Category: Live Music

Video: Inside Look at the Making of July 1978:The Complete Recordings with David Lemieux

Grateful Dead – July 1978:The Complete Recordings

“As an archivist and Dead Head, this boxed set is about as exciting as it gets. Musically, it features five exhilarating, dynamic nights in the summer of 1978. The sound quality is impeccable, as would be expected from Betty Cantor-Jackson’s always-pristine recordings. The rarity of the first three nights, and the hall-of-fame pedigree of the last two, makes this one of the most astonishing Grateful Dead releases ever. Collaborating with the owners of these tapes, we are very pleased to see these important historical documents returned home and now shared with the world.”
– David Lemieux

Five Complete Shows on 12 discs
• 7/1/78 Arrowhead Stadium: Kansas City, MO
• 7/3/78 St. Paul Civic Center Arena: St. Paul, MN
• 7/5/78 Omaha Civic Auditorium: Omaha, NE
• 7/7/78 Red Rocks Amphitheatre: Morrison, CO
• 7/8/78 Red Rocks Amphitheatre: Morrison, CO
Mastered in HDCD by Jeffrey Norman
Artwork by esteemed cartoonist Paul Pope
Intro and show-by-show liner notes by Nicholas Meriwether
Producer’s Note by David Lemieux
Individually Numbered, Limited Edition of 15,000
Release Date: May 13, 2016

Websites & Links: Dead.net | Facebook | Twitter


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Free Downloads ~ 30 Days of Dead 2015

Grateful Dead - 30 Days of Dead 2015

Each day in November Dead.net will be giving away a high-quality 320Kbps MP3 download. That’s 30 days of unreleased Grateful Dead tracks from the vault, selected by Dead archivist and producer David Lemieux!

1st – Sunrise
2nd – Crazy Fingers
3rd – Comes A Time
4th – Estimated Prophet
5th – Dupree’s Diamond Blues
6th – Feel Like A Stranger
7th – Dark Star
8th – China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider
9th – The Music Never Stopped
10th – He’s Gone>Jam
11th – Uncle John’s Band> U.S. Blues
12th – Foolish Heart
13th – Lost Sailor>Saint Of Circumstance
14th – My Brother Esau
15th – New Potato Caboose
16th – The Other One>Jam>I Know You Rider
17th – St. Stephen
18th – Blow Away
19th – Ship Of Fools
20th – Hell In A Bucket
21st – Far From Me
22nd – You Don’t Have To Ask
23rd – China Doll
24th – Black Throated Wind
25th – Operator
26th – Althea
27th – They Love Each Other
28th – Box Of Rain
29th – Lazy River Road
30th – Uncle John’s Band

Websites & Links: Dead.net | Facebook | YouTube

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Free Download: Mike Gordon at Union Transfer 6.28.15

Mike Gordon -  Union Transfer Free Download

From Mike Gordon

Mike Gordon and his band wrapped a two-week tour last June at Union Transfer in Philadelphia. The show has been cherry picked for a brand new, free live release to celebrate the start of Mike’s upcoming tour which begins January 22 in Austin, TX. The show has been mixed & mastered from the band’s multi-tracks and is available now at http://livephi.sh/mg062815

His band includes longtime collaborators Scott Murawski and Craig Myers, as well as two recent additions: organ and synth-master Robert Walter and sharp-shooter John Kimock on drums.

To download the entire Philadelphia show for free or to stream it via the LivePhish App, please visit http://livephi.sh/mg062815.”

Websites & Links: Mike-Gordon.com | Video from Mike Gordon | Vimeo.com


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Umphrey’s McGee Release “From The Vault” Live 10.22.04 featuring Phil Lesh

Umphrey's McGee - From the Vault 10.22.04

From Umphrey’s McGee
“On a crisp October day in 2004, we rolled into the Bay Area for our second show ever at the legendary Great American Music Hall. If you have ever set foot inside those hallowed halls, you understand the “if these walls could talk” feeling that permeates the room. Home to countless legendary performances from Sonny Rollins to the Grateful Dead, the energy is undeniable. Our excitement about that show returns today as we roll out the previously unreleased, re-mastered matrix recording from the vault.

The show featured the debut of “Great American,” with the venue appropriately serving as the song’s namesake. Phil Lesh dropped by and joined in on “Robot World,” as well as the first rendition of “Franklin’s Tower” since 1998. Throw in “Divisions” > “Glory” > “Divisions” and some humorous banter about Blue Öyster Cult and you’ve got classic UM.

This archival release is available exclusively via UMLive.com in a variety of digital formats including lossless options. We’ve pressed a special three-disc set for those of you who like to exercise all your senses. In addition, we’re also reducing pricing on CDs across ALL SHOWS on UMLive.net. Finally, you can subscribe to UMLive.com and automatically have streaming access to this show as well as over a thousand others.

Check out the full set list here and thanks for supporting music. Happy listening!”

Websites & Links: Umphreys.com | UMLive.com | UMVideo | Facebook

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Phish Release Reynolds Coliseum 12.16.99

Phish - 12.16.99

From Phish.com
“On 12/16/99 near the end of the road to Big Cypress, Phish played their only show at Reynolds Coliseum, a World War II era basketball arena on the NCSU campus with a concert capacity of about 14,000. Highlights from Set I included Chalk Dust Torture, Limb By Limb, Roggae and Possum. Set II featured some deep-space millennial exploration during Sand and Wading In The Velvet Sea > Tweezer > Runaway Jim. This show showcased the subtlety of communication and breadth of improvisation for which Phish was, by this time, world-renowned.

12/16/99 was recorded by Paul Languedoc to digital multitrack, mixed/mastered by Jon Altschiller. To download the show or to listen via the LivePhish App, visit http://livephi.sh/ph991216.”

Websites & Links: Phish.com | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | LivePhish.com

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Grateful Dead Live at McArthur Court, University of Oregon 1.22.78

Setlist: Minglewood Blues, Dire Wolf, Cassidy, Peggy-O, El Paso, Tennessee Jed, Jack Straw, Row Jimmy, The Music Never Stopped Bertha-> Good Lovin’, Ship of Fools, Samson & Delilah, Terrapin Station-> Drums-> The Other One-> Close Encounters-> Saint Stephen-> Not Fade Away-> Around & Around, E: U.S. Blues

Websites & Links: Dead.net | Facebook | YouTube


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Live Music Downloads

Live Downloads

Looking for your latest live download fix? Download from these sites and score the most recent show.


Archive.org – “live concerts in a lossless, downloadable format”


Bandcamp – “a publishing platform for musicians.”


bt.etree.org – “community for sharing the live concert recordings”


Daytrotter – “Twenty-Five bands and over 100 new songs each week”


DMBLive – “DMBLIVE is the new home for all DMB music and media.”


FestivaLink.net – “The online source for Live Roots Americana”


FreeTracks.org – “Helping grow your music library one track at a time.”


Grateful Dead on Archive.org – “Over 7,000 live shows”


LiveCheese.com – “Listen, Buy, & Download live Incidents.”


LiveDownloads.com – “Download Live MP3s and FLACs”


LivePhish.com – “offers high quality, unedited soundboard recordings of select shows”


LiveWidespreadPanic.com – “downloads of almost every Widespread Panic show since 2005.”


MuleTracks.com – “Official site for live downloads from Gov’t Mule concerts”


Nugs.net – “powers the download services for several premium music download channels.”


Nugs.net Free Stash – Free MP3’s from nugs.net


SoundCloud – “an audio platform that enables sound creators to upload, record, promote and share their originally-created sounds on the internet.”


1320 Records – “1320 Records (thirteen-twenty) is an independent label”


UMlive.net – Umphrey’s McGee Live Recording Archive.


WolfgangsVault.com – “one of the world’s largest online destinations for everything related to live music.”


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