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DeadBase Needs Your Help!

Posted: February 8, 2010 - 5:59pm

Just got this from Stu Nixon, who asks me to pass it on to the community:

DeadBase Returns! And we’re looking for a little help from our friends…

We're back! Or at least we're thinking about it... By popular demand we are in the process of determining the feasibility of publishing a new edition of DeadBase and are looking for some help. While a totally revised DBXII is still a possibility for the future, right now we are considering putting out a reprint of DBXI with an appendix of corrections and additions to the setlists. While we are looking into the logistics of printing and distribution (can you say Amazon?) we are putting the word out to gather missing data.

That’s where you come in. We know that folks have found errors in the setlists since the last version of DeadBase came out in 1999, and we want to include a list of corrections in the new book. All proposed changes will be reviewed and evaluated, and contributors will be acknowledged in the new edition.

Please send corrections along with rationale / justification to:

Thank you!

Stu Nixon for DeadBase


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digiboog's picture
Joined: Nov 17 2009
Bring It On.

My tattered DeadBase VI is long overdo a replacement. A, updated hard copy would be sweeeet. I will spread the word and help in any way possible. - Boog

Joined: Jan 21 2011
Any update?

My copy of DEADBASE VI is pretty rough with a cracked spine and all pencil marked up with my notes. A new edition is in order. My favorite section apart from the set lists themselves is the review section near the back of the book. John, Stu, Mike and others give a fly on the wall view of many classic and obscure shows. I spent many hours pouring over this book, often while recording shows off the radio (manly WNEW and WBAI both in NYC)-you can identify just about any Dead show as long as you have a few songs in a row with this book. An amazing resource! Thanks guys.

marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007

welcome back!

TigerLilly's picture
Joined: Jul 2 2007

:) made me grin to see a post from you!
By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity -- another man's I mean.
Mark Twain

Sunshine-daydream1951's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
new copy

i badly need a new copy of deadbase

mine is well anotated

bob w

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Gr8fulTed's picture
Joined: Jul 9 2007
Working mans alternative

Deadlists works just fine and is quite user friendly....

GADEADHEAD's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
Bring it!

I can think of hundreds of additions that could be included in a new addition. The only problem would be deciding what not to include. IE:
- Photos, Photos and more Photos (While I enjoyed the last edition's extensive '95 tour spread, I think it is time for some historic photo documentation throughout our long strange trip)
- Complete Jerry Base
- Complete Phil Base
- Complete Ratdog Base
- Well lets face it, complete everybody Base
- More venue charts
- Statistics out the wazoo
- Include available recordings of each show
- Hell, I would even welcome envelope art and other Deadhead artwork submittals
- Etc, Etc.

lamagonzo (not verified)
Doodah --

I just checked out the website for Deadbase and while it is user-friendly enough for most folks, I would still love for a new Deadbase to come out on recycled paper.

Joined: Jun 19 2009
I'd buy a new edition...

Any chance of the message boards coming back to life?

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Joined: Dec 25 2007

I would love it. I have DB X and I love it. It has helped me immeasurably, when I am trying to do research on a show or just making labels for my CD. Plus it is cool to read the reviews.


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