Grateful Dead: Cornell '77 - 40 Years Ago


Submitted by -LiveDownloads Mon, 05/08/2017 - 4:15 pm

The Grateful Dead played more than 2,000 concerts, but maybe none continues to spark interest and provoke discussion quite like the band's performance at Cornell University's Barton Hall on May 8, 1977. It is one of the most collected, traded, and debated concerts by any band ever, has topped numerous fan polls through the years, and was a favorite of the group's longtime archivist Dick Latvala, who stated: Enough can't be said about this superb show. Even Uncle Sam got into the act in 2011 when the recording was deemed so important to the history and culture of the United States that a copy was added to the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry.

Sourced from the Betty Cantor-Jackson soundboard recordings, transferred and restored by Plangent Processes. Mastered in HDCD by Jeffrey Norman. Artwork by Grammy-winning graphic artist Masaki Koike