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FARE THEE WELL: CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF GRATEFUL DEAD AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 20
October 15 2015

FARE THEE WELL: CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF GRATEFUL DEAD AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 20

 

Full Details Announced For The Audio And Video Releases

Of The Biggest Live Music Event Of 2015

 

Dead.net Exclusive Versions Will Feature All Three Complete Shows

On CD And DVD/Blu-Ray

 

LOS ANGELES – The “core four” original members of the Grateful Dead — Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir — took the stage at Chicago's Soldier Field in July for their final performances together, playing to over 200,000 fans over three nights along with thousands more watching on pay-per-view and in theaters around the world. For those fans that want to revisit the magic of these show, or those looking to experience it for the first time, Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead will be available November 20 from Rhino/Grateful Dead in a variety of audio and video formats. Full details, including track lists, have been finalized and are listed below.

 

FARE THEE WELL occurred over three nights on July 3, 4, and 5, 2015, and found the Grateful Dead “core four,” joined by Trey Anastasio (guitar), Jeff Chimenti (keyboards), and Bruce Hornsby (piano), taking the Soldier Field stage nearly 20 years to the day of the last ever Grateful Dead concert with Jerry Garcia, which took place at the same historic venue. Each night featured the group performing two sets of music, along with an intermission featuring newly-composed instrumental music by Circles Around The Sun (Neal Casal, Dan Horne, Mark Levy, and Adam MacDougall).

 

Dead.net, the official Grateful Dead website, is the only place fans can get complete audio and video for all three shows. The two dead.net exclusive versions, one 12-CD/7-Blu-ray and the other 12-CD/7-DVD, will each be limited to 20,000 individually numbered copies. The dead.net versions will also feature an exclusive bonus disc featuring two-and-a-half hours of behind-the-scenes material captured by Justin Kreutzmann. Included on the disc will be footage from the Grateful Dead ticketing office documenting the 350,000 plus tickets requests received for the shows, vignettes from the parking lot scene in Chicago, and backstage looks at the shows themselves. The dead.net versions will also feature the intermission music for all three shows from Circles Around The Sun, giving fans access to every single note heard at Soldier Field during those historic nights.

 

Several other versions of FARE THEE WELL will also be available on November 20 including audio and video (Blu-ray and DVD) from the epic final show on July 5 as well as the 2-CD set THE BEST OF FARE THEE WELL, featuring 16 tracks spanning all three nights in Chicago.

 

 

 

 

FARE THEE WELL - Dead.net Exclusive Complete Versions

 

  • 12-CD/7-Blu-ray Complete Version – Full audio and high-definition video from all three shows on CD and Blu-ray plus exclusive bonus Blu-ray of behind-the-scenes footage and three CDs of intermission music by Circles Around The Sun. Individually numbered, limited edition of 20,000.
  • 12-CD/7-DVD Complete Version – Full audio and video from all three shows on CD and DVD plus exclusive bonus DVD of behind-the-scenes footage and three CDs of intermission music by Circles Around The Sun. Individually numbered, limited edition of 20,000.

 

FARE THEE WELL - Retail Versions

 

  • 3-CD/2-Blu-ray Version – Full audio and high-definition video from final show (July 5) on CD and Blu-ray.
  • 3-CD/2-DVD Version – Full audio and video from final show (July 5) on CD and DVD.
  • 2-Blu-ray Version – Full high-definition video from final show (July 5) on Blu-ray.
  • 2-DVD Version – Full video from final show (July 5) on DVD.
  • 2-CD “Best Of” Version – Audio highlights from all three shows.
  • Digital Download – Audio and video from the final show (July 5) will be available as well as audio from the “Best Of” version. 

For a full track listing:  www.dead.net