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The Best Of The Grateful Dead

With the Dead announcing that they’re calling it a day — three shows at Chicago’s Soldier Field from 3-5th July will be their last — it’s a good time to issue a best of. 236 more words

Today in Grateful Dead History: May 4, 1972 - Olympia Theater, Paris, France

Another day, another Europe ’72 show.  The Dark Star stretches to almost 30 minutes and it twists and turns and has so many different moods that it is impossible to describe it.  97 more words

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Today in Grateful Dead History: April 29, 1972 - Musikhalle, Hamburg, Germany

For those of you who don’t pay any attention to live Grateful Dead recordings, there are three main types – the soundboard (recorded directly from the soundboard mix that is output to the PA system in the hall itself), the audience (recorded by a member of the audience on a microphone pointed at the stage) and the matrix (where some lunatic takes a soundboard and an audience recording from the same show and attempts to mix them together to achieve the perfect balance).  162 more words

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