The Grateful Dead have shared a previously unreleased live recording of “Standing on the Corner” from the band’s July 29th, 1966 concert at the P.N.E. Garden Auditorium in Vancouver. The show marked their first official concert outside of California, and one of the few known times this song was played live. This recording will be included in the upcoming 50th-anniversary edition of the Grateful Dead’s self-titled 1967 debut LP.“Their only other appearance outside of their home state prior to this was in January 1966 in Portland at an Acid Test, but this was their first billing, as part of the Vancouver Trips Festival,” Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux explained to Rolling Stone. “Featuring a remarkable original song, ‘Standing on the Corner,’ in one of only a handful of known live appearances, with this one being the last.” Listen to the track below:The deluxe edition of the Grateful Dead’s debut album will be released on January 20th as a 2-CD set or vinyl picture disc, limited to 10,000 copies. The recordings include the Vancouver Trips in addition to David Glasser’s remastered version of The Grateful Dead from the original tapes. More information can be found here.[via Rolling Stone]
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