Ready to Binge Watch the Grateful Dead?
It’s not easy being a Grateful Dead fan. Aside from a slew of studio albums, there are, quite literally, thousands of bootlegs and audience recording from various shows, lots of official live releases, and now this: a 14 disc DVD collection. It’s enough to set any deadhead spinning.
Put out by Shout! Factory, the collection, titled All the Years Combine contains nearly 38 hours of concert footage from the 1970s through the ’90s. Plus all the special features from previous DVD releases, a documentary titled So Far, five previously unreleased performances, the 1992 documentary Backstage Pass, and an interview with Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux. Aaaand, it includes a 40 page book with rare photos an essay and notes by Grateful Dead expert Blair Jackson. Here’s what’s included:
The Grateful Dead Movie (2-DVD) (Theatrical film, originally released in 1977)
The Closing Of Winterland (2-DVD) (Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, CA, December 31, 1978)
Dead Ahead (Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY, October 1980)
So Far (Originally released on VHS and laser disc in 1987 first time on DVD!)
Ticket To New Year’s (Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA, December 31, 1987)
Truckin’ Up To Buffalo (Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, NY, on July 4, 1989)
Downhill From Here (Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI, July 17, 1989)
View From The Vault (Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, PA, July 8, 1990)
View From The Vault II (RFK Stadium, Washington, DC, June 14, 1991)
View From The Vault III (Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA, June 16, 1990)
View From The Vault IV (Oakland Stadium, Oakland, CA, July 24, 1987, and Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim, CA, July 26, 1987)
Bonus Disc with five previously unreleased live performances from 1987-1991, sourced from the Grateful Dead archive, as well as Backstage Pass, the 1992 documentary directed by Justin Kreutzmann, and a brand-new interview with Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux.