Dude, there's gotta be some kick arse stuff with Bill Graham in it too! I would love to see a compilation of the old Deadheads back in the day....remember, like riding the train up in Canada, only cooler!
Will you come with me? Once in awhile you can get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right!
Have all the shows I want Musically, Would like to see some of them again! 7-7-89 Philly! I think the vault should push more videofeed. A profound majority of faithful heads already have extensive collections be it tape or cd ect.ect. More dvd releases would spark those who don't purchase the music anymore. Rhino has been to slow to produce any new shows on dvd. We're Dead Heads who cares about the production and menus and a fancy dvd box art, gives us the diamond in the rough!
Now, I've seen everything
As if it wasn't hard enough to endure; The beloved Dead.Net eliminating the downloading of Taper's Sections & G.D. Hours, NOW the nerve of whoever, to freely give a MP3 download of 1 song, (& get this...) IN APPRECIATION FOR MY SUPPORT!
Oh, Holy Spiritus, please calm my rantingest thoughts of jumping off the planet & floating out to the desolateness of spacial reality, K?
Sometimes I Have To Stop And Remined My Self That Not everybody Collects The Way I Do.That Being Said,I Wont Buy Best Of Cd's But There Are Many Who Would.The Virtual Vault Idea Is The Best Idea I Have Heard So Far,Provided It Is Availble In flac Also.I Would Get On Board With That In A New York Minute.I Will Have To Trust That Rhino Will Accomadate Everyone,In Time.
I first saw this idea raised on the old dead.net forum (lost forever I imagine)
Vast amounts of music have already been made ready for digital reproduction (all official releases, bonus discs, Tapers Section Material, GD hour, Sirius material etc). Why can all this material be placed in an online store on a track-by-track basis for purchase/download by the hour (including of course in flac format)
As the production team work through/clean up/mix/digitise new material they add it to the virtual vault and make announcements on this site. They could also add all the tracks omitted from Dick's Picks for reasons of lack of space. The streaming services on this site could then be used to advertise the new material as it was released, enabling people to try before they buy.
Subscribers could then buy whole shows, or just bits they liked. They could post their own ideas, compilations, virtual set lists so that others could check them out, or follow recommended compilations from DL and others or even band members. You could then if you wanted purchase every 'Dark Star' available or every 'Day Job' (!), or everything played on your birthday or in your home town or just material you witnessed in person. Those with vast collections could fill in some annoying gaps. People could post CD artwork etc etc. A lot of the stuff IMINCHARGE has been suggesting.
As for a pricing structure. Lets say a standard $4 per hour (or part thereof) for general downloads so the average show (plus whatever filler you choose) would cost $12. Perhaps a higher charge for multitrack material. In order to keep up the interest Rhino could also post short term special offers at a lower price on certain packages, for example whole new shows, Dave's picks from a certain tour, whole tours, purchases over 10 hours etc. They could even set up a system where you could provide a loved one with, say, a 3 hour credit on the virtual vault. This would enable Rhino to monitor what was most popular, enabling them to select package and release CD's for the wider market they are seeking.
As I mentioned, not my original idea, but one that would seem to potentially please all the people all the time
I love this Idea of releasing music with archives. I love looking at pics and reading articles about the band and us. Full shows, I think are better in DVD. This format provides alot more goodies, In my humble oppinion.
I posted this elasewhere but will mention it again.......
I love hearing full shows as much as the next guy and there are certainly many full concerts that shined from beginning to end, but at the same time, there are many more shows that had some decent moments mixed with less than inspired moments, band members out of tune, missed cues, forgotten vocals or even the 1500th version of Me & My Uncle>Big River or Minglewood. Or worse yet, some of those shows choked with songs like I Fought The Law, Long Way To Go Home, Corinna, Wave To The Wind, Samba In The Rain with one or two nuggets tucked in. Do we really need or want full shows of these? (shudder)
At the same time there are true gems of shows from start to finish (insert favorite year/line up). My favorites happen to be '68-'70, '72-'75, '77, '79-'90 and even moments from '91-'93. I thought most of '94 and '95 were dismal which are perfect years for compilations.
Unfortunately the suits knew the true value of the vaults contents and paid me rather hastily, which I thought strange but what the hey, I gladly took the money. I've spent the last several daze trying to find a suitable new underground lair, one in a better neighborhood, with better schools that is also close to great shopping. I suppose I should have consulted someone that hasn't been frozen for thirty years. Darn, it's friggin' freezing in here!
I gonna' get you, Austin Powers!
The Suits At Rhino's Marketing Division, Couldn't Have Been Any More Brain Dead,Then When they Came Up With This Idea.The Answer Is So Apperent It Could Blind You Like The Sun.Money Vs Music.....OK>WE GOT THE MONEY,YOU GOT THE MUSIC.
ENTER THE MARKETING IDEA,(Which You Almost Got Right)
5 Complete Shows From Any Givin' Year.Digitaly Remastered On HDCD
Full Color Booklet..Reviews,Photos Etc..
Reproduced Concert ticket stubs or Hand Bills,something Cool.(you used to do that kind of stuff in the 70's with the old albums)
Stick It In A Collecters Box,
And Sell For $20 a Show=$100
LIKE I SAID..WE GOT THE MONEY,YOU GOT THE MUSIC,But Beware Technology Being What It Is,We Wont Wait On You To Long.We Collect And There Are Programs out There That Will let Us Digitaly Remaster what we Have.It's A No Brainer Give Us What We Want, Or Get Out Of The Way.And Let Someone Else Try.
Pssst....GRTUD....You may want to take the advise of your cycloptic colleague. Heres the plan, we hold the Vaults contents ransom for......100 BILLION DOLLARS!