The new thread for The Grateful Dead


excited for this, pretty sure this is one of the first tapes I ever had. :green_heart: :sunny:

Grateful Dead To Release Show From 1971 Felt Forum Run As ‘Dave’s Picks Volume 22’

While the Grateful Dead have yet to issue the 21st installment of their Dave’s Picks live archival series, which as reported will contain the band’s April 2, 1973 performance, the group has announced the contents of Dave’s Picks, Volume 22. The second Dave’s Picks of 2017 will feature the Grateful Dead’s famed December 7, 1971 show from the Felt Forum in New York City.

The Dead are still selling 2017 Dave’s Picks subscriptions for the next two weeks, which is important because Volume 22 features a subscriber-only bonus disc. Since the Grateful Dead’s December 7, 1971 show was relatively short, most of the band’s second set from the previous night is included on Volume 22 while the bulk of the rest of the December 6, 1971 show appears on the bonus disc.

Dave’s Picks, Volume 22 was announced via an email from the band. Here’s the entire part relating to Volume 22:

With only two weeks left to get in on the subscriptions for Dave’s Picks 2017, we wanted to reveal the Dave’s Picks 22 show selection, just selected in the first few days of 2017. As you know, the first Dave’s Picks of 2017, Volume 21, is the complete show from 4/2/73 in Boston. We’re following that up with the complete show from 12/7/71 at the Felt Forum in New York City, from the famous run of shows in the lower level of Madison Square Garden. Tapes from this run of shows have circulated for decades, but never sounding like this. Featuring the return of Pigpen, who had been absent from the Dead since 8/26/71, the show features five Pigpen-sung songs, including what is arguably the best version of Smokestack Lightning. Every song from this show is played to perfection, presenting definitive live versions of every song played from this era. Because the show is relatively short at “only” two and a half hours, we have added the bulk of the second set from the previous night, including a massive Other One jam, and exceptional renditions of Wharf Rat and Uncle John’s Band. And to make this release akin to a mini-box set, the 2017 Bonus Disc will feature the bulk of the rest of this 12/6/71 show, giving you two nearly-complete shows from one of the most requested and sought-after runs in Grateful Dead history. And if you think Dave’s Picks 21 and 22 are going to blow your minds, wait until you see what we have in store for Volumes 23 and 24. We’ve started narrowing ideas down for those two, and we’re as excited as ever about the direction of this series…



Read a great blog the other day, very well researched and informative.

And I’m watching this thing–billed as 10/17-19/74. Awesome. From The Grateful Dead Movie stuff?


Amazon Acquires Grateful Dead Documentary ‘Long Strange Trip’

Director Amir Bar-Lev and executive producer Martin Scorsese have sold the rights to the six-part Grateful Dead documentary Long Strange Trip to Amazon. The four hour examination of the famed rock group is set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video in the United States and United Kingdom on May 26.

As reported, the long in the making documentary film will make its world debut next week at the Sundance Film Festival. Producers include Eric Eisner, Nick Koskoff and film financer Alex Blavatnik. Additional producers include Justin Kreutzmann and others as well as executive producers and surviving Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir.

“I’ve always admired the spirit and creativity of the Grateful Dead,” Scorsese said in a statement. “They are revolutionary artists who forever changed the world of touring and recording live music. They were a cultural force–a lifestyle, that continue to influence new generations of fans. This film will entertain and educate audiences about one of the most innovative and groundbreaking American bands of the 20th century.”

“I first reached out to the Grateful Dead about this film back in 2003,” Bar-Lev said. “Since then, everyone who has come aboard has treated this project with a renegade spirit of cooperation and ingenuity worthy of the subject matter. I recognized immediately that Amazon was the perfect distributor when I met their team, and I can’t wait to see how many brains they can infect with the Dead’s contagious brand of anti-establishment fun.”

Eisner and Blavatnik stated:

We’re honored to be involved in this historic, ambitious and passionate undertaking. The Grateful Dead have played and continue to play an integral role not only in our lives, but in the very development of contemporary American society. Amir’s encompassing and engrossing look truly captures the story of this unique band.

Additional territories offering Amazon Prime Video beyond the U.S. and U.K. will begin showing Long Strange Trip sometime after May 26. Amazon Prime Video is included as part of the Amazon Prime subscription program.




Time for me to join Amazon Prime I think. Been going back and forth for a year over it. I buy enough things from amazon, but I went through all my purchases the last 2 years and never spent more on freight in a year than the cost of joining Prime.

But I recently noticed this coffee I buy is half the price if you’re a prime member. Plus with my new TV and being able to watch some stuff on the app, it looks like it’s time for me to join.

Also I heard you can pick a charity and a portion of everything you buy gets donated to them if you’re a Prime member.


Can’t say enough about AP. All of our family lives out of town so it’s a huge time saver for gift giving. Also, I can get my dog’s bully sticks delivered same day. I pretty much get everything on there. I’m Bezo’s bitch.


so I did a free trial for a month and then it says after that Amazon Prime is $10.99/month.
My cousin in Maryland said it’s $90 for him. Is it more/less depending on where you live? That would make sense if so bc of the free shipping, but I don’t want to pay $132 if I can get it for $90.


Can’t you pay for it a year at a time?


probably. right now I am doing a 30 day trial. need to look into it more.


My membership cost $110.00. I even get make up on there. I buy my husband’s $130 running shoes for 70 bucks. It can pay for itself depending on what you shop for.



Love!! ^^^ :tada:


Grateful Dead To Release Legendary Cornell 1977 Show And ‘May 1977: Get Shown The Light’ Box Set
The Grateful Dead will issue an 11-disc box set titled May 1977: Get Shown The Light via Rhino Records on May 5. Contained within are complete recordings of four Grateful Dead shows from May 1977 including the first official release of the band’s famed May 8, 1977 concert at Barton Hall on the campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. The Cornell show will also be released by itself on CD and vinyl.

In addition to Cornell ’77, May 1977: Get Shown The Light will feature the Grateful Dead’s stops in New Haven (May 5, 1977), Boston (May 7, 1977) and Buffalo (May 9, 1977). Rolling Stone broke the news on the new box set which is sourced from Betty Boards recorded by recording engineer Betty Cantor-Jackson

“Since the moment that the board tape of Cornell began circulating in the late 1980s, its legend was instantly created,” Lemieux told Rolling Stone in a statement. “Although plenty of Grateful Dead shows have been called their ‘best ever,’ in the case of Cornell this statement is rarely contested. It’s long been a dream of everyone in the Grateful Dead organization to release the definitive version of Cornell, drawn from the master tapes, and we’re as thrilled as the fans are that this show is finally being released.”

Not only will May 1977: Get Shown The Light be released on May 5, but there’s also a 3-CD issue and 5-LP vinyl issue of Cornell ’77. All three upcoming releases are currently available for pre-order via



Other than the fact that they are Betty boards, how does this differ from the other two major 5/77 releases?


did you find out?

cause you can pay for it a year at a time


I think they are just the best recordings that will likely ever be available, based on Betty boards.


I haven’t missed one of these GD at the movies yet. So fun! This will be a good one.


It’s a good movie. Wish they had more like it to release. Seems like that 72 movie was the last one they put out.

I just ordered ‘Dark Star’ and ‘Garcia’ to read, see about that slow decline.


Tomorrow night 4/20:

I will be there! so fun to watch on the big screen.