Now Available in DVD!
||Grateful Dead: A Ticket to New Year's Eve This is the first new dead concert film to be released in over 5 years. It was shot during what many fans feel is one of the bands best periods. It was originally produced for a Pay-Per-View New Year's cable event at the Oakland Coliseum, 12/31/87, and has not been available in any form since its broadcast. The outstanding soundtrack has been digitally re-mastered by John Cutler and Phil Lesh. (The audio track on this is amongst the finest heard anywhere) There is some very funny and highly entertaining non-concert footage, including Garcia as Santa Claus and Hart as Mr. Spock. A band / fan Q & A session is also included with some very funny lines delivered by the band.
This video is also available as part of the Collector's Edition: Grateful Dead: The Concerts
DVD version features:
|Here is a small clip , less than15 seconds, from "Hell in a Bucket." It's about 1.2MB in size however! It's Quicktime, so it will play on Mac or Windows.|
|Here is a longer clip, which is optimized for audio length. The video is at 4 frames/second, and the colors limited to 256. It's part of a Garcia guitar solo on "Bird Song." It's 1.85MB, so I still think you're better off saving your money for the video, unless you've got the bandwidth!|
|At the close, after the credits are all rolled, Mickey applies the Vulcan Grip to Santa Claus! Do these guys have a sick sense of humor or what?|