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Music Vault Releases Dozens Of Grateful Dead And Jerry Garcia Band Concerts On YouTube

Earlier this year, Music Vault announced the release of 13,000 archival videos on YouTube, ranging from The Who to Ken Kesey to The Allman Brothers to St. Vincent. The group opened their collection to the general public, graciously restoring and preserving these legendary performances.

Music Vault has been at it again, steadily uploading a stream of Grateful Dead and Dead-family concerts over the past week and a half. Their collection includes several full Dead concerts, including:

-6/18/76, 4/27/77, 11/24/78 at the Capitol Theatre
-08/05/79, 12/27/79, 12/28/79, 12/30/79, 12/26/80, 12/30/80 and 12/31/81 in Oakland
-12/30/77 and 12/31/77 at Winterland
-9/24/88 at MSG
-10/29/80, 10/30/80 and 10/31/80 at Radio City Music Hall
-12/31/90 at the Oakland Coliseum with Bradford Marsalis
-12/30/83 and 12/31/83 at the San Francisco Civic Auditorium
-5/28/82 at Moscone Center
-10/13/80 at Warfield Theatre
-08/04/76 at Roosevelt Stadium

The full collection also includes some Jerry Garcia Band performances, as well as a Jerry Garcia & Bob Weir show from 12/04/88. The full collection can be found on the Music Vault video page. Here are a few choice selections for you fine Deadheads on this fantastic Friday:

via Live For Live Music – Music Vault Releases Dozens Of Grateful Dead And Jerry Garcia Band Concerts On YouTube.

This is from about a month ago, but it’s the first time I spotted it. The video quality isn’t great for most of them, and a lot of them are simply black and white fixed camera recordings. But since there are so few videos of the Dead, this is a great resource. If only they had some from 1972…

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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.

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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 […]

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