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Grateful Dead Original Members Add Two Dates To Final Concerts

April 10, 2015

The original members of Grateful Dead have announced two additional shows at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California on June 27th and 28th, as part of their “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead” run. Along with the three shows at Chicago's Soldier Field on July 3rd, 4th, and 5th, the run will mark the original members' last-ever performances toget

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I made some ringtones a few years ago.Here's the recipe I found: "All u need is an AAC music file. On iTunes, right click on the file, get info, options, cut the length of the song you like (as long as it is not over 30 sec), drag the file into a folder (or your desktop), change the extension of the file (rename the file from ****.m4a to ****.m4r) then drag the file over to iTunes and viola! a ringtone." When I couldn't make that actually WORK, I modified it this way and it worked for me: convert to AAC in iTunes, copy the file to desktop and delete file still in iTunes. Close iTunes. Change suffix on AAC to m4r. Reopen iTunes and drag file into iTunes. iTunes has a separate ringtones folder and the file should automatically go there. The opening few seconds of Dark Star 10/9/89 are my standard ringtone...
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I have had studio "Operator" as my ringtone for as long as I have had my iPhone. I downloaded the app Ringtones and it was quite easy from there. I like Mr. Jack Straw's list, but for a Spring or Fall 73 box. Count me among those who feel that there is already a lot of 73 officially released. I don't think a full tour from that year is needed. I would definitely pass on it. I would like mini-boxes of the three-show variety. My top three on that list would be: Alpine 89 Red Rocks 78 April 71-- pick three shows, they are all worth it. I have been heavy with Pigpen lately. I had a SUNY tape from either 70 or 71 that featured a fantastic rap from Pigpen in Good Lovin. I reluctantly lent it to a peripheral friend around 1993, who I essentially told I didn't trust him to return it, but he assured me he would return it (and a few other tapes). Needless to say, I haven't seen it since. That is off topic, but just diggin' Pipgen these days. Last night disc 1 of Dick's 16 with Fillmore 70 Road Trips accompanying me on my snowy commute this week.
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Looking forward to the New Year... Had a great time down in Mexico last year.Looking "Dead" ahead for this year

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I just searched making ringtones from songs in iTunesThe difference is window or Mac computer But to break it down, below someone hit the nail pretty good Choice the song, copy it so you have a copy to work with in AAC Then you select the time points, start and stop, Change the suffix And put it back in iTunes. It's very easy but a step by step can easily be found. And you can make a RT out of just about anything. It's fun.
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The Eleven has a perfect ring to me!
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Thanks all! will give it a go...
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I put the first KingFish record on this morning, its crazy how often I forget about this album. Its actually pretty good, and I can listen to all of it through every time with no problems haha. Probably my favorite Bobby side project.
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i recently rediscovered the live album on spotify. agree it is some really good music. never saw kingfish though in concert.
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your original comment is in the thread at January 6. I don't know what kicked it to moderation, but it wasn't me. System freaks out sometimes. On with the funk...
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How 'bout something PTB! How about the DaP 13 announcement, whos the cover artist this year, whats the first big release for 2015?! Give us something!!!! O.K. Thats out of my system, now back to the NFL!
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I'm looking forward to whatever Lemieux & co release this year, but I'm even more excited by the possibility of shows. I think the fact that Weir and Hart (and Donna and TC) have announced no performances is a good sign that something is afoot. Lesh has a few low-key gigs in January and then a few in NY in March, but nothing after that. Kreutzmann has a coupla shows lined up in April, but nothing else AFAIK. So maybe the spring is time to store up energy and exercise in some low-pressure environments for a blow-out summer/fall monster tour? I just hope they don't hit the east coast while I'm overseas in May and June!
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Duplicate post; sorry!
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I think everyone would be happy if they would release 1 Box Set Each Quarter with 10 shows in each set. Each set would represent every decade that the Dead played in, and would be the 10 best shows of each decade. They could get away with charging $299 per box. I am sure they won't do something like this, or probably anything much more than what we already get each year. The whole "countdown" to nothing is partly why I stopped giving Rhino my money right after the Europe 72 box set. They just don't get it...we want it all and we want now. If they aren't going to do that and play games then they won't get any $$$ from me.
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Anyone know what show this is? I copied it off of someone about 10 years ago. Definitely '77, going by the setlist and a nuance in Estimated Prophet. I have no idea what the run order is, though it's obvious that Estimated and Eyes must go together, and probably Sugar Magnolia and Uncle John's band are encores or show closers. It can't be a commercial release, going by sound quality (not great) and the fact that I have everything commercially released from '77: Bertha 6:41 Eyes of the World 15:10 Terrapin Station 10:26 Dancing in the Streets 10:28 Playing in the Band 12:25 Samson and Delilah 7:05 Wharf Rat 9:56 Franklin's Tower 12:43 Playing in the Band 11:22 Sugar Magnolia 9:23 One More Saturday Night 5:42 Uncle John's Band 9:06 Estimated Prophet 8:32
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...3-19-77.P.S. The first 'Estimated, Eyes' was 5-7-77 and it wasn't a segue. The first Estimated>Eyes was 5-15-77 fwiw.
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Yeah, I just looked that show up, and all of those songs are there. That was mighty quick my friend. Looks like these songs were missing from the first set in my copy, and the rest are verbatim: Mama Tried Loser Big River They Love Each Other Looks Like Rain Tennessee Jed
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'It's All Too Much' The Dead Doin' The Beatles 01 WDWDIITR - 4-7-85 91389 02 Get Back - 1-28-87 79466 03 Revolution - 4-8-85 24227 04 Rain - 12-2-92 82302 05 TWBS - 9-17-93 5704 06 TNK - 9-20-93 4531 07 It's All Too Much - 3-26-95 124612 08 Day Tripper - 3-31-85 106791 09 Hey Jude - 3-22-90 125881 10 Hey Jude Finale - 3-22-90-125881 11 Black Bird - 6-23-88 127253 12 LSD - 3-17-95 92087 These are all audience and are all downloadable on the archive. The dates and sources are subjective.
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Taping Compendiums, Vol.1 & 2, Top Picks (I don't have Vol.3) 1966 - 7/16, 7/17, 11/19, 12/01 1967 - 3/18, 10/22, 11/11 1968 - 1/20, 1/22, 2/02-2/03, 2/14, 3/03, 8/21-8/23 1969 - 2/22, 2/28, 3/01, 4/05-4/06, 4/21-4/22, 5/24, 7/11, 9/06, 11/08 11/15, 12/12, 12/30 1970 - 2/11, 2/13, 2/14, 4/12, 5/02, 5/06, 6/24, 9/18-20, 11/05-08 1971 - 2/18, 2/23, 4/05-4/06, 4/26-4/29, 8/06, 10/21, 10/29, 11/07 12/02, 12/05, 12/15 1972 - 4/08, 4/11, 4/14, 4/26, 4/29, 5/03-5/04, 5/11, 5/26 7/18, 8/27, 9/17, 9/23-9/24, 11/19, 12/31 1973 - 3/24, 3/28, 5/26, 6/10, 7/01, 7/27, 9/21, 9/26, 10/25, 11/10, 11/11, 12/02, 12/18 1974 - 2/24, 3/23, 6/16, 6/18, 6/23, 6/26, 6/28, 7/19, 9/10, 9/11, 9/20, 10/16, 10/18, 10/19 1975 - 3/23, 8/13 1976 - 6/09, 6/12, 6/14, 7/18, 9/25, 10/09 1977 - 2/26, 5/07, 5/08, 5/09, 5/19, 6/09, 9/03, 11/06, 12/29 1978 - 1/07, 1/22, 4/15, 7/07, 7/08, 10/21, 10/22, 12/31 1979 - 1/10, 2/17, 10/27, 11/05, 12/01, 12/26 1980 - 6/21, 8/21, 9/02, 9/06, 10/02, 10/14 (any acoustic set from Sept.-Oct.) 10/22, 10/30, 10/31, 12/31 1981 - 3/10, 3/21, 3/24, 5/05, 5/06, 5/11, 5/16, 8/12, 10/06, 10/16, 12/05, 12/31 1982 - 4/06, 4/18, 7/28, 8/03, 8/07, 9/17, 10/10, 12/31 1983 - 4/16, 6/18, 9/11, 10/11, 10/15, 10/31 1984 - 4/01, 6/21, 7/06, 7/07, 7/13, 10/12, 11/02 1985 - 3/28, 6/16, 6/27, 6/28, 6/30, 9/07, 11/01, 11/21
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Please come join us on Facebook, Grateful Dead Society. I'm the administrator of the page. We have a lot of soundboards for you to download for free. Many Deadheads pulled a massive amount of music off the Archives before the all the SB were removed. They are there for you to enjoy. After joining make yourself a free account at Copy.com you will get 15 GB of space free. Then you can download the shows to your HD, or save in your account for later. You don't need it to download the free shows. We have a great group of Deadheads dedicated to the legacy of the Grateful Dead. We always have something going on to talk about all the time. This year will be a great one for us all. So while you wait for the official stuff come get some jams. Just request to join and I'll add you as soon as I see the request. Come get on the bus with us. Peace, Phil
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give us a Greek box. at least some Greek shows. i listened to set one of 5/21/82 over the weekend, and was reminded how ON this show is. I was at 7/13/84; release THAT. all three 81 Greeks are stupendous. 83 Greeks make me smile. GREEKGREEKGREEKGREEKGREEKGREEK meet me at the Greek, it's not hard to reach. It's Greek to me. My big fat Greek soundboards. Dead Greek Freaks Unite! O'er the land of the Greeks, and the home of the Greeks (Theater shows, not Greece Greeks). Spring arrives in 68 days.
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Greek on my brotha, Greek on... Freaks with Greek's!!! A show from each year would be really appealing.. Even if the 81 shows are missing from the vault, I'm sure they could do something real nice with the rest.. Maybe a show from each year in a box... I'd love for them to do something like this for Red Rocks, and Alpine too..
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Great suggested listening by year, burning up the archive. East coast box set suggestion Philly Spectrum Sell Out box. The brotherly love was always there.
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i use ringdroid app right on phoneeasy to start and stop wherever u want it finds all music for u to choose great app for track separation on the fly as well
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Just picked this one up. My collection of 60s/70s Dead is about 90% complete. This is the best sounding two track recording from 1974 available, and the set list is outstanding, so for any '74 fans out there, I highly recommend it. Will make a nice companion to Dave's Picks 13. Liner notes from Bear are kind of funny (in an ironic sort of way), as he touts the Wall of Sound architecture, which, whatever the benefits of it as a live sound system, was not conducive to good tape reproductions of the event.
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Yeah it's out. For those Deadheads who have renewed their interest in vinyl some of you may be aware of MFSL and others are issuing some classic lps in 2 disc 45 rpm format. Mofi has released American Beauty and Workingman's Dead. The vinyl vs. digital discussions (arguments)have elsewhere become very personal to the point of yo mama. I don't get it and that kind of behavior rarely if ever shows its face here. I'll just say to my ears the beauty of these along with others (The Doors, Dylan's 60's )is outstanding. I know spending $45 on a title may be considered an indulgence so be it music is where I spend my disposable income. If you still use vinyl try these you'll be amazed. BTW they have also released SACDs of both. Long Live Vinyl
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You're right, DP 24 is a perfect companion to DaP 13. Especially if the powers that be didn't cut out what Phil says after the Baby Blue encore on 2-24...
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> Especially if the powers that be didn't cut out what Phil says > after the Baby Blue encore on 2-24... I'm holding off on listening to my copy of the show until after DaP13 arrives, so what did Phil say after the encore?
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"See you all next month at the Cow Palace, I hope". I think Jerry says goodnight, too. Of note, this is the first Baby Blue since September of '72 and would be the last one for a long time. So, it's a historically significant show in that regard as well. P.S. I'm waiting, too, so I'm working from memory.
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That is such a good album, My mom took me to Fleetwood Mac for my first concert when I was just a baby....oh wait, I mean... Boy oh boy the inter webs is going nuts figuring out the 50th to tour or not to tour, the natives are getting all jammed up I tell ya. Face Book is a virtual rumor war zone. The vibe here is a patient one I must admit, thanks for getting me back to the mellow zone, Yours truly, patiently chomping at the bit patiently...going to explode, just chilling, ready to dance, trying with all of my energy to be patient and think instead about ring tones..., Fan!!!! PS Thanks again for the chill zone, I like all the discussion about this great music, Greek Me.... .....With some Dead on the Rocks.
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I was born 7-21-67 just as the boys were taking the stage at the Santa Clara Auditorium and was a huge fan seeing many shows in the late 80's and 90's including the last show Sunday at Soldier Field. I couldn't get tickets to Saturday but got Sunday's for what turned out to be tragically Jerry's last show and want to return to Soldier Field again this summer to celebrate what is and what was for their 50th Anniversary. Just please let the little people (non scalpers) have a chance at tickets please! Let's get the show back on the road gents. Thanks RugbyGuy P.S. How about a show in Minneapolis or Alpine Valley too?
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Wishing I was on facebook now, but only for the sole purpose of joining Coconut Phil's Grateful Dead Society. If anyone wants to take my million dollar idea of a Deadhead centric social network, called "stealyourfacebook" and make it a reality, be my guest :) Now that, I would join!
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Lord knows I LOVE YOU, What an Incredibly High, Beautiful Band so full of Light. Thank You Completely
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Lord knows I LOVE YOU, What an Incredibly High, Beautiful Band so full of Light. Thank You Completely oops, clicked once too much!!!
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WHAT A CROCK OF DUNG. 1ST MONTH OF THE 50TH ANNV IS SHOT AND WHAT DO WE (DEADHEADS) GET. A NEW ALMANAC WITH $80 BIKING SHIRTS AND RING TONES. NOTHING LEFT BUT MEMORIES AND HOW TO MAXIMIZE LIQUIDTY FOR GD PRODUCTIONS AND THOSE THAT BENIFIT FROM IT!I WONDER WHAT JERRY WOULD SAY ABOUT WHAT THE "COMMUITY" HAS BECOME. OH YEA WHAT ABOUT THE MOM THAT REPORTED HER SON MISSING AFTER 26 YEARS WHEN HE WENT TO FOLLOW THE DEAD AND NEVER CAME BACK. NO MUSIC JUST BS LIKE THAT.........
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"The Best Of The Grateful Dead" listed on Amazon for pre-order. Release date March 31, 2015.
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Gotta' love the juvenile, angry posts with all caps...I think the countdown was to the 50th year, not necessarily to some commercial announcement. What would Jerry say? Who cares?
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they covered the GD at Ventura 7/85. There is a clip of Jerry saying, "what the fuck is this?!?" that's what he'd say. truly, I doubt he'd care. He's the one who helped play the music and magic. that's it. I'm sure plenty of goodies will come our way. plenty already have. I have so much GD, it will take something like 6/10/73 to get me to buy more. In the meantime, go to youtube and look up the full concert of 8/4/76, with sound and visuals, AND the "short break" entertainment. :)))
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"Man oh man, oh friend of mine,All good things in all good time." That's what Jerry said. Just wait, it's going to be great! They've never let us down before!
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I reread some books I have on Jerry, and tucked into one book, was this quote from Garcia:"I thought that maybe this idea of transforming principle has something to do with it. Because when we get onstage, what we really want to happen is, we want to be transformed from ordinary players into extraordinary ones, like forces of larger consciousness. And the audience wants to be transformed from whatever ordinary reality they may be, into something a little wider, something that enlarges them. So maybe it's the notion of transformation, seat of the pants shamanism, that has something to do with why the Grateful Dead keeps pulling them in. Maybe that is what keeps the audience coming back for and what keeps it fascinating for us too." I think that is what it was like when we joined with the Dead at those shows, their pouring out this unfathomable energy in that moment, and us in the audience rising in response with our collective surge pushing energy back to the Dead, which then propelled them to greater heights and levitating us with their aural alchemy. As we would watch/listen, with our mouths agape, each of the Dead would tease, improvise, call and response, cascading leads ('catch me if you can'), shimmering rhythm guitar, bass runs/bombs (that changed the very atmospheric pressure), keyboard interplay, that primal percussion then mutating into complex and compelling syncopation, urging and propelling the band further... and the bard's lyrics, that poetry, those revelations,...that song...and we would roar and exhort the Dead and pour that fervor into our tribal stomp and collective howl. And suddenly the moment slows and extends and everything becomes quite still and that voice..."nothing you can hold for very long..." and then all of us stumble out into that crystalline cool evening. Sad eyes, heads shaking, and smiles which alternated between satiation and longing for more. The Teacher opens the door, but you must enter by yourself.
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"Besides 4 Dave's Picks, a Martin Scorsese documentary, a meetup at the movies, a secret reunion tour, 30 Days of the Dead, and several Grammy-worthy box sets... what have the powers that be REALLY planned for us lately? Right!"
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It's on! So excited to see the boys again with Bruce.
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O I cannot wait to see them play...how cool and groovy. I will say I am somewhat saddened by the negative stuff on here. No one owes us anything. The mere fact of 50 years is gift enough, all those years all that music! And to expect some magic to happen at the stroke of the New Year is most ungrateful. Love and Unity!
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It would have been nice for the 50th shows if they brought Donna and TC back too. Maybe not for the full shows, but something stills seems to be missing here...
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