The Grateful Dead Announce 'July 1978: The Complete Recordings'

(Radio.com) The Grateful Dead have a rich concert history and fans will be happy to hear the latest effort to emerge from their massive vaults is a 12-CD box set featuring previously unreleased concerts recorded in July 1978. The collection contains five complete concerts, including the band's historic debut at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado.

July 1978: The Complete Recordings will be released on May 13 and is available for pre-order now at Dead.net. The set is limited to 15,000 individual numbered copies and includes five complete shows: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri (July 1), St. Paul Civic Center, St. Paul, Minnesota (July 3), Omaha Civic Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska (July 5), and Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, Colorado (July 7 & 8).

The band will also release a stand alone three-disc set of their complete July 8, 1978 show at Red Rocks, which will be available on May 13 as well. The show is widely considered one of the greatest concerts in Grateful Dead history.

1978 was a banner year for the San Francisco band who performed over 80 shows, including three historic concerts at the Gizah pyramids in Egypt. That year the band also released their tenth studio album Shakedown Street, which features the iconic title track as well as classics like "I Need a Miracle," "Fire on the Mountain" and a cover of The Young Rascals' "Good Lovin'." Read more here.

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