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Phil Lesh Weighs In On New Grateful Dead Documentary
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Phil Lesh Weighs In On New Grateful Dead Documentary

Grateful Dead fans are ecstatic about Long Strange Trip, the new four-hour documentary that tells the legendary band’s tale. It is showing in select theaters and now streaming on Amazon Prime. As in-depth as the film is, bassist Phil Lesh says it doesn’t cover the whole story. “It’s only telling part of the story,” he told Rolling Stone. “The Grateful...

The Grateful Dead’s Debut Album Given 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
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The Grateful Dead’s Debut Album Given 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

The Grateful Dead celebrated the 50th anniversary of their band back in July 2015, and now they’re celebrating 50 years since their debut album with a special re-release. The Grateful Dead: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition contains a remastered version of the original album plus a bonus disc of an unreleased concert from July 29th, 1966 and select songs from July...

Grateful Dead Set Gives Classic 1978 Show an Official Release
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Grateful Dead Set Gives Classic 1978 Show an Official Release

A show from one of the The Grateful Dead’s earliest stands at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre has finally received an official release as a three-CD set after circulating among fans for decades. As always, Phil Lesh holds down the low end on the set, simply called Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colorado, 7/8/78. The show’s audio is pulled from the Betty...

Fare The Well Shows Released
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Fare The Well Shows Released

Did you miss The Grateful Dead’s Fare The Well shows July 3-5 at Soldier Field in Chicago? No worries. There’s a “best of” live album documenting the best performances from the three-date stand by the band’s remaining members, including bassist Phil Lesh, augmented by musicians like Phish’s Trey Anastasio, in honor of the band’s 50th anniversary. It’s a great opportunity...

New Set Compiles Yearly Grateful Dead Live Performances
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New Set Compiles Yearly Grateful Dead Live Performances

Even 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...

Two Dead Shows Added, All Five Shows Set for Broadcast
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Two Dead Shows Added, All Five Shows Set for Broadcast

The remaining members of The Grateful Dead have added two dates to its roster of “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead” shows. The two new shows, which preceded the three previously announced July 3-5 shows in Chicago, are nods to the very beginnings of The Dead’s career, just as the Chicago shows are a reminder of the...

Inspired Grateful Dead Show with Branford Marsalis Now Available in Official Version
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Inspired Grateful Dead Show with Branford Marsalis Now Available in Official Version

If not for bassist Phil Lesh, the Grateful Dead’s March 29, 1990 show at the Nassau Coliseum wouldn’t have been quite as noteworthy as it was. On that night, Lesh invited jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis to sit in for one tune — “Birdsong.” He played it, and then, with the band’s encouragement, stayed for the entire second set. In the...

Jerry Garcia & Bob Weir with Will Lee: Letterman Rehearsal
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Jerry Garcia & Bob Weir with Will Lee: Letterman Rehearsal

This video is so cool on so many levels. Bassist Will Lee and the rest of the “World’s Most Dangerous Band” back the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir in this 1989 rehearsal for their Late Night with David Letterman appearance.