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Published: 2014/03/04

Grateful Dead to Release Live at the Coliseum on Record Store Day

It looks the like the Grateful Dead’s first-ever performance at the Hampton Coliseum will be getting the vinyl treatment this Record Store Day. JamBase reports (via Wax Poetic) that the band’s May 4, 1979 show at the iconic Hampton, VA venue will be released as a 2-LP set titled Live at the Coiseum. It will be the first time that a recording of the night has been made available in any format.

The release—produced by the Grateful Dead and longtime archivist David Lemieux—will include the second half of the show’s first set, as well as the full second set (there was no encore). The two 180-gram LPs, which will be stored in a gatefold jacket, were mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering and pressed at RTI.

More information will be available on March 20, when Record Store Day officially announces the details of its upcoming releases. Record Store Day will take place at participating retailers across the country on Saturday, April 19.

Live at the Coliseum tracklist:

First LP

Side A

01 Loser 

02 New Minglewood Blues

03 Don’t Ease Me In

04 Passenger

Side B

01 I Need A Miracle

02 Bertha

03 Good Lovin‘

04 Ship Of Fools

Second LP

Side A

01 Estimated Prophet

02 Eyes Of The World

Side B

01 Truckin‘

02 Stella Blue

03 Around and Around


There are 10 comments associated with this post

carolinaphil March 4, 2014, 11:34:10

Had fun at this one. Charlotte was night before and was Brent’s first east coast show. Thanks for the LP release.

Esau March 4, 2014, 11:37:35

It’s about time they put some Hampton shows out. May 1, 1981 is also a very tight, crisp, upbeat show.

MarZaPhiGar March 4, 2014, 13:49:40

Proofread much?

Randy March 4, 2014, 23:41:24

Don’t Ease me in.
1st time played on the East in years

Cynthia Fairfield March 7, 2014, 12:39:11

Please keep me up with what’s happening! Cindy

Jeff Fennik March 10, 2014, 16:10:56

I was there

Chris Rollins March 11, 2014, 11:46:19

I hit all the shows on the Spring 79 tour as well as Robt. Hunter in D.C. to kick it off & big No Nuke rally in D.C. in the middle ( we hoped the Dead would play but no, although there’s pics of Bobby hanging out at it ) Charlotte to Portland in two weeks-whee!

bobby's oxycotton March 13, 2014, 15:13:31

MSG fall 1979 FTW 3rd night was the jerry death threat night his 1’st song that night was DIRE WOLF!!!

Larry smith March 15, 2014, 13:20:21

Happy Birthday Phil,hope you keep jamming into your 90’s,heck one blues guy lived to 106 he was blind but happy,if you need a name for a instrumental song how about Rosehip Jam,it cool sounding and taste good!! Be Well Larry in Santa Rosa,CA

kosmonaut March 20, 2014, 15:42:27

Larry in Santa Rosa The Larry, the one and only?? by the way, how do you know the blues guy who lived to 106 was happy. And can you be happy for 106 and play the blues, even if you are blind — just curious

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