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May 1977: Get Shown The Light

Grateful Dead

Initial release : 2017

Rhino

An 11 CD release of all the music from four consecutive Grateful Dead shows in May 1977: 5/5/77 New Haven, 5/7/77 Boston, 5/8/77 Cornell, and 5/9/77 Buffalo. Two versions were released. A limited edition of 15,000 numbered copies that included a book (Cornell ‘77: The Music, The Myth And The Magnificence Of The Grateful Dead’s Concert At Barton Hall by Peter Conners) and an 'all music edition' which comprised all the music but no book. The Cornell show was also released separately on CD and vinyl.

Tracks

CD 1 (May 5, 1977, New Haven):

  • Promised Land (Berry)
  • Sugaree (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Mama Tried (Haggard)
  • El Paso (Robbins)
  • Tennessee Jed (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Looks Like Rain (Weir / Barlow)
  • Deal (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Lazy Lightning > (Weir / Barlow)
  • Supplication (Weir / Barlow)
  • Peggy-O (Traditional)
  • The Music Never Stopped (Weir / Barlow)
CD 2 (May 5, 1977, New Haven):
  • Bertha (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Estimated Prophet (Weir / Barlow)
  • Scarlet Begonias > (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Fire on the Mountain > (Hart / Hunter)
  • Good Lovin' (Clark / Resnick)
  • St. Stephen > (Garcia / Lesh / Hunter)
  • Sugar Magnolia (Weir / Hunter)
  • Johnny B. Goode (Berry)
CD 3 (May 7, 1977, Boston):
  • Bertha (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Cassidy (Weir / Barlow)
  • Deal (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Jack Straw (Weir / Hunter)
  • Peggy-O (Traditional)
  • New Minglewood Blues (Traditional)
  • Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo > (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Big River (Cash)
  • Tennessee Jed (Garcia / Hunter)
  • The Music Never Stopped (Weir / Barlow)
CD 4 (May 7, 1977, Boston):
  • Terrapin Station (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Samson and Delilah (traditional)
  • Friend of the Devil (Garcia / Dawson / Hunter)
  • Estimated Prophet (Weir / Barlow)
CD 5 (May 7, 1977, Boston):
  • Eyes of the World > (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Drums > (Hart / Kreutzmann)
  • The Wheel > (Garcia / Hunter / Kreutzmann)
  • Wharf Rat > (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Around and Around (Berry)
  • U.S. Blues (Garcia / Hunter)
CD 6 (May 8, 1977, Cornell):
  • New Minglewood Blues (Traditional)
  • Loser (Garcia / Hunter)
  • El Paso (Robbins)
  • They Love Each Other (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Jack Straw (Weir / Hunter)
  • Deal (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Lazy Lightning > (Weir / Barlow)
  • Supplication (Weir / Barlow)
  • Brown-Eyed Women (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Mama Tried (Haggard)
  • Row Jimmy (Garcia / Hunter)
CD 7 (May 8, 1977, Cornell):
  • Dancing in the Street (Stevenson / Gaye / Hunter)
  • Scarlet Begonias > (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Fire on the Mountain (Hart / Hunter)
  • Estimated Prophet (Weir / Barlow)
CD 8 (May 8, 1977, Cornell):
  • St. Stephen > (Garcia / Lesh / Hunter)
  • Not Fade Away > (Petty / Hardin)
  • St. Stephen > (Garcia / Lesh / Hunter)
  • Morning Dew (Dobson / Rose)
  • One More Saturday Night (Weir)
CD 9 (May 9, 1977, Buffalo):
  • Help On the Way > (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Slipknot > (Garcia / Godchaux / Kreutzmann / Lesh / Weir)
  • Franklin's Tower (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Cassidy (Weir / Barlow)
  • Brown-Eyed Women (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Mexicali Blues (Weir / Barlow)
  • Tennessee Jed (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Big River (Cash)
  • Peggy-O (Traditional)
  • Sunrise (Donna Jean Godchaux)
  • The Music Never Stopped (Weir / Barlow)
CD 10 (May 9, 1977, Buffalo):
  • Bertha > (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Good Lovin' (Clark / Resnick)
  • Ship of Fools (Garcia / Hunter)
CD 11 (May 9, 1977, Buffalo):
  • Estimated Prophet > (Weir / Barlow)
  • The Other One > (Weir / Kreutzmann)
  • Drums > (Hart / Kreutzmann)
  • Not Fade Away > (Petty / Hardin)
  • Comes a Time > (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Sugar Magnolia (Weir / Hunter)
  • Uncle John's Band (Garcia / Hunter)
Musicians

  • Jerry Garcia – guitar, vocals
  • Donna Jean Godchaux – vocals
  • Keith Godchaux – keyboards
  • Mickey Hart – drums
  • Bill Kreutzmann – drums
  • Phil Lesh – bass
  • Bob Weir – guitar, vocals
Credits

  • Producer - Grateful Dead
  • Producer for release - David Lemieux
  • Recording - Betty Cantor-Jackson
  • Mastering - Jeffrey Norman
  • Tape restoration and speed correction - Jamie Howarth, John Chester
  • Packaging manager - Amanda Smith
  • Art direction, design - Masaki Koike
  • Photos - Doran Tyson, James R. Anderson, Lawrence Reichman, Peter Simon, John Reis, Dean John Smith
  • Liner notes essay (Get Back Home where You Belong) - David Lemieux
  • Liner notes essay (The Road to Ithaca: Five Days in May) - Nicholas G. Meriwether
  • Hardcover book (Cornell '77: The Music, the Myth, and the Magnificence of the Grateful Dead's Concert at Barton Hall) - Peter Conners
  • Executive producer - Mark Pinkus
  • Associate producers: Doran Tyson, Ivette Ramos
  • Tapes provided through the assistance of - ABCD Enterprises, LLC
  • Tape research - Michael Wesley Johnson
  • Archival research - UC Santa Cruz Grateful Dead Archive
Related releases

The music from the May 8, 1977 was also released separately on CD and vinyl:

For information about other releases that include music from this period see the 1977 section of the Dead By Date page.

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