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25 August 2021

Grateful Dead Archival Gig Films To Stream On The Coda Collection

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Grateful Dead have teamed up with The Coda Collection to release a series of professionally-filmed archive shows from the vaults. The three initial concert films provide unique insight into the singular on-stage chemistry and interactions of the band as they approach the end of the 90s. Visit Coda Collection’s site here for more information.

As of today, the Grateful Dead’s summer tour opener from 2 July 1989 in Foxboro, MA is now available to stream for the first time, exclusively on The Coda Collection. The show marks the arrival of a notable period for the group, with Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Brent Mydland, and Bob Weir showcasing their creative strides following the success of the band’s first and only No 1 single, Touch Of Grey, in 1987. Setlist notables include a rare show-opening Playing In The Band, a majestic He’s Gone, complete with a snippet of Smokestack Lightning, and a show-stopping Dear Mr Fantasy—>Hey Jude.

On 8 September, The Coda Collection will release Live In Washington, D.C. 7/12/89, captured days later at RFK Stadium during the same tour amid the backdrop of notable scrutiny from local political figures. On 29 September, The Coda Collection will release Live At Giants Stadium 6/17/91, one of the most euphoric concerts of the Dead’s later era. This show includes Bruce Hornsby guesting on keyboards and features the first Dark Star Jam (a Holy Grail for Dead Heads) since 1974.

Future releases in the series will dig even deeper into the rich archive of Grateful Dead and represent each chapter of their storied career. Dive deeper and explore all things Grateful Dead on The Coda Collection, including exclusive complementary editorial and context surrounding the three shows at Launched in February 2021, The Coda Collection is available exclusively via Amazon Prime Video Channels. This unique, subscription streaming offering features an exclusive, curated selection of the most iconic music documentaries, concert films, and episodic series spanning decades and genres paired with a complementary website exploring new perspectives on music.

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