Recorded on May 8, 1977, at Barton Hall, Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York. It was released as a three disco CD album and as a five disc vinyl album on May 5, 2017.
The Grateful Dead played more than 2,000 concerts, but none continues to
spark interest and provoke discussion quite like the band’s performance
at Cornell University’s Barton Hall on May 8, 1977. It is one of the
most collected, traded, and debated concerts by any band ever, has
topped numerous fan polls through the years, and was a favorite of the
group’s longtime archivist Dick Latvala, who stated: “Enough can’t be
said about this superb show.” Even Uncle Sam got into the act in 2011
when the recording was “deemed so important to the history and culture
of the United States” that a copy was added to the Library of Congress’
National Recording Registry.