You love the music. Now see the pictures.
Barton Hall - Cornell University - May 8, 1977

In May 1977, I was finishing my freshman year at Cornell. I was privileged to have access to Barton Hall the entire day of May 8, when the Grateful Dead put on their legendary concert. You've been listening to this show for years, and now we have the extraordinary release of the remastered board tapes. I am thrilled to be able to share the photos I took that day with you. These include photos of the setup (that show off Barton Hall in all its glory) as well as the entire concert.  

Now you can see the show you love.  

 
 
 
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We’ve all heard the Cornell 5/8/77 show countless times over the years, but the one missing element has always been the visuals. What did the band, venue, crowd look like at what’s widely considered one of the best, and most widely-heard, Grateful Dead shows of all time? Larry’s photos answer that question, revealing a small-ish venue, an enthusiastic audience, and the band looking like they’re having the time of their lives, in the midst of one of their greatest tours ever. These are some of the best photos we’ve ever seen from 1977, and that they’re from Cornell makes them even more special than simply their photographic and artistic excellence. Larry came to us during production of the Get Shown the Light box set, and generously allowed us to include a few terrific photos in the box set’s booklet. His new book project, however, includes dozens of previously unseen images from Barton Hall on 5/8/77, bringing the concert to life with a magnificent visual element that was unknown until now.
— David Lemieux, Grateful Dead Archivist
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