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Grateful Dead | 30 Trips Around The Sun: The Definitive Live Story 1965-1995 | CD Set

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The Grateful Dead played 2,318 live shows, more than any other band in the history of music. For 30 years, the band's live performances were constantly morphing and evolving, making every show a unique experience. This 4CD set serves as an introductory sampler to the Dead's live canon, including 30 unreleased performances - one from each concert in the 80 disc Definitive boxed set - along with the 1965 recording of "Caution." Also featured is an essay by Dead aficionado Jesse Jarnow dissecting every track in the collection.

Speaking about the selection of concerts for the box set from which the Definitive Live Story tracks were excerpted, producer and tape archivist David Lemieux said, "Our first criterion was the very best live music to represent any given year in the band's history. We wanted to make sure that there were not only the tent-pole shows that fans have been demanding for decades but also ones that are slightly more under the radar, but equally excellent."

CD Track Listings:

Disc: 1

1. Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) _ The Emergency Crew (November 3, 1965, studio session)

2. Cream Puff War (Live at Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA 7/3/66)

3. Viola Lee Blues (Live at Shrine (Exhibition Hall, Los Angeles, CA1/10/67)

4. Dark Star (Live at Greek Theater, Berkeley, CA 10/20/68)

5. Doin' That Rag (Live at Dream Bowl, Vallejo, CA 2/22/69)

6. Dancing In The Street (Live at Winterland, San Francisco,CA 4/15/70)

7. Ain't It Crazy (The Rub) (Live at Fox Theater, St. Louis, MO 3/18/71)

8. Tomorrow Is Forever (Live at The Palace Theater, Waterbury, CT 9/24/72)

9. Here Comes Sunshine (Live from San Diego Sports Arena 11/14/73)

Disc: 2

1. Uncle John's Band (Live from Parc des Expositions, Dijon, France 9/18/74)

2. Franklin's Tower (Live From Lindley Meadows, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco 9/28/75)

3. Scarlet Begonias (Live at Cobo Hall, Detroit, MI 10/3/76)

4. Estimated Prophet (Live at Capital Theatre, Passaic, NJ 4/25/77)

5. Samson And Delilah (Live at Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI 5/14/78)

6. Lost Sailor>Saint Of Circumstance (Live at Cape Cod Coliseum, South Yarmouth, MA 10/27/79)

7. Deep Elem Blues (Live at Lakeland Civic Center, Lakeland, FL 11/28/80)

Disc: 3

1. Shakedown Street (Live at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 5/16/81)

2. Bird Song (Live at Manor Downs, Austin, TX 7/31/82)

3. My Brother Esau (Live at The Centrum, Worchester, MA 10/21/83)

4. Feel Like A Stranger (Live at Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, ME 10/12/84)

5. Let It Grow (Live at River Bend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH 6/24/85)

6. Comes A Time (Live at Cal Expo Amphitheatre, Sacramento, CA 5/3/86)

7. Morning Dew (Live at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 9/18/87)

Disc: 4

1. Not Fade Away (Live at Oxford Plains Speedway, Oxford, ME 7/3/88)

2. Blow Away (Live at Miami Arena, Miami, FL 10/26/89)

3. Ramble On Rose (Live at Zenith, Paris, France 10/27/90)

4. High Time (Live From Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 9/10/91)

5. Althea (Live at Copps Coliseum, Ontario Canada 3/20/92)

6. Broken Arrow (Live at Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, NY 3/27/1993)

7. So Many Roads (Live at Boston Garden, Boston, MA 10/1/94)

8. Visions Of Johanna (Delta Center, Salt Lake City, UT 2/21/95)