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David Duryea's picture
Joined: Sep 28 2009
All you need All you need

Fillmore West 1969 Bonus Disc

Grateful Dead

Initial release: 2005
Grateful Dead Records

A bonus CD that was distributed with pre-ordered copies of the 10 CD complete Fillmore West 1969 recordings box set and the 3 CD compilation of music from the Fillmore West 1969 shows. The music on the bonus CD is previously unreleased live recordings from shows at the Carousel Ballroom/Fillmore West between 1968 and 1970.

Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) > (Grateful Dead)
He Was A Friend Of Mine (Traditional arr Grateful Dead)
China Cat Sunflower (Garcia / Hunter)
New Potato Caboose (Lesh / Petersen)
China Cat Sunflower (Garcia / Hunter)
I Know You Rider (Traditional arr Grateful Dead)
High Time (Garcia / Hunter)
Tom Constanten - organ
Jerry Garcia - lead guitar, vocals
Mickey Hart - drums
Bill Kreutzmann - drums
Phil Lesh - bass, vocals
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan - organ, harmonica, percussion, vocals
Bob Weir - rhythm guitar, vocals
The tracks on the CD were recorded at shows on the following dates;

Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) - June 14, 1968 (late show)
He Was A Friend Of Mine - June 8, 1969
China Cat Sunflower - June 8, 1969
New Potato Caboose - June 8, 1969
China Cat Sunflower - February 7, 1970
I Know You Rider - February 7, 1970
High Time - February 7, 1970
The first of these was at the Fillmore East rather than the Carousel Ballroom/Fillmore West.

This bonus CD was distributed with pre-ordered copies of;

Fillmore West 1969: The Complete Recordings, Grateful Dead, 2005
Fillmore West 1969: Compilation, Grateful Dead, 2005

Also need to "borrow" Jim's time machine to go back and get the whole 6/14/68 SBD before (according to Dave L) everything but Caution was tragically wiped. This AUD tape and the Caution on the bonus disc is all that is left. The lysergic energy is unbelievable. Just listen to the third St. Stephen ever.

Grateful Dead
68-06-14 Fillmore East, Late Show
New York, NY

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 16532

1. Feedback–> (3:40)
2. The Eleven–> (7:46)
3. St. Stephen (6:54)
4. //Alligator–> (3:28)
5. Lovelight–> (10:54)
6. Caution–> (24:28)
7. Feedback (4:00)

total time: 61:13

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Joined: Jun 29 2007
The one bonus disc you need....

....hard to beat the RT 3.3 one.....
Bonus Disc
May 15, 1970: Fillmore East, New York, NY
Early Show: Acoustic:
Friend Of The Devil
Cumberland Blues
Cold Jordan
Early Show: Electric:
Easy Wind
Attics of My Life
Late Show: Electric:
Beat It on Down the Line
Next Time You See Me
May 14, 1970: Meramec Community College, Kirkwood, Missouri
New Speedway Boogie->
St. Stephen->
Not Fade Away->
Turn On Your Lovelight
....yeah. That'll work. One of the best Candyman's out there. Followed by an acoustic Cumberland. And we're all suckers for a sweet acoustic Cumberland w/ NRPS. I can safely say I speak for all of us when I say that. Magical....

Joined: Jun 12 2007
The 2 Bonus Discs You Need

Geeking out on the bonus discs. Road Trips 4.3 had the best best one so far with the jam sequence from 12.6.73 in Cleveland.
China > Rider
Dark Star (44 minutes!) >

Before E72 there was a 2004 release named Rockin' the Rhein from 4.24.72. That had a bonus disc named The Academy of Music with material from the shows directly preceding E72.
Playin' 3.22.72
Sugar Mag > Caution > Jam > Uncle John's 3.22.72
Dark Star 3.23.72

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Joined: Sep 28 2009
closing bonus disc

The Closing of Winterland Bonus CD

Grateful Dead

Initial release: 2003
Rhino / Grateful Dead Records

A bonus CD that was distributed with pre-ordered copies of the Closing Of Winterland CD and DVD sets. The CD comprises tracks from other New Years Eve shows in the 1970's.


Easy Wind
Jam >
Black Peter
Playing In The Band
Lazy Lightning >
Sugar Magnolia
Scarlet Begonias
Fire On The Mountain
The tracks are from the following shows;

Easy Wind - December 31, 1970
Jam > - December 31, 1971
Black Peter - December 31, 1971
Playing In The Band - December 31, 1972
Lazy Lightning > - December 31, 1977
Supplication - December 31, 1977
Sugar Magnolia - December 31, 1977
Scarlet Begonias - December 31, 1977
Fire On The Mountain - December 31, 1977
Related releases
The bonus disc was distributed with pre-ordered copies of;

The Closing of Winterland CD set, Grateful Dead, 2003
The Closing of Winterland DVD set, Grateful Dead, 2003

Joined: Jun 12 2007
New Year's 76/Cow Palace

New Year's 76 is definitely a top 20 all time release. The setlist looks mediocre, but the playin' is as good as anything to come in 77. It was also the only release for like a year or longer around 2007 because of the Jerry estate lawsuits so a lot of people had stopped paying attention and missed out. has the download if you still need it and can't afford eBay prices. Cow Palace did have a BONUS DISC, a spectacular one. It was named The Spirit of 76 (take note Dave, this is what a real bonus disc looks like):

Music 6.9.76
Crazy Fingers 6.9.76
Let It Grow 10.2.76
Might as Well 10.2.76
Playin' > Supplication > Playin' 9.24.76
Scarlet 9.30.76

The Closing of Winterland DVD (not CD) also had a good bonus disc. The big jams from New Year's 77.

Easy Wind 12.31.70
Jam > Peter 12.31.71
Playin' > Lazy Lightning > Supplication 12.31.77
Sugar Mag 12.31.77
Scarlet > Fire 12.31.77

Bring back the bonus disc Dave & Co, especially for the yearly box set...

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Joined: Sep 28 2009
...into the past

Fillmore East
New York, NY

Download: FLAC/MP3


–Early Show–
101-d1t01 – Morning Dew
102-d1t02 – Me & My Uncle
103-d1t03 – Hard to Handle
104-d1t04 – Cumberland Blues
105-d1t05 – Cold Rain & Snow
106-d1t06 – Alligator ->
107-d1t07 – Drums >
108-d1t08 – Jam -> Bid You Goodnight Jam -> Jam ->
Alligator Jam & Reprise -> Caution Jam ->
109-d1t09 – Feedback

110-d1t10 – Uncle John’s Band

–Late Show–
201-d2t01 – Casey Jones
202-d2t02 – Mama Tried
203-d2t03 – Big Boss Man
204-d2t04 – China Cat Sunflower -> Jam ->
205-d2t05 – I Know You Rider -> High Time tease
206-d2t06 – Mason’s Children
207-d2t07 – Cryptical Envelopment ->
208-d2t08 – Drums ->
209-d2t09 – The Other One ->
210-d2t10 – Cryptical Envelopment ->
211-d2t11 – Cosmic Charlie
212-d3t01 – Uncle John’s Band
213-d3t02 – Black Peter
214-d3t03 – Dire Wolf
215-d3t04 – Good Lovin’
216-d3t05 – Dancin’ in the Streets -> Drums -> Dancin’ in the Streets

217-d3t06 – St. Stephen ->
218-d3t07 – In the Midnight Hour

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Joined: Sep 28 2009

Fillmore East,
New York, NY

Download: FLAC/MP3

SBD patched with AUD

–Early Show–
101-d1t01 – Zarathustra introduction ->
102-d1t02 – Mason’s Children – Officially Released
103-d1t03 – Casey Jones
104-d1t04 – Black Peter
105-d1t05 – Mama Tried ->
106-d1t06 – Hard To Handle
107-d1t07 – Cumberland Blues
108-d1t08 – Cryptical Envelopment ->
109-d1t09 – Drums ->
110-d1t10 – The Other One% ->
111-d1t11 – Cryptical Envelopment ->
112-d1t12 – Cosmic Charlie//

–Late Show–
201-d2t01 – Uncle John’s Band ->
202-d2t02 – High Time
203-d2t03 – Dire Wolf
204-d2t04 – //Easy Wind
205-d2t05 – China Cat Sunflower//(->)
206-d2t06 – //I Know You Rider
207-d2t07 – Good Lovin’
208-d2t08 – Me & My Uncle
209-d2t09 – stage banter
210-d2t10 – Monkey & The Engineer
211-d3t01 – stage banter/tuning
212-d3t02 – Dark Star//(->)
213-d3t03 – //St. Stephen ->
214-d3t04 – The Eleven ->
215-d3t05 – Turn on Your Lovelight%

–aud patch for Zarathustra intro and first 5 seconds of Mason’s
–reel flip at 0:47 in Other One
–Cosmic Charlie cuts out just before the end
–beginning of Easy Wind clipped
–large cut in between China Cat & Rider
–Tighten Up jam in Dark Star starting at 22:43, lasting about a
full 5 minutes
–Dark Star cuts out during the final verse; at least a couple
minutes are missing by the time Stephen cuts in well after its
–reel flip at 14:19 in Lovelight
–Sound Forge was used for normalization and a slight pitch

Joined: Sep 15 2009
12/31/76 Cow Palace

Betty Board. Awesome sound quality. Everyone in their place and clearly audible. Not a GOAT concert but a wonderful release. Brought it out for a re-listen because of the buzz about it here and it has been the perfect New Years Eve and New Years Day companion. Thanks all. And to all for 2018...Be well and prosper.

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Joined: Oct 20 2015
Best show of ‘79?

12-31-78 GD started playing at midnight, so the show is technically 1-1-79.
Watching it now. I don’t need bowl games, I need GOGD.

Happy New Year all, looking forward to this year’s releases.

Joined: Feb 2 2011
Happy New Year to this Band of Brothers and Sisters!

2018 and all the new GD music coming to us all. . .. Praise the Lord and pass the . . .. __________ [fill in the blank].

Joined: Jun 5 2007
I can't believe this.

First time I forgot. Life was so busy this year. I hope it is not a look at things to come. What a year. It went by way too fast amigos. I missed this number one thing to do in life every year and I f'ing missed it. Pray I get each one this year via this site the day they go on sale. I CANNOT miss this. You know how it is. Cant break the collection. Literally a budget for this band yearly since my first show. My lord the amount of money. I would never want to add it up. Keep bringing music and Ill keep buying it with this quality. I am one of them. QUALITY. Never thought I would think that way until the world changed and I listened to my first Apple lossless sound and CDHD quality from the GRATEFUL DEAD. My lord. Headphones and your choice of goodies and say goodbye to real life for a few hours. Isn't that what it was always about? Happy New Year all my friends and family.

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Joined: Jan 23 2016
NYE '76 & T minus 30 days 'til Wall of Keys!

Best "Around & Around." Really fun when they changed the tempo and feel up. Bobby was often up for and/or good for that.

One month 'til we get 11-6-77. Woot.

Joined: Nov 1 2012
Happy New Year

Yes, the Good Lovin>Samson is amazaing

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Joined: Jun 29 2007
Good Lovin' -> Samson.....Cow Palace

.....a top ten segue candidate in the entire catalog. Happy 2018 freaks & geeks!!

Joined: Dec 17 2011


It's 1:53AM in the very beginning hours of 2018, may all of our Dead wishes come true this year my only wish is a NORMANIZED 12/1/79

The music NEVER stops



Vguy72's picture
Joined: Jun 29 2007
Cow Palace NYE '76....

....why not? Spin it
edit. Been doing a Tarantino binge over the last few days. Hateful 8, Jackie Brown, Inglorious Basterds. So good....

Joined: Nov 21 2007
Roscoe Maples Pavilion 2/9/73

Happy New Year haven't listened to this since tape trading days in late 80's... Love the playing and the china cat to start the second set with Wavy Gravy!!! bob t

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Joined: Sep 28 2009
bonus disc

Spirit of '76

Grateful Dead

Initial release: 2006

A bonus CD of live music from 1976. This CD was distributed with copies of the Live At Cow Palace: New Years Eve 1976 release pre-ordered from the online Grateful Dead store.

The Music Never Stopped
Crazy Fingers
Let It Grow >
Might As Well
Playing In The Band >
Supplication >
Playing In The Band
Scarlet Begonias

Jerry Garcia - lead guitar, vocals
Donna Jean Godchaux - vocals
Keith Godchaux - piano
Mickey Hart - drums
Bill Kreutzmann - drums
Phil Lesh - electric bass, vocals
Bob Weir - rhythm guitar, vocals

The tracks on this bonus CD are from the following Grateful Dead shows;

The Music Never Stopped and Crazy Fingers - June 9, 1976, Boston
Let It Grow > Might As Well - October 2, 1976, Cincinnati
Playing In The Band > Supplication > Playing In The Band - September 24, 1976, Williamsburg
Scarlet Begonias - September 30, 1976, Columbus

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Joined: Aug 25 2008
My thanks to Doc

Thanks for the help in 1971 and 3/72.

Born Cross Eyed in 1956's picture
Joined: Aug 25 2008
Cow Palace '76, Closing of Winterland '78

Both the "Live at the Cow Palace" 12/31/1976 (Rhino R2 74816, released 1/2007, 3 CDs) and "The Closing Of Winterland, December 31, 1978" (Grateful Dead Records GDCD78055, released 12/16/2003, 4 CDs) are EXCELLENT!
It's just that when the Cow Palace 1976 show was officially released, I was going through some personal upheavals and I really could not enjoy it for several years, although I had it as a traded CD-R since 1999. Back then, I thought it was knock-your-socks-off fantastic.
I rediscovered it in late 2015, just as I was getting over another personal upheaval, the death of a close friend. It knocked the darkness of of that situation.
"...One way or another, this darkness has to give..."

I can't remember if the Cow Palace 76 release came with a bonus disc
if you pre-ordered it before the "street date" release date through as I did.
I do remember the "street date" being pushed back to mid-January 2007.

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Joined: Apr 17 2015

Thanks Doc for helping to fill some gaps for both spring and fall 71. Always appreciated and we all wish you well!

Happy new year everyone! 76 and 78 are indeed amazing and we are lucky to have such pristine recordings. here's to a great 2018, full of great music and great stories.

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Joined: Apr 17 2015

Thanks Doc for helping to fill some gaps for both spring and fall 71. Always appreciated and we all wish you well!

Happy new year everyone! 76 and 78 are indeed amazing and we are lucky to have such pristine recordings. here's to a great 2018, full of great music and great stories.

Joined: Jan 13 2010
Cow Palace 12/31/76 is supreme

CoW 12/31/78 is magnificent

Joined: Aug 8 2016

...and watching fine film noir.

I suggest Out of the Past. My personal favorite, and I watch it at least once a year.

Mitchum and the dialog in that movie are about as cool as they come.

Bonus points for Jane Greer and Kirk Douglas.

Cueing up 12/31/71 later tonight myself. Counting on '71 to be the palindrome antidote to some of the lunacy of '17, like hendrixfreak alluded to in his post.

Joined: Jan 13 2010

continuing Europe 72 in (gradual) sequence. Currently one blissful disc into 5/11/72. 5/10/72 is excellent.

8/23/69 :)
10/19/71 :)
10/21/71 :)
10/22/71 :)
10/23/71 so so. perhaps distracted by Ramrod's arrest. The Truckin' and NFAetc. are good.
10/26/71 :)
So Many Roads discs 1, 2, 3 :)
1/14/67 (actually, a collection from different shows. two tracks from 1/14/67, a Morning Dew from somewhere, TIFTOO > New Potato > first 20 seconds or so of Born Cross-Eyed from somewhere) :)

eventually soon:
mo' 5/11/72 :)))

how about Harding Theater???

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Joined: Sep 10 2016
Thank You Doc!

Hey, Doc, many thanks for the 1971 love! I’d have asked you for the December run of shows but you’ve already passed it along! I’ve got to say that your positive ‘71 vibes really opened my horizons (and ears) to the expansive sounds of that fine year. Hard to Handle, TN Jed, Me and Bobby McGee, DS, TOO, NFA>GDTRFB>NFA, Lovelight, Good Lovin, and many, many more tunes that truly speak to the sound of ‘71. Pig to Keith and everything in between and that which comes afterward. Much appreciated my friend! Looking forward to DaP26 and associated Normanization of these really fine shows. I’ll be cranking 12/14/71 tonight—might be my favorite show in December.

Happy New Year Everybody!

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Joined: Jun 29 2007
Cow Palace New Year's.....

....the best NYE show they played in my opinion. No nerves that evening, just fire.
....hey Doc. I love popcorn too! But not kettle corn. Theater butter and a bit of salt is my go to. Take care kind sir, and may the four winds continue to blow you safely home. Peace.

David Duryea's picture
Joined: Sep 28 2009
Official New Year releases



JeffSmith's picture
Joined: Jun 9 2014
Happy 2018 To Us All! (& Thank You Doc!)

What a great place we have here to congregate and celebrate the most amazing band of our lives. Looking forward to more sparkling repartee and witty banter and occasional pissing matches in the coming year. A toast to David L, Jeffrey N, MaryE, Dr. Rhino and all those who keep our fires stoked year after year – can't wait for all the new releases and commentary that 2018 will bring. Onward!


(And to ForensicDocEleven: Your '71 crusade has touched many more than you probably realize. Making all those boards so easily available to anyone and everyone was a thankless task. The fact that you've met with diminishing returns lately isn't totally due to disinterest, but's more of a reflection of reaching the saturation point. When you filled in most of the 1971 holes in my collection a few years back, I was finally able to more fully appreciate that crazy, stellar, transitional period of the music. Thanks brother! This will serve as my requisite farewell so that we can meet again sometime (soon). All the best! – Jeff)

Joined: Nov 5 2010
Happy New Year!

To all, And I hope there will be many fine releases too! One of then the 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Anthem of the Sun...

David Duryea's picture
Joined: Sep 28 2009
low cost portable headphones

Crutchfield has a great deal on Sennheiser PX 100-IIi
On-ear headphones with in-line remote and microphone
Price Break: Was $149.99, Now: $49.99 with free shipping.

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Joined: Sep 28 2009
Thanks doc

Your enthusiasm for '71 was greatly appreciated and did not go unnoticed. Speaking for myself, I never took you up on your offers because after 10 years of collecting SBDs, I already had them all. Live long and prosper, Doc. You will be missed by many.

Joined: Feb 26 2014
That's a pretty long good-bye, Doc....

So I'll keep it short. I sincerely appreciate your love for 1971 GD and your efforts to circulate the music. I'd always been a huge fan of spring '71, but you opened my eyes to the rest of the year. So, many thanks for your efforts. 1971 could be the antidote to 2017.

Unlike others, I love the recent Felt Forum release and look forward to DaP 26 for more '71. A spring '71 box would go well with a fall '72 box and/or summer '73 box. You know one of those is coming soon; they cannot be denied.

Happy New Year's to all and to all a rockin' night.

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Joined: Sep 23 2009
Perfect Party Favors NYE 1970

In Dennis McNally's book he describes the 1970 NYE Winterland show and that every balloon dropped at midnight contained a beautifully engraved card with an attached barrel of Orange Sunshine LSD!! Imagine the ramifications if that was done in the present day!! Anyone on these boards at that show that can provide more info??

Thank You David and Norman and everyone involved in the years releases. I'll take any show/tour from any year. This is the shit I dreamed about in 1977 when I started collecting hissy low generation TDK Sa's (Although I do miss some of that quirky filler). Besides for me it always results in a very similar late night smokey ritual.

Listening> Deadbase>> comments> Google> Youtube> more> more Deadbase and happily repeat over and over. Thats how I enjoy this ride. Sometimes I add some Hoffman board talk as well.

Highly recommend the Dylan Trouble No More Box and the JACO documentary on Netflix.

Happy New Year to All!!!

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Joined: Jun 17 2008
The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living

Rockers, hello, from one year ago, with modifications:

Good morning rockers, welcome to the new year…………..

(In 2016)
Since December is over, I thought I would update the group on the amazing results of my December 1971 give-away:
ONE person asked for 12/4.
ONE person asked for the December Felt run.
NOBODY asked for the truly fine Dead shows of 12/1, 12/10, 12/14, or 12/15. Or anything else from this month, where fine music from our favorite band filled the air and thrilled our hearts and minds.

(In 2017)
One kind soul, diehard deadhead asked for 12/2, 4, 6, 9, 14, 15. I presume everyone else was asleep..............

What can it all mean?
“If you presume to love something, you must love the process of it much more than you love the finished product”.
In other words, my work here is done. My participation in the process is complete. I never considered it a job, but it was a lot of work. It was more like a mission, those that are called step forward and give in to it. Those that I have mentored---and you know who you are---will need to step up, fight the good fight, spread the gospel of 1971 Grateful Dead. I’ve done my part for King and Country, time for others to carry on…….

“Just as the constant increase of entropy is the basic law of the universe, so it is the basic law of life to be ever more highly structured and to struggle against entropy”.
Yet there is only so much energy that can be invested in any one given system. In my system, that energy is better focused on loving my wife, playing with my dogs, dusting off the Gibson and working on my jazzy chords, picking up the Martin and working on those acoustic blues, eating popcorn and watching fine film noir, and revisiting Bradbury and Hawking. Repeat ad infinitum……

And of course listening to Grateful Dead, they will always be the soundtrack of my adult life.

Parting is such sweet sorrow.
“Don't be dismayed by good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends”.

I hate long goodbyes, so I will simply say, in closing:

Take care my friends, avoid the petty disagreements, keep the politics out, embrace the music and spread it, listen with eyes wide open, love life, and until we meet again, rock on!

Death is not the greatest loss in life, the greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live……

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Joined: Sep 28 2009

Winterland Arena
San Francisco CA

Download: FLAC (Part 1, Part 2) MP3

Bertha Remaster of the PreFM source.
Sound A / Patched Sources B
Digitally remastered using a custom built, Dual-DAW, nicknamed Bertha,
by Completed on August 18, 2004.

–Set 1–
101-d1t01 – NYE Countdown ->
102-d1t02 – Around & Around
103-d1t03 – Deal
104-d1t04 – Mexicali Blues
105-d1t05 – Brown Eyed Women
106-d1t06 – Box Of Rain
107-d1t07 – Jack Straw
108-d1t08 – Don’t Ease Me In
109-d1t09 – Beat It on Down the Line
110-d1t10 – Candyman
111-d1t11 – KSAN’s DJ..El Paso
112-d1t12 – Tennessee Jed
113-d1t13 – Equipment Malfunction
114-d2t01 – Playing in the Band
115-d2t02 – Casey Jones

–Set 2–
201-d2t03 – The Promised Land
202-d2t04 – Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
203-d2t05 – Big River
204-d2t06 – Sugaree
205-d3t01 – Truckin’ ->
206-d3t02 – The Other One ->
207-d3t03 – Drums ->
208-d3t04 – Drums & Bass ->
209-d3t05 – Jam -> Space -> Jam ->
210-d3t06 – The Other One ->
211-d3t07 – Morning Dew
212-d3t08 – Thanks Bill Graham
213-d3t09 – Sugar Magnolia
214-d4t01 – Sing Me Back Home
215-d4t02 – Johnny B. Goode

216-d4t03 – Uncle John’s Band
217-d4t04 – ../One More Saturday Night

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Joined: May 2 2016
Boston Tea Party

Thanks for the Midnight Cafe links, David Duryea and for the Anthem read- very good stuff. I love those shows and will definitely queue up the 12/31 in honor of New Year's Eve.

Speaking of which, Happy New Year to everyone out there. I hope the new year brings good times, health, and happiness; I know it will include some great music. I'd be ok with a '79 release- DP5 rocks pretty good.

Remember that gratefulness leads to happiness.

Be good, y'all.

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Joined: Apr 17 2015

"...but also the illuminating blaze of consciousness that is capable of penetrating to the very heart of darkness."

Very moving...and very much needed in this world of ours. Thank you for sharing.

Joined: Jan 13 2010
Anthem of the Sun

50 years...yeah, they should do something special with that.

the cover art is priceless.

Joined: Feb 2 2011

Brent's first show is a very, very worthy candidate for an official release. With that in mind, there is a similar rationale for a September 1979 N.Y.C. MSG mini box set. These were Brent's first shows in N.Y.C.. So it is kind of like the new guy's and his new sounds Broadway debut. Brent hits "The Big Time!"

Likewise while not an 80s release, it is close to it. Brent = 80s even if it is late 79.

As I said earlier The GD W/Brent took N.Y.C. by storm: They Came, They Saw, They Conquered.

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Joined: Feb 16 2017
Sun Anthem

Just had to say what a cool story and the painter is a fine writer as well.

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Joined: Jun 20 2007
Anthem of the Sun (artist)

My mind is blown.. I have the white background cover of Anthem.

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Joined: Sep 28 2009
Anthem of the Sun artwork

In January ’68, while living in the Haight-Ashbury, Phil Lesh asked me if I would do a cover for the Grateful Dead’s second album. I was living in a house on Shrader Street, two blocks above Haight Street, that had canvas window shades. I removed one, stapled it to a 34 inch diameter piece of plywood and drew out the basic image in a week or so. Showed it to the concerned members of the band, they said “OK,” so I began painting. I painted until May when Warner Brothers needed it for the summer release of Anthem of the Sun. Although the background was not done and much of the details were not painted to my satisfaction, we decided it would be fine, since the image would be reduced from 34 inches in diameter to about 11 inches on the album cover. After Warner Brothers had done what they needed to do with the painting, I gave it to a friend (Richard Kane), with the intention of finishing it “whenever,” and began a trip that would not bring me back to the painting until some 20 years later. I finished the background during a three month session in 1989. Then after two more six month painting sessions, Anthem was completed in ’96.
Over the last several decades, I have observed many responses to, and have been asked many questions about the painting. I understand Anthem’s visual language is esoteric and not readily accessible, but I’ve been reluctant to explain or elaborate for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it just wasn’t finished and it’s awful easy to get carried away with descriptions and explanations about something that isn’t complete. Secondly, I believe an intuitive or gut response to a work of art is the most insightful and of the highest level of understanding. However, now that it is finished, and in response to the numerous questions, I feel it timely to offer a guide in hopes it might be useful in providing a more fertile understanding and experience for those interested in the painting and where it came from.
For me, the painting has three interwoven and synchronous levels of import: The outer or direct, the middle or hidden, and the inner or secret meaning. In the following pages, I’ll try to articulate these three ideas and the design and painting process. This guide was written as (and should be read as) a playful and quizzical passage through some of the various landscapes of circumstance, influence and experience from which Anthem grew. Sometimes the memories were fresh and fertile, and I felt as if I was on a pilgrimage to sweet and sacred places of earth, mind and heart. Other times, I felt like an archeologist rummaging through sedimentary layers of mind-rot for some detail of thought, experience or history. The writing takes a winding course, with many switch backs, staggers and crawls. As you pass through the following pages, keep in mind that Anthem of the Sun, means Song of the Sun, and the implied reference is not only to the great solar blaze that brings light and life to a darkened world, but also the illuminating blaze of consciousness that is capable of penetrating to the very heart of darkness.

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Joined: Nov 1 2010
New Years Eve Shows Lament

Hi all, I've been experiencing something that happens every year around this time, what I might call NYE Shows Lament. I feel sad I don't have a NY Dead Run to run off to and experience with many of my friends and fellow deadheads. My first real dead show was NYE 71-72 at Winterland, and I caught the bug pretty quickly in 1972. I attended every NYE run in the bay area since then. Towards the end, from about 88 on, I was on the floor in the center about 6 blankets back from the stage with about 20 of my best friends all holding down our blanket space and enjoying the show together. We would smuggle in champagne for the new year, and along with the traditional super fun balloon drop was the traditional Bill Graham NY stunt, a different one each year. That was real bliss, and I miss it every year around this time. I just thought I'd share the sense of NYE loss I experience, I'm sure I'm not alone in this feeling.

I love all the years and look forward to more grate releases in 2018!! Any way we can speed them up and get more releases quicker?? Ha Ha

Best to all you grate people in the New Year, Scott

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Joined: Jan 23 2016
+1 for '79 in 2018!

4/22/79 would do nicely. It's been in The Vault for yonks. Brent's first show. It's a Betty. Fun 'n funky "Shakedown St." encore. What's not to like?

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Joined: Sep 28 2009
Anthem of the Sun 50th

The GD Debut Album 50th Anniversary 2cd was released on 1/20/17. It's high time for the Anthem 50th! Any rumors, hints or suggestions for an unreleased show on the second disc? A fellow can dream, can't he? Bolo? Bolo? Bolo?

Joined: Feb 2 2011

I second East vs. West 79 box sets -- simultaneously released.

Joined: Jan 13 2010
DD: that Boston December/New Year's run is awesome.

good call.

also, GD79 is a treasure trove.

Joined: Dec 17 2011

I'll second that motion for a '79 MSG box set while we are at it add 8/4,5/79 Oakland make it an east vs. west box set

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Joined: Sep 28 2009
Tea Party (3rd night)

December 31, 1969
Boston Tea Party
Boston, MA

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–Set 1–
101-d1t01 – Introduction
102-d1t02 – China Cat Sunflower ->
103-d1t03 – I Know You Rider
104-d1t04 – Mama Tried
105-d1t05 – Next Time You See Me
106-d1t06 – Cold Rain & Snow
107-d1t07 – Black Peter
108-d1t08 – Hard To Handle
109-d1t09 – Me & My Uncle
110-d1t10 – Mason’s Children
111-d1t11 – Dire Wolf
112-d1t12 – Uncle John’s Band

–Set 2–
201-d2t01 – Yellow Dog Story
202-d2t02 – Alligator ->
203-d2t03 – Drums ->
204-d2t04 – Alligator ->
205-d2t05 – Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) ->
206-d2t06 – Good Lovin’ ->
207-d2t07 – Drums ->
208-d2t08 – The Eleven
209-d2t09 – High Time
210-d2t10 – Cumberland Blues
211-d3t01 – Big Boy Pete
212-d3t02 – Not Fade Away
213-d3t03 – Seasons
214-d3t04 – The Race Is On
215-d3t05 – Silver Threads And Golden Needles
216-d3t06 – Slewfoot
217-d3t07 – Dancing in the Street

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