By: Renee Grant
Marking the 40th anniversary of an incredible performance at Cornell University’s Barton Hall on May 8, 1977, the Grateful Dead will be releasing an expansive box set of that concert.
The 11-disc boxed set called May 1977: Get Shown the Light will be the first time the performance has been released commercially; a copy of the show has been placed in the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry since 2011.
The collection will also feature three additional previously unreleased concert recordings: Veterans’ Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, Connecticut on May 5, 1977, Boston Garden, Boston on May 7, 1977, and Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York on May 9, 1977.
The set is currently available for pre-order, and is set to arrive in the hands of fans on May 5th, the date of the first show.
Included in the set is artwork by Grammy-winning graphic artist Masaki Koike, a copy of the unreleased book Cornell ‘77: The Music, The Myth And The Magnificence Of The Grateful Dead’s Concert At Barton Hall by Peter Conners, an in-depth essay by Grateful Dead scholar Nicholas Meriwether, and a producer’s Note by David Lemieux. The run is limited to 15,000 numbered copies, you can place your order at Dead.net.