is probably where I got the most useful information for my research. Thanks for posting, maybe we can see more on this. Are you aware of any other websites on this subject.
downloadanyfileshere.link

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My Thoughts on Cornell
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Dead/Garcia cd's from Amazon...always cheaper!

Unless you are buying "limited" edition dead/garcia cd's Amazon is always cheaper. I use to buy Garcia Live cd's from the Garcia website until I discovered the same cd's much cheaper on Amazon. What is a country boy to do? You got it...Amazon!

Mr. Pete----->
aging hippie

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Hey what a brilliant post

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Great Article

Great Article it its really informative and innovative keep us posted with new updates. its was really valuable. thanks a lot.

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Hurry up! We can't wait!

I am SO looking forward to this one. Springtime is always Dead Time for me. Rebirth. Flowers. A good stash. Please send this ASAP! Thanks

Kaz

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Barton Hall Photos

I posted this under the Get Shown the Light set, but want to make sure this reaches all fans interested in the recordings of this show. I am bringing to public light some great photos I took of the show, including pre-show setup and sound check. Check out my website for more info about my upcoming book project. If you want me to keep you posted, please like my Facebook page or send me an email through my website, or PM me here. My next step is to launch a Kickstarter to raise money for printing, where you will have a chance to preorder the book at a discount. I will post again here when that is ready to go. Thanks for looking!
Larry
www.GDBartonHall1977.com

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22 Years Into The Future: David and Rhino Might Release these
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The Dead.net Have Your Back

http://j.tinyurl.com/The-BandListens I show you exactly how much in my latest Grateful Seconds blog piece

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The Tapes!

You got your hands on the tapes.
I never had copies of Cornell, and I haven't even heard the whole thing. When I began trading in the mid-'80's, I came across the show more than once and couldn't stay seated! I figured I'd hear it again, but it's taken decades.
Congratulations on this amazing acquisition and SO many thanks to all for manufacturing and releasing it.

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The Tapes!

You got your hands on the tapes.
I never had copies of Cornell, and I haven't even heard the whole thing. When I began trading in the mid-'80's, I came across the show more than once and couldn't stay seated! I figured I'd hear it again, but it's taken decades.
Congratulations on this amazing acquisition and SO many thanks to all for manufacturing and releasing it.

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Some Daves Picks and July 78 available

Hey good folks, I have an updated list of a few Dead items still available for any collectors out there that may have missed the chance. I bought them and listened only once or so and put them in a case so they are as new as can be and all play without issues. The only things left are the following and I will include shipping for the prices listed. PM me. Thanks

Grateful Dead- Dave's Picks Volume 20: Boulder Colorado, CO 12/9/81-$20- OPENED
Grateful Dead- Dave's Picks Volume 20: Boulder Colorado, CO 12/9/81-$30- UNOPENED

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listening this show on another web site

my, what a tasty little sucker.

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"OK EVERYBODY, TAKE A STEP BACK"

PLEAS tell me they at least did not cut out Bobby's most famous "Take a step back" all time stage banter moment from 5/8/77....this is where the "take a step back" banter started if I'm not mistaken....Jerry also comments something like "All of your friends up here are getting horribly smashed etc" or something similar....there have been some other board rumblings about ALL the Dead Air: Tuning. Banter, etc being cut out of this box set....that STINKS. Hell, 5/7/77 has dead air/banter/equipment issues after every song basically(even breaking up the Estimated>Eyes Sammy- not sure folks know this).....bottom line, that's a lot of these shows edited out that people buying the box set expect!?!?

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Amazon Price has dropped to $24.99

Amazon Price has dropped to $24.99.......I paid 37 + on this site. Plus I have to wait a week to get item. cancelled order and reserved on Amazon...$12 dollars is a bit much plus 2 day shipping

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The EXCLUSIVE one tme only offers!

Guys

Do not believe a word of what the Zurich gnomes in charge of Dead's musical legacy say. They said You will never get this again - with Fillmore West '69 and later re-released it as compact 3 disc set. Europe '72 - pre-order it or you will never get it! It is still available. Everything will come back. These gnomes have to live!

A. Ashokan
22-02-2017

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Dave's Picks #21

You are right, they were married you know. Betty took over Rex's job after He passed away.

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Dave's Picks 21

It is a great Pick, great show, and fantastic recording, but it wasn't a Betty. Rex Jackson, her husband, taped it. It was part of the missing collection, perhaps because she also had shows Rex taped amongst hers. He had a nice set of ears on him as well, because he made one hell of a tape.

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Dave's Picks #21

This is one of the best releases that I have heard in awhile, Part of the reason is the great Betty recording, the other part is the band plays so well, love Garcia playing the strat and Bobby playing a Gibson. IT IS JUST A GREAT SHOW. Really did not expect the quality to be so good. I forgot how good 73 was, saw them 3 times in 73. Looking forward to Barton Hall.

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I hope it's complete along

I hope it's complete along with the missing part of Supplication.

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Minglewood

Two things:
1) The Cornell first set is super hot, and a big reason that I don't think 5-8-77 show talk is any more overhyped than most other plausible shows' support for apex superiority.

2) The board tape is only missing a few seconds, I think. Like 5-8 seconds. Fear not.

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Not sold out

And Dave's Picks is limited to 16500 of which about 10000 have already been accounted for by the subscription, meaning the remaining circa 6500 sold out in two days.

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Not sold out

Its not soldout yet because the single Cornell show is not limited edition and will be widely available on release date.

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not sold out

I am surprised that it hasn't sold out yet, the last Dave's picks sold out in about 2 days.

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I'll Be Happy Just To Get A Copy

My local record store pre-ordered me a copy but this would be a good time to start offering DSD downloads!

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AMAZON

The Concert is 5 dollars cheaper and the shipping is a lot quicker from Amazon Prime. Not fair that they have it it both places. I would have bought from Amazon if I knew. Plus you don't actually pay for it until it is released. So if it gets cheaper they will cover the difference.

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5/8/77 Minglewood

Even if we just buy the minimal amount, the standalone Cornell show, I wonder if that 1st minute or so of New Minglewood Blues will be restored soundboard or will we have to settle for an audience patch?

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Alternative to ordering

Go to Amazon for the Cornell show. same price and free shipping to Prime members!! Pick up the remastered 1st album while there for 15 bucks...Hey Now!!!!

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I love this show!

I don't mean to sound un-"grateful" but I need to ask a question that has been burning in my mind. I know it takes a lot of time (and money) to dig these jewels out of the vault, remaster them, and package them in these we constructed collector sets. However, one of my greatest loves of the Grateful Dead when Jerry was still around was the music was always "free" and easy to pass around. I feel like things have gotten really expensive since his passing, and it makes me sad.

"For the faithful," perhaps you remember the Terrapin Station "Limited Edition" set from Cap Center on Phil's 50th birthday (3/15/90). It was released in 1997 and supposed to be a fundraiser for the construction of a Grateful Dead museum/theme park in California. I know I happily scraped up what, for a deadhead in his 20s with fresh college debt, seemed like a lot of money at the time to buy this set in support of the project. Heck, I would have bought several copies to support it, if I had the money at the time. It's now 20 years later, and everything that dead.net ever published about the venue seems to be unavailable. The promise of a venue designed "to recreate the Grateful Dead Experience via a rooftop dance garden, a 360-degree sound and light environment called The Wheel, and multimedia presentation arena called the Jerry Garcia Theater" seems to have gone up in smoke! However, the "limited edition" disks are still available here on dead.net, just a little cheaper than when they were sold under the promise of funding a "Grateful Dead Disneyland."

Two decades later, the promise if forgotten, and nobody seems to care. I care. I dream of a Grateful Dead venue like was promised, and I wouldn't even balk at the prices being asked for these collections, if the money was going towards this project. Now that I am in my 40s with far more disposable income, I would probably buy just about every show in this website to help fund the project. Until then, I think I'll keep my money in my pocket and continue to enjoy the "free" options that my fellow heads share with me.

Thanks, peace, and love,

Floodwaker

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Waiting impatiently ! :)

A long time until the release day in early May :)

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HDCD?

Still doing HDCDs? Why?

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finally

I got an order thru, now, it is showing blank again, think site was overloaded.
Jim

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This rhinostore worked for

This rhinostore worked for me, thank you. If you can't get to your cart, just overwrite the first part of the web address with "rhinostore". The SKU numbers are the same.

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Thomas

One of these days I'm gonna get you to tell us how you really feel! I went for the box, but I see y'all were just a few cars back on the same roller coaster this afternoon. It's warm and fuzzy now, though.

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Barton

Smiling

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Finally

Thought I was trying to get in Fort Knox
Rhino must have gotten involved and things are smoother.......Sort of reminds me of getting Dead Tickets years ago through mail order when all entries and envelopes had to be "just right" or you would not get tickets.......Dave there's got to be an easier way....you should just release everything u got we'll probably go into hock and buy em anyway......

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finally .........

On my ipad - it uses rhinostore.warnermusic.com -

http://rhinostore.warnermusic.com/wmgcheckout/cart/add?sku=081227935153&...

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has anyone got this sucker to work ?

I have tried iPhone, chrome and ie and can't get anywhere. Dead.net does not even load on my iPhone. 17 years into the 21st century and you'd think someone would figure out how to sell stuff on the internet by now

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