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Martin Scorsese to Produce Grateful Dead Documentary for Band’s 50th Anniversary

The Grateful Dead will celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary with an authorized feature documentary that will be directed by Amir Bar-Lev, helmer of the superb films The Tillman Story and most recently the Penn State football scandal Happy Valley. Martin Scorsese, whose own rock docus have provided the template for how to make these kinds of movies, will be executive producer along with Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Andrew Heller, Sanford Heller, and Rick Yorn. Longtime Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux will serve as the film’s music supervisor.

The makers say their as-yet-untitled film will include never-before-seen footage of performances and backstage stuff involving the band, as well as new interviews with surviving members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir, as well as many other characters and pranksters from the Dead universe. This goes back to the band’s formation in the Bay Area amid the rise of the psychedelic counterculture of the ’60s. 

Yowza!

Grateful Dead Documentary: Martin Scorsese & Amir Bar-Lev Behind Movie | Deadline.

The Grateful Dead Get High-Res; But They’re a Bit Confused

As more and more vendors and artists try to jump on the high-resolution bandwagon, it’s clear that a lot of them are confused. Take this example of the Grateful Dead. Yesterday, the band send out an email saying that they now have “High Definition Dead.” And they are offering high-definition – or high-resolution – files […]

iTunes Smart Playlist: Lots of Live Dead

I’ve made a smart playlist to group all of my live Grateful Dead recordings (just official releases). This uses a nested smart playlist, with a number of conditions. The first is Artist is Grateful Dead, and then I nest a number of conditions, beginning with Album begins with 1, since all of the Dead’s concerts […]

Grateful Dead, 1977: The Best Year for Tuning Up

This came out last year, but it’s good to remind people of one of the more interesting Grateful Dead recordings circulating. It’s all of the Grateful Dead’s tuning for the year 1977; more than an hour and a half of tuning up. If you’ve ever attended a Dead show, you know that the tuning was […]

DVD/Blu-Ray Review: Move Me Brightly, Jerry Garcia 70th Birthday Concert

On August 3, 2013, Bob Weir organized a concert to commemorate the 70th birthday of the late Grateful Dead singer and guitarist Jerry Garcia. (Amazon.com, Amazon UK) It was held in Weir’s TRI Studios in San Rafael, California, and was filmed by Justin Kreutzmann, son of the Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzman. The result is […]

Grateful Dead to Release Sunshine Daydream, 8/27/72 Film and CD Set

Deadheads, get out your credit cards! This September will finally see an official release of 8/27/72 and Sunshine Daydream. After more than 40 years, we’ll finally get a crystal-clear recording of this iconic show, and a DVD or Blu-Ray of the Sunshine Daydream movie, shot that day. Most Deadheads know that this show, from Veneta, […]

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