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    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.

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  • January 3, 2018 - 12:33am
    Dew_Lover
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    dig that
    Hey Now Flood! I'm with you, I have that "limited edition" as well, and think we at least deserve an explanation... PEACE.
  • October 30, 2017 - 1:48pm
    Larry Reichman
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    Barton Hall 5/8/77 Photo Book Is Ready
    You may have read about it, and you may have seen my photos in the Get Shown the Light box set and the Cornell CD set. Well, I am proud, excited and thrilled to announce that my high-quality coffee table book of photos from this great show is now available! Please check out my site: www.GDBartonHall1977.com Thanks, Larry
  • July 31, 2017 - 4:36pm
    Born Cross Eye…
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    In search of
    I'm in search of j-cards for cassettes this 5/8/77 show. What I'm looking for are colorful perferably hand written setlist and spines with some GD icongraphy, something fancy. If it's all older style computer graphics and text, that's fine, too. What I have are two TDK SA-90 cassettes in their original light grey cases with plain white j-cards with "arial" typeset over the original lined, blank TDK j-cards. Originals are great, but flatbed scans of photos of the j-cards are better, because you're sharing. But if you want to dump a couple cassettes with fancy j-cards my way, that would be great too. My tapes sources are: Silver Rarities SIRA 19/20/21 CDs.
  • July 20, 2017 - 6:21am
    KeithFan2112
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    Bill the drummer
    I could not agree more. The problem with Bill is that he only really had three years to be as great as he can be. The music simply does not allow for the full range of his talent to be exercised when there is another drummer on the stage. The new Dave's Picks from December 1971 is a great example of how good he is. Muleskinner - great recommendation for the April 15th 1978 show. The sound is great. I'm only on track number 2 but I'm sure the Morning Dew is going to be just fine. I really love the early 1978 shows from January through April; they had not yet turned the corner that they did in May, when they started to loosen up and have some off nights. They were really tight during these April shows, and sounded great. The wolf guitar really puts a new spin on the 1977 tour set list. Plus, a lot of songs had developed more in 1978, such as Estimated Prophet, Terrapin Station, and The Music Mever Stopped.
  • July 17, 2017 - 8:16am
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    The Wall 8-5-1974
    Hi Folks, Was just listening to a couple of versions of the Wall in the Archives. I was fortunate to the GD on 8/4 at the Civic Center. Hunter Seamonds has a great matrix of that show in the archives, then the next night, there is an even better show with a matrix by Dusborne, This guy is getting to be one of the best show mastering engineers around. I find it hard to find shows of the Wall that are great anywhere,and I loved 74. Check this one out, many outstanding moments. A Great version of 'Tennessee Jed'. https://archive.org/details/gd1974-08-05.131660.mtx.dusborne.flac16/gd7…
  • July 10, 2017 - 6:19pm
    Reefer Gladness
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    The wisdom of kids
    My son said today, " Dad, every tribute band is stuck in '77." It was a very good year. I am waiting for the Rob Gym UCSB show to get released. February of '77, it was a great one.
  • June 27, 2017 - 7:26am
    Jasper 25
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    The "Best" Ever?
    This discussion has gone on for years. Undoubtably a great show and one I wish I was at, but in my opinion, there really is no "best" show. What I think the Dead were the "best" at was opening doors and showing us a whole bunch of new rooms filled with some mind altering music. Twice this happened to me. After they returned from Egypt and they were joined onstage by an Egyptian ensemble to help them kick off the second set. Another time, and for some just a bit too much, was the '74 tour with Lesh and Lagen doing their "Seastones" thing between sets and filling the arena with Kafka-Insect-Fear. These shows opened my ears a lot about just what music can be and to me were the "best".
  • June 3, 2017 - 7:46am
    Mr. Pete
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    "The Grateful Dead and Philosophy" edited by Steven Gimbel
    If you have not read this book you might want to pick up a copy. I found it very interesting. I consists of nineteen essays on different aspects of the dead. Enjoy! Mr. Pete----------> aging hippie
  • June 2, 2017 - 9:48am
    chriss
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    Fades on Hi-Res like cds?
    Wondering if the hi-res versions have fades between the tracks that align with the cds...Estimated -> St Stephen in particular. You can "connect" these tracks from the cd rip but there is clearly a fade out/fade in at the end of disc 2 and the beginning of disc 3.
  • June 1, 2017 - 7:29am
    72LiveDead
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    echo Vocals
    Jerry's vocals echo the most and I am not fond of it. I prefer clear even vocals.
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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.

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I am sitting here dumbfounded at my desk. cheers
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I have to take a step back!
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And another step back!
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And yet another, take a step back!
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Bobbie......Bobbie......Bobbie.....
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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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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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the website is screwed up, and nobody answers the phone. And all this site does is sell merchandise.
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the website is screwed up, and nobody answers the phone. And all this site does is sell merchandise.
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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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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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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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Will someone please put the hamster back on the wheel?
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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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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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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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thank goodness and all the old tapers I got the tape cause trying to order the CD is a clusterfuck
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they took the cart down, it doesn't load at all.
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they took the cart down, it doesn't load at all.
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they took the cart down, it doesn't load at all.
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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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Thought I was trying to get in Fort KnoxRhino 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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Smiling
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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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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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I got an order thru, now, it is showing blank again, think site was overloaded.Jim
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Still doing HDCDs? Why?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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You are right, they were married you know. Betty took over Rex's job after He passed away.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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