I'm with you lamagonzo. Hopefully Rhino is planing to do the right thing. Start by hiring a new Quility Control Dept, because the current employees did not do their job with the Europe'72 Complete Recordings Steamer Trunk . Too many corners were cut. Start by sending out replacement CDs and better sleeves to the people that reported problems, now not next year.
E72 turned into a fantastic clusterfuck for a large minority of buyers. Massive problems from start to finish with all the usual ones in between.
You guys need to have a meeting and say: "Hey, Look, We have to bite the bullet on this one and take responsibility for the screw-ups." And they are all screw-ups from the side of the product materials control. The only people who are happy are the ones who got flawless sets and don't mind all those torn cardboard pieces of crap you call sleeves.
What could Rhino do?
Do another press run of Road Trips quality covers, or, even better, plastic cases and set a complete send out to everybody who ordered along with the replacement discs (for those who have defective ones). Do it NOW. ASAP!
What is your alternative? Wait for a waterfall of credit card disputes that costs Rhino $15 a piece besides whatever they have to do to fix it? Maybe the bean counters should look at this one and say. "It's a no-win situation, refund the money for those who are complaining and keep it from those who don't. Maybe it'll be a wash.
But wouldn't it be great if they did the entirely RIGHT thing?
It's like there are competent people and not so much working at Rhino and you never know what kind of job they are going to do. Maddening!
So, how does realgone music work?
I went to their site and and got nothing about how to actually get the discs. Is it all through Amazon?
And these are disappearing fast from the Dead.net store. Some that appear for sale are in fact gone. Try adding some of the DP's to the cart. You will get a message that it is not longer in stock (a few still listed do this).
These are posted on Amazon for pre-order, and they're not cheep. DP34 (3cds) $40. and DP35 & 36 (4cds each) $48. Glad I bought these in 2005 from GDM.
Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks Vol. 34—Rochester, NY 11/5/77 3-CD set
Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks Vol. 35—San Diego, CA 8/7/71, Chicago, IL 8/24/71 4-CD set
Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks Vol. 36—The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA 9/21/72 4-CD set
From the wonderful Grateful Dead Song Finder site
studio 1970 American Beauty (note 1)
28 Feb 1973 Dick's Picks Vol 28
7 Jul 1989 Crimson, White and Indigo (DVD & CD)
19 Jul 1989 Fallout From The Phil Zone
19 Mar 1990 Searching For The Sound (note 2)
12 Jul 1990 View From The Vault II (DVD only)
26 May 1993 Road Trips Vol 2, No 4
9 Jul 1995 Searching For The Sound (note 2)
I'd go for Dicks Picks 28 every time, but that's just me.
Is there a live release that has the song, "Box of Rain" on it? If so, please let me know so that I can get it. I'd really like a live version of that song. Thanks.
I wonder what retail stores still sell CD's? Borders was the only I knew and that is gone. I would like to get #35.
Real Gone Music will debut in November with 12 titles headlined by the Grateful Dead’s Dick’s Picks, Vols. 34, 35 & 36. “Dick” was Dick Latvala, the official tape archivist for the Dead until 1999, whose inspiration and encyclopedic knowledge of the band’s vaults spawned the fabled Dick’s Picks series of Dead concert volumes. Comprising 36 volumes, Dick’s Picks follows the band on its long, strange trip through a multitude of eras, tours and venues, featuring handpicked shows that display the band at its most visionary, improvisational height. Real Gone Music will bring this cache of Dead concert brilliance to record stores. Many have never been previously available at retail.
REAL GONE NOVEMBER 2011 RELEASE SCHEDULE
GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick's Picks Vol. 34-Rochester, NY 11/5/77 3-CD SET
GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick's Picks Vol. 35-"San Diego, CA 8/7/71, Chicago, IL 8/24/71 4-CD SET
GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick's Picks Vol. 36-"The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA 9/21/72 4-CD SET
Real Gone's release of the Grateful Dead titles represents the first time these handpicked collections of live shows have been released to retail stores.
This is the first time for me on the forum so i thought i'd better make it count:
I've read today that Real Gone Music (a label specialising in music thought to be 'real gone') will reissue the Dick's Picks series. They will start in November with 12 titles (according to their site), headlined by 3 stunners from the series (DP:34, 35 and 36). For real: check realgonemusic.com
I know what to do and so do you guys, i can't be the only one still looking for volume 34.
By the way, when on the Real Gone Music site please drop a suggestion in the designated box. Fillmore West 1969 Complete Recordings anyone?
Come on let's make it happen, it's the right thing to do!