As the end of another year approaches, we welcome you to the 31st edition of the annual Grateful Dead Almanac. A lot has changed since this mailer first began in paper form more than three decades ago, as a way to spread an early dose of holiday cheer to a circulation of tens of thousands of Dead Heads. Yet so much remains the same: the ever-evolving community and time-honored traditions, a pioneering devotion to complete accessibility, and the band’s enduring commitment to sharing their music and opening their archives in unprecedented ways. From the 2023 release of the Here Comes Sunshine box set to the 50th Anniversary of Wake Of The Flood, new installments of The Angel’s Share outtakes and Playing In The Band’s interactive mixing board, Good Ol’ Grateful Deadcast’s latest seasons and special guests, Dead & Company’s Final Tour, old tales and current updates on band members, family and friends, exclusive merch offerings and more, the Grateful Dead ecosystem is as vibrant and voluminous as ever.
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So whether you were one of the first subscribers to receive your eight-page, color newspaper version from Grateful Dead Productions, or this is your first time ever hearing of the Almanac, we hope you’ll spend some time reading this one. Especially as it includes initial details on the forthcoming Dave’s Picks Volume 49, and a teaser for a mind-blowing Volume 50. Now entering its 13th year, the beloved series has grown from 12,000 units of each volume to 25,000, guided by the endless mission to deliver complete, top-grade Grateful Dead shows that sound better than ever, beautifully packaged and released four times a year. As Grateful Dead Legacy Manager, Audio Archivist and Dave’s Picks curator David Lemieux says, “This is a testament to Rhino never veering off the path of its vision to treat Dead Heads with respect and caring.” Learn more about Volume 49 and 2024 Subscription Benefits in the Almanac and his accompanying seaside chat:
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