The Grateful Dead Live On

Published: 2004-08-19
He died nine years ago but that hasn't stopped the music. Jerry Garcia and his band mates of The Grateful Dead have hundreds of recordings and over 1,000 concerts to draw from and release. "It's a matter of demand," says Dead historian and Garcia estate publicist Dennis McNally. Deadheads will continue to buy the material as long as the estate and record companies will supply the music.

Several Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia recordings were released earlier this year.

"All Good Things" is a 6 CD set of Jerry Garcia studio sessions.

"Rockin' the Rhein" is a 3 disc live set,

Dick's Picks live series has released two sets of 6 CD packages,

"1839" is a 3 CD live set of Garcia that launched the "Pure Jerry" live concert series; and there's more to come.

"After Midnight" is a 3 CD set of Garcia at Kean College on February 28, 1980. The set will be released on Sept 28.

"Beyond Description" is a sequel to the 10 disc "The Golden Road" by Rhine Records. The 12 disc set provides 15 hours of music via 10 studio albums and 65 previously unreleased material. "Beyond Description" will be released on October 26.

"The Grateful Dead Movie" is a documentary that was shot 30 years ago. The movie will be released on November 9 as a DVD with 90 minutes of newly unearthed footage.

Since 1991, the Grateful Dead have sold over 13 million copies of their music. And they don't show any sign of slowing down.

Writer: Sherrill Fulghum



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