Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of The Grateful Dead, a four-hour documentary about Jerry Garcia and his brood, will land on Amazon Prime Video on June 2nd.
The film, which had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah in January, is touted as the “first full-length documentary to explore the fiercely independent vision, perpetual innovation and uncompromising commitment to their audience that made the Bay Area band one of the most influential musical groups of their generation.”
Martin Scorsese is the film’s executive producer.
Also available now is the film’s soundtrack. Available in numerous configurations, including a limited-edition six-disc set, the album spans the band’s career. Archivist David Lemieux says, “All in all, this is unlike any other Grateful Dead release we’ve ever produced — just as the film is unlike any other Grateful Dead audiovisual document ever made. Then again, it’s simply unlike any other music documentary ever made, which is appropriate considering that there’s no band like The Grateful Dead.”
Among the unreleased performances are “Dark Star” from February 14th, 1970 at the Fillmore East in New York and a cover of Traffic’s “Dear Mr. Fantasy” into The Beatles’ “Hey Jude” from July 2nd, 1989 at Sullivan Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.