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Anomalator's picture
Joined: Jun 7 2007
A very grateful thanks!

Hi izzie and marye!

I know you two get an eyeful of complaints in these forums, so I just wanted to give the both of you a big, grateful thank you for all your patience and efforts in getting the Download Series back. I just checked out the store, and I am so happy to see that the Downloads are there once again! THANK YOU! And a big thanks to everyone involved as well! Can't wait to wrap my head around some more of that good ole Grateful Dead!

Does anyone there at the Dead orginization know if there are any plans for more DVD Audio releases? The Workingman's Dead and American Beauty DVD's sound absolutely amazing, and I would love to hear more of the Dead's material released in a surround sound format. Perhaps the Vault shows? I bet they'd sound pretty sweet!

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Joined: Jul 11 2007

I would really like to see the store offer the option of being able to download all live and studio albums in the various formats. I am moving away from CDs as they take up too much space and putting all my music in .mp3 or whatever format. I would rather buy from the store than from iTunes as well. Hopefully, new live music offerings will start to be released on a more consistent basis as well. Just my 2 cents.

cosmicbadger's picture
Joined: Jun 13 2007
..and yet another DVD

....and now something else from Amazon. Another DVD entitled 'the Grateful Dead' to be released on August 20th. No tracklisting or details available.....

cosmicbadger's picture
Joined: Jun 13 2007
new GD DVD entitled Still Alive and Well. What is this?


I have just been invited by Amazon here in France to pre order a GD DVD titled 'Still Alive and Well' to be released on 30 July

Tracklisting is shown as follows

Bird Song
My Brother Esau
On The Road Again
Far From Me
When Push Comes To Shove
Me And My Uncle
Mexical Blues
Not Fade Away
Iko Iko
Tons Of Steel
Ramble On Rose
West L.A. Fade Away
Still Alive

It looks very unofficial and is it seems not to be from one show. Does anyone know what this is?

cosmicbadger's picture
Joined: Jun 13 2007
we did it!

Good news on the downloads and thanks again. Better put my money where my mouth is now!

marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007
Paino! It's true! the downloads are back!
Ursa Minor's picture
Joined: Jul 19 2007
RE: GD music

Howdy GD folks,

I'm old school. I remember the days before the internet, before digital recording and I'm not even 40 years old yet, but some days I feel like I"m 60. I don't care for downloading becuase the loss of the human element, that's was the sentiment of Latvala as well. The old days you had to take out a ad in Relix or Golden Rd.; I actually traded with all the heavy's back in the early 90's. About 85% of my collection (of which many e-tree "unknown transfers" were from me) came directly from DAT>CDR without loss less compression. I like to go into a good record store and purchase music. As for folks who rip off musicians with illegal downloads, there is a place in purgatroy for you.

Don't expect dead heads to be organized for customer service, most of us; are very un-organized people. Don't pre-order stuff either, I never have and never will. I will never say to the seller "it's already sold before it's in my hand". Sure, I waited in many lines for tickets for Deer Creek during the 90's, I actually saw all Deer Creek shows except 89 and 92. I don't think the GD cultrue was really ready for the 21st century, anybody who went to Deer Creek 95 will attest to that statement. The "scene" was changing and not for the better, too many folks were coming to the shows without the music being the primary function. I knew that ticket prices were going to skyrocket in price for GD, and future venues were going to be hard to obtain.

I would like to hear the quality of the latest Dick's Picks; I bet it's very good compared to the original source. I was pleased with the 4 disc set fillmore east 71, but like I wrote to Dupree's Diamond back in the mid 90's. WE WANT COMPLETE SHOWS!!!! I think that comment had been said after "dancin in the streets" was omitted on the Harpur College 70.
You know I would probably like the download scene , but why should I work that hard to obtain great music; I certainly didn't have to work that hard when I traded. In fact, some of the best sources you'll ever hear for Grateful Dead come from the audience tapes. So look for those recordings as well! I mean the GD didn't have the best sound system for nothing.

Ursa Minor

I wish that for just one time, You could stand inside my shoes, and for just that one moment, I could be you - Bob Dylan, Positively 4th St.

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Joined: Jun 6 2007
Looks Like They Are Back!

I just checked the store and Download Series seems to be back, with all the format options available.

I bought 'em all as they came out, but it's nice to see 'em back!

Joined: Jun 4 2007
Thanks and 3FTV

Thanks for helping to get the word to the powers that be for the download series. Maybe that will encourage some new additions there as well. Theres a few I still need to get.

Now that I have had a chance to listen to this release in full, and especially because I'm pretty busy with pther things this summer, I can say that it's a nice sounding release from a popularly traded run of shows. I like hearing the songs as they progressed into real staples in later shows. This is one I'll listen to on occasion but not nearly as often as 1-2 FTVs, Dozin' At The Nick, Nightfall Of Diamonds, Terrapin Limited, Truckin' Up To Buffalo, VFTV I-IV or the vast majority of Dicks Picks and Downloads.

Being somewhat of a completionist I'll by them all (except f-ing up and not getting the 10 disc Fillmore box and not having the extra $400+ dollars on hand to get it on EBAY - still bummed about that - maybe someday it'll be reissued in it's entirety).

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Joined: May 26 2007
nicely put, badg...

hoping to have official news for you all soon!


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