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Real Gone Records bows with Grateful Dead

The newly formed Real Gone Music re-issue label boasts a diverse release schedule for 2011 and 2012 drawing from both major label licensing arms and independents, featuring such artists as the Grateful Dead, Connie Stevens, Rick Nelson and, kicking off Real Gone’s licensing arrangement with ABKCO Music & Records, Inc., ? and the Mysterians.

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Grateful Dead: Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Brent Mydland, Keith Godchaux, Bruce Hornsby, Bill Kruetzmann

"What a long, strange trip it's been" is a lyric from one of the Grateful Dead's best known songs and pretty much tells a bunch about the long history of this band. The earliest traces of the band began in 1960 when band founder and leader Jerry Garcia met Robert Hunter who would become the band's main lyrics man. The Dead evolved in 1964 from Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions which featured Garcia on banjo and guitar along with guitarist Bob Weir and keyboardist Ron "Pigpen" McKernan.

Grateful Web Interview with Artist Bob Masse

Canadian Bob Masse, who has recently been designing posters and t-shirts for LebowskiFest, Playboy's recent Bunny series and Phil Lesh & Bob Weir's Furthur, is himself very Lebowski.

Another exclusive download from Europe '72

On April 17, 1972 in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Dead played their first-ever live performance of "He's Gone," although you couldn't tell by the confidence of this version. You'll notice that the "Goin' where the wind don't blow so strange..." bridge is absent here, as it had not yet been incorporated into the song. It was added to the song later in the tour.

NOW SHIPPING: The latest Road Trips

Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 2 is now shipping! Some of the band's most explosive and energetic playing is captured on this edition of Road Trips. Vol. 4 No.

Dead.net's 'Jam Of The Week'

Every Friday we'll be sending you off with a Jam Of The Week, hand-picked and delivered by tape archivist David Lemieux. Listen to it on the weekend. Listen to it at work. Listen to it all day long...but make sure you tune in or you'll miss out because these little nuggets will stream for ONE WEEK ONLY!

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This week's Jam is from:

July 3, 1984

Starlight Theater

Kansas City, MO

Europe '72: The Complete Recordings

Because you dared dream this might happen one day… Because you went down to the Gypsy Woman and offered up your first-born to try to make it happen… Because there are enough passionate Dead Heads at Rhino/GD who thought it might be cool for this to happen… It’s happening! Coming in September is a gargantuan, beautifully designed EUROPE ’72 MEGA-BOX SET containing ALL 22 SHOWS of what is arguably the greatest tour the Grateful Dead ever played, on a whopping 60+ DISCS (over 70 hours of music!).

Announcing the Newest Road Trips | 4/1/88

Dead.net is kicking off the new year with a real barn-burner! Road Trips Volume 4, Number 2 offers up the entire blistering April 1, 1988 concert from the Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, NJ, plus the entire second set and a few first set highlights from the previous night's show, March 31.

Now shipping: New Road Trips + Jerry Acoustic

The winter and spring of 1969 was a particularly exciting time for the Grateful Dead. They were finishing up their long-awaited third album, Aoxomoxoa, and playing with a passionate intensity unequaled in their nearly five years together.