Grateful Dead Announces ‘Unprecedented’ 80-Disc Box Set

Wall Street Journal
Jun 2, 2015 — MUSIC

Grateful Dead Announces ‘Unprecedented’ 80-Disc Box Set

In conjunction with the band’s 50th anniversary, an 80-disc box set dubbed “30 Trips Around the Sun” will be available on September 18. The collection will cull together a previously unreleased live show from each of the band’s 30 years on the road. The CD box set will be limited to 6,500 copies and retail for $699.98. For those Deadheads who prefer digital files, a limited edition USB will be made available and contain all the concerts in both FLAC and MP3 formats.

For fans who buy the box set, a special gold-colored 7” vinyl single will be included, with the A side containing one of the band’s earliest recordings, “Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks),” and the B Side being the final song they ever played live, “Box of Rain” at Soldier Field on July 9, 1995.

For those fans on a budget, a four-CD version of the collection will be released as well, which will have a live song from each year, from 1965-1995.

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