Between July 3 – 5, Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, Bob Weir and Bill Kreutzmann came together with guitarist Trey Anastasio and keyboardists Bruce Hornsby and Jeff Chimenti for three Fare Thee Well – Celebrating 50 Years Of Grateful Dead performances at Soldier Field in Chicago. Audio and video releases of the shows will be available on November 20, but NPR Music has a preview of the Fare Thee Well audio as part of its First Listen series.
The Best Of Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years Of The Grateful Dead is one of the versions of the Chicago concerts that will come out next Friday. NPR has premiered audio of the Best Of set for our listening enjoyment that includes such highlights as “Scarlet” > “Fire,” “Touch Of Grey,” “Shakedown Street” and the beautiful rendition of “Attics Of My Life” that brought the run to a close. Listen: