The Grateful Dead Live At The Cow Palace - New Years Eve 1976 on Limited Edition 180g 5LP Box Set
The Legendary 1976 Cow Palace New Year's Even Show in its Entirety
Mastered for Vinyl by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Records, Hollywood, CA
It's no secret that the Grateful Dead's concerts were of epic proportions, and during the bicentennial year of 1976, a whole new audience was discovering their magic thanks to their From the Mars Hotel and Blues for Allah albums. As a new year was approaching, the Dead celebrated it with a very appreciative hometown San Francisco audience at the Cow Palace in Daly City, CA. This masterful performance went on to become one of the most revered shows in their long concert history.
Always known for being on top of the audiophile medium, the Dead would record a lot of their shows over the years with state of the art equipment. This particular show was of no exception as long time associates Betty Cantor Jackson and Bob Matthews recorded a number of shows during this much touted tour and together with the definitive Dead archivists David Lemieux and James Austin compiled the long awaited Live At The Cow Palace - New Year’s Eve 1976.
Friday Music is very pleased to announce the exclusive 180g 5LP deluxe box set release of the Grateful Dead’s Live At The Cow Palace - New Year’s Eve 1976. This amazing limited edition treasure trove features the historic concert in its entirety and is filled with 22 stellar performances from a line-up consisting of Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, Bill Kruetzmann, Keith Godchaux and Donna Godchaux.
Many favorite Grateful Dead classics and superior rarities abound in this expansive box including "Bertha," "Wharf Rat," "Eyes Of The World," "Uncle John’s Band" and the Jerry Garcia solo favorite "Deal." Famous for their lengthy jams, four solid masterpieces also get their due here: a 23-minute plus performance of "Playing In The Band," "Sugar Magnolia," "Scarlet Begonias" and "Samson and Delilah."
The band digs even deeper into their arsenal with a fine reading of Tim Rose’s "Morning Dew" and takes on "Slipknot!" and "Looks Like Rain." As an added treat, a tip of the hat to Buddy Holly is preserved with their fine interpretation of "Not Fade Away" as well as a pair of masterful Chuck Berry classics with "Promised Land" and "Around and Around."
Mastered for vinyl by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Records, Hollywood, CA, the Grateful Dead’s Live At The Cow Palace - New Years Eve 1976 will be packaged in a stunning box set complete with Timothy Truman’s beautifully detailed artwork and poly lined LP sleeves to preserve the rich details of each of the five discs.