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New Set Compiles Yearly Grateful Dead Live Performances

Grateful Dead: 30 Trips Around the Sun: The Definitive Live StoryEven though bandleader Jerry Garcia passed away 20 years ago, The Grateful Dead, in the midst of celebrating its 50th anniversary, still has something special to give — part of its past.

The four CD set, 30 Trips Around the Sun: The Definitive Live Story, serves as an introduction to the legendary live performances from the band, featuring stalwart founding bassist Phil Lesh, whose inventive playing helped define the band’s sound.

Beginning with a re-released track, “Caution (Do Not Sleep on Tracks)” recorded as The Emergency Crew in 1965, the box set features unreleased tracks for each year of the full band’s existence through 1995. The four CD set is actually a condensed version of an 80-disc, $700, limited edition (6,500 copies) set featuring the full, unreleased shows from which each of the songs were pulled.

30 Trips Around the Sun: The Definitive Live Story is available on CD and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

30 Trips Around the Sun: The Definitive Live Story Track List:

Disc 1:

  1. Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)
  2. Cream Puff War (Live at Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA 7/3/66)
  3. Viola Lee Blues (Live at Shrine (Exhibition Hall, Los Angeles, CA1/10/67)
  4. Dark Star (Live at Greek Theater, Berkeley, CA 10/20/68)
  5. Doin’ That Rag (Live at Dream Bowl, Vallejo, CA 2/22/69)
  6. Dancing In The Street (Live at Winterland, San Francisco,CA 4/15/70)
  7. Ain’t It Crazy (The Rub) (Live at Fox Theater, St. Louis, MO 3/18/71)
  8. Tomorrow Is Forever (Live at The Palace Theater, Waterbury, CT 9/24/72)
  9. Here Comes Sunshine (Live from San Diego Sports Arena 11/14/73)

Disc 2:

  1. Uncle John’s Band (Live from Parc des Expositions, Dijon, France 9/18/74)
  2. Franklin’s Tower (Live From Lindley Meadows, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco 9/28/75)
  3. Scarlet Begonias (Live at Cobo Hall, Detroit, MI 10/3/76)
  4. Estimated Prophet (Live at Capital Theatre, Passaic, NJ 4/25/77)
  5. Samson And Delilah (Live at Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI 5/14/78)
  6. Lost Sailor>Saint Of Circumstance (Live at Cape Cod Coliseum, South Yarmouth, MA 10/27/79)
  7. Deep Elem Blues (Live at Lakeland Civic Center, Lakeland, FL 11/28/80)

Disc 3:

  1. Shakedown Street (Live at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 5/16/81)
  2. Bird Song (Live at Manor Downs, Austin, TX 7/31/82)
  3. My Brother Esau (Live at The Centrum, Worchester, MA 10/21/83)
  4. Feel Like A Stranger (Live at Agusta Civic Center, Agusta, ME 10/12/84)
  5. Let It Grow (Live at River Bend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH 6/24/85)
  6. Comes A Time (Live at Cal Expo Amphitheatre, Sacramento, CA 5/3/86)
  7. Morning Dew (Live at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 9/18/87)

Disc 4:

  1. Not Fade Away (Live at Oxford Plains Speedway, Oxford, ME 7/3/88)
  2. Blow Away (Live at Miami Arena, Miami, FL 10/26/89)
  3. Ramble On Rose (Live at Zenith, Paris, France 10/27/90)
  4. High Time (Live From Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 9/10/91)
  5. Althea (Live at Copps Coliseum, Ontario Canada 3/20/92)
  6. Broken Arrow (Live at Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, NY 3/27/1993)
  7. So Many Roads (Live at Boston Garden, Boston, MA 10/1/94)
  8. Visions Of Johanna (Delta Center, Salt Lake City, UT 2/21/95)