Grateful Dead:
Cornell 5/8/77

LP499 - 5 LP Boxed Set
Rhino, 2017

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Grateful Dead: Cornell 5/8/77
Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

“...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.

Tracklist:

Side 1
1. New Minglewood Blues
2. Loser
3. El Paso

Side 2
1. They Love Each Other
2. Jack Straw
3. Deal

Side 3
1. Lazy Lightning>
2. Supplication
3. Brown-Eyed Women

Side 4
1. Mama Tried
2. Row Jimmy

Side 5
1. Dancing In The Street

Side 6
1. Scarlet Begonias>
2. Fire On The Mountain

Side 7
1. Estimated Prophet

Side 8
1. St. Stephen>
2. Not Fade Away>
3. St. Stephen

Side 9
1. Morning Dew
2. One More Saturday Night

Sourced from the master Betty Boards,
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
Limited edition of 7,700
Release Date: May 5, 2017

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