Grateful Dead

Best Of Fare Thee Well July 3, 4 & 5 2015


Audio highlights from all three shows

This title will also be available at Amazon.com.

Product Details

Release Date: November 20, 2015

Disc One
1. “Box Of Rain”
2. “Shakedown Street”
3. “China Cat Sunflower”
4. “I Know You Rider”
5. “Bertha”
6. “West L.A. Fadeaway”
7. “Cumberland Blues”
8. “Althea”
9. “The Music Never Stopped”

Disc Two
1. “Truckin’”
2. “Scarlet Begonias>”
3. “Fire On The Mountain”
4. “Drums”
5. “Not Fade Away”
6. “Touch Of Grey”
7. “Attics Of My Life”

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Nice article
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Thanks for the efforts in

Thanks for the efforts in producing this for those of us who weren't there!
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Streaming

It's on Apple Music now. I'm listening to it. (Not gonna pimp for AM, but their streaming service works very well for me and my budget.)

Going into Truckin' now....

....Final songs really brought me back a ways. I really love(d) these guys! Lots of memories. Where have the years gone?

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available now?

Is this available in stores today? Wasn't it going to ship so that I got it on the same day it's available in stores? I checked order status just now and it says "In Process." Shouldn't it say something more like "Shipped"? Has anyone received it yet?

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Sounds Great!

Thanks for the efforts in producing this for those of us who weren't there!

Very nice to hear.

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iTunes

NICE. A lot of the songs are ALBUM ONLY. I was looking forward to Shakedown Street, but the sample I heard sounded.....to be kind, horrible. Ah well.

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Santa Clara?

why not include tracks from santa clara? a best of from those two shows would easily blow this track list out of the water!

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FTW Best

Because I continue to respect the artists' and producers' decisions, perhaps naively so, I tend not to quibble with track selection, but omitting "Days Between" here is a horrendous oversight: the song itself speaks to the event itself while Weir's reading of it is (almost) enough to redeem him from his foolish words and actions over the years

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It's up on NPR for sampling

NPR is streaming the whole album. Found it on Twitter. So a big thank you to them for that.

Unfortunate that some of the music is so bad . . . the "China > Rider" is without a doubt the worst version of that I've ever heard, by anyone. Oh well. They gave it a go and I still loved what Trey did for the most part.

They should have put the "Foolish Heart" on here. I loved what he did with that.

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What are you talking about

Hey 101874winterland, what are you referring to? "The Garcia family has us buying the 37 Box Set for $2000.00 or nothing at all. It's what seems to be happening more and more. Money whores."...nobody has me buying ANYTHING against my free will...maybe i'm not aware of what you're referring to...2k$/37cd-box-set...i went over to jerry's family's website and i didn't see what your talking about...i do agree that between his family's site and dead.net they are starting to offer things like playing cards and rubik cubes...this bothers me a lot...also, you can buy a bluetooth speaker for $60 with syf or 50th logo which has a whopping 2 in speaker...wine too...i get it; you feel monetized but you don't have to participate...look at the pix, laugh, put on some 100yearhall and take another hit...from your handle i guess that either your birthday or your first dead show is/was 18oct1974...my bd is jan55 my 1st show was ucsb 25may1974 wall'o'sound...so maybe we have something in common...well, that's it for now, uncle les

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Box or CD

The Garcia family has us buying the 37 Box Set for $2000.00 or nothing at all. It's what seems to be happening more and more. Money whores.

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Crazy Fingers

Why isn't Crazy Fingers included on the Best-of set??

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too bad we're stuck in the old paradigm

i already shelled out for 3 nights of ppv, and i will buy the best of, but im not going for the 175 bucks. its too bad the dead family are stuck in the old paradigm: buy our best of or buy the whole thing. only one of my favorites is on it, and im sure others' favorites differ as well. its too bad we cant move into the new century and let people compile their own "best of," to download, from a list of songs.

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Santa Clara

that was a great audio highlights from all three shows. I would be like to hear it

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Bootlegs

I've been listening to audience bootlegs from Santa Clara since the day after the shows. I'll probably break down and buy some of the official stuff too. But I've got to tell you, listening to the bootlegs has been pretty great. Reminds me of the bad ol' days.

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Rolling Down The Track Listings

Track Listings
Disc: 1
1. Box Of Rain (Live at Soldier Field, Chicago, IL 7/3/2015) (Grateful Dead)
2. Shakedown Street (Live at Soldier Field, Chicago, IL 7/4/2015) (Grateful Dead)
3. China Cat Sunflower (Live at Soldier Field, Chicago, IL 7/5/2015) (Grateful Dead)
4. I KnowYou Rider (Live at Soldier Field, Chicago, IL 7/5/2015) (Grateful Dead)
5. Bertha (Live at Soldier Field, Chicago, IL 7/3/2015) (Grateful Dead)
6. West L.A. Fadeaway (Live at Soldier Field, Chicago,IL 7/4/2015) (Grateful Dead)
7. Cumberland Blues (Live at Soldier Field, Chicago, IL 7/4/2015) (Grateful Dead)
8. Althea (Live at Soldier Field, Chicago, IL 7/5/2015) (Grateful Dead)
9. The Music Never Stopped (Live at Soldier Field, Chicago, IL 7/3/2015) (Grateful Dead)
Disc: 2
1. Truckin' (Live at Soldier Field, Chicago, IL 7/5/2015) (Grateful Dead)
2. Scarlet Begonias (Live at Soldier Field, Chicago, IL 7/3/2015) (Grateful Dead)
3. Fire On The Mountain (Live at Soldier Field, Chicago, IL 7/3/2015) (Grateful Dead)
4. Drums (Live at Soldier Field 7/5/2015) (Grateful Dead)
5. Not Fade Away (Live at Soldier Field, Chicago, IL 7/5/2015) (Grateful Dead)
6. Touch Of Grey (Live at Soldier Field, Chicago, IL 7/5/2015) (Grateful Dead)
7. Attics Of My Life (Live at Soldier Field, Chicago, IL 7/5/2015) (Grateful Dead)

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Santa Clara Shows

The Santa Clara shows where awesome. I agree these shows need to a least be released on CD if not CD/Bluray. Please!!!!

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Aint never satisfied.?

At this point in my life (64 in Oct.) I'll gladly take whatever the Dead will serve up (and I can afford). Looking forward to seeing the Chicago shows again on Bluray.

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Best of.....set list

Amazon in the UK are showing this as being the song selection for this CD set:

Track Listings
Disc: 1
1. Box Of Rain (Live at Soldier Field, Chicago, IL 7/3/2015)
2. Shakedown Street (Live at Soldier Field, Chicago, IL 7/4/2015)
3. China Cat Sunflower (Live at Soldier Field, Chicago, IL 7/3/2015)
4. I KnowYou Rider (Live at Soldier Field, Chicago, IL 7/4/2015)
5. Bertha (Live at Soldier Field, Chicago, IL 7/3/2015)
6. West L.A. Fadeaway (Live at Soldier Field, Chicago,IL 7/4/2015)
7. Cumberland Blues (Live at Soldier Field, Chicago, IL 7/4/2015)
8. Althea (Live at Soldier Field, Chicago, IL 7/5/2015)
9. The Music Never Stopped (Live at Soldier Field, Chicago, IL 7/3/2015)

Disc: 2
1. Truckin' (Live at Soldier Field, Chicago, IL 7/5/2015)
2. Scarlet Begonias (Live at Soldier Field, Chicago, IL 7/3/2015)
3. Fire On The Mountain (Live at Soldier Field, Chicago, IL 7/3/2015)
4. Drums (Live at Soldier Field 7/5/2015)
5. Not Fade Away (Live at Soldier Field, Chicago, IL 7/5/2015)
6. Touch Of Grey (Live at Soldier Field, Chicago, IL 7/5/2015)
7. Attics Of My Life (Live at Soldier Field, Chicago, IL 7/5/2015)

Billy S

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Santa Clara Both Shows on:C/D & DVD "Please"!!! (~);=}

It would be worthy , fun , Quenching to our West Coast Souls , I would like to relive my 50th birthday present from Becky , my soon to be wife October 3rd,2015 Marrying her in Santa Rosa, California well back to this, June 27th was some fascinating songs some haven't heard in a Millenium ,28th show would be cool since I could afford to see it , heard through the Rose vines it was cool to , so please consider this. Larry the Deadhead

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only saw the 3rd night at the movies.

the best performance from night 3 was "throwing stones". if thats not on here those in charge don't know dick.

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Any guesses as what's going

Any guesses as what's going to be on this? Looks like it's only going to be two CD's so not a whole lot of room. I'd be happy with the first night minus Drums and New Potato Caboose. That should just about exactly fill 2 CD's. :) The only stuff from the other nights I'd really like to see on this is Shakedown Street and The Golden Road from night 2 and the first three songs from night 3

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Aint never satisfied.?

Lots of ungrateful or fake deadheads making comments on this site these days. As an old deadhead who's days are numbered and looking for that road to take me home, Im grateful to get n have anything released musically. Santa Clara to Chicago to Timbuktu, all makes me happy. Stop bitching be kind and keep on dancing till you drop.

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Santa Clara

So, I guess there will never be the SC shows on CD? As SC is close by, I'd rather hear these than Chicago, but if Chicago is what we have, then counting down to the 20th- four days after my birthday, what a coincidence...

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wishful thinking

It would be great if they set up a system that would allow you to pick the tracks you wanted from all the shows & they put them on a two disc set or something. I'd pay extra for that service!! It could be your own greatest & favorites even if you couldn't be there!

reminds me of the my first & sadly last show, Boston Garden 10/3/94...wish I could find that on CD too :/

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10 bucks and less energy? Ahhhhh What?!

You would want to see a cover band over what we experienced on the couch and live. Come on man. It was smoking and I had a great time for what it was. I was not looking for anything but listening to the way they arranged the composition of the music. I feel it was seriously kick arse for what it was. Great send off and well well worth more than 10 bucks. I would have paid 10 bucks for the free rose. I would have paid 10 bucks just to be with brothers and sisters in the lot. However, the music was smoking and I was very impressed for with the composition of the music. I still like listening to it for what it is. I find something new every time I put it on. And for what it worth. I am so happy for the Santa Clara shows. If that is a warm up....HOLY HELL What a band. LOL. That comment is crazy in my opinion and that is all this is ....A little old opinion by me. We all have them. I have a right to say that the West Coast seem to know how to take a show while being chill. Love how easy and chill everyone is. I would not say that is warming up. I would say it shows maturity because the music was(HOT). The Friday in Santa Clara I would take if I had to chose a show. PERIOD. So for the first time hitting the stage and definitely a little cold at first for Trey....They sure did a hell of a job. I LOVE that show. Give it to me FRIDAY SC...is the way I like it served up. People who act like they have been to a show before and knowing that all we wanted was a wave from the band. A nice goodbye wave. If they came out and only did that I would have paid more than 10 bucks. Kidding me. ..... I love the difference between East and West. Always seems like there is more turmoil on the East coast for some reason. Just for me it always seams like more maturity on the West. Maybe its the way the bands feel. I dont know but I have seen smoking set on both sides of the country. For some reason always much more comfortable on the West Coast shows. Once again it was the same feeling even with that many people. Top it off with a Rainbow and being "all in good company". I value everyone thougths as this is my meager opinion. IN SUMMARY:SMOKING HOT FRIDAY NIGHT IN SC. GREAT PEOPLE, GREAT TIME all around. Thank you GD for such a good time. THANK YOU SO MUCH. It is now ours forever and these shows will even live and breath as well for years to come. Thank you. There should be no hate or dislike in anyway shape or form. As the other Gents said. WE ARE SO LUCKY TO EVEN GET WHAT WE HAVE AND HAD. Of course we Miss Jerry and we are in the days between so I simply give a big THANK YOU and advice everyone to take it for what it is. No need to compare anything. You simply cant.....We are missing too big of an icon.

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Santa Clara Shows

I whole hardily agree in peoples desires for video of the Santa Clara Shows. After 43 years of approx: 350 shows I thought the final five were an excellent send off. There are always a few warts or it wouldn't be normal?? As far as High Times I felt the First show in Santa Clara toke the cake. If that video shows the rainbow, that alone is worth the price. Release them and they will sell. These are the droids we are looking for.

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Chicago Redux

I was lucky enough to have attended all three nights in Chicago. I have to say, that first night was unbelievable and felt like a GD show. The vibe of the crowds around the show and inside the show was exactly like the authentic GD experience. Smiling, loving people, tremendous vibes and a genuine enthusiasm. That is what the GD experience was all about for me. The GD was just the catalyst.

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Chicago

Klangstone,
you said it best.
That is exactly right.
Exceeded my expectations.
It was a magical weekend that will stay with me to the grave.
I feel so fortunate to have been there and experienced it.
It truly was a Dead show. I really did not expect that. I looked at Trey with condescension before the shows and with reverence now. Sorry. That's just me.
Why they don't just sell CDs for each show is beyond me. I don't really want "best of" nor do I want the DVDs.
Peace. Hopefully there were young people there who felt the vibe. The world is a better place with more Deadheads.
Bill

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Less Enthusiastic

You are so right my friend.....I'd rather see a cover band for 10 bucks at a bar these daze...

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tfonts is right!

1) Having spent some time with tfonts and the SD crowd indeed made Chicago ever so Epic! Tony you are one cool dude!
2) All shows were great and each was unique in it's own right.
3) If you weren't there, you can't know.
4) The shows, by far, exceeded my expectations.
5) So lucky, so humbled and so overjoyed I got to experience the spectacle in all it's glory.

Long live the dead!

"Glory gonna be my name..."

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floating Heads indeed ...

is what you missed out on joining over those 5 days !

cause WE all had a VERY high time, and a lot of us didn't need to go all the way to Chi-town. this is the 21st century, and i GREATLY enjoyed the excellent final show from the comfort of a movie theatre, full of happy, dancing Heads of all ages & types (as usual).

saying you choose to skip the kind of fun & beauty & art that we all experienced together across the country is like saying you won't go to a symphony concert "because Beethoven's dead, man. you can't call that music Beethoven!"

that's why we call things "classic"; they endure for years or centuries, and bring something new to each generation, proving that we are all human and are all one.

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Less enthusiactic

For years I have been to far more Grateful Dead shows than I can count. I stopped going to the big venues on the east coast. The crowds just don't know how to listen to the music. People yelling and talking while the band plays on. The 1980 10/31 at Radio City Music Halls 1st set was extremely rude to the boys. It carried over into the 2nd and 3rd sets but to less degree. Please listen if you can find the shows. California shows in the bay area were always laid back (as far as the crowds go)
That says nothing about not being enthusiastic. I did not go to the (so called) 50 years shows. Jerry left us 20 years ago. To say people went to see the Grateful Dead is preposterous.
Whatever floats your head!

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Amazing Time!

I just love all 5 shows, sucha wonderful time!
There should be 5 cds with every gig!
After all there are the very last ones they played.

And yes, be kind :)

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We got lucky...

Lucky that Chicago sold out in minutes and the band added their "warm-up" weekend in Santa Clara.

No way Chicago would have been as good as it was with out the SC tune-up shows. Empty seats behind the stage and a comparatively far less enthusiastic SC crowd lead to a rip-roaring, mega-energy three night Fare Thee Well at Soldier Field.

All parochial emotions aside, and having seen all five shows, the six month build-up to Soldier Field was, in a word, EPIC.

Be kind.

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Santa Clara

Agreed on the Santa Clare shows!! Please release the video footage

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We want the Santa Clara shows.......

I agree. Release the Santa Clara shows!! Those of us who were only able to attend those shows are feeling slighted with all the attention that is being paid to Chicago. They were just as magical and special, and by all accounts equally good as the last three shows. We would like to be able to relive those moments for years to come. C'mon, Rhino, get it together.......

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Release Em All!! 6-27-15!!!!

How about the Santa Clara shows as releases also, at least night 1, which was far and away the most unique setlist of the 5. It really was something very special, musically and atmospherically and should be made available. The playing is very worthy, especially set 2!!!

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Too much Phil

On Sunday I put up my $39 and saw a pretty good show, but not good enough to pay for 2 Blu-Rays. In fact I'm not so sure that I liked it enough to listen to it again on CD. Bob is always Bob and Treys vocals were OK but I have always considered Phil to be a great bassist and a pretty awful singer. I, along with most truly honest folks, would consider Phil's vocals of the past to be a fun novelty where we would applaud his effort but be kind of glad when the song was over. I sure hope there are enough highlight from the five shows to put together a credible Best Of CD Just this cats opinion

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Why at this point you would

Why at this point you would have no faith in David Lemieux and company begs credulity, not to mention undermines your own credibility....

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IMO

"I totally agree! I'm not inclined to buy unless the shows are really amazing ..."

I saw the simulcast of the final show. IMO, it *was* pretty amazing. Waaaaay better than I expected. I know this is heresy, but in some ways, it was actually better than the real Grateful Dead.

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Fortunately...

"Now watching the June 28 Santa Clara show and I'am afraid that if they don't get any better there will be very few 'highlights' at Soldier Field."

It looks like they got better. A lot better.

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It's an option

To me, it's an option for those of us who were locked out by ticketmaster and unable to afford scalper prices for tickets. Saw the 7/3 concert Simulcast last night and will probably buy the entire 3 concert set on Blu-Ray/CD as it's about the same price as one ticket to the show. Looking forward to seeing what they pick as the Best Of, though.

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Rhino takes a risk

Well. Now watching the June 28 Santa Clara show and I'am afraid that if they don't get any better there will be very few 'highlights' at Soldier Field.

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Sunday 6/28

Hey there -

THis is a Loooonnnngggg shot but here goes:

Would anyone that is already going to the Santa Clara show on Sunday who has (2) GA lawn seats like to trade for section 127 row 11 seats 17 & 18 tickets?

These are directly behind the stage.

I am trying to get with my friends who are all down on the lawn.

shoot me a message if you could be my Miracle!

-B

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I dont understand some comments

Some folks are saying this is a money grab, ripoff... How is that exactly? A money grab ripoff would be someone putting their hands in you pockets and grabbing your wallet or breaking into your home. Both of which have happened to me (RIP stinky cat, love you forever sweety).

They are *offering* this stuff for sale at about $10 per disk. No one is being forced to buy anything, and given the content and no doubt significant production costs, seems to me a very reasonable price for something being being *offered* for sale.

The fare thee well shows are being over hyped though, but is the band guilty of that? I very much doubt it, been seeing these guys for 40 years now, and puddle deep, commercial crap hype is not their style at all. They are going out to play, and the producers, marketers, and scalpers are the ones going for the monetary jugular beacuse they can and that is what they do.

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give me all your money or you ain't a deadhead

best of? is this preplanned? they all ready know what will be the best tunes? Can you believe any of this? No way, I say, no way will I participate in this ripoff.

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I totally agree! I'm not

I totally agree! I'm not inclined to buy unless the shows are really amazing ...

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LAR'SPICK"S Volume #1 Pretty Jams

IF I could pick the Best of I would do the songs,were they Jam the best on and go places, like Eyes of the World , Dark Star, Playing in the Band, Weather Report Suite, The Other One, it would be to cool if they did Estimated Prophet Encore for 1st night, or even Here comes Sunshine , would be cool,new potato Caboose and or Wharrat would be over the top. see what Happens Chicago. Be Well all p.s.DEADHEAD Etiquette please at shows

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More shows CD/DVD

I rarely listen to the "Dead" shows they did with Warren Haynes, so what is so special. Is it the guests??? I reckon they want the money up front so if it sucks it's all over now Baby Blue!

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