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Grateful Dead’s 30 Trips Around the Sun: Premieres from 1979 and 1995

September 16, 2015

In commemoration of the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary, the latest box set from the band will span the group’s touring career. 30 Trips Around the Sun presents one live show per year from 1966 through 1995. The set, which will be released on September 18 (and is now available for pre-order), also includes a 7” single of “Caution (Do Not Stop on the Tracks)” recorded during a 1965 studio session, while the B-side is the last song the band ever performed together live, “Box Of Rain” recorded during their final encore at Soldier Field in Chicago on July 9, 1995. 30 Trips Around the Sun also includes a 288-page book with an extensive essay written by Nicholas Meriwether, who oversees the Dead archives at the University of California, Santa Cruz, along with reflections submitted by fans. Also inside is a scroll that “offers a visual representation of how the band’s live repertoire has evolved through the years.”

A four-CD version, 30 Trips Around The Sun: The Definitive Live Story 1965-1995, includes one song from each concert in the boxed set, along with the 1965 recording of “Caution” (click here for pre-order details).  Today we premiere two songs from that recording: the run from "Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)" into "The Other One" from the Cape Cod Coliseum in South Yarmouth, Mass. on 10/27/79, followed by the version of "Salt Lake City" from the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on 2/21/95.