Posts Tagged ‘Egypt 1978’

The Piano in Egypt

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

The legend of the Grateful Dead Egypt 1978 tapes was that “the piano was out of tune.”

Here’s a piece of an interview I did with John Cutler recently in which he addresses that question.

The full interview – including John’s tale of attempting to wire up the King’s Chamber to use as a reverb tank for the gigs – will appear in an upcoming Grateful Dead Hour.

Weir & Lesh will sign CDs in NYC 10/14

Thursday, September 25th, 2008


Lesh And Weir To Sign Copies Of Historic New Grateful Dead Release Rocking The Cradle: Egypt 1978 at Midtown Manhattan Best Buy On October 14

Grateful Dead founding members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir will make a rare in-store appearance and signing to celebrate the historic release of Rocking The Cradle: Egypt 1978. The 2-CD/1-DVD Egypt collection features previously unreleased audio and video highlights from the band’s legendary performances at the foot of The Great Pyramid in Gizah. The set will be released on September 30 from Grateful Dead Productions and Rhino.

Lesh and Weir will be signing copies of the release at the Best Buy in midtown Manhattan at 5th Avenue and East 44th Street on October 14 starting at 7:00 PM. The first 400 people to purchase Rocking The Cradle at this Best Buy location on Tuesday, September 30th will receive a wristband entitling them access to meet Lesh and Weir on October 14. Please contact the store for more details at (212) 808-0309.

Richard Loren interview on DeadNet

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Audio of my interview with Richard Loren, executive producer of Rocking the Cradle:Egypt 1978 and manager of the Grateful Dead at the time of the Egypt trip, has been posted on DeadNet.

“Rockin the Cradle: Egypt 1978” Preview on Sirius

Friday, September 12th, 2008

David Lemieux, Grateful Dead archivist and the daily host of Today in Grateful Dead History on SIRIUS’ Grateful Dead channel, will host an hour-long premiere preview special highlighting the much-anticipated Egypt 1978 release.

Celebrating the Dead’s legendary performance at the foot of the Gizeh pyramids, this extraordinary release is not available to the public until September 30th, but you’ll get to hear the newly remastered music before anyone else!

September 17 at 7:00 pm ET with encore presentations on Mon Sept. 22nd at 7am, Wed Sept. 24th at 3PM, Fri. Sept. 26th at 6PM, Sat. Sept. 27th at 12AM ET, Sat. Sept. 27th at 4PM, Sunday Sept. 28th at 7PM ET.

Grateful Dead Egypt trip

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Announced on DeadNet today:

2-CD/1-DVD Collection Rocking The Cradle: Egypt 1978 Celebrates The 30th Anniversary of the Band’s Historic Concerts at Giza With Previously Unreleased Audio and Video

Fans Who Pre-Order on Will Receive an Exclusive Bonus Disc Containing Additional Egypt Performances

Available September 30 from Grateful Dead Productions and Rhino