All photography by Larry Reichman

I've made a high-quality coffee table book to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the show. It tells the story of the day. First, the setup: building the stage; setting up the lighting; erecting the sound system; and sound check. Then the fans gather. Next you will see photos of the entire show, starting with the band getting locked in during New Minglewood Blues and ending as they take it to the next level with electrifying photos of Morning Dew and the encore.  

The photos are artistically arranged so that not only the images, but the entire book will delight your eye. The book was professionally printed in the USA to the highest quality standards, and is bound in hardcover. This volume is a wonderful record of an historic and magical show and a beautiful document of a Grateful Dead performance at a special period in the life of the band.

The book is 10" x 8", landscape orientation, with 88 pages. It includes a foreword by David Lemieux, an afterword by David Beckwith (thank you Davids!) and a preface that I wrote. 


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Fans of the Grateful Dead will never completely agree about which one of their over 2,300 concerts was the best, but there is some consensus about the tape of their Barton Hall performance at Cornell University on May 8, 1977. The soundboard recording of this show has achieved almost mythic status among “Deadhead” tape traders because of its excellent sound quality and early accessibility, as well as its musical performances.
— Induction into the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress, May 23, 2012, to "be preserved as cultural, artistic and/or historical treasures for generations to come."