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What's New

Only new Grateful Dead releases and major changes are noted here. Other items are added and amended regularly but not listed on this page.

What's New entries for the years 2000 to 2012 have been archived to the What's New Archive page.



September 2019Updated the David Grisman and Acoustic Disc pages.

  Updated and restructured the Bay Area venues page. Added new venues and updated and reformatted many of the existing individual venue pages including the Fillmore West, Carousel, Warfield Theater, The Stone, Selland Arena, Berkeley Art Museum and the San Francisco Tape Music Center.

August 2019Updated the Bruce Hornsby; Vince Welnick; and Rob Wasserman pages.

  Added pages for the Giants Stadium 1987, 1989, 1991 box set a 14 CD / 2 DVD release of 5 Giants Stadium shows, and the 3 CD or 5 LP set Saint Of Circumstance: Giants Stadium, 6/17/91 standalone release of the 6/17/91 show of one of the shows from the larger box set.

  Updated and restructured Peter Rowan related pages. There are now four pages: a Peter Rowan discography; a list of songs recorded by Peter Rowan; a list of songs written by Peter Rowan; and a list of albums that include covers of Peter Rowan songs.

July 2019Added a page for Dave's Picks Volume 31, music from the December 3, 1979 show in Chicago.

  Added the Dead & Company Summer tour shows to the Dead & Company page. The shows are available on CD and as downloads via the Dead & Company website.

  Added a page listing books by or about, or partly by or about, Robert Hunter .

  Added a page listing books by or about, or partly by or about, Jerry Garcia .

June 2019Added a page for the new Garcia Live release Garcia Live: Volume Eleven: Nov 11, 1993, Providence, Jerry Garcia Band .

  Added a page listing songs composed or co-composed by Bob Weir .

  Added a Grateful Dead fiction page listing novels and short story collections that have some sort of Dead related link.

  Added a Bob Weir and Wolf Bros page listing the songs they have performed to date.

  Added a Bob Weir Campfire Tour Band page listing the songs they have performed to date.

  Added pages for the Woodstock 50th anniversary releases: Woodstock: Back To The Garden: 50th Anniversary Archive (38 CDs including full Grateful Dead set), Woodstock: Back To The Garden: 50th Anniversary Experience 10CD, (10 CD set with 2 Grateful Dead tracks), Woodstock: Back To The Garden: 50th Anniversary Collection 3CD (3 CD set with 1 Grateful Dead track), and Woodstock: Back To The Garden: 50th Anniversary Collection 5LP (5 LP set with 1 Grateful Dead track).

  Added a Bill Kreutzmann / Voodoo Dead page listing released concert recordings and the songs performed.

May 2019Updated the Grateful Dead books page with entries for books published over the last couple of years.

  Added a page for Dave's Picks Volume 30 the complete 2/1/70 show from Fillmore East plus 5 songs from 3/1/70. Added a page for the Dave's Picks Bonus CD for 2019, a single CD featuring more music from the 3/1/70 Fillmore East show.

  Added or updated a number of song pages for songs from the Garcia Before The Dead album, including All My Trials, Back Up and Push, Blow the Candles Out, Goodbye Old Pal, I Was Born Ten Thousand Years Ago, Monroe's Hornpipe (Jody's Hornpipe), and Noah's Breakdown.

April 2019Added pages for the Aoxomoxoa 50th Anniversary 2 CD Deluxe Edition and the Aoxomoxoa 50th Anniversary LP that are due for release in June.

  Added or updated a number of song pages for songs from the Hart Valley Drifters album Folk Time, including Clinch Mountain Backstep, Cripple Creek, Flint Hill Special, Ground Speed, Paddy On The Turnpike, Roving Gambler, Sittin' On Top Of The World, and Think Of What You've Done.

  Added or updated a number of song pages for songs from the Garcia repertoire including Fireball Mail, First Whippoorwill, Iíll Never Make You Blue, Don't you Hear Jerusalem Moan, Pistol Packing Mama, Rawhide, and Toy Heart.

March 2019Added a number of tribute albums that have been released over the last couple of years Dead Giveaway (Be Gulls), Grateful Dub (Roots Of Creation), Cut The Dead Some Slack (Stephen Inglis), and Garcia Songbook (Joe Craven & The Sometimers).

  Added a number of albums that include covers of Dead songs that have released over the last couple of years including Dennis' Picks Volume One (Dump) Murder In The Second Degree (Yo La Tengo) Southern Blood (Gregg Allman) Crew Licks (Dead Rider) How Long (Steven Graves) Humanities (David Ake) Tarantoga (Tiger Family) The Lookout (Laura Veirs) Music Of Our People: Songs Of The Roaring Sixties (Darol Anger/Emy Phelps) Fudge Sandwich (Ty Segall) World Gone Mad (The Weight Band).

  Added a page that summarises the writing collaboration of Robert Hunter and Bob Dylan.

Feb 2019Added all Grateful Dead releases for the last two years including Dave's Picks, May '77, Pacific Northwest '73-'74, 7" singles collection, 30 Days Of Dead and Record Store Day releases.

  Added Jerry Garcia recordings released over the last two years including Garcia Live: Volume Nine; Garcia Live: Volume Ten; and Electric on the Eel.

  Added Dead & Company shows from 2017, 2018 and 2019 that have been released on CD and as downloads to the Dead & Company page.


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March 2017Added a page for Garcia Live: Volume Eight a 2 CD release of the Jerry Garcia Band show on November 23, 1991 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee.
  Added details of the first release in the 7" Single Collection series Stealin' / Don't Ease Me In.
  Added new pages or in a couple of cases updated existing pages for a number of songs performed by Ratdog including Back Door Man, Fields of Athenry, Horses, Hindsight, Misty, Money (That's What I Want) and Tequila. Updated the Play Motown page to include an entry for Money (That's What I Want) and updated the Play Willie Dixon page to include an entry for Back Door Man.
Feb 2017Added details of Dave's Picks Volume 21 a 3 CD release of the Grateful Dead show at Boston on April 2, 1973.
Jan 2017Added details of the 50th anniversary release of the first album The Grateful Dead (50th Anniversary LP and deluxe CD).
  Added details of Better Left Unsung an album of solo piano versions of Grateful Dead songs by Holly Bowling.
  Added details of Christmas Time's A-Comin' a digital single taken from a Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band performance at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles on December 6, 1987.
Dec 2016Updated and reformatted more of the venue discography pages including the Jazz Workshop, Keystone Korner, Keystone Berkeley, Keystone Palo Alto, and Shoreline.
  Updated and reformatted more of the individual venue discography pages including the Oakland Auditorium, Oakland Coliseum, Oakland Coliseum Arena and The Omni.
Nov 2016Added pages for groups who regularly cover Grateful Dead songs in shows and release recordings of the shows on livedownloads.com. Recently added groups are Hot Buttered Rum, Infamous Stringdusters, Leftover Salmon, moe. and Yonder Mountain String Band. These discography pages lead to pages for the shows that include covers of Dead songs.
  Updated the site index page.
  Added a page for the new Bob Weir studio album Blue Mountain.
  Added a PhilRAD page.
Oct 2016Added an initial page for Dave's Picks Volume 20 a 3CD release of the December 9, 1981 show from the University of Colorado in Boulder.
  Updated and reformatted the pages for the String Cheese Incident songs that have lyrics by Robert Hunter (45th Of November) and John Perry Barlow (Drive, Give Me The Love, It Is What It Is, Just Passin' Through, These Waves and Tinder Box). Also added pages for the concert recordings for 2016 that include these songs. These are accessed from the 2016 section of the String Cheese Incident page.
  Added pages for all the Gov't Mule shows that are available as downloads on livedownloads.com that have some sort of Grateful Dead connection. Access to these pages is via a list of all of the downloadable Gov't Mule shows.
  Updated the Phil Lesh & Friends page to include links to all the 2015 and 2016 shows that have been made available as downloads and on CD on livedownloads.com. Also updated the song list on that page.
  Updated and reformatted more of the individual venue pages including the Warfield Theater and Winterland.
Sept 2016Updated and restructured the Bay Area venues page. Also updated and reformatted more of the individual venue pages including the Blackhawk, the Berkeley Community Theater and the Great American Music Hall.
  Updated the Billy & The Kids page to include five shows that are available as downloads.
  Updated and reformatted a number of the venue pages including the Avalon, Basin Street West and the Boarding House.
  A few years ago I added a number of pages of discographies of albums recorded at specific Bay Area studios in the 1965 to 1975 period. For some reason these pages were never fully linked to the site. This mistake has now been rectified. Studios covered so far are listed on the Bay Area Studios page. The studios included to date are: Alembic, Coast Recorders, Columbus Recording, Different Fur, Funky Features, Golden State, His Master's Wheels, Mercury Sound Studios West, Pacific High, Pacific Recording, Peninsula Sound, Record Plant (Sausalito), Sierra Sound Labs, Studio 10, and Wally Heider's.
Aug 2016Updated the Dead & Company page to include the last shows of the Summer tour. All shows from the tour are available as downloads and on CD via the Dead & Company website. Also updated song pages for all songs included on these releases.
  There are now two versions of the Dead By Date page - the page that lists Grateful Dead releases by date of recording. The first version includes only Grateful Dead releases: Dead By Date: Grateful Dead only. The second version includes Grateful Dead releases and Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir and other solo releases recorded during the during the 1964 to 1995 period: Dead By Date: Grateful Dead and solo releases.
  Finally updated the Fare Thee Well page to include a list of songs played and the Circles Around The Sun release.
July 2016Added an initial page for Dave's Picks Volume 19: Honolulu, 1/23/70.
  Added a page for Billy & The Kids.
  Updated the Dead & Company page to include Summer tour shows (to 07/03/16) that are available as downloads and on CD.
  Updated the Garcia / Saunders band page.
  Updated the Grateful Dead books and Songbooks pages.
  Started catching up. Added pages for Shrine Exposition Hall, 11/10/1967, Dave's Picks Volume 17, Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, 4/25/77, Dave's Picks Volume 18, July 1978: The Complete Recordings, Red Rocks: 7/8/78, Garcia Live: Volume Six, and Day Of The Dead.
Dec to June-
Nov 2015Added a page for the 30 Days Of Dead downloads released since 2010.
  Added a Dead & Company page.
Oct 2015Added initial page for Dave's Picks Volume 16 a 3 CD set of the March 28, 1973 Grateful Dead show in Springfield, MA.
  Added a page for the Dave's Picks Bonus CD for 2015, a single CD featuring music from March 21 and 27, 1972.
Aug 2015Added initial page for Dave's Picks Volume 15 a 3 CD set of the April 22, 1978 Grateful Dead show in Nashville, TN.
  Added initial pages for the 12 CD / 7 DVD set Fare Thee Well July 3, 4 & 5 2015 Complete Box, the 4 CD/ 2 DVD set Fare Thee Well July 5, 2015 and the 2 CD set The Best Of Fare Thee Well.
July 2015Added a page for Bill Kreutzmann's Trypto Band.
June 2015Added initial pages for the 30 show box set 30 Trips Around The Sun Box Set and the 4 CD sampler of the box set 30 Trips Around The Sun: The Definitive Live Story: 1965-1995.
  Added an initial page for On Broadway: Act One: Oct 28, 1987, Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band / Jerry Garcia Band.
Feb/Apr 2015Background reorganisation, updating and error correction.
Jan 2015Added a page for Dave's Picks Volume 14 a 3 CD set of music from the Grateful Dead show at the Academy Of Music, NYC, on March 26, 1972.
Jan 2015Added a page for Dave's Picks Volume 13 a 3 CD set of music from the Grateful Dead show at Winterland on February 24, 1974.
  Added an initial page for The Best Of The Grateful Dead a 2 CD compilation of tracks from Grateful Dead studio albums.
Nov 2014Added a page for Houston, Texas, 11/18/1972 a double LP, Record Store Day, release of most of the music from the second set of the Grateful Dead show in Houston on November 18, 1972.
  Updated the Tom Constanten and Bob Bralove discography pages to include the 2014 Dose Hermanos album Batique and a number of less recent releases.
  Added a page for Dave's Picks Volume 12 complete Hamilton, 11/4/77 show plus music from Toronto 11/2/77.
Oct 2014Added a page for Dave's Picks Bonus CD 2014 a CD of music from the Dec 11, 1969 Grateful Dead show in Los Angeles. The three Dave's Picks bonus CDs released to date have also now been added to the Dave's Picks and Dave's Picks By Date pages.
Sept 2014Added an initial page for Garcia Live: Volume Five a 2 CD release of the December 31st, 1975 Jerry Garcia Band show at the Keystone, Berkeley.
August 2014Added an initial page for Dave's Picks Volume 11 the complete Wichita, November 17, 1972 show plus filler from Oklahome on November 15, 1972.
July 2014Added an initial page for Spring 1990 (The Other One) the limited edition 23 CD, 8 show box set of Grateful Dead shows from March and April 1990. AAdded an initial page for Wake Up To Find Out: Nassau Coliseum, 3/29/90 a 3 CD set of the 3/29/90 show which is being released separately as well as being part of the Spring 1990 (The Other One) box set.
  Also added a Spring 1990 page which lists all Spring 1990 releases.
  Added a page for Garcia Live: Volume Four a 2 CD release of the Jerry Garcia Band show at the Veteran's Hall in Sebastopol, California on March 22nd 1978.
  Added pages for the June shows of the Ratdog Summer Tour. These shows are listed on the Ratdog discography page and are available on CD and as downloads for a limited period from ratdoglive.com.
June 2014Added pages for the Ratdog Spring Tour shows. Added links to these shows to the Ratdog discography page. The shows are available on CD and as downloads for a limited period from ratdoglive.com.
  Added song pages, and in a couple of cases updated existing pages, for Allman Brothers Band songs played in recent years by Phil Lesh & Friends: Don't Keep Me Wonderin', In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed, Jessica, Les Brers In A Minor, Little Martha, Melissa, Midnight Rider, Ramblin' Man and Stand Back. Also updated the page for the Phil Lesh/Warren Haynes song Spots Of Time which has been played in the last couple of years by the Allman Brothers.
May 2014Updated the Play The Stones page to incorporate the Rolling Stones songs played in the last year by Phil Lesh & Friends. Added song pages for: Can't You Hear Me Knocking, It's Only Rock N' Roll (But I Like It), Jumpin' Jack Flash, Live With Me, Midnight Rambler, Rocks Off, Street Fighting Man and Tumbling Dice.
  Added pages for the Peter Rowan songs recently played by Phil Lesh & Friends with Peter Rowan: Fetch Wood Carry Water, Pulling The Devil By The Tail and The Raven. Also updated the Play Peter Rowan page to incorporate these songs. Updated the Peter Rowan discography adding some recent, and some not so recent, releases.
  Added pages for the Phil Lesh & Friends April shows that have been released on CD and as downloads. Links to these shows have been added to the Phil Lesh & Friends page. New songs performed during the run have been added to the song list on same page.
  Added pages for 10 Railroad Earth concert recordings that include covers of Grateful Dead songs and one that includes a cover of the entire Old & In The Way LP. See links from the song pages for Box Of Rain, Casey Jones, Crazy Fingers, Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo, Terrapin Station and The Wheel.
  Added pages for about 100 more albums that include covers of Grateful Dead songs. Links to these have been added to the Grateful Dead covers by date and Grateful Dead covers by song pages.
  Added pages for a number of Chris Robinson Brotherhood concert recordings that include covers of Grateful Dead songs. See links from the song pages for Althea, Bertha, Brown Eyed Women, Mr. Charlie, New Speedway Boogie, Sugaree, They Love Each Other, West LA Fadeaway and The Wheel.
April 2014Added a Jim Lauderdale / Robert Hunter page which lists the songs they have co-written and the albums that include those songs. Also added pages for the two recent Lauderdale albums made up entirely of Hunter / Lauderdale songs: Black Roses and Blue Moon Junction.
  Added a page for Live At Hampton Coliseum the double LP Record Store Day release of music from May 4, 1979.
  Added pages for Dave's Picks Volume 9: Missoula, 5/14/74 and Dave's Picks Volume 10: Thelma, Los Angeles, 12/12/69.
November 2013Added a page for Family Dog at the Great Highway, 4/18/70 a record store day release of acoustic Dead and solo Pigpen from Apeil 1970.
October 2013Added a page for Dave's Picks Volume 8 3 CD set from Fox Theatre, Atlanta on November 30, 1980.
  Added the Furthur Fall tour shows to the Furthur page. These shows will be available for a limited period on CD and as downloads via the Furthur website.
  Added an initial page for Garcia Live: Volume Three a 3 CD set of Legion of Mary on December 14-15, 1974, at Portland and Eugene.
  Added an initial page for Sunshine Daydream DVD / 3 CD release of Sunshine Daydream movie and all the music from Veneta on August 27, 1972.
August 2013Added a page of Grateful Dead and related releases for Record Store Day.
  Added a Grateful Dead and related bands play Bill Monroe page.
  Added the Furthur Summer tour shows to the Furthur page. These shows will be available for a limited period on CD and as downloads via the Furthur website.
July 2013Added a Grateful Dead (and others) play Willie Dixon page.
  Added an initial page for Dave's Picks Volume 7: Horton Field House, Illinois State, Normal, 4/24/78, Grateful Dead.
  Added an initial page for Superorganism, Mickey Hart Band.
May 2013Added an initial page for Garcia Live: Volume Two: August 5th 1990 Greek Theatre, Jerry Garcia Band.
  Added an initial page for the May 1977 14 CD box set.
  Added a page for the limited period digital release Garcia Live: June 26, 1981, Warfield Theatre, Jerry Garcia Band.
  Added a page for the Daves Picks 2013 Bonus CD.
  Added the Furthur Spring tour shows to the Furthur page. These shows will be available for a limited period on CD and as downloads via the Furthur website.
April 2013Updated and reformatted the pages of a number of songs performed by Jerry Garcia including All Go Hungry Hash House, Black Mountain Rag, Dawg's Rag, Get Together, The Good Old Rebel, (Hold On ) Annie Mae, Long Black Veil, Merl's Tune and Mystery Train.
  Added pages or updated existing pages for a number of songs performed by the Terrapin Family Band including Angel Dream, The Devil's Right Hand, Harlem River Blues, My Back Pages, One More Cup Of Coffee, Shooting Star, Southbound, Tom Ames' Prayer, Tombstone Blues and You And Tequila.
  Added an initial page for Dave's Picks Volume 6 a 3 CD set of shows from San Francisco on December 20, 1969 and St. Louis on February 2, 1970.
  Added the Sweetwater and Colorado Furthur shows to the Furthur page. These shows will be available for a limited period on CD and as downloads via the Furthur website.
  Updated the Bruce Hornsby discography to include new releases and a series of live shows made available on the Bruce Hornsby Live Noise website.
March 2013Added an initial page for Dave's Picks Volume 5.
Jan 2013Added the New Year Furthur shows to the Furthur page. These shows will be available for a limited period on CD and as downloads via the Furthur website.
2000-2012 What's New entries for the years 2000 to 2011 have been archived to the What's New Archive page.