The Grateful Dead Announces ‘June 1976’ Box Set

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The Grateful Dead will release the June 1976 box set via Rhino on March 20. The five-show, 15-CD collection includes previously unreleased recordings of the band’s June 10 and 11 shows at the Boston Music Hall, June 14 and 15 concerts at New York City’s Beacon Theatre and June 19 performance at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey.

June 1976 features recordings made by engineer Betty Jackson-Cantor that recently were added to the band’s archives. The Dead’s lineup as they returned from a lengthy hiatus featured guitarists Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir, bassist Phil Lesh, drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, vocalist Donna Godchaux and keyboardist Keith Godchaux. “Musically, June 1976 signaled a Golden Age of harmony and prosperity for the Dead,” notes a description of the box set. “It marked an Odysseusian-like return for Mickey Hart. Donna Jean was in lock-step with the sirens’ call. Jerry and Bob delivered orphic delight with solo musings like ‘Mission In The Rain’ (the only tour they ever played it on), ‘The Wheel,’ and ‘Cassidy,’ emboldened by group effort.

June 1976 is available for pre-order on CD and in digital formats via Dead.net. Listen to “The Music Never Stopped,” “Brown-Eyed Women” and “Looks Like Rain” from June 10, 1976 as featured on June 1976 below or here:

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Watch GD archivist David Lemieux’s “Seaside Chat” about the box set below:

Hear “Friend Of The Devil” from June 15, 1976 — which premiered via Rolling Stone — below:

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June 1976 Tracklist

Boston Music Hall, Boston, MA (6/10/76)

Disc 1

  1. Promised Land [3:51]
  2. Sugaree [9:52]
  3. Cassidy [5:00]
  4. They Love Each Other [8:29]
  5. The Music Never Stopped [5:47]
  6. Brown-Eyed Women [5:37]
  7. Lazy Lightning> [2:56]
  8. Supplication [4:26]
  9. Row Jimmy [9:23]
  10. Big River [6:28]
  11. Mission In The Rain [7:27]
  12. Looks Like Rain [9:08]

Disc 2

  1. Might As Well [6:11]
  2. Samson And Delilah [7:18]
  3. Help On The Way> [4:47]
  4. Slipknot!> [6:59]
  5. Franklin’s Tower [11:17]
  6. Let It Grow [11:36]
  7. Friend Of The Devil [8:11]

Disc 3

  1. Playing In The Band> [14:37]
  2. Dancing In The Street> [11:02]
  3. U.S. Blues [5:49]
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Boston Music Hall, Boston, MA (6/11/76)

Disc 4

  1. Might As Well [6:09]
  2. Mama Tried [3:24]
  3. Tennessee Jed [8:59]
  4. Cassidy [5:06]
  5. Candyman [8:28]
  6. Big River [6:18]
  7. Scarlet Begonias [10:16]
  8. Looks Like Rain [8:53]
  9. It Must Have Been The Roses [7:11]
  10. Lazy Lightning> [2:53]
  11. Supplication [5:21]
  12. Brown-Eyed Women [5:09]

Disc 5

  1. Promised Land [3:56]
  2. St. Stephen> [9:49]
  3. Dancing In The Street> [11:58]
  4. The Music Never Stopped [5:42]
  5. Ship Of Fools [7:11]

Disc 6

  1. Samson And Delilah [7:09]
  2. Sugaree [11:05]
  3. Sugar Magnolia> [6:04]
  4. Eyes Of The World> [13:13]
  5. Stella Blue [10:49]
  6. Sunshine Daydream [3:29]
  7. Johnny B. Goode [4:15]

Beacon Theatre, New York, NY (6/14/76)

Disc 7

  1. Cold Rain And Snow [6:49]
  2. Mama Tried [3:45]
  3. Row Jimmy [10:13]
  4. Cassidy [5:08]
  5. Brown-Eyed Women [5:26]
  6. Big River [6:21]
  7. Might As Well [6:00]
  8. Lazy Lightning> [2:56]
  9. Supplication [4:53]
  10. Tennessee Jed [8:57]

Disc 8

  1. Playing In The Band> [19:40]
  2. The Wheel [6:09]
  3. Samson And Delilah [6:36]
  4. High Time [9:52]
  5. The Music Never Stopped [5:26]
  6. Crazy Fingers [11:33]

Disc 9

  1. Dancing In The Street> [12:37]
  2. Cosmic Charlie [8:47]
  3. Help On The Way> [4:55]
  4. Slipknot!> [13:00]
  5. Franklin’s Tower> [11:03]
  6. Around And Around [7:18]
  7. U.S. Blues [5:52]

Beacon Theatre, New York, NY (6/15/76)

Disc 10

  1. Promised Land [4:26]
  2. Sugaree [9:44]
  3. Cassidy [4:58]
  4. Candyman [7:48]
  5. The Music Never Stopped [5:54]
  6. It Must Have Been The Roses [7:16]
  7. Looks Like Rain [7:06]
  8. Tennessee Jed [9:44]
  9. Let It Grow> [13:14]
  10. Might As Well [5:26]

Disc 11

  1. St. Stephen> [11:11]
  2. Not Fade Away> [12:15]
  3. Stella Blue [13:53]
  4. Samson And Delilah [6:25]
  5. Friend Of The Devil [8:24]

Disc 12

  1. Dancing In The Street> [13:01]
  2. The Wheel> [4:44]
  3. Sugar Magnolia [6:05]
  4. Scarlet Begonias> [4:48]
  5. Sunshine Daydream [3:39]
  6. Johnny B. Goode [4:12]

Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ (6/19/76)

Disc 13

  1. Help On The Way> [5:50]
  2. Slipknot!> [6:30]
  3. Franklin’s Tower> [9:38]
  4. The Music Never Stopped [6:05]
  5. Brown-Eyed Women [5:27]
  6. Cassidy [4:55]
  7. They Love Each Other [7:34]
  8. Looks Like Rain [8:02]
  9. Tennessee Jed [8:29]

Disc 14

  1. Playing In The Band [19:14]
  2. Might As Well [6:25]
  3. Samson And Delilah [7:07]
  4. High Time [9:38]

Disc 15

  1. Let It Grow> [13:09]
  2. Dancing In The Street> [10:20]
  3. Cosmic Charlie [9:11]
  4. Around And Around> [6:28]
  5. Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad> [7:16]
  6. One More Saturday Night [4:58]
  7. Not Fade Away [8:03]