30 Trips Around the Sun is an 80-CD live album, packaged as a box set, by the rock band the Grateful Dead. Announced for the celebration of their 50th anniversary, it consists of 30 complete, previously unreleased concerts—73 hours of music—with one show per year from 1966 through 1995. The box set is individually numbered and limited to 6,500 copies. It was released on October 7, 2015.
Spring 1990 (The Other One) is a live album by the rock band the Grateful Dead. Packaged as a box set, it contains eight complete concerts on 23 CDs, recorded during the band's spring 1990 concert tour. It was produced as a limited edition of 9,000 numbered copies, and was released by Rhino Records on September 9, 2014.
Dave's Picks Volume 23 is a live album by the rock band the Grateful Dead. It contains the complete concert recorded at McArthur Court at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon on January 22, 1978. It was produced as a limited edition of 16,500 copies, and was released on August 1, 2017.
Grateful Dead were at the peak of their powers on RED ROCKS 7/8/78, the latest live release from the vaults of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. The 3-CD set was recorded between TERRAPIN STATION and SHAKEDOWN STREET, whose the stellar seven-piece line-up makes the band’s first visit to the Morrison, Colorado amphitheatre a memorable one. The venue's outstanding acoustics are further burnished by the skills of faithful Dead engineer Betty Cantor-Jackson, whose crisp soundboard recordings are renown among fans as “Betty Boards.” From the opening notes of “Bertha” through such favorites as “Estimated Prophet” and “Wharf Rat” until a gleeful closing version of Warren Zevon's “Werewolves Of London,” the energy and inspired performances never let up.
When it was announced in early 2015 that the Grateful Dead's 50th anniversary celebration would include a handful of reunion gigs – their first live appearances since the 1995 death of founder Jerry Garcia – the news was met with a cautious optimism. In the two decades since officially disbanding, numerous iterations have toured the band's catalog (the Dead, the Other Ones, etc.) featuring surviving members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, and Mickey Hart, collectively considered the "core four." Until 2015, though, the Grateful Dead brand had not been revived and, for some fans, the thought of playing a proper Dead show without Garcia still seemed sacrilegious.
The primary impetus behind this ambitious 12-disc box set is to gather all nine of the Grateful Dead's Warner Brothers titles. However, the staggeringly high quotient of previously unissued bonus material rivals – and at times exceeds – the content of those original albums. The Golden Road (1965-1973) truly has something – and usually a lot of it – for every degree of Deadhead…