Maybe it wasn't Rockin the Rhein, but instead the early 72 Music Academy Dick's Pick that I am thinking of, not sure.
The bonus disc for the 69 Fillmore West box definitely did come in a plain white sleeve, but I believe it was included inside the box, so if the box is indeed sealed (which I would be surprised if it was) then the bonus disc should be in there. The Winterland 73 and 77 box sets each included a bonus disc in its own sleeve, but it wasn't plain white, and again it was included inside the box. I know that Rockin' the Rhein also included a bonus disc but I don't know whether it was in a plain white sleeve or not.
Well...cause im looking at gettin the fillmore west 69 box set, and ive asked people selling them, and theyve said the bonus disc comes in a plain white sleeve, also road trips vol 1 no 3 on ebay says the bonus disc comes in white paper sleeve. so if anyone can assist me in my efforts to get all the bonus discs it would be greatly appreciated
but I have never seen a bonus disc come in a plain white sleeve, so caveat emptor.
just wondering if anyone knows when the bonus discs stopped coming in plain white sleeves? I learned about all these bonus discs not too long ago and now have to aquire them and need to know the facts so i dont get screwed when i buy "sealed" ones, cause its already happened
Apparently November 3rd is 'Cracking the Vault' day and a whole raft of material '100s of shows' will appear.
It is not clear what the quality will be of these tapes (not all GD btw), to what extent they have or have not been remastered and how many of them are already out there in torrent land (possibly already remastered by Mr Miller and the like). I am hanging on to my credit card till we get a chance to see what is on offer.
still its exciting and may encourage the rhino mob to pull their fingers out and start selling more whole shows as downloads. A price war on Grateful Dead shows looms????
My its easy to forget how lucky we are to have all these choices and options to worry and argue about :-)
Wolfgang's Vault have started selling GD whole show downloads in MP3 and FLAC starting with the late show from May 15 1970 $9.99 per set
more to come soon apparently. Not sure about the quality, but you can stream them first to test
Hi all - just an FYI, based on our discussion in spring about the DPs going out of print. With no fanfare or announcement, they are indeed reprinting DPs. Or at least, I found that DP 33 was back on CD (and immediately ordered it). The operator actually told me it was not available on CD, and I pointed out that the website now said it was, she confirmed it with her supervisor, and yeay! It is on its way.
So, if anyone is wanting to fill in those DP gaps, now would be a good time (and I feel sorry for any poor slobs who actually paid 100 bucks for a DP on ebay...)
The only other DPs I don't have are 9, 17, 30, and 32. I can't stand the keyboard wash on 9 and 17, and my AUD of DP 32 sounds way better than the SBD to me, but should I get DP 30? Not too blown away by what I've heard, but I've only heard samples of those shows...
I read somewhere that when the Dicks Picks first started they did not think folks would buy lots of multi CD sets so they just put out 'best bits'. Later on they put out near complete shows, missing out some set 1 tunes so they could fit (for example) most of 1 show on 2 discs. Later on the releases got more and more complete. A good place to find out what exactly is on each DP and what is missing is here:
thebestofwebsite dot com and follow links through the Grateful Dead Live.
Handfulls, thanks for the info about Rhino (possibly) putting DPs back in print. The DP scalpers will be so sad...