August 05, 2006


The Vault: Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Alright

The end of an era:

Marin Independent Journal
08/04/2006 08:38 a.m. PDT

The musical legacy of the Grateful Dead - some 13,000 live audio and video recordings spanning the band's 30-year concert career - left Marin County in a temperature-controlled truck and is now being stored in a huge Warner Brothers Music vault in Southern California.

The transfer of the priceless "vault" recordings - from a Novato warehouse to a Fort Knox-like facility in Burbank - is a physical manifestation of a milestone deal that effectively dissolves Marin-based Grateful Dead Productions and turns over the Hall of Fame band's business operations to Rhino Entertainment, a subsidiary of giant Warner Music Group.

"It's sad to see it go," Grateful Dead tape archivist David Lemieux said of the vault collection. "But it couldn't be in better hands."


I was gonna post about this - saw this in the IJ yesterday while I was having lunch in Marin.

I don't care where they move the shit, Marin County will always be Dead central.

You beat me by three minutes on the Jeff Beck guess at Joe's. This is getting freaky!
Yeah, and you get the west coast advantage, too. What was it here, 2 a.m.?
I dunno. But if I hadn't been researching the answer at the same time as I was, er, otherwise distracted at Paula's, I might have beaten you to the punch! I was bouncing back and forth between Paula's, Joe's and Wikipedia all at the same time. I should get something for the multitasking answer!

I slammed the answer onto Joe's site without looking at comments above. I didn't see yours until this AM. Congratulations!

Third time's a charm, dude!!!
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