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

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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Great Article

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

Welcome to my site.

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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.

RV3
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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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I think

they took the cart down, it doesn't load at all.

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I think

they took the cart down, it doesn't load at all.

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I think

they took the cart down, it doesn't load at all.

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thank goodness and all the

thank goodness and all the old tapers I got the tape cause trying to order the CD is a clusterfuck

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99 percent

90 percent of the problem is their asinine 'smart' checkout form that doesn't load all of the fields on the page and ties to look up your address while you type it.

ProTip: you can't do that fancy server shit when your server is shit.

The other 10 percent is the usual catastrophic dead.net customer experience.

The LP edition is pretty limited, really. And I want it. So basically I have to give my life over to endlessly trying to refresh your disastrous site or risk missing it. And so maybe I'll spend 4 MORE hours doing this do-si-do with you and still miss out?

You really do not care about us even a little bit, do you?

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Skullfucked

Everybody remember why the Grateful Dead wanted to call their 1971 live album "Skullfuck"? This should be "Skullfuck II" as Warner Music still can't properly organize a one-man run to a two-hole shit-house.

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Wasting hours...

of the time of people trying to give you hundreds of their hard-earned decimos. Great job with your first ever release. Wait, what?

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HTTP 403 Forbidden...

sounds kinda sexy

but it's not :(

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What a joke...

Will someone please put the hamster back on the wheel?

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your web site

Why is it so screwed up? You get us all excited about purchasing the Cornell show and then it's nothing but confusion and turmoil. What the heck is going on?

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Ordering online

Me Too. I cant get past the continue to pay screen.
I've been trying to reach someone at warner for over 3 hours. No response from email either.

Ron

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It's working like Trump's well oiled machine

It's pretty frustrating - been trying to place an order for an hour and it just won't work. At one stage I got the account details screen and I shrieked like Donna Jean, but then it vanished, like my fringe, and I was left looking old and in the way.

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As usual

the website is screwed up, and nobody answers the phone. And all this site does is sell merchandise.

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As usual

the website is screwed up, and nobody answers the phone. And all this site does is sell merchandise.

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WHAT THE FUCK !!!!!!

Unfortunately, Things have changed for the worse at Dead.net...I tried calling FOUR Times to order this C.D. each time I waited OVER 20 Minutes....What the Hell happened ???, Why the SHITTY Service?,,,,When I try to order online , the page says ''FORBIDDEN '' ! WHAT THE FUCK is Going on !!!??? P P PLEASE...Bring back the old system, where the wait time was less than , Like ONE minute !...There is NO Excuse for this!...There's an old saying Folks...IF IT 'AINT BROKE...DON'T FIX IT !!!!!...I've been a Dead head since 1969....Service was better back then !...If this keeps up, I'm Done, Finished, Finito, Fini, ....I've ordered almost EVERY Dick's Pick's, Road Trips, Dave's Picks, and countless other Music related Items....With all this BULLSHIT, I'm ready to Bail.....THOMAS.

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May 8th

1977 while I personally feel this show is overrated, (IMHO 5/4 is the BEST of 1977) I'm extremely happy to see it properly celebrated in its 40th year anniversary, I guess TPTB felt the time was just exactly perfect. THANK YOU DAVE FOR ALLOWING US TO STILL HAVE A REAL GOOD TIME!!!

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HURSDAY!!!!!!

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