The Grateful Dead Collection

Why are some shows downloadable and others are Stream Only?
Audience-made Grateful Dead concert recordings are available as downloads while available soundboards are accessible in streaming format only. This is done at the request of the band

The Grateful Dead is separated from the Live Music Archive into its own collection (with its own forum) to avoid confusion about lossless availability. The metadata and reviews for shows and recordings, even those not available for regular download, will remain available for those who maintain direct links. No filesets have been deleted from the Archive; certain items are simply not public now. Text files are available at a separate database.

At this time, the Grateful Dead collection is not open to public uploads. The Grateful Dead Internet Archive Project (GDIAP) will continue its direct management of this collection for the time being.

As far as we know, there has been no change to standard GD fan trading. It is common for bands to have policies that differ between fan trading, versus archiving here.

How do I search by date, by year?
On the Collection page you will see the years in the right hand column. Clicking them launches searches for those years.

Where is “on this day in history”?
You can find this in the About tab.

What are some not even available as stream only?
Shows that have been released commercially are not available.

Where is the recording information?
If that information is in an item you will be able to see it on the details page. Recording metadata may include details page you may include: Source – the path from original source to final file format Taped by – the original taper Transferred by – the person(s) who processed the audio to the final file that was uploaded

Why can’t I upload to the Grateful Dead collection?
At this time uploads by the public are prohibited at the request of the band.