All hail the "holy grail" of Grateful Dead shows!
The Grateful Dead played more than 2,000 concerts, but none continues to spark interest and provoke discussion quite like the band's performance at Cornell University's Barton Hall on May 8, 1977. It is one of the most collected, traded, and debated concerts by any band ever, has topped numerous fan polls through the years, and was a favorite of the group's longtime archivist Dick Latvala, who stated: "Enough can't be said about this superb show." Even Uncle Sam got into the act in 2011 when the recording was deemed so important to the history and culture of the United States that a copy was added to the Library of Congress National Recording Registry.
CORNELL 5/8/77 was recorded by Betty Cantor-Jackson. After several years the master tapes were seemingly lost for good, but that all changed at the end of 2016. The lost tapes finally made their way back home to the Grateful Dead vault, making it possible to officially bring the world this legendary show. The complete live show has been transferred and restored by Plangent Processes and remastered by long-time Grateful Dead engineer, Jeffrey Norman.
Etching on side 10
Remastered by Jeffrey Norman from original analog board tapes
Is this a re-issue of the same mastering/processing as the original 5/8/77 release. This one highlights plangent processing but I can't find the old info for the original release a few years ago. Is there going to be any sort of improvement on the sound or where these records cut from the same originals. Also this version is 140g records and the last was 180g vinyl. Any ideas? I'd order but I already have the other edition.
And I got the email. So I am grateful and retract my prior rant. Thank you!
Can anyone tell me if there is anything different from the original pressing that was released by dead.net a few years back? Have they done anything different or is it just re-release (which is good bc ebay sellers have this way high $$ ...
also: were the original master tapes used to put it on vinyl (was it mastered specifically for vinyl or was it the same mastering as they used for the CD?)
I have the May 77 box set so I'm kind of like Abraham and Isaac 'sitting on the fence' here ... I need some help on the way before I buy ...
They came out with a Limited Edition of, I believe, 7700 copies with the announcement of the Get Shown The Light box set. It was so popular, they announced a second version, not sure how many, but said nothing about a Limited Edition, but slightly different colors. Then there was a version, which the artwork matched the cd, only 4 lp’s. Now there is this one, which looks to be the same as the second one, processed by all the good parties, Glasser, Norman, Plangent, etc. I may have left out some details but that’s all I have.
So this looks like a re-press to me given the amount on here and the pre-order status. If they already had them leftover from the last release it wouldn’t be a preorder. Guess the email was wrong. Oh well happy to finally get one!
Regarding any Q’s about what this 5 l.p. product is, original release date, 180G , 140G , remastered or not, matrix #’s, identifier’s, etc etc, go to the database over at discogs.com and take a look around…
shwack in NH
(1st show: 5/12/78, last show: Boston Garden run, Sept. 1991… If I only had my way I would tear this old building down)
Don't matter now,,, it's seems to be sold out AGAIN. :-)
Glad I snagged one.
I was just starting to quite fancy it, too. Still...ne'er mind. I got the vinyl copy of Dicks 19 - 10/19/73 delivered today. It sounds great to my ears. As a show, it starts quite modestly, and builds up as it goes. Not a year where first sets blow me away, as a rule, but the second sets are up there in the clouds.
Just got an email,,,, Cornell vinyl is on backorder.
I just received an email that this is already on back order? Seems like a few other folks are getting the same message. Curious if anyone is getting delivery of this LP?
I got the same email this morning but my order still says in progress. So I’m hoping maybe I’ll still receive it.
I also got the back ordered email....
First back ordered and now sent! Wish they make up their minds. Store says it sold out now.
Now I received an email that this has been shipped. I also received a notice from UPS - but when I check the tracking it says only a label was printed. so it looks like these are back in stock.
I got the same mail,,,, look for the product in 10 days!
Shipped to them seems to mean we sent a mailing list to UPS. Now UPS has to print labels and label all the packages, then start the slow process of actually moving them thru the mail system.
UPS says I will have on Saturday 4/22!
Well see. :-)
Now it's finally moving through the system, expected delivery date April 26th. It's on a UPS truck somewhere!!!!
But does anyone have an extra copy of 5/9/77 in vinyl they like to sell or trade for?
I have an extra copy of 3/1/69 fillmore (vinyl) and should be getting an extra copy of 1 from the vault.