Grateful Dead exclusive: hear an unreleased version of “Viola Lee Blues”

The track comes from the band's 30 Trips Around The Sun box set

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On September 18, The Grateful Dead release 30 Trips Around The Suna mammoth, 80-disc box set containing previously unreleased live performances from the Dead’s archive.

On the same date, the band will also release 30 Trips Around The Sun: The Definitive Live Story 1965-1995, a more modest four disc set includes 30 unreleased performances – one from each concert in the boxed set.

You can pre-order 30 Trips Around The Sun: The Definitive Live Story 1965-1995 by clicking here


To coincide with this momentous Dead news, we’re delighted to be able to share exclusively a track from these sets – a live version of “Viola Lee Blues” recorded at the band’s October 10, 1967 show at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

The tracklisting for 30 Trips Around The Sun: The Definitive Live Story 1965-1995 is:

Disc One
“Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)” – 1965
“Cream Puff War” – 1966
“Viola Lee Blues” – 1967
“Dark Star” – 1968
“Doin’ That Rag” – 1969
“Dancing In The Street” – 1970
“The Rub” – 1971
“Tomorrow Is Forever” – 1972
“Here Comes Sunshine” – 1973

Disc Two
“Uncle John’s Band” – 1974
“Franklin’s Tower” – 1975
“Scarlet Begonias” – 1976
“Estimated Prophet” – 1977
“Samson and Delilah” – 1978
“Lost Sailor>Saint Of Circumstance” – 1979
“Deep Elem Blues” – 1980

Disc Three
“Shakedown Street” – 1981
“Bird Song” – 1982
“My Brother Esau” – 1983
“Feel Like A Stranger” – 1984
“Let It Grow” – 1985
“Comes A Time” – 1986
“Morning Dew” – 1987
“Not Fade Away” – 1988


Disc Four
“Blow Away” – 1989
“Ramble On Rose” – 1990
“High Time” – 1991
“Althea” – 1992
“Broken Arrow” – 1993
“So Many Roads” – 1994
“Visions Of Johanna” – 1995

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