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  • 5/8/77 Have a Grateful Day!

    by coldwarrior ( 177 Comments › )
    Filed under History, Music at May 7th, 2017 - 6:20 am

    40 years ago this evening The Grateful Dead played Barton hall at Cornell University. This is considered one of their finest shows. The Scarlet Begonias / Fire On the Mountain are a fine example of the band hitting on all cylinders.

     

     

     

    Cornell 5/8/77 is a live album by American rock band the Grateful Dead. It was recorded on May 8, 1977, at Barton Hall, Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York. It was released as a three-disc CD album and as a five-disc vinyl album on May 5, 2017.[1][2][3][4]

    The same recording was also released on May 5, 2017, as part of the four-concert, eleven-CD box set May 1977: Get Shown the Light.[5][6]

    The May 8, 1977 show is a fan favorite, and is widely considered to be one of the band’s best performances.[7] Tickets to attend the general admission concert cost $7.50.[8] The soundboard recording was made by the Dead’s audio engineer Betty Cantor-Jackson. In 2012 it was selected for inclusion in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress.[9][10]

    I have this show in several forms including a digital first generation Betty Board. I intend on getting the new vinyl as the Dead always do a Great job on these releases.

    Have a Grateful Day!

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