Dark Star Orchestra - Ithaca 30 Years Later (3 CDs)

This 3-CD set captures Dark Star Orchestra recreating one of the most well known shows in The Grateful Dead's long history. The 5/8/77 Cornell show is lovingly re-imagined exactly 30 years to the day after it happened, and in the very town in which it took place, with special unique setlist embellishments by DSO. Although known for their faithful replication of The Grateful Dead sound, this is by no means a by-the-numbers copy of the original show. "We like to take the set list and use it as a frame over which we lay our own patchwork of improvisation," says DSO guitarist Rob Eaton. The Grateful Dead Songs are there, the Grateful Dead sound is there, but the rest is distinctively DSO. Taped live as it happened, this set is a must-have for fans of The Grateful Dead and Dark Star Orchestra.

Disc 1: Mayoral Proclamation, Dark Star > DSO Jam > Ripple, New Minglewood Blues, Loser, El Paso, They Love Each Other, Jack Straw, Deal, Lazy Lightning > Supplication

Disc 2: Brown Eyed Women, Mama Tried, Row Jimmy, Dancing in the Streets, Terrapin Station, Good Lovin'

Disc 3: Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain, Estimated Prophet, St. Stephen > Not Fade Away > DSO Jam > St. Stephen Reprise > Morning Dew, One More Saturday Night

Released October 2008